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Adobe After Effects (523 Tutorials)

Tempo: Up in Flames – Realistic & Slow-Motion Fire Effects

Tempo: Up in Flames – Realistic & Slow-Motion Fire Effects

December 18, 2012

In this episode of Red Giant TV, Aharon Rabinowitz walks you through the workflow used to create realistic fire for the film Tempo. He’ll be using a combination of real fire footage, Trapcode Particular, and some 3rd Party plug-ins from RE:Vision Effects.

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Tutorial: Introduction to After Effects Scripting

Tutorial: Introduction to After Effects Scripting

December 13, 2012

Dylan Winter explains the basics of scripting in After Effects. “Unlike expressions, scripts operate from the application level and are not locked down the a single parameter. They can be used to affect multiple properties of multiple layer simultaneously, as in this lesson where we'll increment through layers and rename them according to their indexes.”

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Create Cinema 4D Style Effectors in After Effects/ Dylan Winter

Create Cinema 4D Style Effectors in After Effects/ Dylan Winter

December 11, 2012

Dylan Winter demonstrates how you can expand After Effects towards the premise of Effectors in Cinema 4D. “If you ever wished that you could take advantage of some of Cinema 4D’s powerful effector tools while working in After Effects, your wish may now be granted. Using some clever scripting and a basic control system, we’re going to rig up our very own effectors within After Effects”.

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Authority FX Chroma Key Plug-in Overview

Authority FX Chroma Key Plug-in Overview

November 26, 2012

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

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Image Based Lighting in Video Copilot Element 3D!

Image Based Lighting in Video Copilot Element 3D!

November 15, 2012

Andrew Kramer at Video Copilot has a new tutorial on a technique he didscovered for generating Imaged Based Lighting Effects with Video Copilot Element 3D! Use an environment map to illuminate a 3D scene with Element 3D. Andrew explains.

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Imagineer mocha AE 3.1 and mocha Pro 3.1 Lens Distortion Tips, Calibration Clips, Using Grids

Imagineer mocha AE 3.1 and mocha Pro 3.1 Lens Distortion Tips, Calibration Clips, Using Grids

November 15, 2012

Martin Brennand takes you through how to calibrate a lens with the mocha Lens Module and use it with the new mocha Lens plug-in supported with mocha AE 3.1 and mocha Pro 3.1 – Also covered- using a calibration clip when you do not have enough information in your shot to define the warp of the lens.

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How To Make A Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin In Cinema 4D

How To Make A Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin In Cinema 4D

October 25, 2012

Chris and Nick at Greyscalegorilla will show you how to make a Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin scene in Cinema 4D.

Chris shows you how to model it using a Loft Nurb, the connect object, a boole for the face cutout, and displacers to make the pumpkin bumpy.

In part 2, Nick will show you how to light, texture, and render your pumpkin scene for compositing in After Effects.

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Trapcode Mir – Amplitude Mapping, Creating City Scapes, Audio-Triggered Animations

Trapcode Mir – Amplitude Mapping, Creating City Scapes, Audio-Triggered Animations

October 12, 2012

Post at Red Giant TV: Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to take Trapcode Mir in a whole new direction using Amplitude Layers. You'll learn to create looping animation, cityscapes, audio-triggered displacement and more. 

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Creating Object buffers and Depth mattes in CINEMA 4D and using them within After Effects

Creating Object buffers and Depth mattes in CINEMA 4D and using them within After Effects

September 25, 2012

Check out this tutorial from AE Templates about creating Object buffers and Depth mattes in CINEMA 4D and using them within AE.

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Depth Compositing in After Effects

Depth Compositing in After Effects

September 25, 2012

Post by Andrew Kramer/ Video Copilot: “In this tutorial we’ll use a technique called Depth Compositing to combine stock footage with 3D rendering and the use a Z-Depth pass. This method allows you to place 2D elements like stock footage into the depth of a 3D render. I also demonstrate how to export a Z-pass from 3D max, Cinema 4D and even use Element 3D to output a depth channel.”

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Exporting Models from CINEMA 4D to Video Copilot Element – Workflow

Exporting Models from CINEMA 4D to Video Copilot Element – Workflow

September 25, 2012

Post by Joren Kandel at The Pixel Lab: “David Biederbeck, from beckmotion.com, has been helping me out with converting The Pixel Lab model packs into Videocopilot Element 3D ready packs.”

“In this extensive tutorial he’ll go through the entire process of exporting a model from C4D to Element 3D. This includes how to bring in the geometry and also the textures. It’s a bit tricky, but this tutorial should give you a good picture of the workflow.”

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Creating Faux Shadows in Adobe After Effects by Eran Stern

Creating Faux Shadows in Adobe After Effects by Eran Stern

September 25, 2012

Shadows sell the illusion that we are really in 3D space. This lesson demonstrates how to add depth to our scene with shadow effects. You'll also learn how to save the effects as an animation preset so they can be reused and matched to each element.

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What’s New in Sapphire 6.1

What’s New in Sapphire 6.1

September 25, 2012

A brief overview of the enhancements to the preset browser in GenArts Sapphire 6.1.

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In Depth: Lens Flare Plug-ins for After Effects: Knoll Light Factory, Part 2 of 5

September 10, 2012

Red Giant Knoll Light Factory 3 (aka KLF). It’s the most recently updated of the plug-ins I’m covering in this series and also has been around the longest. It was developed by John Knoll, visual effects supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). The first article featured a couple of interviews from John Knoll, which will give you, dear readers, a bit of insight behind the man who created visual effects for some of the most famous Hollywood blockbusters.

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Alien Surface Set Extensions with Video Copilot Element 3D and Roto Brush Tool

Alien Surface Set Extensions with Video Copilot Element 3D and Roto Brush Tool

September 4, 2012

Post by Andrew Kramer/ Video Copilot: “In this tutorial we will create a realistic set extension for the surface of a far away alien planet. With the help of the Matte Painting challenge we will be compositing the background along with adding 3D rocks with Element 3D and pulling out the Roto Brush tool.”

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