Effects powerhouse Video Copilot has released the second generation of their hugely popular Element 3D plug-in for After Effects. E3D V2 brings about sweeping changes to the plug-in, adding another level of realism and flexibility to 3D object and particle system rendering.
Red Giant’s part-free, part-subscription plug-in offering, Universe, has grown once again, with version 1.3 adding 13 new tools - including six free ones - for a grand total of 81 effects and transitions.
Only a couple of months after announcing the purchase of eyeon, creators of Fusion visual effects and motion graphics software, Blackmagic Design has rolled out Fusion 7 and Fusion 7 Studio. Best of all, Fusion 7 for Windows is free of charge and ready for download now. Fusion 7 Studio is priced at $995.
Rampant Design Tools this week released Monster Toolkit, the latest in a long line of dynamic drag and drop visual effects kits and tools. The toolkit contains scores of horror elements designed to help filmmakers release their inner George Romero.
Keying and compositing. The act of removing and replacing portions of a shot to put together something new. For most of us, most of the time, this means keying out a green or blue screen (or any other solid color, for that matter) and placing the subject - usually a person rambling about something that makes little sense to us - over top of a different background.
The possibilities for creating animations with Adobe After Effects are pretty close to limitless. We can composite complex scenes, add thousands of lens flares to Star Trek footage, or create fun graphics without any live action footage whatsoever.
Emmy-award winning visual effect shop, Rampant Design Tools, has taken their unique brand of pre-baked, easy-to-use visual effects to another level with the release of their largest volume yet, the Rampant Distortion Toolkit.
Imagineer Systems, the Academy Award winning developer behind mocha, has just shipped out mocha Pro v4 and mocha Plus. mocha Pro 4 is the fourth generation of the industry standard planar tracking, roto, stabilization and camera solving tool.
Beyond the amazing capabilities mocha Pro has proven through use in films and television, mocha Pro 4 shoots for the next level with new features such as a revamped interface, Python scripting support, customizable keyboard shortcut interface, and a stereoscopic 3D workflow.