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Visual Effects (1002 Tutorials)

Animate With Music: Using The Sound Effector in CINEMA 4D – Greyscalegorilla

Animate With Music: Using The Sound Effector in CINEMA 4D – Greyscalegorilla

November 15, 2012

In this tutorial, Nick Cambpell of Greyscalegorilla will show you how to use the Sound Effector in CINEMA 4D to make a render that animates to music. No keyframes needed. First, he will go over some of the basic settings of the Sound Effector, then we will use what we learned to make a dynamic abstract animation set to any music or sound effect you like.

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Trapcode Mir – Amplitude Mapping, Creating City Scapes, Audio-Triggered Animations

Trapcode Mir – Amplitude Mapping, Creating City Scapes, Audio-Triggered Animations

October 12, 2012

Post at Red Giant TV: Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to take Trapcode Mir in a whole new direction using Amplitude Layers. You'll learn to create looping animation, cityscapes, audio-triggered displacement and more. 

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Create Complex Particle Effects in Avid- BCC AVX

Create Complex Particle Effects in Avid- BCC AVX

October 10, 2012

Kevin P. McAuliffe harnesses the power of Boris Continuum Complete v8 AVX's Particle Emitter 3D filter to create engaging particle effects directly from within Media Composer, giving his Avid titles a “particle overhaul”.

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Depth Compositing in After Effects

Depth Compositing in After Effects

September 25, 2012

Post by Andrew Kramer/ Video Copilot: “In this tutorial we’ll use a technique called Depth Compositing to combine stock footage with 3D rendering and the use a Z-Depth pass. This method allows you to place 2D elements like stock footage into the depth of a 3D render. I also demonstrate how to export a Z-pass from 3D max, Cinema 4D and even use Element 3D to output a depth channel.”

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Creating Faux Shadows in Adobe After Effects by Eran Stern

Creating Faux Shadows in Adobe After Effects by Eran Stern

September 25, 2012

Shadows sell the illusion that we are really in 3D space. This lesson demonstrates how to add depth to our scene with shadow effects. You'll also learn how to save the effects as an animation preset so they can be reused and matched to each element.

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What’s New in Sapphire 6.1

What’s New in Sapphire 6.1

September 25, 2012

A brief overview of the enhancements to the preset browser in GenArts Sapphire 6.1.

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In Depth: Lens Flare Plug-ins for After Effects: Knoll Light Factory, Part 2 of 5

September 10, 2012

Red Giant Knoll Light Factory 3 (aka KLF). It’s the most recently updated of the plug-ins I’m covering in this series and also has been around the longest. It was developed by John Knoll, visual effects supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). The first article featured a couple of interviews from John Knoll, which will give you, dear readers, a bit of insight behind the man who created visual effects for some of the most famous Hollywood blockbusters.

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In Depth: Lens Flare Plug-ins for After Effects, Part 1 of 5

August 23, 2012

More than you ever wanted to know about Lens Flares! This is the first of a 5 part series and will give an overview of lens flares and the plug-ins that can generate them.

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Tutorial: Creating Depth of Field with Trapcode Mir

August 9, 2012

Red Giant QuickTip- In this QuickTip, Learn how to simulate stunning depth of field effects with a few great tips from Dino Muhic. Check out Dino’s work at DinoMuhic.com

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Depth of Field with Trapcode Mir

Depth of Field with Trapcode Mir

August 9, 2012

In this QuickTip, Learn how to simulate stunning depth of field effects with a few great tips from Dino Muhic. Check out Dino's work at DinoMuhic.com

 

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Create Full 3d Reflections With Falloff Using Form or Particular

Create Full 3d Reflections With Falloff Using Form or Particular

August 7, 2012

Jorrit Schulte at AE Tuts+ shows how to make some lovely full 3D reflections with falloff on a table with Trapcode Form or Particular. Create Full 3d Reflections With Falloff Using Form or Particular

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Simulating A Campfire With 3D Studio Max, Thinking Particles & FumeFX

August 7, 2012

Madhan at CGTuts+ shows you how to create a campfire with 3ds Max,Thinking Particles,FumeFX, and Adobe After Effects. Who brought the marshmallows?

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Curious Turtle Fundamentals of mocha – 14 – Camera Solver – Solving for Moving Shapes

August 1, 2012

Sometimes it is not possible to track a feature throughout the entire shot.  In this tutorial we see how to get a good solve with features that move offscreen. We then see the possibilities for adding moving features to our tracked and solved camera.  To test our solve we move to After Effects and check out the camera track and the object track.

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3D Composite Using Video Copilot Element 3D and Action Essentials II

August 1, 2012

Check out this great new example and tutorial by Andrew Kramer at Video Copilot: “Here is another fun example using Element 3D with live action footage and 3D Camera tracking… for the explosion, I used some Action Essentials 2 along with some colored lights to create the fire illumination.

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Understanding Thinking Particles Fundamentals

Understanding Thinking Particles Fundamentals

July 31, 2012

Post at Motioneers.net: “Here is a video tutorial about Thinking Particles. This time we will go as basic as we can by avoiding presets and instead using the most fundamental nodes the particle system has to offer. We’ll set up an emitter from scratch and then build a simple particle simulation. This tutorial is – once again – not about creating fancy renders, it is meant to teach you the core techniques of Thinking Particles. I hope you learn something.”

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