Baahubali part 2 Release Trailer – Fantastic Work From Makuta VFX!

YouCanBlue would like to congratulate one of my very good friends Pete Draper of Makuta VFX on the upcoming release of the intense and massive budget Indian movie Baahubali part 2! Being a big fan of the first movie I am really looking forward to sitting down with several coffees to enjoy this one! Congratulations to all of the team involved for a fantastic looking piece of work! Blue About the AuthorBlueFounder of Youcanblue as well as the founder of a large legacy training site for 3d artists, Blue is a well known and liked member of the 3d and ... Read More

PFlow Particle Lesson – Disperse and Coalesce, Transforming to a Different Object

Pflow (Particle Flow) is a fantastic and useful feature that has been in 3ds Max now for several years and yet still a lot of people do not understand the power it has to help create procedural scenes, perform complex effects and much more besides. I have used Pflow since it first appeared, initially using it to manage engine wash for sci fi vehicles and eventually moving as far as working out interparticle collisions, how to create a procedural attack fleet with weapons and self targeting and much more besides. In this set I replicate work done for a luxury ... Read More

Megascans to Max to Unreal Engine 4 – A Video Lesson by Blue

Using Megascans in your pipeline is a quick and easy way to add detailed environments to your work.  Rather than using processor intensive tessellation however, why not try using this method which will reduce your overheads and at the same time give an excellent result!  Enjoy fully narrated video with Blue in this FREE and great video lesson. For this project you will need Quixel's Megascans, 3ds Max or any other 3d app that can manage image based displacement and Unreal Engine 4.  Have fun and as always - let me know if you enjoyed the video lesson! TUTORIAL – ... Read More

Underground Compound Series – Learn to make FPS levels in Unreal Engine 4, Part 2

Feeling impatient? You can watch the timelapse of Chapter 2 and get an idea what is going on here. ...Or you can get your feet wet right away and watch the full timelapse with narration by Blue. Hi there!  Welcome to Chapter Two of our FREE set on how to make game FPS game levels inside of Unreal Engine 4.  This chapter is going to take you into using blueprints today in order to do some special functions! You can watch Chapter 1 here if you have not seen it yet. Using the Blueprint Editor in Unreal Engine 4 gives ... Read More

Mad Max : Fury Road and its non reliance on too much CG.

So.  At one end of the spectrum (and in this author's opinion it is by far the wrong end) we have George Lucas and his ill-fated Star Wars prequels - were I to show you a compilation of pre-effects shots from those, it would mostly be Sam Jackson talking to a stick while walking slowly and looking sad in an entirely green room - AND YOU KNOW THAT I'M RIGHT. This is why films that rely entirely on CGI hardly ever work - a set that is virtual does not feel 'real' - possibly because the camera does not appear ... Read More