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Cinema 4D
Better C4D Renders - Lighting Beyond HDRIs

HDRIs can light your renders, but they can also make a scene look flat. Learn how to layer your lighting and guide your audience!

Cinema 4D
Better C4D Renders - Choose a Focal Length

Framing your renders means understand who to use your digital camera. David Ariew is here to help you choose your focal length.

Cinema 4D
Better C4D Renders - Moodboards and Storyboards

The best designs require planning. It's time to break out your storyboards and moodboards and learn to render better with David Ariew.

Cinema 4D
Better C4D Renders - Lighting Beyond HDRIs

HDRIs can light your renders, but they can also make a scene look flat. Learn how to layer your lighting and guide your audience!

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Cinema 4D
A Guide to Cinema 4D Menus - Volume

Volumes help you create smoke, clouds, and abstract geometry. Let's dive into the Volume Menu is Cinema 4D with Luis Miranda!

Motion Design Training for Your Team...with School of Motion!

You already hired your dream team. Now it's time to give them the skills they need to succeed.

Cinema 4D
A Guide to Cinema 4D Menus - Spline

Want to add some new dimension to your 3D artwork? Time to grow a spline! Let's dive into the Spline menu in Cinema 4D.

Which School of Motion Course is Right for You?

Take This Quick Quiz to Determine Which SOM Course is Right for You

After EffectsCinema 4D
VFX for Motion Breakdowns with alumni Nic Dean

We sat down with VFX for Motion alumni Nic Dean to talk about his breakdown reel, favorite compositing tips, and lessons learned from the co

After Effects
Getting Unstuck: A Total Project Walkthrough

What happens when two talented artists collaborate to get out of a creative rut? A pretty slick animation!

Cinema 4D
A Guide to Cinema 4D Menus - Volume

Volumes help you create smoke, clouds, and abstract geometry. Let's dive into the Volume Menu is Cinema 4D with Luis Miranda!

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UFO Invasion in After Effects
  • Tutorial: Compositing 3D In After Effects | Alien Invasion Part 1Tutorial: Compositing 3D In After Effects | Alien Invasion Part 1
  • Tutorial: Compositing 3D In After Effects | Alien Invasion Part 2Tutorial: Compositing 3D In After Effects | Alien Invasion Part 2
2 Tutorials
Motion Graphic Tips and Tricks
  • Amazing Expressions in After EffectsAmazing Expressions in After Effects
  • Tutorial: Make a Better Glow in After EffectsTutorial: Make a Better Glow in After Effects
  • Tutorial: Tapering A Stroke with Expressions in After Effects Part 1Tutorial: Tapering A Stroke with Expressions in After Effects Part 1
  • Tutorial: Tapering A Stroke with Expressions in After Effects Part 2Tutorial: Tapering A Stroke with Expressions in After Effects Part 2
6 Tutorials
30 Days of After Effects
  • Tutorial: Create a Write-On Effect in After EffectsTutorial: Create a Write-On Effect in After Effects
  • Tutorial: Using Polar Coordinates in After EffectsTutorial: Using Polar Coordinates in After Effects
  • Tutorial: Create a Gear Rig Using Expressions After EffectsTutorial: Create a Gear Rig Using Expressions After Effects
  • Tutorial: Create a 3D Scene from a Photo in After EffectsTutorial: Create a 3D Scene from a Photo in After Effects
30 Tutorials
Workflow Show: Motion Graphic Tool Reviews
  • Tutorial: RubberHose 2 ReviewTutorial: RubberHose 2 Review
  • Tutorial: Flow for After Effects ReviewTutorial: Flow for After Effects Review
  • Tutorial: Ray Dynamic Texture ReviewTutorial: Ray Dynamic Texture Review
3 Tutorials
Making Giants: How to Create a Motion Graphic Short Film
  • Tutorial: Making Giants Part 1 | The IdeaTutorial: Making Giants Part 1 | The Idea
  • Tutorial: Making Giants Part 2 | The EditTutorial: Making Giants Part 2 | The Edit
  • Tutorial: Making Giants Part 3 | The SceneTutorial: Making Giants Part 3 | The Scene
  • Tutorial: Making Giants Part 4 | The BuildingTutorial: Making Giants Part 4 | The Building
10 Tutorials
Photoshop Animation Series
  • Tutorial: Photoshop Animation Series Part 1 | BasicsTutorial: Photoshop Animation Series Part 1 | Basics
  • Tutorial: Photoshop Animation Series Part 2 | TimingTutorial: Photoshop Animation Series Part 2 | Timing
  • Tutorial: Photoshop Animation Series Part 3 | EasesTutorial: Photoshop Animation Series Part 3 | Eases
  • Tutorial: Photoshop Animation Series Part 4 | Splash AnimationTutorial: Photoshop Animation Series Part 4 | Splash Animation
5 Tutorials