August 20, 2019
Today we’re going to explore a great tool for achieving realistic muscular physics for CG characters in Maya — Ziva VFX by Ziva Dynamics. Not only can Ziva VFX give you incredibly convincing character animations, but its true magic lies in the significant time savings it can yield for each shot.
If you don’t want to spend time or money on dealing with specialized lenses or filters (and have even more control over your shot), here are a few great alternatives that can yield some fantastic lens flare results for your scene.
While a library like Megascans will oftentimes be the fastest option for you, occasionally you might find yourself in need of a custom texture. Today we’re going to look at three options you have for creating custom CG textures on your own!
Not only does gaming have strong crossovers with VFX from an industry and work perspective, but its themes, inspirations, and art direction itself are shared back and forth with the worlds of film, television, and online narratives. The result? Movies based on games and games based on movies!
While we’re huge advocates of adding our fog, haze, and smoke VFX assets in post-production, there’s also a tremendous value to be had when it comes to shooting fog in-camera, and it may be much more affordable than you think!
SideFX recently released a huge update to their Game Development Toolset for Houdini. While Houdini users have had access to the Game Development Toolset for some time, here are five noteworthy features that can be utilized following the latest update.
What Nuke is though that After Effects is not is a dedicated compositing software. The difference here is simply in focus. Think of After Effects like a multi-tool, and Nuke like a fixed-blade Rambo knife. If you want to double down on compositing specifically, Nuke will open up new worlds for you as an artist. Here are three tips for making the jump.
While it’s easy to get burned out creatively, we’re going to take a look at some great side-gigs that will not only give you a boost of creative freedom and independence, but will also net you some extra cash in the process. Put your various skills and insight as a VFX artist to use!