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Red Giant Universe

Red Giant released their new arsenal of tools today called Universe, which is a very interesting approach towards a plugin platform and model. There’s a lot of new stuff that we aren’t traditionally accustomed to, so let’s talk about it. What is Universe? Red Giant Universe is a library of tools that is constantly growing […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • April 29, 2014
After Effects Blog Cinema 4D Motion Graphics Visual Effects

Liquid Simulations with X-Particles v2.5

After a bit more experimenting, I tried to create something a little bit more specific as opposed to just a ton of bursting particles. In this experiment, I tried and tackled liquid simulations as that’s one of the many unique characteristics of X-Particle’s particle system. Overall, I was somewhat happy with the results of the […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • April 24, 2014
After Effects Blog Cinema 4D Motion Graphics Visual Effects

X-Particles Experiment: First Particle Render

If you’re into Cinema 4D, you’ll know that X-Particles is really catching a lot of attention right now, especially with the recent release of Krakatoa for Cinema 4D. X-Particles is an extremely powerful particle system for C4D that allows you to simulate complex particle simulations to create various things, such as fluids, using physics, collisions, […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • April 24, 2014
Blog Cinema 4D Inspiration Motion Graphics

Morphing Sphere Experiments

I’ve been pretty familiar with Cinema 4D for quite some time now, learning the basics 4-5 years ago. One reason why I haven’t been producing insanely cool renders out of Cinema 4D is because I don’t spend enough time experimenting with the application. A majority of the time, I just needed to extrude some logos, […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • April 14, 2014

HitFilm Plugins Review and Demo

FXhome recently announced their newest product, HitFilm Plugins, which brings the power and tools of HitFilm into other NLE applications such as After Effects, Premiere, Final Cut Pro X, and Vegas Pro. I had the opportunity to test drive this thing, and today I will talk about the pros, the cons, and everything else you […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • April 7, 2014
After Effects Blog Products Scripting

Introducing the Dojo Text Generator Script by CreativeDojo

The Dojo Text Generator Script by CreativeDojo is a utility that will speed up your workflow on text heavy projects. The script instantly generates multiple text layers based on user input or existing text layers. You can define when words or phrases get separated into separate text layers, and you can even break apart existing […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • March 21, 2014

Backing Up Your Files and Computer

When you’re working on critical projects, simply “losing your files” is never an excuse. This is why I highly recommend that you have some sort of system backup in case of a hard drive or hardware failure, accidental deletion, or even accidental saves. Unfortunately, most of us only learn to do things the hard way. […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • February 20, 2014