SideFX’s industry-favorite procedural VFX software has made the leap into its next iteration with Houdini 18. Today, we’ll take a look at just three ways Houdini 18 enables you to produce VFX with more power and control than ever before.

Maybe you’ve dabbled in Blender in the past, but you haven’t picked it up for a while. With this year’s milestone official release of Blender 2.8 (and now even 2.81), we’re going to take a look at five major reasons why now is a better time than ever to dive into the excellent open-source 3D modeling suite.

For pop-culture, Star Wars has been a staple of storytelling. For VFX, it means even more. From the birth of ILM to dozens of technical advancements and achievements, Star Wars will always be a foundational work in the history of cinema effects.

This year has seen some incredible advancements in the VFX industry. We’ve covered so many new VFX tools and plugins on our blog throughout the course of the year, so we’re here to help you keep track of the top six that we found most exciting.

Since properly tracking footage takes a little time, it’s easy to run into problems such as offset tracking data or even tracking drift. Today, we’re going to look at a few ways you can overcome problematic motion tracks in Mocha, and nail a solid track.

Beyond the obvious Netflix, Hulu, and now Disney+, even platforms such as Youtube and Facebook have put serious dollars behind their own original series. With a boom in sci-fi and fantasy on these services especially, we’ve been treated to some of the best VFX ever seen outside of a movie theater in the last few years.

Chances are you’ve heard about Red Giant’s amazing compositing plugin VFX Supercomp. There are so many advantages VFX artists have when using Supercomp, and because of the overwhelming number of terrific features it offers, it truly deserves a place in every visual effects studio’s toolkit.