Be the Master with the HitFilm 3D VFX Software

Soon they will
call you master

The rebels had their chance. They lost. Now it’s time for a new power to be born. Witness the Rise of the Dark Side — our new Star Wars-inspired short trailer created with HitFilm.

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Create a Star Wars-style title
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Fitting titles for a

Dark Lord

Make your power known with title sequences and text that will burn in their memory forever.

If you want to rule the galaxy, you need a strong opener. Here we show you how to create menacing, metallic titles using HitFilm Express and add-ons like Parallax effects and 3D lights. Want to give your words even more power? Learn how to use heat distortion effects and Action VFX stock elements like smoke, ashes or dust to fire up your text (and your viewers).

The party don’t start until the enemy walks in.

Make an entrance that blows them away with 3D AT-ST models and camera shake.

In this tutorial, we teach you how to scan and use footage (with the help of Foundry’s camera tracker) to import a 3D model of an AT-ST into your battle scenes. Want to demonstrate the full power of the dark side? Learn how to harness the force (camera-shake effects) in flat scenes to make your enemies tremble with fear.

Using 3D tracking in your film
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Create the Force lightning effect
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Let the lightning effects flow through you!

Encourage undecided rebels to join the dark side with a good shock to the system — using animated skeletons and electrifying force effects!

Here we show you how to use lightning and electricity effects, HitFilm’s 3D model import, and keyframing to create animated skeleton models that match your actor’s movements. Want more flare on your finishing move? Learn how to add glow to your K.O.s with Anamorphic Lens Flares, Light Flares, Chromatic Aberration, Glow, and Auto Volumetrics.




Learn how to use Meshroom, Blender and digital doubles to send your enemies flying.

Trees and stones can break your bones— so we simulated a digital double to create the perfect force-wipeout effect. In this tutorial, you learn how to use Meshroom to turn a series of high-res images of your actor, in a T-pose, into a 3D Model. Then use Blender to rig your model with digital bones and safely launch it into the air.

How to use Meshroom to create digital doubles
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Set the stage for destruction

Dial up the drama on the battlefield with simulated rebels exported from Blender, and whirling debris created with HitFilm Pro’s Particle system.

Think your 3D simulation is ready for war? In this tutorial, we teach you how to easily export your creation from Blender, and composite it into your battle scenes using HitFilm Pro. Then we show you how to scale up the annihilation with floating dust, swirling leaves and falling debris.

Compositing simulations from Blender to HitFilm
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Director’s Commentary
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Peek inside our war room

What does it take to make a Dark Lord rise from the ashes? Find out how we took our concept from idea to execution in this FXhome Q&A with Javert, Tom and Josh. Get an inside look at how we organized production, post-production and split up the visual effects shots. Want to know why we decided to throw Oli at a tree? We talk about that too.

Ready to go from apprentice to master? Tell us which tutorials you need to fulfill your destiny.

Back by popular demand

You made your powers known and insisted on a compositing tutorial - so we delivered!

Making a 3D model realistically fit your scene is as easy as 1, 2, 3, when you’re using HitFilm. Follow Tom as he guides you through every step - including texturing your model, recreating the perfect lighting, using color grading tools to match shadows and highlights, and adding a duo of light wraps to create blends between your model and the background.

Compositing 3D models
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