A New way to Glitch!

Let’s keep the momentum going! A new tutorial for Monday will explore a new technique that can be used to create interesting FX like this Stretchy Glitch  with only built-in plug-ins. This combination offers a ton of variety and customization compared to typical RGB splitting techniques.

Plus the reflective floor trick is 100% AE too and will work for anything!

POSTED:
3 years ago
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New Tutorial: Advanced Electric FX! 100% AE

In this 3-in-1 Tutorial we get the high-voltage action! This massive 56 min tutorial has so many tips and tricks you are sure to learn something new!

Techniques:

  • Direction Lightning Movement
  • Dynamic Reflections with realistic falloff
  • Sub Surface Illuminated Clouds
  • Interactive Lightning bolts
  • Nice Soft Glow recipe
  • No extra Plug-ins needed! 100% After Effects!

Project files and Footage:
Download Project File CC2015 + CC2017

POSTED:
3 years ago
PLUG-INS
Circuit City

Making circuits! After trying to create something large, I thought I should try to make something small!

I started by taking a circuitry texture and placing it on a plane in Element 3D. I used the texture in the Glossiness channel and the reflection channel to give the pathways a metalic look. Next I built the circuits using various primitives like box and cylinder at various sizes and placed them around the board near the components of the texture. I couldn’t help myself and I ended up adding some motion design elements like the power core and microchips. It’s amazing how some random object suddenly looks like a fancy heatsink (heat-sync?) in the right context.

And finally for the micro look, I turned on some camera depth of field!

I’ve included the circuit texture below so you can try it out!

POSTED:
4 years ago
Weekend Rendering with Element 3D!

Just having some fun with that rooftop texture!  If you are in to rooftops, check out our free model pack and tutorial!

Drift! #element3d

A photo posted by Video Copilot (@andrewkramer) on

For the reflection, I used the mirror reflection features to give it that classic car commercial glaze!  The recent tutorial covers this technique in detail so please check it out!

POSTED:
4 years ago
New Tutorial: Design a 3D Set Extension + Free Roof Pack!

In the first tutorial in our Superhero landing series, we begin by creating a digital rooftop using the all new Roof Toolkit!

  • Use the Roof Pack to create a digital set extension!
  • Add Smoke and composite greenscreen footage
  • Insane workflow tips for Element 3D
  • Outside Global Illumination-style Lighting
  • Aux Channel tips
  • Physical Shader tips and Ground Reflections

Download Tutorial Raw Footage and Grunge Texture


DOWNLOAD the FREE ROOF PACK: For After Effects!

 


Alternate Files

Rooftop Toolkit – OBJ
Rooftop Toolkit – JPG
Rooftop Toolkit – PNG

 

 

POSTED:
4 years ago