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Adobe After Effects (674 Tutorials)

Adobe Dynamic Link Troubleshooting

Adobe Dynamic Link Troubleshooting

February 12, 2013

Digital Rebellion gives some nice tips on workflows and fixing problems when dynamic linking between After Effects and Premiere Pro  doesn't go as expected.

Tips include:

  1. Make sure your compositions have unique names
  2. Don't add trailing numbers
  3. Check your firewall
  4. Disable simultaneous frame rendering
  5. Clear caches and render files
  6. Render as a movie file

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How to Automate a Stop Motion Photo Slideshow in After Effects

How to Automate a Stop Motion Photo Slideshow in After Effects

January 25, 2013

By Emanuele Fiorito at AEtuts+: “In this tutorial we will see how to work some expressions to create your own preset that you can apply to achieve a stop motion effect for hundreds of photos.”

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In Depth: Motion Stabilization Options, Part 1 of 2

January 24, 2013

Sometimes using a tripod is not an option and you’re forced to shoot hand-held. Maybe you’re shooting in an amusement park, botanical gardens, or a concert and tripods are not allowed in. Unless you have the ability to stand perfectly still, you will likely need to stabilize the footage in postproduction. Motion stabilization is used to smooth footage and remove camera shake.

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Use Video Copilot Metropolitan with Element 3D to Create a Realistic City Title

Use Video Copilot Metropolitan with Element 3D to Create a Realistic City Title

January 24, 2013

By Andrew Kramer/ Video Copilot: Use the new Metropolitan with Element 3D to create a realistic city title, Use Randomize Angle feature to distribute buildings into the scene

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Create a Shattering Glass Animation in Cinema 4D & AE – Part 3 Rendering

Create a Shattering Glass Animation in Cinema 4D & AE – Part 3 Rendering

December 27, 2012

Post at CGtuts+: “Today’s lesson is all about prepping for rendering. You’ll start by finalizing the animation with some slight tweaks to the timing. Once done you’ll move onto the material setup and learn how to create realistic glass and metal shaders using Cinema 4D’s intuitive material editor. Finally, Cyril will walk you through lighting the scene. This lesson includes building a dynamic light rig using XPresso and fine tuning it’s position to generate correct caustics at render time.”

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Create a Shattering Glass Animation in Cinema 4D & AE – Part 2 Cameras & Pre-Viz

Create a Shattering Glass Animation in Cinema 4D & AE – Part 2 Cameras & Pre-Viz

December 27, 2012

Post at CGtuts+: “In part two you’ll get an in-depth lesson on how real-world cameras work. Cyril provides detailed insight on working with focal length, aperture, depth of field and motion blur and how these principles and settings apply to your Cg cameras. Then it’s back to Cinema 4D where you’ll learn how to block out shot timing, and find the best camera positions for the animation by running through a detailed pre-visualization process.”

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Create a Shattering Glass Animation in Cinema 4D & AE – Part 1 Modeling & Animation

Create a Shattering Glass Animation in Cinema 4D & AE – Part 1 Modeling & Animation

December 27, 2012

Post at CGtuts+: “Create a cool slow-motion shattering glass animation using Cinema 4D and After Effects. Over the course of this massive lecture, professional artist Cyril Kotecky will teach you the ins and outs of working with dynamics and what goes into creating such a shot. Including the benefits Pre-Viz can have in the early stages as you block out your shot timing and camera positions.”

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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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