Blur Studio has released a breakdown of their stunning visual effects work on the second installment of the Marvel Films’ Thor franchise. The 3-minute opening battle scene was created almost entirely in post but the characters and environments are hyper-realistic. With a combination of live action footage, digital motion capture and character design, and plenty of skilled compositing, this epic sequence puts the audience right in the middle of the action.
Red Giant Trapcode is offering a free beta download of their After Effects plugin Mir v2. This plugin generates smoothly shaded objects or flowing organic elements, abstract landscapes and complex nebula structures, and glowing networks of interconnected nodes — all seamlessly integrated with After Effects cameras and lights.
‘Easy Camera’ is a new product offering for motion graphic artists that will allow you to quickly animate beautiful cinematic camera moves in After Effects using no special plugins or scripts. This versatile camera rig will give you complete control over the look of your camera animations, impressing your clients and saving you valuable design time.