Thor : The Dark World – VFX Breakdown

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.

Trapcode Mir v2 – Free After Effects Plugin

After Effects Trapcode Mir v2 - Free Beta Download

Red Giant Trapcode is offering a beta download of their free 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.

Futuristic City Pack – Element 3D Free Download

Futuristic City Pack - Video Copilot Video Copilot has released a totally free set of 3D futuristic building models which are all fully compatible with Element 3D. The pack contains a variety of 30 buildings to create stunning futuristic city sky-lines for your next sci-fi visual effects project.

Motion Drop – Free Cinema 4D Plugin

Motion Drop - Cinema 4D Plugin Motion Drop is a FREE new plugin from mymotiongraphics.net. This plugin allows you to create organic looking animated cartoon drops and sweeping lines in Cinema 4D with minimum effort and maximum customization.

Easy Camera for After Effects – Product Preview

‘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.