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The Top 5 Best ActionVFX Tutorials You Don't Want To Miss

With the plethora of online learning resources and VFX tutorials, you can find and achieve almost anything you see in your mind's eye.Our YouTube channel is one of those outlets and is sought out daily by VFX artists and filmmakers around the world. It's full of valuable tutorials, from removing the background on stock footage to more advanced VFX compositing. In this roundup, we're g...

How To Get Started In Houdini

For VFX artists that want to launch a career producing Hollywood-level CGI, Houdini is one of the most powerful programs you can aim to learn. Notoriously challenging and incredibly complex, Houdini isn’t the type of program you can learn overnight.In fact, it’s not even the kind of program you could probably learn after dozens of hours of YouTube tutorials.Houdini is often taught in classrooms at VFX schools throughout extensive courses, and it can take yea...

Four Creators to Inspire Your Next VFX Short

Through the miracles of modern technology, VFX has become more accessible than ever. Effects, which at one point could only be pulled off by entire teams and millions in budget, are now being cranked out by creators across the world on self-built PCs.This era of at-home and DIY has evolved into a much more sophisticated indie artist community. While the worl...

So You Want to Learn Nuke? Start Here!

Diving into a new program can be an intimidating process. Not only is your workflow completely new, but the places you go for resources, the communities you work within, and much more can change with it. With the recent announcement of Nuke Indie, The Foundry’s premiere node-based compositor is sure to see some new faces.If you're one of them, fear not! Not only is the program incredibly intuitive at face value, but everything surrounding it is top-notch, well documented, and...

Why Fusion 16 Is A Great Choice For VFX Artists

As Blackmagic Design continues expanding its hardware presence in the filmmaking and VFX industry with a key focus on providing value to its users (like their revolutionary new Ursa Mini Pro 12K camera for under $10,000), their software has followed suit, packing in more value with each release. I...

Nuke VFX Tutorial: Compositing Muzzle Flashes, Gun Smoke, & More Gun FX Stock Footage

In this Nuke tutorial, we are going to show you everything that goes into making a gunfight masterpiece!From the initial Muzzle Flash VFX and glow on the shooter's face to the Bullet Hit and Concrete Debris VFX of the stray bullets hitting the environment, this is an in-depth Nuke tutorial you do not want to miss....

How To Composite VFX Stock Footage Into Any CG Star Wars Scene | Nuke VFX Tutorial

In this Nuke tutorial, we are going to a galaxy far, far away! Inside Nuke, we are going through the details in setting the comp up, and then adding the perfect touch of ActionVFX elements throughout. The Star Wars-inspired scene we're compositing VFX stock footage with is an aerial battle between a TIE Fighter and the famed X-Wing....

15 Essential Filmmaking Techniques Every Filmmaker Should Know

If you’re reading this article, there’s a really good chance that you love reading up on the latest filmmaking techniques. The team here at ActionVFX totally understands. From dolly shots to compositing techniques, there’s a never-ending supply of inspiring filmmaking tips and tricks available to the modern filmmaker....

Three Nuke Tweaks To Improve Your Workflow

The tools you use are one of the most important aspects of your work as a VFX artist. Though the artist behind them is the true determining factor, but final quality, speed, efficiency, and a low-frustration environment are very much dependent on how we set up the many programs and pieces of hardware required to nail a shot.For The Foundry’s Nuke, the sky’s the limit with an extreme level of detail afforded to you. You can adjust and tweak every inch of the software...

Which VFX Software Is Right For Me?

Whether you're just getting started with visual effects as a hobby or you're looking to take your career to the next level by pursuing a full-time job in the industry, there are a lot of great VFX programs out there that have similar capabilities with different strengths.Today, we're going to take a little work out of the equation to help you quickly decide which ones are right for you!Keep in mind, there are a lot of great video editors ou...