Autodesk Combustion Tutorials : Creative COW https://library.creativecow.net/tutorials/autodeskcombustion Creative COW Library of Autodesk Combustion, tips, and strategies. en-us Sun, 17 Nov 2019 01:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Writing a Logo with Light https://library.creativecow.net/articles/abdel-basset_ayman/writing_logo.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/abdel-basset_ayman/writing_logo.php In this video tutorial, CreativeCOW leader Ayman Abdel-Basset demonstrates a quick, easy way to use the eraser of the paint operator and the particle system of Autodesk Combustion to create a nice writing logo effect -- complete with shining rays. This tutorial is for advanced users of Combustion, b Fri, 28 Sep 2007 07:00:00 GMT Combustion 4 Training Course https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hurwicz_michael/combustion4.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hurwicz_michael/combustion4.php Michael Hurwicz looks at Kenneth LaRue's combustion 4 training DVDs and concludes that this set is great for novices and intermediates alike, but if you're already an expert, you may only need the 'What's New in Combustion 4' set that's available. Mon, 13 Feb 2006 08:00:00 GMT Sapphire Plug-ins Provide Big Help on ''Little Manhattan'' https://library.creativecow.net/bell_alan/little_manhattan/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/bell_alan/little_manhattan.php Film editor and FX artist, Alan Edward Bell shares some Hollywood secrets in this discussion of his recent job for 20th Century Fox and New Regency Pictures, "Little Manhattan." One tool he came back to again and again was GenArts' Sapphire Plug-ins -- both during the editing stage to crea Wed, 26 Oct 2005 07:00:00 GMT Creating the Old Movie look with Combustion - Dirt and Scratches https://library.creativecow.net/articles/prakoso_bimo_adi/old_movie_look.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/prakoso_bimo_adi/old_movie_look.php In this tutorial, CreativeCOW.net Contributing Editor, Bimo Adi Prakoso introduces further techniques for Creating the Old Movie Look with Combustion. Read on to continue this tutorial with Part 2: Creating Scratches and Dirt. Fri, 14 Oct 2005 07:00:00 GMT The Blonde with One Green Screen https://library.creativecow.net/articles/groves_todd/blonde_greenscreen.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/groves_todd/blonde_greenscreen.php The following technique from CreativeCOW member Todd Groves can be applied to situations where the actor or object that is placed before a greenscreen/bluescreen has some element about them that cannot be separated by the standard approach to keying. The situation that inspired this solution involve Sat, 30 Jul 2005 07:00:00 GMT Using the Diamond Keyer of Combustion 4 to change a selected color https://library.creativecow.net/abdel-basset_ayman/selective_color/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/abdel-basset_ayman/selective_color.php In this tutorial, Ayman Abdel-Basset demonstrates how to use the new Diamond Keyer of Autodesk Combustion 4 along with the Color Correction operator to change the selected color of the footage. Mon, 16 May 2005 07:00:00 GMT Runaway Training:Combustion Underground Training DVDs https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harvey_jim/runaway_training.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harvey_jim/runaway_training.php In this article, CreativeCOW.net contributing editor Jim Harvey reviews Combustion Underground Training DVDs by Lee 'Rod' Roderick from Runaway Training. Read the review to find out why Jim gave this training 5 COWs. Fri, 01 Apr 2005 08:00:00 GMT Creating the Old Movie look with Combustion https://library.creativecow.net/articles/prakoso_bimo_adi/old_film_look.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/prakoso_bimo_adi/old_film_look.php Contributing Editor, Bimo Adi Prakoso demonstrates some techniques for Creating the Old Movie Looks with Combustion in this tutorial. He adivises readers that, ''Many plugins for creating an old movie look are available at various costs, but the challenge is creating one without any plugin at all. A Tue, 08 Mar 2005 08:00:00 GMT Combustion 4, a first look by Ken LaRue https://library.creativecow.net/articles/larue_ken/combustion4_overview.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/larue_ken/combustion4_overview.php Creative Cow's Ken LaRue explores the just announced Discreet combustion 4. Packed with many new features that Ken enthusiastically describes as ''Hot!'' and which include quite a number that many users have had on their own personal wish lists, C4 is drawing a lot of attention and discussion here i Sat, 19 Feb 2005 08:00:00 GMT Creating a Promo Transition with Combustion https://library.creativecow.net/articles/roderick_lee/tv_internet_trans.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/roderick_lee/tv_internet_trans.php As the lines between television and the internet continue to blur, it seems like every TV channel wants you to look at their website. Whether you're CNN or community television, you'll have to rise above the straight cut or dissolve to get the viewer's attention.In this tutorial, Lee 'Rod' Roderick Mon, 14 Feb 2005 08:00:00 GMT 3D Transitions in discreet combustion: part 2 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/munkres_ben/3d_transition2.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/munkres_ben/3d_transition2.php Purpose: To build a transition that helps to instruct the use of the 3d workspace, and how to put it to use in a production piece. This is part 2 of a two-part tutorial. Wed, 17 Nov 2004 08:00:00 GMT Combustion: Create a Traced Watermark Image https://library.creativecow.net/articles/bosnjakovic_rikard/watermark.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/bosnjakovic_rikard/watermark.php In this tutorial, Rikard Bosnjakovic will demonstrate converting an existing logo to a paint-object and use it as a watermark for pictures. The intent of the tutorial is to overcome some nasty and unwanted problems with traced objects in the paint operator. This tutorial is for beginners. Tue, 09 Nov 2004 08:00:00 GMT 3D Transitions in discreet combustion https://library.creativecow.net/articles/munkres_ben/3d_transition1.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/munkres_ben/3d_transition1.php In this tutorial, Ben Munkres demonstrates building a transition in order to instruct in the use of the 3d workspace and how to put into use in a production piece. Fri, 08 Oct 2004 07:00:00 GMT Changing the Image in Particles https://library.creativecow.net/articles/dedeu_federico/particle_text.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/dedeu_federico/particle_text.php In this tutorial, Federico Dedeu demonstrates an interesting text effect using the particle generator and the text effect. Thu, 10 Jun 2004 07:00:00 GMT Using Selections, Particles & Turbulence in Combustion https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mey_michael/burning_castle.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mey_michael/burning_castle.php In this tutorial, Michael Mey demonstrates using some simple operators in Combustion to make a castle look like it's burning. The intent of this article is to show how selections and particles can be combined to make some elements of the picture to be in front of the particles effects and others to Sat, 15 May 2004 07:00:00 GMT Combustion: Replacing A Color using the Color Suppression Operator https://library.creativecow.net/abdel-basset_ayman/change_color/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/abdel-basset_ayman/change_color.php Beginners in Combustion often ask the question: My actor's shirt is green. How do I change it to blue? In this tutorial, Ayman Abdel-Basset demonstrates how to change one color in an image to another color. And he does it in Combustion without extra plug-ins. Thu, 11 Mar 2004 08:00:00 GMT Combustion 3 https://library.creativecow.net/bell_alan/combustion3/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/bell_alan/combustion3.php Alan Edward Bell takes a thorough look at Discreet Combustion 3 and concludes with, "...Many feature film and television effects houses use Combustion on a daily basis for doing everything from matte generation, color correction to full blown compositing, I cannot recommend this software enough Tue, 13 Jan 2004 08:00:00 GMT How to Use Bit Depth Converters and View LUT https://library.creativecow.net/bell_alan/bit_depth/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/bell_alan/bit_depth.php In this tutorial, Alan Edward Bell demonstrates how to work with Cineon files and combustion. Generally speaking the rule of thumb is, that you should do all your color correction in Log space and the majority of your image transformations in linear space. Sat, 13 Dec 2003 08:00:00 GMT Creating Shadows and Reflections In Combustion https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harper_mike/shadows.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harper_mike/shadows.php In this tutorial, Mike Harper demonstrates, using Discreet Combustion, how to create shadows and reflection layers and how they interact with lights in a 3-D environment. Tue, 28 Oct 2003 08:00:00 GMT The Importance of Digital Color Correction https://library.creativecow.net/articles/de_andrade_paulo/color_correction.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/de_andrade_paulo/color_correction.php Paulo de Andrade is an accomplished video effects artist whose work includes 19 years in broadcast television where he has worked on hundreds of major international series and films. In this article, Paulo looks at the importance of digital color correction and explores some of the ways that he uses Fri, 25 Apr 2003 07:00:00 GMT Combustion v2: The On-Line WebWarriors Guide -- a review by Marisu Fronc https://library.creativecow.net/articles/fronc_marisu/web_warrior_rev.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/fronc_marisu/web_warrior_rev.php Marisu Fronc takes a look at Combustion v2: The On-Line WebWarriors Guide by Jack Pfeiffer. Read why Marisu believes this book is a must-have for all combustion users. Mon, 03 Mar 2003 08:00:00 GMT Combustion: Creating Rays of Sunshine without Plug-ins https://library.creativecow.net/abdel-basset_ayman/rays/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/abdel-basset_ayman/rays.php In this tutorial, Ayman Abdel-Basset demonstrates how to create the effect of rays without 3rd party plug-ins by using the keying operator and dolly blur operator - creating the illusion of light using simply basic blurs in Combustion. Tue, 28 Jan 2003 08:00:00 GMT Creating Jittery Text https://library.creativecow.net/articles/tracksler_adam/jitter.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/tracksler_adam/jitter.php Adam Tracksler was reading through the tutorials at CreativeCow and stumbled across an After Effects tutorial on creating Jittery Text. He thought, hey, you can do that in Combustion, and here's how. Wed, 30 Oct 2002 08:00:00 GMT Morphing Smoke into Text https://library.creativecow.net/articles/tracksler_adam/smoke.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/tracksler_adam/smoke.php When I was working on a title sequence for a short film, I needed some help creating a particular effect; smoke morphing into text. Not knowing where to turn, I wrote a post in the Combustion Forum. Lucky for me some people were more than happy to help out. Lee "Rod" Roderick, Discreet Tra Mon, 12 Aug 2002 07:00:00 GMT