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By VinhSon Nguyen

March 6th, 2012

In this episode of Red Giant TV VinhSon Nguyen shows you how to create a cool, stylized underwater scene for use in motion graphics.

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December 19th, 2013 at 2:10 amNaome Leang says:

Great tutorial bro! Thanks for sharing.

December 19th, 2013 at 2:05 amNaome Leang says:

Great Tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

September 13th, 2012 at 12:16 pmAharon Rabinowitz says:

Dayne - how about this:

September 10th, 2012 at 7:29 amdayne collins says:

This is really good ! but is there a tutorial just to make the light rays ? i want to put sun light rays in a forest scene .. any ideas ? :D

July 6th, 2012 at 1:34 pmDominic den Drijver says:

As Aharon Rabinowitz said, Shading is only possible in 2.0.. the downside is that it is almost impossible to do it in Form 1.0, so for the 1.0 users we'll have to do it without the realism of the shading :(

May 2nd, 2012 at 3:46 pmAharon Rabinowitz says:

Shading in Trapcode form is only available in Version 2. If you have Form 1, it does not react to lights. Hope that helps.

April 28th, 2012 at 10:49 amBilly says:

I dont have the shading option either, the least somebody could do is post and help us out..

April 28th, 2012 at 6:41 amdon costanza says:

I found the simplest was to merely make a mask to "cheat" the shading (or lack of shading function) in my program...still think this is an awesome example that has my creative juices flowing...thanks again

April 28th, 2012 at 6:06 amdon costanza says:

Excellent tutorial...thank you..having the same issue many are having with the shading button on Form...find it on Particular but not on Form? Suggestions?

April 14th, 2012 at 1:56 pmMohaned says:

Please Help
at 4:52 when im about to write time"100 i get an error
After effects warning : Unterminated string constant Expression disabled.
Error Occurred at line 1.
Comp : "Displacement Map"
Layer : 1 ('Map')
Property: 'Evolution'

April 6th, 2012 at 3:20 pmJesper Jee says:

Hi! Great tutorial but unfortunately I recognize my problem amongst some of the other comments here.
I also doesnt have the shading option. Any ideas? Thanks again!

March 25th, 2012 at 3:49 pmNatee says:

Very nice tutorial and detailed explanation of each step.. Love it. Thank you so much for sharing.

March 22nd, 2012 at 2:18 pmPeter Loomis says:

Great tutorial! Thanks for your explanation and inspiration!

March 21st, 2012 at 11:26 pmVinhSon Nguyen says:

Hey Ryan,
Thanks for the support, awesome work!
Jonathan, Kostandin, Ezra, thanks for your kind words!
Coulon, you must have an older version of Form. :)

March 15th, 2012 at 7:28 pmCOULON says:

Hi VinhSon, thx for ur great tutorial as ever but i've a problem cause i haven't got SHADING.
In order i saw on ur software :
Particles, Shading, Quick Maps, Layer Maps
But for me, i've just in order :
Paricles, Quick Maps, Layer Maps
Can u help me pls? THX by advance )
Best regards

March 13th, 2012 at 1:04 amjello says:

Um...i have a problem of some effectsshading... were can i download it for free...shine.aexthat i have download it already but "Shading" crap...and with trapcode...effects thnk you for this tutorials..
ihave to make my SIGNATURE PRODUCTION with this Cool movie clip under water or anything.... :) im so proud of others can make a cool epic vid.that... i watch it every day just to inspire me to do some AFTER EFFECTS... this is my email bye bye...GO go more =)

March 9th, 2012 at 3:27 pmVinhSon Nguyen says:

Hey Justin, as always there are many ways to do the same effect. I chose to use layer maps because I prefer them and it gives me a more visual way of animating everything. Also, it gives more room to do some crazy stuff if I wanted to change it up a little. All just personal preference.

March 7th, 2012 at 12:19 pmRyan Phelan says:

Nice tutorial, thanks. I've used this and implemented some of Harry Frank's tutorials to create something using Trapcode Particular, Form and Sound Keys.

March 7th, 2012 at 11:13 amEzra says:

Love it! Thank you for this great tutorial!

March 7th, 2012 at 12:05 amKostandin says:

Wow!! Great..

March 6th, 2012 at 10:05 pmJustin says:

cool use of the cc blur, but why didnt you just use the fractal field built into Form? You could get the same effect in half the steps right? or did i miss something?

March 6th, 2012 at 10:05 pmJustin says:

cool use of the cc blur, but why didnt you just use the fractal field built into Form? You could get the same effect in half the steps right? or did i miss something?

March 6th, 2012 at 11:36 amJonathan Granskog says:

A really nice tutorial.

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