July 18, 2019
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!
The beauty of noise as it’s used in VFX is how it defies the traditional definition. Merriam Webster definitions for the word throw out terms like “unwanted”, “unpleasant”, and “meaningless”, but in true effects wizard fashion, we make it have meaning!
Hollywood has recently experienced a surge in visual effects magic that makes characters appear younger. Not only can this effect now be achieved much more easily than a decade ago, but it also opens up an entirely new world of narrative possibilities for filmmakers.
If you’re on a budget and looking for some ideas on how to raise the production value of your project (without raising the cost), read on for some great DIY resources to incorporate practical effects into your project.
Real-time VFX visualization is becoming more and more prevalent due to advances in software optimization. Better hardware is becoming available at a lower cost as well. One of the great options available to VFX artists for real-time particle effects is PopcornFX by Persistant Studios, a node-based multi-platform particle effects editor.
The lines between the digital world and reality continue to blur as more advanced tools and processes surface, allowing VFX artists to achieve stunning photorealism in their rendered scenes. From photogrammetry to advanced lighting and ray-tracing algorithms, it’s never been easier to craft visual effects that are on a whole new level.