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After Effects (831 Tutorials)

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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Boris Continuum Spinning 3D Snowflake #TBT

Boris Continuum Spinning 3D Snowflake #TBT

November 28, 2014

Class up your holiday graphics with a gorgeous 3D Spinning snowflake with glints of light reflecting off of it. Here’s a fairly popular tutorial from about 5 years ago that is just as relevant today.  Although all the software used has been updated, the formula is the same.

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Create a Liquid Metal Logo Animation with FreeForm Pro

Create a Liquid Metal Logo Animation with FreeForm Pro

November 25, 2014

Chris McFall explains how to create a liquid mercury logo animation right in After Effects using mettle’s FreeForm Pro plug-in. Chris also reveals a few clever uses with filters that ship with After Effects, and some of his finishing techniques.

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After Effects Layer Control and a Free Repeater Preset

November 18, 2014

Download the free Repeater preset from Cinemaspice and then watch the tutorial from Mikey Borup explain the Expression Controller in After Effects.

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Create a Mask Morph with Rowbyte Plexus

November 18, 2014

Gardner Raymond shows how to do a Mask Morph between different mask shapes and making it look cool with Plexus, inspired by a video by Yen Hung Lin (Jeff).

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How Set-up a Wacom Tablet for AE or CINEMA 4D

November 17, 2014

Jeff Foster, aka Pixelpainter, explains setting up the Wacom Intuos tablet for the time consuming and often tedious job of rotoscoping in After Effects. If you are rotoscoping or painting in AE (or any program), I’d highly recommend using a Wacom. It will save your sanity! And, here’s an older tutorial from yours truly about setting up a Wacom tablet for CINEMA 4D.

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Workflow between LightWave and After Effects #lightwave3d 

Workflow between LightWave and After Effects #lightwave3d 

November 17, 2014

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.

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Tiffen Dfx v4 – Using DFX in Video Applications

Tiffen Dfx v4 – Using DFX in Video Applications

November 17, 2014

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. 

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Tiffen Dfx v4: Installation & Activation

Tiffen Dfx v4: Installation & Activation

November 17, 2014

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. 

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