Maxwell Swet
Hi, my name is Maxwell Swet. I have been interested in special effects for a long time, but what really got me started was watching Star Wars for the first time about 3 years ago. I started out doing lightsaber effects in LSmaker, moved up to FxHome EffectsLab, and then to After Effects in 2010. Since then I have been learning a lot about visual effects and filmmaking. I love my Savior Jesus Christ, without him life would be meaningless.
Tutorials
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Composite a Frightening Halloween Monster SceneAetuts retina 3d monster
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    In this tutorial, we're going to quickly walk you through the set up used to create a powerful monster reveal shot. By using an existing 3d model and a few keyframes in Blender, we'll see how simple lighting and attention to detail when compositing can yield an impressive result.Read More…
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    How To Make A Fantastic Jedi Force Push3d and motion graphics
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    In this tutorial I'll be showing you how to create a shockwave force push similar to the one I did in my short film Prevail.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Quick Tip - How To Fake A Jedi Force PullForce pull thumbnail
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    In this quick tip I'll show a simple way to do a Star Wars style Force Pull. I used this effect in my Star Wars fan film: Prevail.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Make an Epic Battle Energy Explosion3d and motion graphics
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    In this tutorial I'll be showing you how to create the stylized slow motion energy explosion that I used in my Agents of Evil 2: Supercharged short film. In the tutorial I'll be using VCP's Optical Flares for the lens flares and Trapcode Particular to make the energy particles and smoke trails.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Pulsing Power Banshee Scream – Part 23d and motion graphics
    This is Part 2 of the Banshee Scream tutorial. In my previous tutorial I showed how to create a banshee scream effect from a wide shot; today I'll show you how to make the effect from inside the scream.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Pulsing Power Banchee Scream - Part 13d and motion graphics
    This is the first of a two part tutorial on how to create a sonic scream similar to Banshee's scream in 'X-Men: First Class' or the sonic cannons in 'The Incredible Hulk.' Also available in this series: Pulsing Power Banchee Scream - Part 1 Pulsing Power Banchee Scream - Part 2 Make an Epic Battle Energy Explosion Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    How To Create An Awesome Teleportation EffectTeleportpicturethumb
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    This is a tutorial on how to create a teleport effect similar to the Fallen's teleport effect in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. We start with tracking the footage, adding glow to the actor, and using fractal noise to create a 'lattice lightning' effect. I used this shot in my short film, 'Agents Of Evil: Supercharged'.Read More…