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Retouching tutorial with mocha Pro remove module & clean plates

Adding digital makeup and improving skin wrinkes & blemishes can be a timely process. In this video tutorial, Imagineer Systems Product Manager, Martin Brennand shows how mocha Pro’s planar tracking and remove module can be used to clean unwanted details for beauty shots. mocha Pro is available as an upgrade for owners of mocha AE […]

Watch Chiara Porri’s Workflow to Refine Animation

Using an animation I made a while ago, I show you my workflow when I have to refine a shot! 😉 For other tutorials and animation lessons check my blog 😉 https://iwanttobeananimator.wordpress.com/ In the Tutorial I used the “Eleven Rig” http://elevenrig.blogspot.it/

Adding Easy Secondary Motion in C4D with Soft IK

To learn more about Cinema 4D, please visit http://blog.maxon.co.uk In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create secondary motion in Cinema 4D using Soft IK, where parts of a character, like antennae, hair or floppy ears, wobble and bounce automatically as the character moves. You’ll look at how to create Soft IK, and how it […]

Create a Disco Ball in C4D Complete With Realistic Caustics

To learn more about Cinema 4D, please visit http://blog.maxon.co.uk In this tutorial, you’ll make your very own disco mirror ball. You’ll use surface caustics to create the realistic light dots that it results in. First of all, you’ll create a sphere and bevel its polygons to give us the disco ball. Next, you’ll create Target […]

Creating a Sprite-Based Grid With Houdini

This video is definitely longer than it needs. shout out to Ryan and Ash for their work. .hip file (brain scan not included): https://www.dropbox.com/s/t022qmmobq7et7y/SpriteMap_Tutorial.hiplc?dl=0

Animating a Run Cycle? Here are Some Great Tips

video tutorial for a Run Cycle Other videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR4oFFjKQKHj_fCOkBLH61w?app=desktop And my personal Blog 😉 https://iwanttobeananimator.wordpress.com/ Software: Maya Rig: Steel https://longwintermembers.com/product/steel-crash-series/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Be_an_Animator

Make 360 Footage Stabilization Easier With SkyBox Composer

Charles Yeager (www.yeagerfilm.com) shows us how to stabilize 360 footage in After Effects using “SkyBox Composer”, a module in SkyBox Studio V2. When you use the AE 3D Camera Tracker, you also get Orientation info on the X,Y & Z Axis. SkyBox Composer can use this information to stabilize your 360 footage. This process is […]

Creating a Great-Looking Cloth Shader in V-Ray for Maya

Make sure to sign up to my newsletter on pixelophy.com I won’t bombard you with things but I’ll def try my best to share a blend of illuminating info, free tutorials and other assets. To download the Maya scene with the shaders and the lighting setup please follow this link: http://www.pixelophy.com/2014/08/realistic-soft-cloth-shader-tutorial/ In this tutorial I […]

Create a Filmic Frame Jumping Effect in After Effects

VFX Artist and Rampant Design CEO Sean Mullen shows us how to frame roll in Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere. See more at http://AskRampant.com

Build a Depth Map in C4D That Can Be Used In After Effects & FreeForm Pro

Chris Lavelle shows us how he makes a depth map in C4D to use in After Effects with FreeForm Pro. It’s one way to make a Displacement Map that can be used by FreeForm Pro. Why not stay in C4D to continue the project in true 3D? Well, FreeForm Pro is a great solution when […]

Sub Polygon Displacement Texturing in C4D

In this tutorial I go over how to use subpoly displacement and paint images to texture objects in Cinema 4D. This tutorial was inspired by Rik Oostenbroek’s project FRGMNTS, be sure to check it out here https://www.behance.net/gallery/25901729/FRGMNTS. The background song is Concept 16 by Kodomo check out more music by Kodomo here https://soundcloud.com/kodomo Additional tip! […]

Working With Depth of Field in Maya Mental Ray

Looking at what depth of field is, how it actually works in the real world, and finally how to implement DOF in Mental Ray in Maya.

Best Practices for Thumb and Finger Joint Placements

This is a short video from our latest Rigging 101 course on how to control joint placement in hands. We are sharing this because of a recent twitter discussion about bad hands and thumbs. Tips on skeleton orient control, scripts, placement, and more. Please share with every student, modeler and TD that isn’t doing this […]

Creating and Rendering a Dynamic Spring in Cinema 4D Using the Spring Connector

In this thrilling tutorial we look at creating a dynamic spring that actually shows in the render and works with the dynamics system. You can see an example of how this looks here https://vimeo.com/58964491 You can see more information about Infidio Pro here http://www.ratemyfuneral.com/products/infidio-pro/

Creating a Light Leaks Effect in After Effects

Here I show you how to achieve fake light leaks inside of After Effects. Please like and subscribe! Unmult Plug-in : http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/products/all/knoll-unmult-free/ Twitter – @BTJCreative Email – BrandonCreativeBlog@gmail.com Blog – BrandonCreative.blogspot.com website – www.BrandonTJohnston.com Sorry if the quality is bad. Im working on getting better! Also I know I said 2080 instead of 1280…my bad.

Creating and Rendering Plastic and Glass Typography in Cinema 4D

More at www.ratemyfuneral.com – In this Cinema 4D tutorial we go through creating a cool text effect where the glass front is separate from the hollow plastic backing. We have a look at a bit of simple Xpresso which enables really easy changes to the text. Next we light the scene and put the bolts […]

Creating a Self Wrapping Present in Cinema 4D

More at www.ratemyfuneral.com – Ok, this is a mega long one, didn’t mean to make it so long but its a pretty complicated setup. If your just getting into Mograph then its well worth a watch as we go through moving and scaling objects using effectors while building a self wrapping Christmas present. Its another […]