Blog Show Out-Take

So we’re working on a new Blog Show and thought this was a good time to remind everyone to be safe!

It has begun! #cinedrive #kesslercrane

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This does not end well for Sam…

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1 year ago
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New Tutorial: Cinematic Title Design: Fantasy FX!
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Cinematic Titles Tutorial Teaser!
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Visualization Experiment and new Renders

Just playing around with a new After Effects experiment without using any 3rd Party plug-ins! I need to refine some parts of the effect but I really want to make a tutorial for it ASAP!

Here are some other projects you may have missed! Using Element 3D bump mapping to create some Gold coins and building a reactor!

Visualization! No 3rd party Plugins! #Aftereffects

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Change #Element3D

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Counterfeiting… I mean, the making of!

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Power Generator #Element3D

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1 year ago
PLUG-INS
New Tutorial: Realistic Rain Drop FX!

In this tutorial we’ll use After Effects to create a realistic water effect without any 3rd party plug-ins! Great for adding atmosphere to a rainy scene or title. This effect is fully customization and can be used to create many cool FX!

In this tutorial:

  • Create a dripping water displacement map
  • Simulate realistic camera DOF

Watch on Youtube in HD!

Download Project File

Rain Drop FX Tutorial! Watch Now! www.videocopilot.net

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This new tutorial is getting out of control!

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1 year ago
Destruction Experiment!

What is this thing! I’ve basically combined a bunch of stuff into one experiment!

I might have been inspired by the amazing planet explosions from The Force Awakens but wanted to see if I could get a cool version inside Element 3D.

Few Notes on this experiment;

I added smoke elements, shockwaves using CC Sphere, and even used the Saber plug-in to give the beam a nice energy feel!

For the disintegration, I used the multi-object system of Element 3D with a pre-fractured sphere and animated with the animation engine so it would break apart over time.

I even animated an After Effects light to match the death beam to fake reactive lighting.

The Sci-fi Weapon Tutorial has some really cool tips for turning radial shockwaves into other shapes.

 

DeathRay! #Element3D #Saber

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Boom! Combining techniques! #Saber #Element3D #Shockwave

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1 year ago
Gearing Up with Element 3D!

Gear Up! #aperture #Element3D

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Maybe I just love apertures but this was a fun project to make! Using a few motion design 2 objects I built this animating gear. I just created a collection of models on one group and distributed them using a ring array and then animated the properties!

Sometimes simply projects create amazing results!

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1 year ago