Tutorial: Compositing Aerial Explosions In Nuke

We are getting away from After Effects this week and diving into Nuke, a node-based digital compositing application. Our instructor, Anthony Thomas, will take you through how to best utilize our Aerial Explosions into a shot he created specifically for this tutorial.

Tutorial: Compositing Large Scale Explosions

Now that we’ve gone over creating mattes, we can tackle the real fun - explosions! This week we will layer several of our Explosions Vol. 2 Elements in a scene and blending them against a a bright, sunny background.

Tutorial: Creating Mattes in After Effects

This week we’re taking a quick look at adding mattes to make sure your VFX are appearing behind objects in your scene. In this example, we are adding mattes to make our Explosions erupt from the other side of a large building.

How to Remove Black (and White) Backgrounds from Stock Footage

Stock Footage 101 is going to be a video segment on our YouTube channel where we address some of the popular questions we're asked regularly by our users. In this first episode, I'll go over the best ways to remove a black, or white, background from stock footage.

Guest Tutorial: How to Create a Portal Using ActionVFX Elements

In this guest tutorial, Daniel Novarro creates a portal effect using our elements in After Effects. He covers various steps in the video, such as tracking the plate, inserting and creating the portal, rotoscoping, inserting some particles, and compositing them all together.