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Visual Effects (1150 Tutorials)

AE & C4D – AE & C4D –  Abstract Particles Using Trapcode Form and OBJs

AE & C4D – AE & C4D –  Abstract Particles Using Trapcode Form and OBJs

February 11, 2014

VinhSon Nguyen shows a cool, basic technique that you can use to create unique and interesting forms for titles, background elements and more.

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Imagineer mocha Tips #mochatips

February 11, 2014

Martin Brennand shares some of the daily tips that are posted to Twitter and Facebook by Imagineer Systems.

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Adding Steam, Sparkles or Flares to tracked motion inside FCP X

Adding Steam, Sparkles or Flares to tracked motion inside FCP X

February 4, 2014

In this tutorial, Iain Anderson shows you how to add steam to a moving coffee cup, add sparkles to a magic wand and track flares to a moving eye.

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CoreMelt TrackX for FCPX – Adding Steam, Sparkles or Flares to tracked motion inside FCP X

CoreMelt TrackX for FCPX – Adding Steam, Sparkles or Flares to tracked motion inside FCP X

February 4, 2014

Adding Steam, Sparkles or Flares to tracked motion inside FCP X – CoreMelt TrackX powered by Mocha is a powerful tool to enable FCP X editors to easily track and insert graphics and layers. Just draw a shape around the object you want to track and the Academy Award winning Mocha tracking engine will lock on and allow you to track text, do screen replacements, replace signs and more.

In this tutorial we show you how to add steam to a moving coffee cup, add sparkles to a magic wand and track flares to a moving eye.

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Apple FCP X 10.1, Plug-in Compatibility and Resources

Apple FCP X 10.1, Plug-in Compatibility and Resources

February 4, 2014

FxPlug 3 is new with this release, and it allows custom plug-in interfaces and dual-GPU support. We will let you know if we learn of any incompatibility issues with plug-ins. We are requesting that you let us know if you encounter any problems with plug-in incompatiblity with the new version of FCP X 10.1 or Motion too. We can put together a nifty list if it's needed.Thanks!

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Stylized Lava Lamp in After Effects

Stylized Lava Lamp in After Effects

February 4, 2014

Let’s start Tutorial Tuesday with a groovy 1970’s throwback, the lava lamp! The tutorial is from Mikey Borup at Premium Beat. This tutorial is for beginners and covers things like fast blur and levels. They also go over Motion Sketch and the Light Sweep plug-in.

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Crumpled Paper in After Effects

Crumpled Paper in After Effects

February 4, 2014

You know the open for the sitcom “Community”, with the crumpled paper? Trevor Penner explains how to do this effect.

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Track and Replace a Mobile Phone Screen in mocha!

Track and Replace a Mobile Phone Screen in mocha!

February 4, 2014

Imagineer has a new tutorial up that covers tracking an iPhone screen. Mary Poplin gives detailed instructions on the process both in video form and in words, so you can go at your own pace.

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Inspirations/Tutorial: Designing Main Titles for NBC’s “Revolution” with After Effects

January 27, 2014

Adobe.tv has posted Andrew Kramer’s presentation from NAB 2013, showing his VFX title sequence for the Revolution TV Series. Learn from the master!

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Mocha 3D Solver, Plexus, and AE Scripts

January 2, 2014

Learn how to use mocha and After Effects to track graphics and effects. 3D Camera solve and object tracking which can then be exported to After Effects to drive the Plexus particle plug-in. Clip courtesy Artbeats.com

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Starfield Light Motion Trails in After Effects

December 31, 2013

Learn how to create this beautiful effect using After Effects and starfield timelapse footage.

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fancy bevels tutorial

Fancy Bevels with Element 3D (Lionsgate Logo)

December 10, 2013

We love a new Video Copilot tutorial on Tutorial Tuesday! Andrew Kramer explains how he created detailed bevels with Element 3D and added lens flares, light rays and camera movement for the Lionsgate Logo.

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Create a Halloween Animation from a Still Image

Create a Halloween Animation from a Still Image

October 29, 2013

Creative Cow leader Kevin P. McAuliffe returns with a second Halloween-themed episode filled with quick tips and shortcuts for both MAC and PC users with BCC 8 AE and Adobe After Effects CS 6 or higher.

Learn how to create a quick show animation from a still image — add flickering lights to a jack o'lantern and generate atmospheric lighting. Filters used: BCC Film Glow, BCC Linear Luma Key, BCC Rays Puffy, and BCC Stagelight.

Free Project file available.

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video copilot jetstrike tutorials

Video Copilot JetStrike Flight School

October 29, 2013

VFX Flight Instructor Andrew Kramer teaches you how to use After Effects & JetStrike to create intense aerial photography through dynamic compositing & animation.

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HitFilm Tutorial #9: Procedural Chromatic Texts

October 22, 2013

As we continue our HitFilm Tutorial Tuesday, enjoy another great tutorial from MajahrPictures, showing how to create procedural chromatic text effects in HitFilm Ultimate.

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