Use Mocha to Assist With After Effects Face Tracker

How you can use mocha and mocha pro to help with the new face tracker tracking in After Effects 2015.

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 - 06:43 AM

How To Make A Sci-Fi Fire Look In Cinema 4D and After Effects

In this AskGSG Jake Vardaman asks us how to make this cool Sci-Fi fire look by Raoul Paulet using C4D.

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 - 04:45 AM

Create a Displacement Map in C4D To Use in After Effects with FreeForm Pro

Chris Lavelle shows us how he makes a depth map in C4D to use in After Effects with FreeForm Pro. It’s one way to make a Displacement Map that can be used by FreeForm Pro.

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 - 06:43 AM

How to Create Heat Waves in After Effects

Learn how to create displaced heat waves in After Effects with this easy-to-learn technique.

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 - 04:46 AM

Useful Tricks in After Effects!

Over 65 Useful Tricks in After Effects You May Not Know About by Sergei Prokhnevskiy.

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 - 04:43 AM

Create an Energized Molecule Effect in After Effects

Learn how to create an energized molecule effect using only built-in effects in this exclusive After Effects tutorial.

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 - 04:35 AM

Face Tracker and mocha AE

In this overview, Product Manager Martin Brennand takes you through how the bundled mocha AE complements the Adobe After Effects CC 2015 Face Tracker.

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 - 06:31 AM

After Effects Process Video: ShapeShifter AE

Get a look at the entire process of creating a 3D sequence with Shapeshifter AE, in just 3 minutes.

Posted on Jun 25, 2015 - 10:59 AM

Animated Flip Book

Paul Ezzy from Boris FX shows you how to take a green screen ballarina and turn it into a hand drawn flipbook style sketch, complete with project file.

Posted on Jun 25, 2015 - 05:58 AM

Petri Dish Planets (After Effects Post Production)

Watch Shanks FX "Petri Dish Planets" and then check out the tutorial on how he put the finishing touches on them in Adobe After Effects.

Posted on May 11, 2015 - 06:46 AM

Advanced 3D Noise & Deform using Element 3D

In this tutorial Andrew Kramer from Video Copilot shows you how to create an intricate deform animation using 3D Noise & Twist with Element 3D V2  inside After Effects.

Posted on May 04, 2015 - 07:43 AM

The Importance of Compositing: A Layer By Layer Breakdown in After Effects

Learn how important compositing is for your 3D renders, as every shot needs color correction and/or compositing, in this tutorial from Greyscalegorilla.

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 - 06:36 AM

Cinema 4D Custom Material ID Pass Tutorial

Ryan Snider of TangleWire.tv, shows you his customized compositing render pass that will allow you to make targeted color corrections, and changes to your C4D renders in Adobe After Effects.

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 - 06:33 AM

Tracking Masks: comparing Adobe’s Mask Tracker and mocha AE CC

Adobe Creative Cloud has a tool called "Mask Tracker" the is found in both Premiere Pro CC 2014 and After Effects CC 2014, that can be used to easily create masks.  After effects also has "mocha AE CC", a dedicated planar tracker that is similar to Mask Tracker, but also allows keyframe control, and has advanced features for dealing with some of the more difficult masking or tracking situations.

Mary Poplin, from Imagineer Systems, shows you the similarities and differences between the "Mask Tracker" and the bundled "mocha AE CC."  Knowing which tool to use in which situation can help you save time and be more creative.

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 - 05:54 AM

Simple workarounds and fixes for the two biggest causes of After Effects crashes

Does After Effects CC 2014.2 (13.2) crash on you?  One of these 2 fixes from Adobe may help clear up the problem.

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 - 05:41 AM

Nuke or After Effects for Compositing?

Joey Korenman from School of Motion shows you how NUKE works better than After Effects when it comes to compositing, and how it can help you with your motion graphic designs.

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 - 04:41 AM

Animated Polygon in After Effects

Video Copilot's Andrew Kramer shows you how to create fun, animating polygons that you can easily customize using time displacement, scale wipes and other neat animation tricks.

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 - 03:36 AM

Create a Paper Airplane in After Effects.

Create and animate your own Paper Airplanes in After Effects. This tutorial will show you how with out any 3rd party plugins, plus it only uses the classic 3D engine and not the ray traced.

Posted on Jan 13, 2015 - 01:57 AM

Re-creating the Lost Smoke Monster

In this Episode of Red Giant TV, Filmmaker/Motion Graphics artist Seth Worley will show you how to re-create the look of the Lost Smoke monster. Covered: Compositing, Masking, 3D tracking, Color Correction and some really cool Trapcode Particular techniques.

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 - 08:23 AM

Aurora Effect with Adobe After Effects and Trapcode Particular

Learn how to create an aurora effect using Trapcode Particular in AE.

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 - 07:03 AM

After Effects (Trapcode Form) 3D Hologram Effect

In this tutorial TunnelvizionTV will teach you how to create a 3D Hologram Effect using After Effects and Trapcode Form. Trapcode form can be used to import 3D objects such as OBJ files into After Effects.

Posted on Dec 09, 2014 - 04:46 AM

Workflow between LightWave and After Effects #lightwave3d 

If you work with both Adobe After Effects and Newtek LightWave, here are a few tutorials that may help with your workflow between the two programs.

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 - 09:59 AM

Tiffen Dfx v4 - Using DFX in Video Applications

The focus is on the video and film plug-ins in Adobe After Effects (but the plug-in works in other video hosts as well). Lens distortion, color grades and blurs are covered, and a lot more. 

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 - 09:55 AM

Tiffen Dfx v4: Installation & Activation

Learn about installing Tiffen Dfx 4... the standalone, the video plug-ins and the photo plug-ins. The video also walks through activating the software. 

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 - 09:40 AM

Cyriak’s Halloween Costume

Learn to create an effect inspired by Cyriak, where a creepy hand-crab monster projects from a person’s mouth.  This effect is very involved, with lots of rotoscoping, tracking and hand animation.  It's not for the feint of heart, but you will learn a ton.

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 - 03:55 AM

Head replacement with mocha and Adobe After Effects

Learn how to design, shoot and composite a head replacement shot. Think "Headless Horseman."  This is a fast paced tutorial design for advances users of mocha and After Effects.

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 - 03:39 AM

Adobe After Effects Quick VFX - Blood Smear

Surfaced Studio teaches you how to smear a blood effect along a wall as your actor is sliding down, in After Effects.

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 - 03:34 AM

White Walker Eye Animation - Game of Thrones

This isn’t so much a tutorial as it is a walkthrough of the steps you can take to recreate the eyes of a White Walker from Game of Thrones!

Posted on Oct 07, 2014 - 05:33 AM

Frame Rate Conversion and Mixed Formats

In this tutorial, you will see several examples demonstrating frame rate conversion and mixed format issues and their solutions.

Posted on Oct 07, 2014 - 05:23 AM

Adobe After Effects Pixel Screen Experiment

Video Copilot offers up this great tutorial on how to make an LCD pixel screen with the CC Ball Action effect in AE. Plus learn how to create a realistic depth of field with just Camera Lens Blur and a depth map.  The CS6 project files are included.

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 - 06:56 AM

Broken Glass in Adobe After Effects

Learn how to make floating glass shards with After Effects to create a unique looking title sequence.

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 - 04:34 AM

Alex Dow of Zaxwerks on the RFShow

Alex Dow of Zaxwerks, the ProAnimator Guru, lets his talent run rampant on for RFShow.TV! Watch Alex display the power and simplicity of ProAnimator 8!

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 - 02:18 AM

Top 5 3D Camera Tips for Adobe After Effects

Get tips and techiniques from Sean Frangella for "working with 3D cameras in After Effects, including changing focal length, parenting cameras to nulls, cutting between multiple cameras, roving keyframes, and linking depth of field."

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 - 11:49 AM

Everybody Do The Predki! (What!?)

Joey shows you how to re-create his go-to animation trick. Kyle Predki, Joey's friend from Toil, came up with the move, hence the name. It's the bouncy, fun text animation that you can see in the first few seconds of the video.

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 - 10:34 AM

Trapcode Mir Tutorials

These tutorials for Trapcode Mir ought to lend you a hand! There is always time to learn something new!

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 - 05:59 AM

Animated Cartoon Roto Shapes with mocha and After Effects

Mary Poplin, the Imagineer Product Specialist, shows how to make a cool animated cartoon look with Roto Shapes in mocha and After Effects. The tutorial uses a free script and the download link is below the video.

Posted on Sep 14, 2014 - 01:23 PM

After Effects Liquify Morph

In the tutorial below, Mikey Borup explains how to create a morph with the After Effects Liquify tool and no other third-party plug-ins.

Posted on Sep 14, 2014 - 01:14 PM

Boris Continuum Complete BCC Morph

The Boris Continuum Warp Unit allows After Effects artists to generate real-time static or animated image warps, animated image morphs between a pair of still images, and animated video morphs from video clips like in the popular Michael Jackson music video.

Posted on Sep 14, 2014 - 01:11 PM

Tricks with 3D Objects in AE

This is from Day 7 of 30 Days of After Effects from the School of Motion at Ringling College of Art & Design. Joey explains one of the basics of using 3D Objects in After Effects, some tricks and animation principles.

Posted on Sep 14, 2014 - 12:53 PM

After Effects Video Tutorial: 3D Corner Text

Follow the technique in this After Effects tutorial to animate text around the edges of a 3D object.

The tutorial covers:

  • 3D Anchor Points
  • Easy-Ease Keyframes
  • Key-framing Cameras
  • Snapping Vertexes Together
Posted on Sep 02, 2014 - 04:30 AM

Adobe After Effects Sci-Fi Effects

Want to create cool looking Sci-Fi effects in AE? Then check out this tutorial from Matthew Pearce as he explains how he created some of his favorite effects.

Posted on Sep 02, 2014 - 03:25 AM

Adobe After Effects 3D Pre-compose Free Script + tutorial

The 3D Pre-Compose Script makes it easy to pre-compose 3D-aware layers in After Effects by automatically copying all cameras & lights into the new comp with linked expressions! Just watch the tutorial to see all the amazing possibilities! Plus the script is Free!

Posted on Sep 02, 2014 - 01:40 AM

Creating Organic Particles using Trapcode Form

Inspired by the practical exploding chalk effects used in the Semi-Permanent Sydney 2014 title, Claude Autret explained to Red Giant’s Aharon Rabinowitz how he attempted to remake some of the effects in After Effects using Trapcode Form.  Claude explains how he used a letter converted to a shape, to use only the outside stroke, as a layer map for Form, with really small particles, and then animate the displacement and dispersion so it explodes towards the camera.

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 - 03:17 AM

Adobe After Effects Titles: Dracula Untold

Here’s a tutorial for creating titles inspired by the “Dracula: Untold” movie trailer.  Bats, smoke, lighting effects, all made completely with in After Effects with first party plugins.

Posted on Aug 18, 2014 - 10:43 AM

In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 2: The Plug-ins

Need to touch up your actor’s complexion quickly and easily? There are a lot of plug-ins on the market that can help you with this task. I’ll cover the big players and a few new to the market: Digital Anarchy Beauty Box, GenArts Sapphire S_Beauty, FXHOME HitFilm, the recently released Imagenomic Portraiture for video, the brand-spanking new Dashwood Smooth Skin. Red Giant Cosmo and Colorista II are also on the agenda.

Posted on Aug 18, 2014 - 10:40 AM

Ya Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

It’s day 3 of 30 Days of After Effects from School of Motion in Sarasota Florida. Learn to efficiently use After Effects Expressions to rig up some gears.

Posted on Aug 18, 2014 - 09:24 AM

3D Banner Drop-down Tutorial in After Effects with 3D Flag

Alex from Zaxwerks explains how to create some cool animated sports banners with Zaxwerks 3D Flag, which incidentally, is on sale through July 1, 2014!

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 - 10:31 AM

Shockwave by Video Copilot

Andrew Kramer uses 100% After Effects, no third-party plug-ins, to create this shockwave effect using Fractal Noise.

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 - 09:11 AM

Alien Planet

Ben Watts has a new tutorial up showing how to create an otherworldly rocky terrain in CINEMA 4D and After Effects. Ben says, "In this tutorial we'll build up a displaced surface using layered noise maps. After that we'll create a wet looking surface & water shader for the deep section. Finally we'll take care of some basic lighting & colour correction in After Effects."

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 - 09:07 AM

NewBlueFX Titler Pro - Multiple Instances Using One Template

In this 60 Second Studio, Rafael from NewBlueFX shows you how to point to multiple instances using one template in Titler Pro 3.

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 - 08:47 AM

In Depth: Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup, Part 1

Do you need to make some small fixes to the skin of your actor, like fixing a blemish or blotchiness? Here’s part 1 of a 2 part series on Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup to get you started!

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 - 08:39 AM

Creating A VFX Rainy Scene

Mustapha Fersaoui shows how to create a realistic rain scene with Photoshop and After Effects using a lot of plug-ins that ship with AE, plus some Optical Flares and Red Giant Mojo.

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 - 08:36 AM

Sci-Fi Weapon FX Tutorial from Video Copilot

Andrew Kramer of Video Copilot shows you how he made this cool sci-fi muzzle flash in with distortion in Adobe After Effects. The awesome shooting effects were created with the Video Copilot's Shockwave pack in After Effects. The high tech weapon sound effects are from the new MotionPulse sound package from Video Copilot.

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 - 08:16 AM

3D CAMERATRACKER Plug-in Tutorial by The Pixel Lab

Joren from The Pixel Lab shows the workflow of working with footage tracked with The Foundry’s CAMERATRACKER in After Effects and then bringing that footage into MAXON CINEMA 4D. 

Posted on Jun 10, 2014 - 07:32 AM

Video Copilot Sci-Fi Weapon!

Andrew Kramer stars in his own video showing how he took a Nerf gun and converted it into a dangerous intergalactic weapon, then added effects in post.

Posted on May 27, 2014 - 12:42 PM

Inside the After Effects Camera by ChrisZwar

Pro Video Coalition has a great article up written by ChrisZwar. Its an overview on the power of the ability to create 3D layers and work with them using After Effects’ Virtual Camera tool.

Posted on May 20, 2014 - 04:36 AM

Directly monitor your editing or compositing application using ScopeBox

With ScopeLink, you can have world-class scopes and QC tools, no matter which application you're working in.

Posted on May 13, 2014 - 09:05 AM

Accurate Green Screen Shadows and Camera Moves

In this tutorial, Matthew Perks will show you how compose a green screen shot with a moving camera. He will also show you how to make an accurate 3D shadow of the subject, which really helps to sell the shot.

Posted on May 13, 2014 - 05:51 AM

Create Animated 3D Paint Strokes with CINEMA 4D and After Effects

Post by Kevin Snyder at CGtuts+: "Learn how to create and animate eye catching 3D paint strokes using a combination of After Effects and Cinema 4D in this tutorial from Kevin Synder."

Additional Files & Scripts:

  • Paint it Black Texture Pack (Dan Stevers)
  • Riot Gear (Video Copilot)
  • Unmult (Red Giant)
  • Sortie Script (AE Scripts)
Posted on Apr 22, 2014 - 10:05 AM

Guitar Strings with Rowbyte Plexus

Gardner Raymond of Consequence Video Designs has a new After Effects tutorial, in which he creates animated guitar strings using Rowbyte Plexus with the help of Trapcode Sound Keys.

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 - 09:37 AM

The Magic Behind MediaMotion Ball’s Logo - Using BCC

MediaMotion Ball and International Media Users Group (IMUG) founder, Carey Dissmore gives you an inside look at how he created this year's animated logo.

Armed with BCC 8 AE in Adobe After Effects, you'll learn how Carey harnessed the power of BCC Extruded EPS, BCC Particle Emitter 3D, BCC Glint, BCC Organic Strands, and BCC Colorize Glow to create the slick, high energy style for the annual NAB event.

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 - 07:19 AM

Digital Wipes in After Effects with Ben Watts

In this tutorial Ben Watts will teach you how to create a basic digital wipe effect using Adobe After Effects. 

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 - 03:50 AM

Create a Lizard Man in After Effects Pt. 2

Ran Ben Avraham shows us how to create a Lizard Man transformation in After Effects with FreeForm Pro. Ran motion tracks a sequence and then he uses FreeForm Pro to wrap the texture of his choice around the actors face in 3D.

In Part 2 you will learn how to 2D track different parts of the face in Mocha. You'll apply that info to the texture that has been created.

View Part 1

Posted on Mar 25, 2014 - 10:05 AM

In Depth: What in the Heck is Bokeh?

Bokeh is a type of defocus or lens blur where the blur takes on the shape of the lens diaphram. We explain how to pronounce the word, how it is created, and show lots of cool examples. Also, a few plug-ins to create a bokeh in post-production.

Posted on Mar 18, 2014 - 04:57 PM

Working with OBJ Sequences in Element 3D

Charles Yeager leads you along in this tutorial on how to do some key things when using OBJ files exported from 3ds Max and used in Video Copilot Element 3D. He also uses ReelSmart Motion Blur from RE:Vision Effects.

Posted on Mar 18, 2014 - 04:47 PM

Audio Post Production - Mixing Basics for Dialog

In this tutorial George Parker will give you a quick rundown on how to mix audio for film! There is some good stuff in here, people!

Posted on Mar 18, 2014 - 04:38 PM

Create a Lizard Man in After Effects Pt. 1

Ran Ben Avraham walks you through turning a human man into a Lizard Man with After Effects and Mettle FreeForm Pro. He motion tracks his footage and wraps the serpentine texture around the actors head with FreeForm Pro.

Posted on Mar 18, 2014 - 04:35 PM

3D Curved Screen in After Effects

Lester Banks fine blog had a link to this one from Daniel-FS. In this After Effects tutorial, he explains how to create a simple rig for a 3D screen, consisting of multiple planes in 3D space. He used several scripts including Reposition Anchor Point, Layer Chain, Split Image and True Comp Duplicator, all carried by AE Scripts. He also has the project files available for download. 

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 - 11:07 AM

How to Change the Finished Rendering Sound

Charles Yeager at CGI Tuts+ explains how to change the render sound in After Effects. I can’t say I’d use a gunshot like he did… maybe a more beautiful sound like a kitten meow or a favorite song. Or,  here’s an idea! How about a silent audio file so that you’re not suddenly startled by the render ending!

Anyway, Charles explains the process for both Mac and Windows.

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 - 11:05 AM

Create Water with Trapcode Particular

Dino Muhic creates a beautiful fluid looking water effect, inspired by a Beck’s commercial in Germany. Dino used a lime from Video Copilot 3D Model Pack - Fresh Food.

First, he builds it from scratch and then explains how to composite it. He also created a preparation video to show how the water looks on its own.

Posted on Mar 05, 2014 - 04:13 PM

EPS Vector Graphic Import with Titler Pro

NewBlueFX allows users to create stunning and chic professional 2D and 3D video titles in the timeline with speed and efficiency. Here’s a tutorial to show you how to use some of the features in the plug-in!

Posted on Mar 05, 2014 - 10:33 AM

Create a Cartoon in After Effects (7 Parts)

Ryan Boyle of Sketchy Pictures explains the full process from character design, expressions for animating movement, lip-sync, lighting and camera and lots more!

Posted on Mar 05, 2014 - 10:24 AM

Create a Smoke Man with 3ds Max Using FumeFX & Krakatoa

Post by Vikrant Dalal at CGtuts+ - Create an smoky ghostlike character or object using Sitni Sati FumeFX for 3ds Max and Krakatoa. He finishes in After Effects. Project file with a sample character is included.

Posted on Mar 05, 2014 - 10:15 AM

Creating 8 Bit Animation

This is an interesting tutorial because the artist is singing while he works! He starts off by making a character with a unibrow in Photoshop and then takes it into After Effects to create the lipsync. He does this manually but I would suggest using a plug-in called MamoWorld Auto Lip-Sync, which allows you to create a mouth that automatically animates according to your voice recording.

Posted on Mar 05, 2014 - 10:10 AM

How to Animate Retro Pixel Art in After Effects

This one comes from Nick Morris at AE Tuts+. He explains the workflow for taking pixel art from ASEprite into Photoshop and then finally into an HD comp in After Effects. See Tutorial #4.

Posted on Mar 05, 2014 - 10:05 AM

Retro 8-Bit Video Game Title Screen

This one comes from Thinkmojo and is a bit more involved than the previous two. He goes over how to create a reflection, how to use the loopOut() expression to cycle the animation, and also how to create that 8-bit look with Mosaic and Posterize in After Effects. See Tutorial #3

Posted on Mar 05, 2014 - 09:59 AM

Create an 8-Bit Style in After Effects

AE Tuts+ and Charles Yeager bring you a two minute After Effects tutorial on creating the 8-bit look using Posterize, Mosaic, and Hue/Saturation. He shows how to save this as a preset to speed up your workflow. See Tutorial #1. 

Posted on Mar 05, 2014 - 09:50 AM

Adobe After Effects Tilt Shift Tutorial

Tilt shift makes your video and images look miniature, like toys. In this project, they use Posterize time, Camera Lens Blur, CC Light Sweep and Fast Blur to create the effect.

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 - 02:23 PM

Puppet Tool Tips from Video Copilot

Andrew Kramer animates the Twitter logo with the Puppet Tool in Adobe After Effects.

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 - 02:04 PM

Working with CINEMA 4D Lite and Photoshop CC 3D Printing

This tutorial is geared toward Photoshop users, but Richard Curtis explains the workflow using CINEMA 4D Lite, which is bundled with After Effects CC, to make create elements for 3D Printing.

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 - 01:58 PM

After Effects Expression Debugging Techniques

Felt Tips at AE Tuts+ has a fantastic, in depth 50 minute tutorial on fixing issues with Expressions.

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 - 01:56 PM

Create Your Own HDR Day to Night Timelapse

Stefan Surmabojov shows how to create a groovy HDR timelapse image sequence with a day for night effect. You'll need a DSLR with a kit lens, a large memory card, a tripod and more. He clearly explains how to set up the camera so that you don't end up with exposure problems and flicker. He takes care of the post production of the HDR sequence in Adobe Lightroom 5, which is now included in Adobe Creative Cloud.

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 - 01:53 PM

AE & C4D - AE & C4D -  Abstract Particles Using Trapcode Form and OBJs

VinhSon Nguyen shows a cool, basic technique that you can use to create unique and interesting forms for titles, background elements and more.

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 - 12:36 PM

Introduction to NewBlueFX Titler Pro

NewBlue Titler Pro takes the ground-breaking efficiency of the original Titler Pro and adds stunning visual appeal and sophistication. With the addition of custom lights, bevels and additional texture options, the perfect look can be dialed in. Through a simple and intuitive interface tap into rich styles and dynamic animations which will enliven your production, while avoiding the time and learning curve necessary in other titling solutions.

Posted on Feb 04, 2014 - 12:15 PM

In Depth: Optimizing After Effects for the Best Performance

If you've been using Adobe After Effects since early versions, as I have, you are familiar with the idea of optimizing your machine and settings for premium performance. Here are some tips and resources to help you create the fastest and most solid After Effects you can. If you don't have a big budget for optimizing your system, where do you put the money for upgrades? That's for you to decide, but here are some suggestions on how to optimize what you have, and about other ways to optimize. If this article can't help you with the speed of After Effects, it will hopefully explain why things aren't running as fast as you would like them to.

Posted on Feb 04, 2014 - 09:03 AM

In Depth: Plug-ins Adobe After Effects CC and Premiere Pro CC

Here’s an ongoing list of plug-in compatibility and other information that you need to know about plug-ins in the new CC video apps.

Posted on Feb 04, 2014 - 08:59 AM

In Depth: 9 Great Freebies for Color Grading After Effects & Premiere Pro

The Beat has linked to some nice presets for Premiere Pro & After Effects to give your video work unique color looks. The first couple are from their list. I’ve expanded on the free presets, plus added some great free color grading plug-ins for AE PPRO and more!

Posted on Feb 04, 2014 - 08:52 AM

In Depth: Video Software and Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

This article is for motion graphics, vfx, and 3D artists and also video editors. We’re keeping track of issues you might have with your software and with information on how to fix problems.

Posted on Feb 04, 2014 - 08:42 AM

In Depth: Keying: Pre-Processing Greenscreen Footage for Keying

If your greenscreen footage didn’t turn out as perfectly as you had hoped, here are some things that you can do to fix problems and not create new ones.

Posted on Feb 04, 2014 - 08:05 AM

Stylized Lava Lamp in After Effects

Let’s start Tutorial Tuesday with a groovy 1970’s throwback, the lava lamp! The tutorial is from Mikey Borup at Premium Beat. This tutorial is for beginners and covers things like fast blur and levels. They also go over Motion Sketch and the Light Sweep plug-in.

Posted on Feb 04, 2014 - 07:36 AM

Crumpled Paper in After Effects

You know the open for the sitcom "Community", with the crumpled paper? Trevor Penner explains how to do this effect.

Posted on Feb 04, 2014 - 07:34 AM

Track and Replace a Mobile Phone Screen in mocha!

Imagineer has a new tutorial up that covers tracking an iPhone screen. Mary Poplin gives detailed instructions on the process both in video form and in words, so you can go at your own pace.

Posted on Feb 04, 2014 - 07:32 AM

A Look at the Different Ways to Overshoot Motion

Daniel Brodesky talks about the process of overshooting – moving an object from point A to point B, but going just past point B and bouncing back. It’s a physics thing.

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 - 08:05 AM

Use Property Linking to Control Effects in Multiple Clips

Adobe TV has some great content to learn Adobe software. In this episode, Maxim Jago shows special effects workflow that allows for a single set of controllers for multiple clips. Think of it as style sheets for After Effects, where you can change color effects, or whatever parameter you want, globally. This is huge if you’re a template developer.

Posted on Jan 28, 2014 - 11:52 AM

How To Fold Texts Within After Effects

In this tutorial, Ridvan Maloku explains a technique he developed to fold text, or any layer, on any angle that you want, right in After Effects. He explains some organizational strategies for Expression Controls and how you can have better control on your camera.

Posted on Jan 24, 2014 - 09:11 AM

Tutorials: Zaxwerks 3D ProAnimator Flare Controls + Freebie

Zaxwerks has put out a series of 4 videos on the Flare Controls in Zaxwerks 3D ProAnimator 7. All 4 parts, plus a freebie Flares pack are below!

Posted on Jan 24, 2014 - 07:32 AM

Optimizing 3D Models for Element Tutorial

Our friends over at AETuts+ have a new tutorial up about one of our favorite plug-ins ever, Video Copilot Element 3D! Charles Yeager says that all you’ll need is After Effects, Element 3d, and a 3D program such as 3DS Max, MAXON CINEMA 4D, Blender, etc.)

Posted on Jan 17, 2014 - 10:11 AM

Icy Text Effect in After Effects

Post at CGonline Tutorials: "...in this tutorial I am going to show you how to create 3D text with translucent glass effect. I am not going to use any of the 3rd party plug-in to create the effect."

Posted on Jan 14, 2014 - 10:26 AM

Combining LayerMonkey and TypeMonkey

By Orrin Zucker: "This tutorial shows how to use both LayerMonkey and TypeMonkey together."

Posted on Jan 14, 2014 - 07:35 AM

How to Create Star Light Motion Trails in After Effects

Post by Stefan Surmabojov at AEtuts : "In today’s tutorial, we are going to take a look at a starlapse video and transform it into an amazing startrails video. We are going to use only After Effects with some very simple tools to achieve great looking results."

Posted on Dec 31, 2013 - 10:39 AM