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VES Life Achievement Honoree John Dykstra in His O

October 16, 2013, 12:27 PM


Special-effects and VFX artist John Dykstra has been named the latest winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Visual Effects Society, an honor that will be officially bestowed in a February 12, 2014, ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. … more »

Advanced Spin FX Tutorial

October 16, 2013, 12:25 PM


Andrew Kramer of VideoCopilot demonstrates how to create a dynamic spectral animation without 3rd party plug-ins

VES to Honor VFX Pioneer John Dykstra

October 16, 2013, 04:49 AM


The Visual Effects Society names Academy Award winner John Dykstra recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award.

Reset After Effects Preferences

October 15, 2013, 04:52 PM


When behavior in After Effects does not seem as expected, you can reset After Effects preferences as a simple troubleshooting step. From After Effects Help: To restore default preference settings: Press Ctrl+Alt+Shift (Windows) or Command+Option+Shift (Mac OS) while the application is starting. A dialog box launches asking you if you want to delete your preferences file. Click OK. To also restore default keyboard shortcuts, Alt-click (Windows) or Option-click (Mac OS) the OK button. Some p...

CINEMA 4D moving blocks

October 15, 2013, 04:52 PM


Tutorial Tuesday continues with this one from FxChannelHouse, showing how to make moving blocks and add textures.

Brickyard VFX Scores Slam Dunk with Latest NBA Spo

October 15, 2013, 12:35 PM


VFX and animation studio Brickyard VFX recently teamed with ad agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and production company Interrogate on a :30 spot “Big Is On,” for the upcoming 2013-2014 NBA season. Brickyard completed visual effects for the spot, which is currently airing across the U.S. and features hoop stars Kyrie Irving, Paul George, Damian Lillard, Kemba Walker, Jrue Holiday, Gordon Hayward, Greg Monroe, Kenneth Faried, Harrison Barnes, John Wall and Mike Conley Jr.

Tutorial: Advanced Spin FX Tutorial

October 15, 2013, 12:34 PM


A new one from Andrew and Company, just in time for Tutorial Tuesday at Toolfarm. He shows how to create a dynamic spectral animation without using any party plug-ins.

Creating the 3D in Gravity

October 15, 2013, 12:34 PM


Gravity, the highly-acclaimed, intensely emotional space thriller, has been hailed as some of the - if not the VERY - best 3D footage ever seen on the big screen. This has led to some surprise when learning that Gravity was NOT shot in 3d. However, it wasn't entirely converted in post either. It featured an innovative and unique workflow that incorporated 3D conversion during production as well as a complex integration with 3D VFX. In a conversation with Prime Focus World, we find out how they d...

Creating Smoke Trails in 4D

October 15, 2013, 12:34 PM


Project4D’s Faisal walks through creating smoke and trails in Cinema 4D with the help of TurbulenceFD’s Voxel based fluids system, and the freely available Umami Parametric Spline Generator.

Brickyard VFX Scores Slam Dunk

October 15, 2013, 04:36 AM


Brickyard VFX partners with Interrogate and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners on the new spot Big Is On for the 2013-2014 NBA season.

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