Free Magical Smoke Elements

Now that we have released our new promo video for ‘Demon Cam‘, it’s time to start sharing the fruits of the project to you! One of the most used elements was the mystical smoke found inside of the Orb, and now it’s yours!

Be sure to mix it with additional particle effects like this crazy energy ball!
Download Smoke Elements

SPOILERS:
Now if you have not seen the film yet, please check it out first before reading on…
Watch Demon Cam Promo NOW!

So what’s next?
Well, now that the film is out we are going to be sharing the secrets of our VFX compositing workflows for nearly all of the challenging VFX shots to help everyone see what is possible. Our goal was to make a promo video with as many impressive VFX shots as possible so we can try to push the limits of our tutorials and production values of a real-world project.

Now, I agree this was a lot of work to put into a ‘VFX App’, but what’s AWESOME is that even if we don’t hit it big like “Angry Birds“, we still have some sweet real-world FX shots to make exciting new tutorials for months to come!

…Pretty clever

So get ready for a new tutorial or breakdown every week AND an impressive behind-the-scenes video covering various...

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13 years ago
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Upcoming Tutorial: Green Smoke

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Now remember if you see green smoke, ABORT!

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