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What's New in Nuke 12.1

Last fall saw the release of Nuke 12, and there was a huge list of improvements to the Foundry’s industry-leading compositing software. The Foundry recently released version 12.1 of Nuke, and today we’re going to look at a few key enhancements that can help optimize your compositing and VFX review process....

Five Tips For The Work From Home VFX Artist

The world is in a strange and difficult place. As offices close and workers are displaced, society is adjusting to a new lifestyle. Though temporary, this change brings new challenges.For the VFX artist, there’s a blessing in the nature of work: we’re online, connected, and our world lives on the computer. With remote work increasing alongside internet speeds, this is business as usual for many, and the ability to work from home is a privilege. Nonethel...

3 Ways Visual Effects Are Improving In Unity

You’ve probably seen the gains made in real-time VFX over the last couple of years. The Unreal Engine has driven some of the most visually-impressive movies and shows like The ...

ActionVFX's Top 20 For 2020

At ActionVFX, our blog was formed based on the idea of providing value to the VFX and filmmaking community. As we start off the year, we want to give you our top 20 blogs heading into 2020! Without further ado, let's jump into the top posts for you to read in the new year. #20) 5 Habits Every Nuke Beginner Should Have...

Become A Marvel Superhero In Four Amazing Tutorials

Since the Star Wars pop culture explosion, no film franchise has made as big an impact on Hollywood and Visual Effects as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A truly industry changing feat, the nearly two dozen films have followed a consistent thread through not only narrative development, but technolo...

An Interview With Hasraf 'HaZ' Dulull — VFX Supervisor/Producer Turned Sci-Fi Film Director/Producer

HaZ Dulull began his illustrious career as a VFX artist on blockbuster films such as The Dark Knight and Hell Boy 2, and has since rapidly moved his way into the industry. His talent soon presented the opportunity to be a VFX Supervisor and was nominated for several awards for his work on networks such as BBC and Discovery. His accolades do not stop there. His previous opportunities helped him move into a VFX Producer role and used his talents on series such as ...

ActionVFX's Top 5 Tutorials

This company wouldn't exist if it wasn't for the support given by the VFX community, so our company seeks to continually provide value to the VFX community through our blogs, social media, tutorials — you name it. We're proud of our VFX library, but we are also here to serve you with VFX tips and techniques to better your skills.While we have a massive amount of tutorials for you to watch over on our ...

5 Gorgeous Matte Painting Tutorials

Nothing emphasizes production value like a breathtaking photorealistic vista. Often referred to as matte paintings, this impressive VFX technique has been around for over a century in some of Hollywood's biggest films. Before the digital revolution, matte paintings were typically photorealistic images painted on glass that were layered together in-camera with actors on set.  Today, there are a limitless number of possibilities when it comes to learning the craf...

Three Ways To Stay Productive On The Go As A VFX Artist

We’ve all been there. Last minute travel, cramped flights, Uber rides stuck in traffic — you name it. In the professional world, this is just a small nuisance for some. You can still check your email, undergo simple tasks, and generally keep connected to most fields of work. For VFX artists, however, whose lifeblood is the system on which they work, travel can be a hard roadblock for progress. With a nice portable monitor, shoving ...

How to Simulate Lighting References for HDRI Lighting in C4D/Redshift

In order to have the most effective HDRI lighting simulations possible in your 3D comp, practical lighting references (like those below) can be extremely helpful....