Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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What I’m Using Now: Reallusion Crazy Talk

The drudgery of the most important part of my animation, the lip-sync, was the thorn that would keep me from finishing it. I'd draw the characters and sets and the story would seem great and ready to go, but the facial animation was always painstaking. more »

Five Questions with… Lochlon Johnston, CG/VFX Supervisor, Zoic Studios

Lochlon Johnston, CG/VFX Supervisor at Zoic Studios, steps up to answer Five Questions. more »

Peter Plantec at the Bitfilm Festival

Bitfilm is a six year old digital film festival held annually in Hamburg, Germany. According to bitfilm founder, Aaron Koenig: "bitfilm is a place where digital film makers of all kinds can find a home. The festival is a place for them to meet face to face and exchange ideas and enthusiasm." And that it is. more »

Grisly CG for Saw III

Switch VFX's work on Saw III runs the gamut from putting a simple chill in the air to making splatter even splattery-er. more »

Making a CG Rainstorm with After Effects Plug-ins and Automated Rotoscoping

The Syndicate accelerated from 0 to 60 in the blink of an eye when the rug was pulled out from under a planned commercial shoot for BMW. more »

VIDEO TUTORIAL: VFX in Avid Liquid

Producer/editor Paul Mitton of Creation Trek Productions demonstrates a number of visual effects techniques in Avid Liquid including color correction, animated text and keyframing. more »

Heavy-Duty VFX Management for Battlestar Galactica

See Atmosphere's work (with and without audio commentary) and read the article to learn more about what went into managing workflow for Battlestar Galactica's biggest spectacle to date. more »

Kevin Tod Haug on VFX For Stranger Than Fiction … and Other Non-VFX Movies

F&V got Kevin Tod Haug to talk about doing VFX for Forster's latest not-a-VFX-film, Stranger Than Fiction, finding good work in Russia, and the VFX industry's "roving horde" of freelancers more »

Create 3D Animated Particles in Cinema 4D with After Effects

Splines in MAXON's Cinema 4D are great to use as paths for Trapcode Particular particles in After Effects to follow. The Cinema 4D bezier tools and multiple views allow a much easier approach to motion path creation than trying to move a particle emitter around in After Effects. more »

Design and Blend an Animated Logo with HD Video

Always first consider the logo elements, their shapes, different sizes and the context of the company itself.Our animator, Lori Newman, worked with my company's new logo, designed in Adobe Illustrator, in this way before sketching out several animation ideas more »