James Whiffin
I'm a freelance VFX artist from Brisbane. Please check out my youtube channel JamesWhiffinVFX and my website at jameswhiffin.com/
Tutorials
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Composite a Realistic Laser Beam Security System: Parts 3 & 4Aetuts retina laser beam1
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    In this tutorial, we'll be creating a fake force field like you may see in a heist film. We'll use a prop laser to help us generate a matte line and then create the appearance of interaction between a live action hand and CG laser wall in NUKE.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Composite a Realistic Laser Beam Security System: Parts 1 & 2Aetuts retina laser beam
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    In this tutorial, we'll be creating a fake force field like you may see in a heist film. We'll use a prop laser to help us generate a matte line and then create the appearance of interaction between a live action hand and CG laser wall in NUKE.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    How to Pull a Solid Key Using Primatte KeyerAetuts retina primatte keyer
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    In this tutorial, we'll do a project-based overview of the Primatte Keyer and highlight it's advantages over Keylight. Starting with how to preserve detail in hair, we will then move on to matching the color of the clips, and finally wrap up with refining our edges.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    What File Formats and Codecs are Best for What?Aetuts retina file formats
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    In this tutorial, we'll look at which file formats and codecs are more suited to common situations as well as their advantages and disadvantages.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Significantly Speed Up Your Renders From After EffectsAetuts retina after effects rendering
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    This tutorial covers threading and how an understanding of single and multi-threaded effects can help us render more efficiently inside of After Effects.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Compositing CG Glass & Live Action Footage in NukeAetuts retina refraction
    This sequel to the tutorial "Integrating CG Glass and Live Action Footage in Maya" at Cgtuts+ will cover compositing our CG glass render passes with our live action footage and how we can refract 2D elements using a normals pass.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Integrating CG Glass & Live Action Footage in MayaMaya refraction retina
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    In this tutorial we will set up a scene in Maya that allows us to integrate CG elements that will reflect and refract the live action footage using projections, textures and a HDR panorama. It will also cover caustics and breaking up our scene into various render passes for later compositing in Nuke over at Aetuts+.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    How to Set Up AE for Network Rendering on Multiple MachinesAetuts retina network rendering
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    In this tutorial we'll discuss how to setup a network for multi-machine rendering in After Effects and how we can take advantage of watch folders to help automate the process.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    5 Basic Ways To Populate Mass Groups Within After EffectsThumbnail
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    In this tutorial we look at 5 individual ways of duplicating crowds.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    An In-Depth Look At Working With Motion Vectors Aetuts preview motion vectors
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    This tutorial goes in-depth into using motion vectors for production. We'll look at their limitations and how to solve those problems. The setup will be done in Maya and Mental Ray, with compositing in both After Effects and Nuke. Let's jump in!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    How To Set Up and Create Videos For A Stereo Pair 3D WorkstationThumb
    In this tutorial we'll look at how to setup stereo pair 3D. We'll also look at how we can work in stereo pair inside of After Effects with live action footage as well as motion graphics.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Getting An Edge On Understanding PremultiplicationThumb
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    In this tutorial we'll learn what premultiplication is, when we need to premultiply and unpremultiply, and how we can use this knowledge to solve matte processing issues. We'll start from the very beginning so no prior compositing experience needed! Lets jump in.Read More…