Exodus from Trapcode

If you haven’t seen it already then it’s probably worth heading over to Vimeo to watch the latest animation Exodus, commissioned by Trapcode’s Peder Norrby. Produced by POTEMKIN, this is a great example of the potential and awesomeness that can be achieved when you harness the power of Trapcodes incredible toolset combined with a huge…

Video CoPilot Releases Metropolitan for Element3D

Andrew Kramer has been at it again with a great new release for those of you working with Element3D. The latest addition to this already powerful After Effects plugin is a collection of high resolution buildings and skyscrapers called Metropolitan.. Here’s the preview from YouTube The collection comes with all the textures included and the…

Lens Flares!

Those lovely people over at Toolfarm have written a great article on Lens Flares — and who doesn’t like to use the odd lens flare, come on hands up! It’s well worth checking out, they cover the various plugins available and the pros and cons of each.  There’s an interview with the master himself, John…

Element 3D Discount

It’s been a long time since I posted anything here..  Work has been so busy, but Helloluxx is not forgotten!  I’ll be back with some more tutorials very soon. I was offered a special discount for Element 3D today and thought it was something that I really should share, so this is a short post…

Cinema 4D Tutorial - C4D to After Effects and back again…

Cinema 4D Tutorial – C4D to After Effects and back again…

In this collection of tutorials created for Maxon’s You Tube channel, I explore techniques you can use when working with Cinema4D Multipass rendering in combination with the After Effects exchange feature of Cinema4D. Taking you step by step through the process, the tutorial starts by covering the basic principles of working with multipass rendering and exporting…

Trapcode Form 2 Released

Well first of all apologies for the tardy upkeep of this blog.  The posts are becoming quite rare lately.  I’ve been incredibly busy on some really exciting projects and had no time to eat sleep or post on helloluxx.  Let’s hope I can remedy this as soon as possible.  I’ve got lots of new ideas…

After Effects Tutorial - 3D Text using Trapcode Form

After Effects Tutorial – 3D Text using Trapcode Form

I recently completed a short tutorial that shows you how to create some stylized 3D text within Adobe After Effects using Trapcode Form. Trapcode make awesome plugins for After Effects, with Particular and Form being two of my favourites. This tutorial is an introduction to using Form and controlling the particles with layer maps. To…