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Visual Effects (1023 Tutorials)

Studying 3D Camera Tracker – After Effects CS6

Studying 3D Camera Tracker – After Effects CS6

June 3, 2013

Tutorial by Maltaanon. This is a follow-up to the introduction to 3D Camera Tracker tutorial by Maltaanon. Learn the do's and don't's of the match-moving process in After Effects CS6.

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Faking Physics in Newton and Element 3D

Faking Physics in Newton and Element 3D

May 23, 2013

by Adam Taylor at AEtuts+ “In this tutorial I will be going over the steps of setting up a 2d physics simulation in Motion Boutique's Newton, and then tying 3D models to it using Element 3d. Then I'll go over how to tweek the keyframes to make the physics appear to be more 3D. I'll share some tips for animating a 3D camera. Finally I'll go over making the shots looks good. “

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Bend 2D Layers Along Paths Using After Effects & Cinema 4D

May 14, 2013

EJ Hassenfranz posted some tutorials to his site, eyedesyn.com, which explain how to create a Bendy Arms effect, using After Effects and Cinema 4D.

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Using Shape Layers to Create a Vector Water Animation in After Effects

Using Shape Layers to Create a Vector Water Animation in After Effects

May 13, 2013

By Batuhan Türkay at AEtuts+: “In this tutorial we’ll take a look at the basic principles and behaviors of water in the case of forces being applied to it. We’ll be keyframing masks on solids to recreate a liquid movement.”

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Create a 3D Cloud Flythrough Scene With Trapcode Horizon

Create a 3D Cloud Flythrough Scene With Trapcode Horizon

May 8, 2013

Learn how to create a 3D cloud flythrough scene using Trapcode Horizon, in this tutorial from Felix Cremerius.

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Creating a 3D Cloud Fly Through Scene With Horizon

Creating a 3D Cloud Fly Through Scene With Horizon

May 8, 2013

By Felix Cremerius on AEtuts+ “This tutorial explains the steps you need to take to convert an HDRI in Photoshop into a usable file in Trapcode Horizon to create a Skydome and populate it with clouds. We’ll also explained how to mask clouds, create a camera move in AE, and add a complimentary lens flare to the scene.”

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Paint Drips with Trapcode Particular + Free Preset

Paint Drips with Trapcode Particular + Free Preset

May 7, 2013

In this QuickTip, Harry Frank shows you how to create a spray paint effect with paint drips.

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Simple Car Rig in Video Copilot Element 3D

Simple Car Rig in Video Copilot Element 3D

May 7, 2013

Create a Simple Car Rig with Element 3D! This technique will work well for almost any 3D vehicle model. Be sure you are using Element 3D V1.6

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Everyday VFX in Avid Media Composer with Boris Continuum Complete

Everyday VFX in Avid Media Composer with Boris Continuum Complete

May 7, 2013

Steve Holyhead’s engaging presentation shed light on three everyday VFX problems, Pan & Zoom, Beauty Pass, and Transitions, which he solves using an array of filters from the BCC 8 AVX package.

Highlights included: a Ken Burns style pan & zoom with no key framing needed (!); a 1-2-3 step approach (BCC Smooth Tone, BCC Film Glow & BCC Film Grain) to giving your talent that Hollywood glow; and the power of BCC transitions – quick, easy, and versatile.

Plus, get a sneak peak of the soon-to-be released BCC v8.2 AVX with up to 100% improvement in render time, the additions of lots more “green dot” effects, and enhanced real-time performance.

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Displacement and Deformation Techniques in Cinema 4D

Displacement and Deformation Techniques in Cinema 4D

April 27, 2013

In today’s tutorial, new Cgtuts+ author Mario Brajdic will introduce you to working with displacement and deformers in Cinema 4D and show you how this powerful combination can be used in conjunction with custom materials, lighting, and post effects to create some truly unique and visually stunning results.

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Webinar: Motion Tracking & VFX Webinar – Learning mocha AE

April 26, 2013

Just in case you didn’t catch the mocha AE webinar for planar motion tracking and AE workflows, here is the recording! We hope you learn something!

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Baking Textures in Cinema 4D for Element 3D

Baking Textures in Cinema 4D for Element 3D

April 18, 2013

By Harry Frank: “CInema 4D has a couple ways of baking textures for your objects and this is one of them.”

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Make a Chalkboard-Style Scribble and Smudge

Make a Chalkboard-Style Scribble and Smudge

April 2, 2013

By Jorrit Schulte at AEtuts+. “We’ll be looking at creating a chalk-style scribble based on an image. We’ll be creating masks to make the lines using both manual and automatic techniques. From there we’ll animate the drawing on, and create a wiping animation which leaves smudges on the screen.”

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Stick Textures to Fallen Dynamic Clones In MAXON CINEMA 4D

Stick Textures to Fallen Dynamic Clones In MAXON CINEMA 4D

March 26, 2013

In this tutorial, Nick Campbell shows you how to stick a texture to your dynamic objects so that when they fall to their resting place, their combined textures make an image.

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In Depth: Using Adobe After Effects for Print Work

March 18, 2013

After Effects is made for motion work but it can also be used for still imagery and print work. I made an invite using loads of After Effects plugins.

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