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New Show and New workflow Plug-in!

Some cool news to announce! We have just finished recording a horrifying new blog show with a frightening theme! But more on that next week! Another exciting development is a a new workflow plug-in for After Effects! Coming this week! Now this plug-in doesn’t make light sabers or energy fx, it Read more…

By Charles, ago
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Atmospheric Re-Entry!

Here is a preview of an animation i’m working on. Playing around with Element 3D and Saber to create the fiery streaks! This past week has been super productive, finishing VFX for Intercept, doing daily renders and preparing for another DMALA meeting in Los Angeles on October 18th. Going to be Read more…

By Charles, ago
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Circuit City

Making circuits! After trying to create something large, I thought I should try to make something small! I started by taking a circuitry texture and placing it on a plane in Element 3D. I used the texture in the Glossiness channel and the reflection channel to give the pathways a metalic Read more…

By Charles, ago
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Cloud City

Continuing the Element 3D fun! This started as a desert scene and soon turned into a cloud city! Typical. Part of the fun of these render projects is just creating random stuff and designing without a specific goal. It’s actually been really challenging and exciting to try various techniques. In this Read more…

By Charles, ago
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My 10 Cloverfield Lane Contribution

Earlier this year I had the chance on 10 Cloverfield lane on this horrifying matte painting and composite. Lot of image-searches for road kill have scarred my mind! As always it was a pleasure to work with Dan Trachtenberg.     My work on 10 Cloverfield Lane! #nightmares #mattepainting A photo Read more…

By Charles, ago
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Arctic Station Progression

I wanted to try to create something large-scale with Element 3D. And it can be pretty tricky! Having lots of smaller details in addition to large details helps give objects a sense of scale. I started with some pistons from the Motion Design 2 collection. Then added things like pipes and Read more…

By Charles, ago
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What a Twist!

Here are a few more daily renders I created while getting over this cold! To create the wire I built a simple group of wires using several cylinder primitives. Then using a second group I created some smaller twists and scattered them along the line. In order to add a twist Read more…

By Charles, ago
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Jetstrike Render Breakdown!

I think the Aviator was on TV this weekend so I was inspired to make this image and here is a little breakdown: BREAKDOWN: First thing I did was load this model from the Jetstrike collection and convert the materials to a physical shaders. I was going to just place Read more…

By Charles, ago
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Weekend Rendering with Element 3D!

Just having some fun with that rooftop texture! If you are in to rooftops, check out our free model pack and tutorial! For the reflection, I used the mirror reflection features to give it that classic car commercial glaze! The recent tutorial covers this technique in detail so please check Read more…

By Charles, ago
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New Stuff Today!

We’re just working through the final touches and our new model pack + Tutorial will be live! Thanks for your patience, hope you guys like it! Source: Video Copilot

By Charles, ago
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Updating Drivers for Element 3D

Sometimes fixing bugs can take a little longer than expected and sometimes a solution just shows up out! Nvidia recently released the new 10 Series graphics card and the specs are pretty insane! As always, we like to make sure our plug-ins like Element 3D runs smoothly. Sometimes we find a Read more…

By Charles, ago
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The Video Copilot Show is Online!

Check out the new show! Tutorials and projects up next! In this show we go behind the scenes to show you how we created an insane SuperHero Landing! Episode Highlights: Greenscreens 3D Compositing Matte Painting & Set Extensions Forced Perspective Shooting Visual Effects Breakdowns Source: Video Copilot

By Charles, ago
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Back on Track!

Over the past year I had the opportunity to work on Star Wars, 10 Cloverfield Lane and more recently Star Trek Beyond (not titles this time). Whew! Now that I am focusing on Video Copilot Full-Time (YAY!!) I’ve noticed something different. It started with Saber. (Our free Energy Beam plug-in) It was my Read more…

By Charles, ago
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