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The Ocean Cinematic Creator Kit

Ocean scenes for films, games and illustration are a challenging task. You may think you’ll only need a blue background, but there are many subtle features that make an ocean realistic.

ProductionCrate’s mission is to empower our community with unlimited creative freedom, with over 10,000 professional VFX, sound effects, and 3D models.

The diverse range of content covers every creative requirement you’ll encounter. You’ll be able to get your visuals, models and sound design elements from the same source, all under the same price.

Ocean Cinematic Creator Pack Submarine 3D Model

Ocean Visual Effects

Compositing underwater ocean scenes similar to Aquaman, Jaws and Finding Nemo has become effortless with our range of VFX assets.

Ocean Surface VFX Assets

A variety of pre keyed and loopable ocean matte painting assets, perfect for diving underwater. Built for instant compositing with minimal color correction with a transparency matte included. Use these to create shots that are impossible with a camera.

Ocean Cinematic Creator Pack

Bubble and Dirt VFX Assets

Bring dynamic particle effects to your ocean VFX for immediate realism. These practical pre keyed videos are professionally designed to bring your underwater projects to life. You can even use the static bubbles to create your own particle system for more control.

Ocean Cinematic Creator Pack

Shark VFX Assets

Photorealistic shark effects that are both fun and easy to composite into your video editing project. All of our assets provide pre-keyed and green screen download options. A variety of angles allows you to craft your scene precisely.

Ocean Cinematic Creator Pack

Ocean Cinematic Creator Pack

Ocean Sound Effects

Enhance the immersion of your ocean scenes with ambient sound effects.

Bubble Sound Effects

Match the bubble assets with some sound effects, available in MP3 and WAV formats for maximum studio quality. There are several options to choose from, so you can avoid repetition. These small details add huge value to your art.

Ocean Cinematic Creator Pack

Splash Sound Effects

Our large collection of foley sound effects allows you to match any special effects you add to your video, all from the same website. Whether it’s the sound of the ocean waves, or someone diving into the water, our sound effect library has got you covered.

Ocean Cinematic Creator Pack

Ambient Sound Effects

These powerful ocean ambient sound effects are perfect for underwater scenes in both film and games. There’s no more effective way to add an extra layer of immersion to your project than to download these sound effects.

Ocean Cinematic Creator Pack

Ocean 3D Models

Bring physically-accurate photorealistic 3D models to your ocean environment for ultimate creative control.

Specialist 3D Models

Gain full control of your ocean scenes by utilising our photorealistic models. Whether you need a naval battle using our submarine, a shark attack using our fully rigged asset, or a sunken ship with a treasure chest of gold, everything is at your disposal to build your environment.

Ocean Cinematic Creator Pack

Island Landscape 3D Models

We’ve developed custom-built terrain models for your tropical volcano island shots. High-quality normal maps amplify the level of detail in these to an incredible level. The flat edges allow you to seamlessly combine this with any planar surface to help you instantly build your tropical paradise.

Ocean Cinematic Creator Pack

Sand and Rock 3D Models

Our optimised photoscanned 3D rocks are professionally designed for easy and instant integration into your project. These perfectly constructed assets have been built to help save you time in your workflow, and focus on the aspects of your 3D scene that truly matter.

Ocean Cinematic Creator Pack

And much more!

Bring physically-accurate photorealistic 3D models to your ocean environment for ultimate creative control.

Island Matte Painting Assets

Expand your scene infinitely with our exclusive range of ocean and island matte painting assets. These carefully designed graphics are built with compositing in mind to make your job effortless. With transparency built-in, you simply need to drag and drop these into your scene to deliver the scale of a cinematic blockbuster.

Ocean Cinematic Creator Pack

3D Sand Materials

If you happen to be landlocked, you may find yourself struggling to find a beach to shoot your shot in. The solution? Download from the selection of photorealistic sand materials for your 3D renders, VFX and games. The high-resolution 4K textures are also available for free in low resolution, and is compatible with most rendering engines.

Ocean Cinematic Creator Pack

Scripts and Plugins

Our powerful library of scripts and plugins to give you an exclusive advantage in After Effects. Our light wrap generator is an instant 1 click solution to take your composting to the next level without any skill required. Our Chromatic Abberator script will give your underwater scenes a realistic lens distortion. Check out the rest here.

Ocean Cinematic Creator Pack

 

This diverse range of digital content allows anybody, whether you’re a studio professional or a solo indie developer with little experience, to be able to create the impossible. Your very own ocean scenes are now only a few clicks away. So sign up, and start downloading!

How to create Alien Invasion VFX – Tutorial

To prove the power of ProductionCrate assets, we put them to the test by creating a large-scale city destruction VFX shot.

ProductionCrate is a library of over 10,000+ professional video effects, stock footage, sound effects and 3D models. You’ll be happy to hear that a lot of these assets are free to download, while Pro users can access the entire library, including 4K assets.

We’re constantly updating our library with new and exciting creative content, such as our most recent bundle of 4K dust and smoke accents.

Download 4K Smoke Burst VFX Assets

These have been built in with alpha-mattes using a Quicktime PNG codec so that you simply need to drag and drop this into your project. This, with the different file formats available for you to download, means our VFX assets are compatible with After Effects, Hitfilm, Premiere Pro and more.

Another brand new asset that we used in the shot is our 3D alien spaceship model. This is provided in OBJ format, the most widely supported file type, compatible with Blender, 3ds Max, Cinema4D, Element3D and more.

GraphicsCrate provided a huge level of control for the look of the environment. While video assets are good for explosions and lasers, static graphics can give us the power to add cracks, scorch marks and rubble to our scene.

Here’s the full list of assets we used in this video:

FootageCrate

SoundsCrate

RenderCrate

GraphicsCrate

You can learn exactly how we built this shot by watching our latest tutorial, which covers several valuable compositing techniques that will improve your skills. Enjoy!

If you’re interested in some fantastic new sound effects for your cinematic trailers, take a look at them here.

Meteor VFX Breakdown – Quick Tutorial

No disaster movie is complete without an apocalyptic meteor effect. This Davesplanation breaks down the steps we went through to create our very own asteroid impact using VFX!

This was built using a variety of software and ProductionCrate assets, including:

3D Photoscanned Meteor Model – A high-quality photorealistic asteroid that had been digitally scanned from the real world. You can learn more about these assets in this excellent breakdown video.

Dust and Smoke VFX assets – These were essential in completing the look of the effect, creating a realistic volumetric appearance to the meteor’s impact. Tinting them to match the ground, as well as stacking them several times is all that is required to professionally polish your compositing.

Explosion and Fire Sound Effects – ProductionCrate’s huge selection of sound effects means you will be able to pair the correct audio to your visuals. We layered together several of these to create a dynamic and exciting audio track.

Feel free to check out our 2-minute information-packed video to learn some of the techniques we used.

If you’re interested in learning about how you can create some incredible magic VFX, check out the assets we have recently made for you here. 

Download 4K Particle Shockwave Motion Graphics

Download the 4K particle shockwave VFX assets here. 


We’ve expanded our collection of particle shockwave effects, all ready to download and import to your video.

These stylish assets feature sudden radial bursts of wispy smoke, being a perfect addition to your visual effects and motion graphics.

To maximise the detail, the particle shockwaves are available in up to 4K resolution. This allows you to scale and position these effects anywhere in your composition while maintaining high quality.

 

These are best composited using a screen or additive blending mode. In some of our file formats, the particle shockwaves have the alpha channel built-in. speeding up your compositing workflow.

We provide these in 4 file formats:

  • Zipped PNG sequence
  • Zipped ProRes
  • MOV (PNG)
  • MP4

This will allow you to import these particle shockwave effects into almost any video editing software, including After Effects, Hitfilm, Nuke, Vegas Pro and more.

Not only can these be great for motion graphics, but also for visual effects, such as in meteor impacts, sci-fi weapon muzzle flashes, or explosions!

Download 4K Particle Shockwave VFX Assets

Download these particle shockwave VFX assets today, and access the thousands of other assets available from ProductionCrate’s digital asset library.

If you’re interested in our similar content, check out our magic power accent VFX.

Download HD Looping Ocean Effects for your Videos

Download Ocean VFX Matte-painting assets here


We’re proud to see our matte-painting library help artists create stunning landscapes for their movies to take place in.

Most of our set-extension resources come from GraphicsCrate, a collection of over 1000 professionally built images that can be stacked together to build whatever comes to the imagination. Combining these matte-painting assets with FootageCrate effects creates a unique combination that brings your scene to life, especially with the introduction of our newest ocean assets!

These are a powerful tool that can make adding the sea to your VFX shot a simple one-click process, helping streamline your compositing workflow and save you time.

To ensure that these ocean effects are flexible, there are several variations to choose from. From here, you find the asset which best fits your setting, whether that is a sunset or a clear day.

Download HD Looping Ocean and Sea Video Effects

One exceptional highlight is that these HD ocean effects are loopable. This means that no matter how long your shot lasts, the waves will continue to move in a natural seamless motion without any visible stutters. Just take a look at it in action and see if you can figure out where the cut is!

Download HD Looping Ocean and Sea Video Effects

We’re excited to see what you manage to create with these ocean effects. If you want to see what else you can create with GraphicsCrate, check out our latest Nebula collection.

Crush a Car with VFX!

We’re taking you on a quick journey to explore how we created this awesome car-crush VFX shot!

We’ll cover plenty of techniques in this mini-tutorial that will help you build your very own VFX shot from start to finish.

We used 3ds Max and After Effects for this, however, we’ve ensured that you will be able to follow along and use the same workflow in almost any other 3D software like Blender.

This is our first Davesplanation episode, so let us know if you want to see more!

Let’s get started:

You can download the car model here if you are a Pro User

For Pro’s we have another car model you can download here

Find the Crate’s Camera Shaker Script Here

The Sound Effects  used are all available on SoundsCrate

Download 4K Ground Fog Effects

Download 4K ground fog and mist effects here.

If you too find yourself entranced by the peaceful and fluid motion of wispy smoke, you’re in luck! We’ve just released a fantastic bundle of 10 production-ready fog effects, all ready for you to download right away.

Each asset has been pre-keyed, so you can drop these into your composition and make use of the built-in transparent background without any extra preparation.

The 4K resolution also means you will be able to flexibly scale these effects without any noticeable loss in quality.

Download 4K Ground Mist Video Effects

Create an eerie atmosphere by adding these to your shots. We’ve angled these effects so that they will fit onto the ground of your scene and match the perspective perfectly.

We even have several variations in style, such as slow-motion and turbulent!

You can even get creative with the unique appearance of these mist effects, and build an awesome sci-fi portal effect!

Download 4K Ground Mist Video Effects

Want to see how these were made? Check out our first ever episode of VFXperiments, where we take you behind the scenes and show you how we made some of these insanely cool assets.

We’re excited to see what you create with these effects! If you’re interested to see more of ProductionCrate’s content, check out our UFO effects!

 

 

 

 

Download Apocalypse Matte Painting VFX

Download Apocalypse VFX matte painting assets here

ProductionCrate has just released a huge new bundle of apocalyptic assets!

Transforming an entire scene into a wasteland is one of the most enjoyable VFX projects you can take on. You can bring destruction to buildings, roadways, cars, plants, and just about anything that you like, taking inspiration from the Walking Dead, the Umbrella Academy or 28 Days Later. Though often this can involve many hours of tedious work to create each individual feature of the scene.

Thankfully, we’re here to help. We’ve created over 50 set extension assets to help you construct your post-apocalyptic VFX shots. Let’s take a look at some!

Download HD Apocalypse VFX Assets

This apocalyptic city is perfect for distant set extensions. All our assets have been pre-keyed and are ready for you to import into almost any compositing software, whether that is After Effects, Hitfilm, Fusion or Premiere Pro. We even have several different lighting variations, so that you can choose the one that best matches the environment of your shot.

Download HD Apocalypse VFX Assets

We also have over 25 damaged car assets for you to download and composite onto your empty roads. There are two different car types, all with a huge range of angles, lighting conditions and shadow mattes – so you can be sure that these will blend into your shot without any trouble. For even more variation, you can even change the hue and saturation of the car paint! Download these destroyed car set extension effects here. 

Download HD Apocalypse VFX Assets

We’ve also added some awesome large-scale smoke plume graphics! These PNG effects are perfect for distant smoke and are incredibly easy to use with their transparent backgrounds. We also have several HD animated smoke plumes if you want to include motion in these effects which you can download here. Use these to help create an atmosphere in your scene that no other practical effect can!

Download HD VFX Smoke Plume Assets

Time for an in-depth look at how you can composite these into your scene! Chris and Adrian cover all the techniques you will need in this especially awesome Saturday Morning tutorial:


We’ll love to see what you can create with these stunning effects! If you want to learn how you can composite a nuclear blast into this post-apocalyptic landscape, check out this tutorial here. 

Spaceship UFO VFX – Tutorial

Download HD UFO VFX Assets Here

Whether they’re friendly or not (usually the latter), no Sci-Fi movie is complete without alien spaceships flying over a city. They’re some of the coolest VFX shots out there.

We’re super happy to be introducing these new HD UFO effects, all available for you to download! We even have a free option, so this tutorial is for all of you.

Inspired by Independence day, District 9 and Arrival, we want to show you how you can create your own blockbuster CGI alien spaceship. So let’s get started with the tutorial!

You can use almost any compositing software for this tutorial, whether that’s Nuke, Hitfilm, or Premiere Pro. I’ll be using After Effects!

We’ll first need the city that our outer-worldly visitors will be hanging out over. I’ve gone for the popular choice, New York City! You can download the same image here from Pexels.

Download UFO Spaceship VFX Tutorial

You can apply the same VFX techniques to a video if you would rather use that! If you haven’t yet downloaded the UFO assets, download the effects here.

We can drop our first spaceship into our shot! You’ll find that it’s already looking incredibly realistic without any work needed to be done. FootageCrate elements are all designed to make your workflow as easy as possible!

The first adjustment we want to make is ensuring that the lighting is in the correct direction. You’ll see that the sunlight is coming from the left side of the screen, so if the UFO asset doesn’t match, simply flip it horizontally. This makes the scene seem consistent.

Download UFO Spaceship VFX Tutorial

The next small adjustment we can perform is adding a tint effect. Make both colors match the sky, so that the UFO appears to be distant in the sky. Typically, you’ll increase the tint if the spaceship is larger or further away to give a sense of scale.

Download UFO Spaceship VFX Tutorial

Feel free to go crazy and add even more of our spaceship assets! Once again you can change the tint levels so that the closer spaceships have less of it applied (which you can see in the top right asset).

Download UFO Spaceship VFX Tutorial

If you have buildings that are supposed to obstruct the view of some of these VFX assets like I have here, you can either rotoscope the foreground, or use a simple color key with the sky as the target! We can then use this duplicated layer above our UFO effects to put the buildings in front.

Download UFO Spaceship VFX Tutorial

And it’s as easy as that! In no time we have our VFX UFO invasion underway. Add any final corrections you would like to your scene. I’ve even used our Auto-Cinemabar plugin to quickly create the cinema aspect ratios in a single click!

Download UFO Spaceship VFX Tutorial

We’ll love to see what you create with these UFO VFX assets! If you’re tempted to create your own UFO animations, Pro Users can download our model here.

If you’re interested in more compositing tutorials, check out our Helictoper tutorial.

Download Tank VFX Assets

Download HD Tank VFX Assets Here

Our hugely requested and highly anticipated tank effects have rolled in!

We love seeing tanks and huge military battles in movies. This is why we’re now giving you control of over 30 unique and exciting elements to bring mayhem to your action film without the huge price tag!

Aiming, rolling, turning and even firing are all included in this huge collection, meaning you can combine these in your timeline to create an entire army of these tanks.

Our effects are all pre-keyed with an alpha channel, meaning you can easily insert these into a shot instantly without any extra hassle.

Download HD Tank VFX Assets

We’ve also created different lighting variations, so whether your shot is sunny or overcast, our assets will have you covered.

For those who want to go to war with these effects, we’ve created impactful tank firing shots from several different angles.

Download HD Tank VFX Assets

You can order these different effects so that you can create a realistic narrative, such as having a tank rolling up to the camera, aiming, and then firing… The possibilities are limitless!

We hope you enjoy using these tank effects in your projects. If you’d like to expand your arsenal, check out our action-packed helicopter VFX assets.