About Me

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Welcome to my site, my name is Sam Taylor. I am a visual effects artist based in the UK. The main software packages I use are 3ds Max, Maya, Houdini, Eyeon Fusion and After Effects. The purpose of this website is to help you guys out as much as I can with tutorials, to showcase some of my own work and to post up day-to-day 'cool stuff'. If you have any queries, requests or general comments, please feel free to email me at samtaylorsfx@gmail.com or just leave a comment on my posts.

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Busy Busy Busy!

Apologies for not posting for so long I have been incredibly busy working on lots of projects over the last few months. However this means I'll have some new stuff to post up to show you what I've been getting up to. Also I have a HDRI tutorial on the way, this has been requested quite often and has been delayed massively by the awful weather we have had continuously over the last couple of months. If its not raining its foggy or snowing! Just my luck.

Hope you all had a great Christmas, and have a brilliant New Year from STFX Studios!

Friday, 10 September 2010

Quick Tip: How To Render In Sony Vegas and After Effects

Here is a quick tutorial going over how to render your projects created in After Effects or Sony Vegas, ready for burning to a DVD or uploading to the web. I also show how to burn a project directly from Sony Vegas to a DVD.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

New Tutorial "Matrix Bullet Trail Effect"

Here is STFX Studios latest tutorial, which takes you through creating a bullet and matrix style trail in Cinema 4D and will then go on to show how this can be composited in After Effects.

If you have any questions, requests or general comments please feel free to email me or just leave a comment. Don't forget to subscribe to the site and the youtube channel.

Matrix Bullet Trail Effect

 Cinema 4D & After Effects Tutorial

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Sunday, 5 September 2010

New Tutorial Coming Soon!

Here is a little preview of what we will be creating in the new tutorial that will be up very soon. The tutorial will take you through creating the bullet and matrix style trail in Cinema 4D and will then go on to show how this can be composited in After Effects.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

The First Tutorial!

Here is STFX Studios first ever tutorial which takes you through Basic Projection/Camera Mapping and integrating CGI into a live action photograph. For best results make sure you watch the videos in HD.

If you have any questions please leave a comment or feel free to send me an email. Don't forget to follow the site/subscribe. 

Cinema 4D Basic Projection/Camera Mapping & 3D Integration Tutorial

Part 1

Part 2

Final Result

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Coming Soon!

STFX Tutorials coming very soon!

Friday, 20 August 2010

Welcome to the site!

Hi everyone, welcome to STFX Studios.  I'm working on some tutorials which I'll post as soon as possible. Let me know any requests you have and I'll see what I can do.

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