RenderMan 19 – Announced

Hello everyone Last night, a new version of RenderMan was presented in London. The new version of RenderMan (Version 19), has now combined ‘Pro Server’ and ‘Studio’ into 1 single product. It introduces new features and lots of improvements etc. For all the technical stuff, you should head over to fxguide for an in-depth coverage….

Houdini for Cinema 4D!

By now you must all have heard the amazing news regarding the planned releases of Houdini Engine for Cinema 4D and Maya. The Houdini Engine was introduced in 2013 on SideFX Labs and is designed to allow Houdini’s procedural technology to work inside other digital content creation applications. “Creating a bridge to Houdini Digital Assets…

Mastering materials in C4D

Training, Talking and Tutorials

Hey everyone, it’s been a crazy busy month here in Sydney. The new helloluxx site has been a great success and we are so happy to be offering the community these resources. This week is going to be a great week! I’ve been working hard on a new series of tutorials and we’re proud to…

learn. Idents TV

learn. Idents: TV Teaser

The first teaser for a series of new training titles from helloluxx. The ‘Idents’ training series is based around the concept of producing IDs from scratch.  Released regularly, each new chapter will concentrate on a specific set of tools and will cover a large array of practical techniques and workflow approaches which will become essential…

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…

99 frames project

David Drayton from Maxon Computer has started a new personal project called the 99 frames project, he asked if I’d give it a shout out here on helloluxx, so here it is David! It looks like a really great idea and hopefully it will showcase some exciting new work as well as highlighting some of…

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…