You are viewing an archive of the old forums. The community has since moved to

New to FXHome - Some guidance?

Posted: Tue, 26th Jan 2010, 3:27am

Post 1 of 3


Force: 1045 | Joined: 22nd Jan 2010 | Posts: 32

VisionLab User

Gold Member

Hey FXHomers! (Is that the proper term?)

I'm Phil, hailing from CT, about 30 minutes outside of NYC. I love the software (I just bought Visionlab Studio). I'm new to this kind of program, but not animation in general, as I come from a 3D background. As the concepts for Visionlab are different than those of 3D, I'm a bit lost as to where to start. Aside from reading the manual (which I have already), are there some basic tutorials that I should do to get basic concepts under my belt? I've visited the tutorials thread, but I must say that I don't really know where to start, and it's all a bit overwhelming.

I've done some tests (both with the demo software and the retail) with the muzzle flash engine:

and the Lightning Engine

Neither is my best work so far, and the lighting in the video is horrid (as the lighting in my apartment is horrid). But I think I understand some very very basic things.

Anyways, if anyone could point me in the right direction, it'd be much appreciated.

Posted: Tue, 26th Jan 2010, 9:52am

Post 2 of 3

Simon K Jones

Force: 27955 | Joined: 1st Jan 2002 | Posts: 11683

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 5 Pro User MuzzlePlug User PowerPlug User PhotoKey 3 Plug-in User FXhome Movie Maker FXpreset Maker Windows User

FXhome Team Member

Probably the best place to start is the video tutorials:
Posted: Tue, 26th Jan 2010, 2:53pm

Post 3 of 3


Force: 1045 | Joined: 22nd Jan 2010 | Posts: 32

VisionLab User

Gold Member

Thanks Tarn, I'll get right to it! I watched a few of them while I had the demo version, to get a feeling of how the interface works. Maybe it's time to go in a bit deeper and use it as project based learning.