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
    LOTR Series: Mount Doom Lava3d and motion graphics
    This tutorial will cover the process of creating a lava texture from fractal noise, utilizing luma mattes to give it depth. Using Trapcode Particular we will create blazing embers in 3D space and heat haze.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create Custom Blood Spatter With CC Mr MercuryThumbnail
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    In this tutorial we will create some customised "300"-inspired blood splatter using only After Effects' built-in CC Mr Mercury. We'll start by altering the settings just right to get the motion to look natural. We'll then wrap up compositing it into the shot with some realistic color correction. After Effect project file included below. Enjoy!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    How To Use A Grain Card While Compositing Still ElementsThumbnail
    This tutorial discusses grain cards and how to effortlessly composite them using the match grain effect for fast rendering, authentic grain.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Creating Realistic Large Scale Smoke Plumes In 3D Studio Max With FumeFX3d and motion graphics
    In this Tuts+ Premium tutorial, you’ll learn how to harness the power of FumeFX to create realistic large scale smoke plumes. You'll also get an in-depth overview of many of FumeFX's features and capabilities and learn some tips on dealing with high resolution, CPU intensive simulations.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Creating The Always Popular "Invisibility" Effect With Maya & After EffectsThumb
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    In this tutorial from James Whiffin you’ll learn how to create a truly awesome invisibility effect using Maya and After Effects. James will cover creating a fractal material in Maya to use as a transition for the cloaking effect, and how to composite displacement maps inside of After Effects, using the luma values of ambient occlusion and depth map layers to achieve this popular effect in our shot.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create The Classic Invisibility Effect3d and motion graphics
    In this tutorial we'll create an invisibility effect using 2D footage by displacing different alpha and luminance values.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create And Composite An Inverted 3D Windows 7 Screen Using PFTrack, Maya & After Effects3d and motion graphics
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    In this tutorial by author James Whiffin, you'll learn how to matchmove (track) video footage of a laptop scene in PFTrack and composite an inverted 3D effect onto the laptop screen. Once the footage has been tracked, we'll move into Maya and build some simple geometry to create the illusion of 3D depthRead More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create And Composite An Inverted 3D Windows 7 Screen3d and motion graphics
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    In this tutorial we'll matchmove footage of a laptop and extrude the desktop back in z space to create 3D windows.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Correcting Barrel Distortion And Compositing 3D Elements Using PFTrack, Maya And After EffectsThumb
    In this fantastic new tutorial from James Whiffin you'll learn all about "Barrel Distortion", what it is, what causes it and how to correct it. James will show you an example of barrel distortion and discuss why it occurs and the problems it can cause when match moving or compositing 3D elements into your shots. You'll then learn how to remove the distortion using After Effects, motion track the corrected footage using PFTrack and how to add 3D elements created in Maya. Lastly you'll learn how to combine everything together in After Effects and re-introduce the distortion effect to blend everything together seamlessly.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Make Your Own "Watchmen" Bleeding Ink Face3d and motion graphics
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    This tutorial will cover how to set up Rorschach mask with tracking markers.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    12 HD Smoke Plume Simulations3d and motion graphics
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    This stock footage collection includes 12 HD clips of smoke plumes which you are free to use in your productions, as well as a tutorial explaining how to use them.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Matchmove A Bloody Severed Leg3d and motion graphics
    In today's tutorial we'll matchmove the footage and use basic 3D geometry to create a severed leg, which can then be used as a matte to remove the original leg. The camera data can also be used to create a floor plane with some ground texture to clean up the original leg shadow.Read More…