In today’s world of visual communication one thing is apparent. There is some really cool stuff out there. Here is the dilemma. I am a 3D Artist and graphic designer. I also have training in some visual effects. There are a ton of great tutorials out there, but they can only get you so far. I can’t tell you how many times I have gotten half way through a tutorial only to find I need some plug-in or additional software to create the effect I wanted in the first place.

From there I can do one of three things. First off I can go out and buy whatever I need. Expensive and broke are the problems with this solution. Next I could choose to download it illegally. A decent option until you get a kick ass virus or get caught; even if that chance is slim. Lastly, I can scrap what I want to do. In turn I can’t update a demo reel, find a new job, or eventually take over the world.

Because of this mess I have had to settle for lack luster effects and time wasting tutorials. You would not believe how easy some of the coolest effects are if you only had a simple plug-in. Just venting a bit I guess.

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