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Adobe After Effects (518 Tutorials)

Video Copilot Sci-Fi Weapon!

Video Copilot Sci-Fi Weapon!

May 27, 2014

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.

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Inside the After Effects Camera by ChrisZwar

Inside the After Effects Camera by ChrisZwar

May 20, 2014

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.

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Directly monitor your editing or compositing application using ScopeBox

Directly monitor your editing or compositing application using ScopeBox

May 13, 2014

Learn how to use Scopelink to 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.

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Accurate Green Screen Shadows and Camera Moves

Accurate Green Screen Shadows and Camera Moves

May 13, 2014

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.

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

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

April 22, 2014

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)

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Guitar Strings with Rowbyte Plexus

Guitar Strings with Rowbyte Plexus

April 22, 2014

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.

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Digital Wipes in After Effects with Ben Watts

Digital Wipes in After Effects with Ben Watts

April 15, 2014

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

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Create a Lizard Man in After Effects Pt. 2

Create a Lizard Man in After Effects Pt. 2

March 25, 2014

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.

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In Depth: What in the Heck is Bokeh?

In Depth: What in the Heck is Bokeh?

March 18, 2014

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.

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Working with OBJ Sequences in Element 3D

Working with OBJ Sequences in Element 3D

March 18, 2014

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.

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Audio Post Production – Mixing Basics for Dialog

Audio Post Production – Mixing Basics for Dialog

March 18, 2014

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!

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Create a Lizard Man in After Effects Pt. 1

Create a Lizard Man in After Effects Pt. 1

March 18, 2014

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.

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Create Water with Trapcode Particular

Create Water with Trapcode Particular

March 5, 2014

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.

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EPS Vector Graphic Import with Titler Pro

EPS Vector Graphic Import with Titler Pro

March 5, 2014

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!

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Create a Cartoon in After Effects (7 Parts)

Create a Cartoon in After Effects (7 Parts)

March 5, 2014

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

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