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How to Add Megascan Trees to Unreal Engine Projects

January 12, 2022, 08:42 AM

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Small Robot Studio has a quick look into working with Megascan trees in Unreal. Magascans are groundbreaking assets, and recently, Quixel’s foray into real-time trees blew everyone away. This new quick tutorial from Small Robot Studio covers

How to Make a Car Morph Animation With Geometry Nodes

January 11, 2022, 08:45 AM

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BlueFox Creation shows a transformer-style animation between two car models using geometry nodes in Blender. Working with nodes lends itself to many procedural effects. One will inevitably be an animated transformer effect where one thing

How to Use Keyboard Input to Drive Animation in Houdini

January 11, 2022, 08:45 AM

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Jason Harmon shows how to use a keyboard to drive animation with CHOPs in Houdini. Most applications, even 3D ones, have many methods to accept input from varied sources, such as MIDI. This new tutorial from

How to Create Paths from Animation in After Effects

January 8, 2022, 10:20 AM

https://lesterbanks.com/2022/01/how-to-create-path...

Evan Abrams shows how to derive a path from most animation in After Effects. We are all used to creating paths and generating motion from those. Still, this new tutorial from Evan Abrams shows how you can go the

How to Export MaterialX from Side FX Houdini

January 8, 2022, 10:18 AM

https://lesterbanks.com/2022/01/how-to-export-mate...

Stormz shows how you can export the MaterialX format from Houdini. Many DCCs are trying to move over to an open standard for materials, which is MaterialX. The open standard is not new; it was something

How to Pack Curves Along a Surface in Blender

January 7, 2022, 08:51 AM

https://lesterbanks.com/2022/01/how-to-pack-curves...

James Ni shows a quick way to pack curves in Blender. A new tutorial from  James Ni shows a quick way to create a curve packing effect in Blender. Of course, the system is procedural and uses

How to Make an Amazing Paint Smear Effect With Houdini

January 7, 2022, 08:50 AM

https://lesterbanks.com/2022/01/how-to-make-an-ama...

Entagma offers a look into using FLIP to create a realistic paint smear effect. Animating or simulating paint and paint smears is a popular effect to create in Side FX Houdini. We’ve seen Will MacNeil’s paint

Understanding DOF and Bokeh With Redshift for C4D

January 6, 2022, 01:09 PM

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Mograph Plus covers DOF and Bokeh effects with Redshift for C4D. Soft focus and bokeh are great ways to polish hard 3D work in a render. While most render engines will allow you to easily

How to Add Snow to a Shot Realistically in Ae

January 6, 2022, 01:08 PM

https://lesterbanks.com/2022/01/how-to-add-snow-to...

ActionVFX shows how to use snow assets properly in After Effects for the best look. I admit that I’ve placed a snowy animated clip on top of footage and called it a day before. If

How to Bend Fire Into a Tornado With Houdini

January 5, 2022, 08:50 AM

https://lesterbanks.com/2022/01/how-to-bend-fire-i...

Doxia Studio works with the new Pyro in Houdini to bend fire and shape it. A new tutorial from Doxia Studio dives into some of the new features for the Houdini pyro system. The tutorial shows how

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