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How to dent a Garage Door VFX with Mettle FreeForm Pro

How to dent a Garage Door VFX with Mettle FreeForm Pro

September 23, 2014

Mettle offers up this tutorial regarding real-world 3D displacement with Freeform Pro.  Mike Sevigny explains how to track the footage with Adobe After Effects and project it back onto a plane.  He then shows you how to align the FreeForm Pro layer to that geometry and displace it in 3D space.  Using these techinques allows you to “dent” any footage, not just a garage door.

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The Next Limit Realflow to MAXON CINEMA 4D Pipeline

The Next Limit Realflow to MAXON CINEMA 4D Pipeline

September 2, 2014

RealFlow Expert Thomas Schlick give us a detailed description on how to use RealFlow with CINEMA 4D.  

You will learn:

  • The difference between the connectivity plugins and the RFRK
  • Basic import features & file formats of the connectivity plugins
  • How to export point level animation
  • The new RealFlow MeltMaterial
  • Connecting RealFlow particles wtih PyroCluster
  • The Basic RFRK workflow
  • Meshing in Cinema 4D
  • Work with vertex maps
  • Importing particle data
  • And more!

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Avid Media Composer 7

Avid Media Composer 7

September 2, 2014

Get assistance, answers, and insights and start editing now—watch Avid’s 5-part tutorial series dedicated to the success of new users.

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Avid Media Composer Script Interpolation

Avid Media Composer Script Interpolation

September 2, 2014

With the release of version 8 of Media Composer, the option for ScriptSync is no longer there. Steve Audette explains a workaround using Script Interpolation which is “almost as good” as ScriptSync.

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In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 2: The Plug-ins

In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 2: The Plug-ins

August 18, 2014

Need to touch up your actor’s complexion quickly and easily? There are a lot of plug-ins on the market that can help you with this task. I’ll cover the big players and a few new to the market: Digital Anarchy Beauty Box, GenArts Sapphire S_Beauty, FXHOME HitFilm, the recently released Imagenomic Portraiture for video, the brand-spanking new Dashwood Smooth Skin. Red Giant Cosmo and Colorista II are also on the agenda.

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In Depth: Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup, Part 1

In Depth: Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup, Part 1

July 25, 2014

Do you need to make some small fixes to the skin of your actor, like fixing a blemish or blotchiness? Here’s part 1 of a 2 part series on Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup to get you started!

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Using the Adobe CC Cleaner Tools to Solve Installation Problems

Using the Adobe CC Cleaner Tools to Solve Installation Problems

July 25, 2014

Ever used the Adobe CC Cleaner Tool? You can use it to solve installation problems in CC, CS3-CS6.

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Offloading Clips with Silverstack

June 17, 2014

From Pomfort’s Video tutorial series comes a quick tutorial on how to offload clips using Silverstack. Watch it now and get up to speed.

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3D CAMERATRACKER Plug-in Tutorial by The Pixel Lab

3D CAMERATRACKER Plug-in Tutorial by The Pixel Lab

June 10, 2014

Joren from The Pixel Lab shows the workflow of working with footage tracked with The Foundry’s CAMERATRACKER in After Effects and then bringing that footage into MAXON CINEMA 4D. 

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MochaImport+ for NUKE in depth tutorial

MochaImport+ for NUKE in depth tutorial

May 27, 2014

Mathias Möhl of Mamoworld has a tutorial to get you up to speed fast in MochaImport+ for Nuke.

Table of contents:

  • Corner Pin+ w. Lens Dist. (at 0:30)
  • Stabilized View+ (at 7:15)
  • Tracker+ (at 25:40)
  • Roto+ & RotoPaint+ (at 27:59)
  • GridWarp+ (at 31:36)
  • Transform+ (at 35:02)
  • Full camera rig+ (at 40:54)
  • Camera and Geo+ (at 43:56)

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MochaImport+ for NUKE in depth tutorial

May 27, 2014

Mathias Möhl of Mamoworld has a tutorial to get you up to speed fast in MochaImport+ for Nuke.

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Tutorial / Freebie: Use the Pixel Grid and Vector Pixel Snapping in Photoshop

April 29, 2014

The Pixel Grid and Pixel Snapping are very useful options in Photoshop. Here’s how to get more control over them. Plus… a free set of Photoshop Actions from Bjango

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First Steps In Krakatoa For CINEMA 4D

First Steps In Krakatoa For CINEMA 4D

April 22, 2014

The team at Thinkbox walks you through how to access Krakatoa in CINEMA 4D for the first time. This tutorial is basic introduction to volumetric particle rendering, demonstrating the creation, lighting and rendering of half a million particles using a simple Sphere primitive and the Krakatoa PRT Volume object. This tutorial covers where the plug-ins are located in CINEMA 4D, how to render a simple spherical point cloud, and how to replace the sphere mesh with a figure. This should kickstart your Krakatoa projects in a hurry!

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Avid Media Composer and Davinci Resolve Roundtripping

Avid Media Composer and Davinci Resolve Roundtripping

April 22, 2014

Here are multiple videos about the round-trip workflow with Avid and Blackmagic Design’s Davinci Resolve. 

  • Managing Resolve/Avid Workflows with Scott Freeman
  • Avid Media Composer – DaVinci Resolve : Double Round Trip​
  • Round Trip Between Avid Media Composer and Davinci Resolve
  • Round Trip? AAF Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve/Avid Symphony

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Tutorial: FLOW series from EJ Hassenfranz and Craig Whitaker

April 1, 2014

Welcome to the April Fool’s Day version of Tutorial Tuesday! We’ll start it out with a bang with 3D artists Craig Whitaker and EJ Hassenfranz. They have a multi-part series focusing on workflow for motion graphics in Nuke and CINEMA 4D, focusing on the “how” and “why”.

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