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Visual Effects (1012 Tutorials)

Tempo: Up in Flames – Realistic & Slow-Motion Fire Effects

Tempo: Up in Flames – Realistic & Slow-Motion Fire Effects

December 18, 2012

In this episode of Red Giant TV, Aharon Rabinowitz walks you through the workflow used to create realistic fire for the film Tempo. He’ll be using a combination of real fire footage, Trapcode Particular, and some 3rd Party plug-ins from RE:Vision Effects.

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ZBrush Digital Sculpting, Military Character Assets with Joseph Drust

ZBrush Digital Sculpting, Military Character Assets with Joseph Drust

December 14, 2012

Pixelogic has a tutorials area called ZClassroom and they have a series of Military Character Assets with Joseph Drust, a video game industry veteran who focuses on modeling and sculpting. Below are is a link to all of their tutorials in the series, with more coming soon.

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Using Advanced fractures with Pulldownit in MAYA

Using Advanced fractures with Pulldownit in MAYA

November 26, 2012

Showing how to control the way an object fractures with pulldownit plugin in MAYA.

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Create Cool Lighting Effects in Avid with BCC Lens Flare 3D

Create Cool Lighting Effects in Avid with BCC Lens Flare 3D

November 21, 2012

Using Boris Continuum Complete’s powerful Lens Flare 3D filter, Kevin P. McAuliffe shows you how to set up lighting effects in your favorite Avid video editing system. First, Kevin demonstrates how to create multiple lights that blink automatically. Then, he combines BCC Extruded Text with BCC Lens Flare 3D to create a starting title sequence.

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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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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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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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video copilot 3d compositing tutorial

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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Luca Visual FX Training Series: Film Leaders

Luca Visual FX Training Series: Film Leaders

July 30, 2012

Kes Akalaonu / NLE Ninja introduces you to Luca Visual Effects'Film Leaders works in After Effects, Final Cut Pro, and Motion using the Noise Industries FxFactory Engine.

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Video Copilot Element 3D Particle Replicator

Video Copilot Element 3D Particle Replicator

July 23, 2012

Video Copilot has a new tutorial out about how to use the replicator options in Element 3D.

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