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Adobe After Effects (678 Tutorials)

3D Camera Navigation in After Effects

3D Camera Navigation in After Effects

April 7, 2015

This tutorial will help you get in tune with the Camera Navigation in Adobe After Effects!

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In Depth: Spill Suppression on Keyed Footage

In Depth: Spill Suppression on Keyed Footage

February 9, 2015

Spill is the colored light reflected from your background and onto your actor. Spill can show up on light colored clothing or hair, on shiny or reflective elements, around the edge of footage, and it can be a big problem! It can be very easy to fix, or difficult on finely detailed, extremely reflective or semi-transparent areas. Here are some methods of fixing spill.

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

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

January 29, 2015

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

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Cinema 4D Custom Material ID Pass Tutorial

Cinema 4D Custom Material ID Pass Tutorial

January 29, 2015

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.

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

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

January 29, 2015

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.

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

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

January 29, 2015

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

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Nuke or After Effects for Compositing?

Nuke or After Effects for Compositing?

January 29, 2015

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.

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Animated Polygon in After Effects

Animated Polygon in After Effects

January 29, 2015

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.

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Create a Paper Airplane in After Effects.

Create a Paper Airplane in After Effects.

January 13, 2015

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.

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Hand Drawn, Old Film Animation Look in After Effects

Hand Drawn, Old Film Animation Look in After Effects

December 30, 2014

Daniel Brodesky shows how to create a hand crafted old time film feel to animation in Adobe After Effects.

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Re-creating the Lost Smoke Monster

Re-creating the Lost Smoke Monster

December 19, 2014

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.

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Aurora Effect with Adobe After Effects and Trapcode Particular

Aurora Effect with Adobe After Effects and Trapcode Particular

December 19, 2014

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

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Replace a Bland, Overcast Sky with a Gorgeous Sky in After Effects

Replace a Bland, Overcast Sky with a Gorgeous Sky in After Effects

December 10, 2014

Take a bland, colorless sky and make it into a vault of heaven! Create an alluring azure sky with fluffy clouds, a sublime sunset or an moody moonlight scene. I’ll give several options, utilizing plug-ins from CoreMelt, Video Copilot, Boris FX, Red Giant, SUGARfx and Imagineer.

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After Effects (Trapcode Form) 3D Hologram Effect

After Effects (Trapcode Form) 3D Hologram Effect

December 9, 2014

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.

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Creating a Particle Christmas Tree with Trapcode Particular

Creating a Particle Christmas Tree with Trapcode Particular

December 8, 2014

Since have a 2 day Red Giant and Trapcode Year End Sale starting tomorrow, I thought we’d bring you a few fun and useful tutorials for the products on sale. Here’s one from Premium Beat that will make your holiday spirits twinkle!

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