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Beating Scam Arcade Game with VFX (After Effects)

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Adobe After Effects Tutorials

After Effects, Masking, Practical effects

Learn how to cheat the hoop shooter arcade game with the help of practical effects and Visual Effect in this adobe after effects tutorial.

How to Beat arcade games

2 weeks ago Mark Rober uploaded a video showcasing how to beat 5 arcade games. And if you know him you can probably already guess that he did this with the help of some self-made machines. After seeing this we ofcourse also wanted to give it a try but unfortunately we aren’t as skilled at building those kind of things.

Beating the punchbag machine
Mark Rober using home made device

Luckily we are better VFX artists than we are engineers. So we found a way to hack the icon hoop shooter game.

practical effects

When dealing with this game the hardest part to fake is the net. Every time the ball goes through, the net needs to move around. And as you know animating this type of movement is way too difficult and time consuming. So it’s better to do it practical, sticking a ball on a stick an moving it through. Than its a simple matter of masking some stuff away which we show in detail in our video.


Big thanks to Storyblocks for the support on this video. Their community driven library always help us to find something perfect every VFX shot. They really help us to bring our Visual effects to life, without compromising on anything.

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