Free 3D, does it Blend?

As many of you may know, we have a new Advanced training DVD coming out this month. I will be teaching the 3D bullet techniques in 3D max, Cinema 4D and Blender, so everyone can take a shot at this effect.

The first 2 programs cost a few peanuts, however Blender 3D is 100% free and available on all platforms.

I spent the last few days ‘learning” this software; at first it seemed grim, everything was very different than I expected. But I carried on…

A few days later, I was on top of the mountain! I got the hang of it…

I am very impressed with what I was able to do with a truly free program. I incorporated my HDRI imagery, fine-tuned textures, modeled the 3D bullet and even exporting the 3D camera to After Effects was a piece of cake.

What this means is that even if you have never used a 3D program before or don’t own one of the big expensive ones, this DVD will show you everything you need to know. And for you Cinema 4D and Max users, you’ll learn everything and more.

Check out some of the new features of Blender that are coming soon and download a free copy today.

For me, I won’t be switching over exclusively but it’s nice to know this tool is available and it certainly makes...

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16 years ago
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Intercept update and a Look Ahead!

As I started work today I was overcome with a feeling of positive energy that real progress was underway. I got a chance to see major updates on some new plug-ins we’re developing and one high-flying model pack. Plus this week I had a chance to shoot a new Blog Show and make some big progress on my short film Intercept!

I know there have been some bumps in the road this past year but I finally feel like I’m back into a solid balance with life and work and family! The spinning wheels are finally gaining tracking and we’re moving forward again!

The above video is a small taste of some of the  VFX we’re doing for Intercept and yes the car crashes are rendered in Element 3D!!  I don’t quite have a release date for the film but I have a target in mind and I’m working towards that goal.

With the new Saber plug-in and Star Pack I’m getting better at balancing the amount of work it realistically takes to create high quality stuff as my expectations have gone up (Especially after working on Star Wars!) and I know the community wants to see more in depth and high quality tutorials and that is what we are going to focus on this year!

 

Working on a blog show!

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8 years ago
PLUG-INS
Digital Flight School!

Today we are proud to announce our new mini-site: Flight School!

This course is packed FREE visual effects training for JetStrike & After Effects! Sure we want you to buy our new model pack but these tutorials are also filled with useful tips for any project and we recommend watching just to see what is possible.

Right now we have 6 new tutorials and will be adding more along the way!

Current Lessons:
Missile Launch
Jet Contrails
Flight Control (Create your own Airline)
Decal Customization (Add grunge too!)
Realistic Camera Tips
Bonus Rendering Tips

Start Watching Now! 

POSTED:
11 years ago
New Tutorial: Animating Typewriter Keys

In this tutorial we’ll learn a cool technique for writing words with 3D objects using the super-fast Element 3D plug-in.  Once setup the keys can be animated in a variety of different ways with only 2 key frames!

Watch on Video Copilot

Watch on Youtube in HD!

Typewriter Model Pack:
To follow along be sure to download the FREE Typewriter model pack.





POSTED:
11 years ago
Back in Analog Form!



 

It’s good to be back after some time away and I’ve got a fun project planned for next week. I was doing some test renders with Element 3D and it hit me…

Typewriter Week!

Alright… So it’s not quite as cool sounding as Shark Week but I’ll be posting a couple of cool tutorials and projects through-out the week on creating various type writer effects. From animations to cool font designs plus you get this free high quality Type Writer model.  So get ready, this old-school typewriter is perfect for the digital hipster in all of us!

PS: Get your future buildings ready, we built an upload page to finally get those collected!

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11 years ago