As we continue with Tutorial Tuesday at Toolfarm, here are 5 Useful effects that every AE artist can pull from their arsenal time and time again!
Greenscreen has become an essential tool in modern video, film, and photo workflows. To succeed, it needs to be the perfect combination of production and post.
Steve Wright explains how to pull keys using the IBK, A Keyer designed to cope with non-uniform blue or greenscreen backgrounds.
In a series of three tutorials, Steve Wright explains how to pull keys with KEYLIGHT.
Generates a beautiful glow with an extremely realistic falloff, using Authority FX Glow plug-in for Adobe After Effects and Eyeon Fusion. Default settings work on almost all shots and applications from lightsabers, to subtle light wrap.
Toolfarm just started carrying the Authority FX products in November 2012. Ryan P. Wilson of Authority FX has put together a tutorial for their Chroma Key plug-in for After Effects
"...now that I have you interested let me really explain Slice X. Unlike a lot of the other masking tools for Final Cut Pro X, Slice X does not limit you to the amount of points for the mask, it also doesn’t force extra points on you. The default mask in Final Cut Pro X, only has 4 points. The one from Ripple Training is an 8-point Garbage Matte. There are others with 10-points, 20-points, or 30-points, but what if you needed say 11 or 13 points, or maybe 5 points. You would be stuck using one that had more points than you needed or trying to make due with a matte that had too few points. "
Check out this tutorial from AE Templates about creating Object buffers and Depth mattes in CINEMA 4D and using them within AE.
Post by Mathias Möhl/ Mamoworld: "In this tutorial you learn how to turn a graffiti painting on a wall into a living person. This effect is inspired by the Brush With Death clip."
Post by Andrew Kramer/ Video Copilot: "In this new tutorial we’ll composite the interior of an airplane as the wing bursts into flames. We’ll cover green screen keying, 3D tracking with Camera Tracker, particles and compositing live action elements. I’ve also included a dropping Oxygen mask in the project file for people that want to add an extra layer!"
Create a 3D set extension with fog using Stock Footage. Use Camera Tracker to matchmove inside of AE.
Key out footage without eliminating the soft reflections. Composite in 32bpc for more realistic blending.
Composite stock footage elements to create magic hits. Use ripple distortion to enhance blast effect. Uses Video Copilot Action Essentials and Optical Flares.
Composite a super-slow motion grenade to live footage. Use 2D Tracking on a camera to match a nodal pan. Uses Video Copilot Optical Flares
In this tutorial we will explain how to integrate a rendered 3D model into a photograph to create a macro photography effect.
An Avid editor recently inquired regarding how to do a chroma key with a drop shadow inside of Avid Media Composer. Boris FX Senior Product Manager Dirk de Jong responded to the question with this screencap that illustrates how to accomplish this effect using Boris Continuum Complete AVX.
Learn about using the Foundry Camera Tracker with Maxon Cinema 4D. Tutorial by AETuts+by Alexander Lehnert.
Matthew Scott is a DP, Editor and Colorist based in Melbourne, Australia, who has been working with Grass Valley to create free online educational resources, designed for both enthusiasts and professionals alike. Matthew takes you through 3 tutorials on keying and transparency for Edius.
Posted by Andrew Kramer at Video Copilot. In this tutorial we will go beyond basic keying techniques with new tips to help preserve small details like dirt and reflections. • Key out footage without eliminating the soft reflections • Composite in 32bpc for more realistic blending
Learn how to use Alpha Tool by applying it to our particle emitter plug-ins or to you own footage! Author Brandon Smith
Enhance the look of your keyed video by adding LightWrap to give a more realistic look. Created by Kevin P. McAuliffe.
In this episode of Red Giant TV, Eran Stern returns to show you how he created the promo for his new DVD: The Best of Premiere Pro. He'll cover keying, compositing, color correction and visual effects in After Effects and Premiere Pro.