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After Effects & Performance. Part 2: What After Effects actually does

After Effects & Performance. Part 2: What After Effects actually does

When discussing the history of After Effects and performance, there’s one single, critical, all encompassing factor that we have to begin with: what After Effects actually does.  Perhaps more…

After Effects & Performance. Part1: In search of perfection

After Effects & Performance. Part1: In search of perfection

Introducing the Introduction When it comes to After Effects, “performance” is a complicated topic.  The notion of performance affects every single After Effects user, and yet it’s one of…

Tattoo Removal from Video Footage

Tattoo Removal from Video Footage

Removing tattoos from body parts is tricky business: painful in the real world and painful in post-production. The former because being sizzled by Q-switched lasers is painful and…

Red Giant’s Universe plugins get new text and motion graphics tools

Red Giant’s Universe plugins get new text and motion graphics tools

Numbers, Array Gun, and Progresso are the brand new text and motion graphics tools included in the newest version of Red Giant’s Universe, expanding the options available for editors…

Create the “Undone” look using EbSynth

Create the “Undone” look using EbSynth

The new Netflix series “Undone,” like “A Scanner Darkly” before it, creates a compelling visual style by rotoscoping live action actors, and painting animation frames over…

Review: Flame Painter 4, a VFX toolbox designed for photographers

Review: Flame Painter 4, a VFX toolbox designed for photographers

Launched in June, Flame Painter 4 celebrates a decade with many new features. If you’ve never used the app, the trial version available will be a complete surprise: it…

Automatic Rotoscoping…For Free

Automatic Rotoscoping…For Free

We’re still a few years away from where machine learning AI can produce rotoscoping that rivals what human artists can achieve (though only a very few), but even today…

IBC 2019: Boris FX acquires SilhouetteFX and Digital Film Tools

IBC 2019: Boris FX acquires SilhouetteFX and Digital Film Tools

Boris FX acquisition of SilhouetteFX (SFX) and Digital Film Tools (DFT) adds highly-specialized feature film rotoscoping, paint, and photo editing plug-ins to the Boris FX suite. Boris FX…

Foundry’s Nuke is now a Netflix Post Technology Alliance product

Foundry’s Nuke is now a Netflix Post Technology Alliance product

Foundry  has joined the Netflix Post Technology Alliance (PTA) with Nuke, its award-winning node-based compositor, as part of the “VFX” technology category. The Netflix Post Technology Alliance (PTA…

VEGAS POST: MAGIX’s NLE gets the special effects from FXhome

VEGAS POST: MAGIX’s NLE gets the special effects from FXhome

VEGAS Creative Software and FXhome announced at NAB 2019 their partnership to create a new solution for editing video and creating special effects. Well, VEGAS POST is here now. VEGAS…

Creating Game of Thrones special effects at home with Red Giant’s VFX Suite

Creating Game of Thrones special effects at home with Red Giant’s VFX Suite

Game of Thrones delivered some of the best visual effects and tricks you could imagine, and now you get to recreate some of them at home, using Red Giant’s…

2019: The year of affordable 3D

2019: The year of affordable 3D

With the announcement of Maya Indie and the release of user-friendly Blender 2.8, the democratization of high-end 3D animation has finally arrived. Back in the nineties, an…

HitFilm 13 Pro: Foundry’s Camera Tracker integrated in timeline

HitFilm 13 Pro: Foundry’s Camera Tracker integrated in timeline

FXhome is at SIGGRAPH to show its new version of HitFilm. Version 13 of the app adds access to camera tracker directly in the timeline, powerful new VFX plug-ins…

Bifrost for Maya: creating VFX quickly

Bifrost for Maya: creating VFX quickly

Showcased at SIGGRAPH 2019, Bifrost for Maya makes it possible for 3D artists and technical directors to create serious effects in Maya quickly and easily using a new visual programming…

NVIDIA conferences and courses: the future of filmmaking at SIGGRAPH 2019

NVIDIA conferences and courses: the future of filmmaking at SIGGRAPH 2019

From photo-realistic digital humans created in real-time to the digital techniques used in Disney’s “The Lion King”, the series of NVIDIA conferences at SIGGRAPH 2019 gives us…