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Motion Designers Rise To The FACEOFF Challenge

FACEOFF is a unique After Effects exhibition that takes place live, on stage in front of the motion conference audience. Three motion designers have 60 minutes to create a 5-15 second motion graphics piece, and 15 minutes to render.






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Motion Blur Lab (MBL PRO) Plugin Released

Motion Blur Lab (MBL PRO) Plugin Released

MBL PRO features numerous modes of operation for simulating virtually any type of real-world motion blur. Single vector blurs are useful for linear motion blurs. Zoom blurs are useful for depth-driven motion blurs while spin blurs are useful for rotationally-driven motion blurs. Both offer sophisticated ellipticity and orientation options for dealing with varying perspectives. Finally, multiple vector blurs are useful for complex, multi-directional and variable-strength motion blurs. All motion blur types feature various distribution methods such as constant, increasing, decreasing and soft. Motion blur can be introduced to subjects, backgrounds or both.

RocketComp for Maya Revolutionizes VFX Compositing Workflows

RocketComp for Maya Revolutionizes VFX Compositing Workflows

Dover Studios co-founder Andrew Hazelden has released a new Maya plug-in called RocketComp.

RocketComp instantly connects Maya to 10 of the most popular desktop compositing applications in use today. With a single click, your entire Maya scene is analysed and a new compositing project file is created containing all of your rendered footage.

Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12

Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12

Blackmagic Design has announced DaVinci Resolve 12, a major upgrade with over 80 new features for professional editing and color grading. This new update includes a new modern interface, multi-cam editing, powerful new media management tools, an entirely new professional audio engine with support for VST/AU plug-ins, shot matching, 3D keyer, new 3D perspective tracker, enhanced curve editing and much more.

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