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Tips for Compositing Special Effects in AE

October 29, 2020, 16:59 PM

We’ve covered some basic compositing tips in After Effects before, so now let’s learn some techniques for compositing special effects. These tips are useful for both practical and CGI effects you’re adding into your footage. The best part is that you don’t need any third-party plugins for any of the effects in After Effects.

After Effects Classic Course: Rolling Shutter Repa

October 26, 2020, 19:35 PM

A “feature” of many or most video cameras these days is that the pixels at the top of a frame are captured at a slightly different time than the pixels at the bottom of the frame. If the camera or the object you were shooting moves during this time, there will be in offset in the position of objects, causing them to appear to lean along the direction of the camera’s movement. This distortion of the object can make it more difficult to composite new objects into a scene, among other problems.

Motion 5: New! 3D Objects and the Stroke Filter

September 20, 2020, 14:21 PM "Motion 5: 3D Objects and the Stroke Filter" is an excerpt from a recent PowerUp webinar presented by Larry Jordan. In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan showcases two new features in Motion 5: 3D Objects and the Stroke filter. He also illustrates how to apply color and texture to the 3D object. View the entire webinar here: Check out Larry's new book, Techniques of Visu...

2 Quick Ways to Animate Opacity in Fusion

August 18, 2020, 13:08 PM

Noah Hähnel shows two quick ways to animate opacity in Fusion and Resolve. In layer compositors like Adobe After Effects, every layer has it’s own opacity slider, making it easy and intuitive to animate opacity

Do more with Particles in Fusion and Resolve

August 12, 2020, 12:27 PM

A new guide from Noah Hähnel covers working with custom particles and forces in Fusion and Resolve. Are you looking to up your particle game in Fusion? Two incredibly useful nodes in both Black Magic

Mischa Kolbe Shows How to Get Continuous Integrati

July 31, 2020, 13:18 PM

A new article by Mischa Kolbe shows how to keep Continuous Integration with your Maya dev work. Mischa Kolbe shows his method for getting continuous integration in Maya. It is tricky to keep Python projects bug-free.

How to Create a Black Hole Effect in C4D using Arn

July 27, 2020, 13:06 PM

Daniel Danielsson shows how you can create the “Interstellar” black hole effect pretty easily in C4D. A new tutorial from Daniel Danielsson works through creating a black hole effect with Arnold in Cinema 4D. The

How to Create a 3D Kaleidoscope Effect in Side FX

July 27, 2020, 13:06 PM

Chetal Gazdar shows how you can create a 3D Kaleidoscope effect similar to the one in Doctor Strange. We’ve seen many tutorials that look into creating a Kaleidoscope effect in 2D, lots that use After Effects.

How to Create a Retro Sci-Fi Disintegration Effect

June 16, 2020, 13:39 PM

Always wanted to create that sci-fi disintegration scene? It's easy. Follow these steps to create your own disintegration effect scenes in After Effects.

What's on offer at The VFX Festival Virtual Series

June 11, 2020, 13:16 PM

Escape Studios has announced that its VFX Festival is becoming a full-blown Virtual Series until next year, and has announced a bunch of upcoming sessions. Here’s a brief run-down:

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