1. X-Particles Challenge 2015 - The Crow (or good words to live by)


    from Benjamin Budzak Added 184 4 0

    This is an entry for the X-Particles Challenge, put on by Andy Needham. This is a comp that quotes my life putting this together, sacrificing nights of sleep and time with family, friends, and loved ones to complete. I used X-Particles to create the streams of particles from the bird, creating a complex network of modifiers where particles would flow from the geometry of the birds feathers to the letterforms, flow within the letters, and then exit the letterforms to create a flowing, dust-like trail, combining multiple turbulence effectors to create turbulence that is far from the stock turbulence. the final render was created with Krakatoa for C4D, which has a module specifically for rendering XP. Thank you Bobo and team for answering my many annoying questions, and thanks XP forum users for helping me as well... One of the major benefits of X-Particles is the tools, albeit useful for creating particles and what-not, are very flexible. See the clouds? Those were made with X-Particles, but not in the way you'd expect...They were created by making small groups of spheres using a cloner, then using the Skinner tool in XP to create the creases and folding, allowing me to generate unique looking clouds fairly quickly. The final bit was comped and rendered in AE, but that wasn't very exciting...the one exciting bit was, for particles that didn't have enough movement, I added Reel Smart Motion Blur and cranked it up...way up. You know those weird swirly artifacts you get when RSMB is set too high? Normally you try to avoid them, but for me they added a bit more dynamic look when my particles didn't look right out of the renderer directly. To say I am an XP expert is pretty far off, but let's just say I know a lot more now than I used to, and I know exactly how far I can push my little Mac Pro until it bursts into flames. Enjoy!

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    • Heuristic


      from A Pinch of Cincy Added 73 0 0

      May 2015

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      • 1228 Show Indiegogo #2 Commercial


        from Simply Cinema Added 292 0 1

        Be a part of the 1228 Show by bringing it to life with your financial support. This comedy series is a show based around five roommates and their eternal youth. Some kids never grow up, these kids never left the sand box. Filming is scheduled to start in late June, and is expected to finish in later June. We don't need much to film this pilot, but we do need money. So donate today, and help this almost brilliant idea come to life! #1228show #comedy #new #tvpilot #santafe Staring Brenden Wedner, Matt Joe-Puet, Brandon Hampton, Jade Kammerman, A&M talent house, cat nip tea, kim kardashian, will ferral, biggie smalls, 2-pac all rock. It's a show like workaholics or always sunny in Philadelphia, just new and better.

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        • How To Be A Bodysurfer


          from VanMelum Added 3,934 22 2

          Appearances by: Christian Berg-Hansen Bryan Knowles Scotti Shafer Sean Starky Sexy Jeff Parker (Richie) Varner Charlie (Hawthorne) McAuliffe Teddy (Tumbleweed) Bandaruk Scott (Pubes) Matthews Sean Enoka Mel Keawe Aaron Peirsol Richard Nixon Jake (The Lawyer) Simon Potato Steve Kapela James Lewis (Voice) El Whale (Leaf Blower / Sand Thrower) Taylor Char That Girl We Cut Off on the Supsquatch Thomas VanMelum

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          • Toast


            from Shannon McInnis Added 91 0 0

            I eat Adobe After Effects tutorials for breakfast. Also you have no idea how awkward it is to sift through sounds of people saying "mmm."

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            • Jungle Green


              from A Pinch of Cincy Added 208 2 0


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              • Project Diana


                from A Pinch of Cincy Added 156 0 0

                iPhone 2014

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                • HRonTV S2 // RE: YOUR MOM // The Sperm and the Egg Bumper


                  from Samantha Grandy Added 22 0 0

                  Contribution to the bumpers collaboration for HITRECORD on TV S2, episode RE: Your Mom. Music: blunderandfrightening Sound Design: Tinderlocks Concept/Illustration/Animation: Me

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                  • Flap Jack


                    from Sqeebio Added 51 0 0

                    An EMB140 final-project. First stop motion attempt!

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                    • What's in a Joke?


                      from Max Dosser Added 59 0 0

                      When Guy's joke to (New) Lady flops, he loses all faith in his comedic ability. He decides to train under the founders of jokes: Mr. Knock, She, The Chicken, and Your Mother. Hilarity ensues.

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