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Save the world with lightning effects, 3D-model shields and a fly pair of super-boots.

By Oli Thompson

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Oli Thompson

Oli Thompson

Passionate about inspiring and motivating others, philosophy, science, nature, music, adventures, creativity, and storytelling. If I'm not playing video games, you can find me daydreaming about the universe! While working at FXhome in the marketing team, I've had the privilege of acting as everything from newsletter copywriter to Capt. America!

Put on your big-boy pants. We got work to do.

Can one man save the world with cardboard cut-outs? Follow along with our superpower video effects tutorials to learn how we transform one shockingly ill-equipped vigilante into an unstoppable superhero. Behold, the power of HitFilm Express.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to fall into radioactive waste or inherit the power of Asgard to get started. All you need is some free vfx software in the form of HitFilm Express. Download your copy for free below and we’ll get started.



Throw that shield with 3D models and VFX

Hit ’em where it hurts with the 3D Model Render Pack and epic stock*.

Take out ten henchmen with a single throw of your own 3D shield*. Get the Cap’s signature toss trajectory with realistic motion blur. Want to deal the final blow in style? In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use texture and lighting effects to get that scrappy cardboard looking just right.

* Wall Hits stock courtesy of ActionVFX

* Shield model courtesy of Joey Maniglio


Learn how to add lightning effects to videos

Light ’em up Asgard-style with the full arsenal of Lightning, Lens Flares, and Electricity VFX. In this superpower video effect tutorial, you’ll learn how to add realistic lightning effects to your videos and harness the power of Thor himself.

Are you worthy? Learn how to take your lightning effects to the next level with simulated light flares — or rain down fury with 3D particles. Been working on your catch? Summon Mjolnir itself in our 3D hammer catch effect tutorial.


Take flight with an Iron Man-style take-off

Some got shields, some got smarts. Help your big-brained heroes protect their assets with some high-tech VFX.

When creating your own superhero movie, sometimes your budget just can’t stretch to a super-actor who can actually fly. With a bit of masking, some frame-by-frame animation, and a lot of imagination, we’ll help you turn your actor’s jump into a full-on lift-off.


Create the Iron Man repulsor boots effect

Fancy boots aren’t just for billionaire playboys. Soar to new heights with your own pair of fly super boots. Using the 3D particle simulator, we’ll show you how to create built-in thrusters, realistic sparks, and an epic lift-off scene.


How to make super power effects

Hungry for more? Want to learn how to be the next Spider-Man, teleport through alternate dimensions, or fly like the man-of-steel? Of course you do! Check out our latest super power effects tutorials in the Power Up masterclass, or subscribe to the FXhome YouTube channel for the latest effects tutorials, every week.

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Oli Thompson

Oli Thompson

Passionate about inspiring and motivating others, philosophy, science, nature, music, adventures, creativity, and storytelling. If I'm not playing video games, you can find me daydreaming about the universe! While working at FXhome in the marketing team, I've had the privilege of acting as everything from newsletter copywriter to Capt. America!

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