Webinar: BorisFX Advanced Tips & Techniques for mocha + After Effects

One of mocha‘s strongest features is the flexibility of the tracking and shape data you can create with it.

In this month’s free training webinar, Ben Brownlee, VFX artist and Curious Turtle trainer, works through some real-world examples of using mocha in conjunction with After Effects and Boris Continuum Complete to tackle a number of challenges.

Transform an ordinary scene by shifting the time of day and animating static elements within the scene. Save time and get the results you want by taking advantage of stabilized pre-comps and 3D camera tracking. Plus, learn how a few straightforward techniques can make a huge difference in beauty work thanks to mocha‘s rotoscoping, shape-generating tools, and Lens and Stabilization modules.

Topics covered:

  • Choosing the correct areas to track for inserts and 3D Camera Tracking
  • Tracking techniques for fast roto
  • Creating a 3D camera from mocha data
  • What to avoid when tracking face elements
  • Finishing touches with BCC Lens Flare, BCC Warp, and BCC Film Process
  • And lots more.

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Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite is Back!

GPU-accelerated, real-time color correction and grading. 198 new Looks presets. Streamlined UI and UX. All-new Magic Bullet Film. Built on the same foundation as the award-winning Red Giant Universe, Magic Bullet Suite 12 includes GPU acceleration for Magic Bullet Looks, Colorista III, Mojo, Cosmo and Magic Bullet Film, bringing real time color correction and grading directly to the editing host application.

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“New Year, New Tools” Video Contest!

To kick off 2015 Boris FX and Imagineer Systems are sponsoring a quick and easy video contest! Share any project completed in the last year that used our software and be entered to win over $3000 worth of vfx software tools.

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Red Giant Trapcode 40% Off thru Dec 10, 2014, 8AM PST

The Red Giant Trapcode 40% Off thru Dec 10, 2014, 8AM PST and it’s a blowout! 40% off full licenses, upgrades and academic store products. No fine print, 24 hours only – Ends Wednesday, December 10th at 8AM PST.

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For 24 Hours Only, Red Giant Trapcode 40% Off thru Dec 10, 2014, 8AM PST

Includes Individual Products, Upgrades, Academic, Bundles and Presets!

Red Giant is back with its annual 40%-off blowout sale, on Tuesday, December 9th. Every Red Giant product sold at Toolfarm will be on sale – full licenses, upgrades and products from the academic store included (already 50% off) – absolutely every plugin, suite, license and upgrade is NOW ON SALE!!

Save NOW on These Popular Products and More:

Red Giant Universe Lifetime Subscription – An expanding library of tools for Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Motion, After Effects, Sony Vegas, and DaVinci Resolve.
Regular Price: $399.00 SALE Price: $239.40

Red Giant Color Suite – Six essential tools for color correction, finishing and looks.
Regular Price: $599 SALE Price: $359.40

Red Giant Shooter Suite – Footage backup, prep and delivery tools for the shoot and timeline.
Regular Price: $399 SALE Price: $239.40

Red Giant Effects Suite –  Creative effects and flares with a truly professional appeal.
Regular Price: $499 SALE Price: $299.40

Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks – Beautiful color finishing and camera-inspired tools.
Regular Price: $399 SALE Price: $239.40

Red Giant PluralEyes –  With a the touch of a single button, PluralEyes analyzes the audio from your cameras and audio devices and syncs them up, in seconds.
Regular Price: $199 SALE Price: $119.40

Trapcode Suite – The industry standard for broadcast and 3D design.
Regular Price: $899 SALE Price: $539.40

Trapcode Particular – Amazing 3D particles with full camera and light support.
Regular Price: $399 SALE Price: $239.40

Hurry! This Incredible Offer Ends Wednesday, December 10th at 8AM PST.

Browse all Red Giant / Trapcode Products and DL a Free Trial Today!

Red Giant 40% Off Sale!

Portland, OR – November 26, 2014 – Red Giant is back with its annual 40%-off blowout sale, on Tuesday, December 9th. For 24 hours only, from 08:00 AM PST on December 9th to 08:00 AM PST on December 10th, every single Red Giant product sold at www.toolfarm.com – full licenses, upgrades and products from the academic store (already 50% off) – will be on sale. There is absolutely no catch or fine print on this sale; every plugin, suite, license and upgrade will be on sale. So whether you use Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Final Cut Pro X or other host apps, there is something for everyone.

Some Examples of Savings:
• Trapcode Suite: Usually $899. Get it on sale for just $540.
• Color Suite: Usually $599. Get it on sale for just $360.
• PluralEyes: Usually $199. Get it on sale for just $120.
• Universe Annual Premium Membership: Usually $99. Get it on sale for $60.

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New Video Copilot Element 3D v2, Pro Shaders v2, Upgrades

This may be old news to most of you but the long anticipated Video Copilot Element 3D is now available!

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New Video Copilot Element 3D v2, 3D Object Based Particle Engine for After Effects, plus BackLight, Pro Shaders 2 and Upgrades

Element 3D v2 – Element 3D allows you to import 3D objects created in Cinema 4D and OBJ into Adobe After Effects. From there you can manipulate them using a unique particle array system that can distribute 3D objects into any shape! Element 3D also supports your UV texture coordinates so importing and rebuilding your textures is easier than ever. This only brushes the surface of what Video Copilot Element 3D can create. Try it today and let your imagination come to life.

What’s New?

This new release is a massive overhaul with many big features. Here’s a sampling:

New for C4D Users: Element 3D V2 let’s you import most materials and textures from C4D automatically!

  • Option to convert any image to a normal bump map.
  • New Specular Model! – The new spec model takes advantage of the new physical shader system and features a natural light falloff helps create more realistic shaders! You can even get the specular to be much smaller and sharp or large and diffused. May seem like a small thing but it makes a big difference!

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NEW: Video Copilot Pro Shaders v2 and Motion Design Pack v2

Video Copilot Pro Shaders v2 – Create amazing surfaces! 250 Tiled Materials for Element 3D. Metal, plastic, translucent, fabric, concrete, and more.

Video Copilot Motion Design Pack v2 – A collection of 200+ Abstract 3D Design Objects and HD Models in Multiple 3D Formats that are ready to use inside your favorite 3D program including the powerful plug-in, Element 3D!

New: Video Copilot BackLight

Video Copilot BackLight A collection of 50 Spherical Environment maps for lighting your scene and adding gorgeous reflections – 8K, 4K & 2K Environments, JPG & HDR formats. Use it for Studios Environments, hallways and more.


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Video Copilot Element 3D V2 Now Available!

You heard it right folks! Video Copilot Element 3D v2 has landed! It is here and available to purchase! Click here to check it out as well as many more juicy details at Toolfarm.com!

If you want to see what other new awesome products have been released along with Element 3D V2 then CLICK HERE

Beta: GenArts, Inc. Announces the Public Beta for Sapphire 8

Cambridge, MA – November 20, 2014GenArts, Inc. is excited to announce the release of the Sapphire 8 public beta. The public beta allows everyone — both new and current Sapphire users — to experience version 8 before its mid-December release.

New Features and Effects

Sapphire 8 includes new and updated effects on all supported hosts, including:

  • Grunge
  • LightLeak
  • DigitalDamage
  • Shake: Now twitches, jumps, and splits colors

Builder, the biggest addition to Sapphire 8, gives users the ability to create their own effects and transitions in a new, node-based workspace, and lets users browse presets in new ways for unprecedented creativity and efficiency.

Gary Oberbrunner, GenArts’ Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, says he’s excited about the possibilities for Sapphire Builder: “The Sapphire effects engine has always had tremendous power, and with Builder we’ve given users almost unlimited access to that power. I can’t wait to see what kinds of amazing and beautiful results they’ll come up with!”

Currently, Builder is only available for After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Media Composer.

Availability and Price

The Sapphire 8 public beta can be downloaded from the GenArts website free of charge for everyone, starting today.

Sapphire 8 is available for most leading editing and compositing systems: Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Autodesk Flame and Smoke, NUKE, DaVinci Resolve, and other OFX-compatible hosts.

Download the Sapphire 8 Public Beta Here.

About GenArts, Inc.

GenArts, Inc. is the premier provider of specialized visual effects software for film, broadcast and video industries. Its flagship product, Sapphire, has become the standard for high-end visual effects creation at leading studio, broadcast and post production facilities of all sizes around the world.

Sky Replacement in After Effects

Watch the tutorial at Tuts+.Sky Replace

Turn a bland sky into something with pizazz! Turn an overcast day into a sunny day. Turn a boring sky into a gorgeous sunset. How about turn day into night? It’s all possible if you know some sky replacement techniques!

I’ll show you some plug-ins including After Effects Colorama, CoreMelt Sky Replace, Boris Continuum Complete, Video Copilot Optical Flares, Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks and a lot more. If you don’t have these plug-ins, don’t worry. You can use what you own.