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Adobe After Effects (681 Tutorials)

In Depth: Using Adobe After Effects for Print Work

March 18, 2013

After Effects is made for motion work but it can also be used for still imagery and print work. I made an invite using loads of After Effects plugins.

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Tutorial: Greyscalegorilla: Setting up CityKit to Work as a Holographic Interface

Tutorial: Greyscalegorilla: Setting up CityKit to Work as a Holographic Interface

March 11, 2013

In this quick tutorial, Chris shows you how to add some effectors to City Kit so you can focus in on just a few buildings, and then zoom around the city. A similar effect was used to make part of Iron Man’s heads up display. Keep an eye out in the future for a follow up where we push this effect even further!

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Digitally Iron Clothing in After Effects with Boris Continuum SmoothTone

February 27, 2013

Michele Yamazaki of Toolfarm takes you through a unique use of the Boris Continuum Complete BCC SmoothTone filter for Adobe After Effects, which is made for smoothing skin. She walks you step-by-step through how to make a wrinkled shirt appear smoother, while retaining the sharpness in other details. The tutorial explains PixelChooser.

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Using RE:Vision Effects RE:Match:Pro; Matching Color From Separate Cameras/ Settings

Using RE:Vision Effects RE:Match:Pro; Matching Color From Separate Cameras/ Settings

February 19, 2013

RE:Match takes intuitive color and texture matching to a whole new level by addressing common problems on multiple shot, multicam and stereo shoots. RE:Match is a set of plug-ins to match one view of video or film to another so that it looks as if it was shot with the same camera and settings. RE:Match assumes that both image sequences are taken roughly at the same location but perhaps were not shot at the same time or from the same point-of-view.

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Create a Valentine’s Day Themed Animation in Cinema 4D & After Effects

Create a Valentine’s Day Themed Animation in Cinema 4D & After Effects

February 14, 2013

Post by Stefan Surmabojov at CGtuts+ :  “In this tutorial we are going to create a Valentine’s Day themed animation in Cinema 4D and After Effects…. Use particles and forces in Cinema 4D, as well as MoDynamics and Effectors to put everything together to create our final animation. Finally we’ll add materials, light and render the scene before finishing it up in After Effects with some compositing and post effects.”

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Snow Mountain Titles with Element 3D and Cinema 4D

Snow Mountain Titles with Element 3D and Cinema 4D

February 13, 2013

By VinhSon Nguyen at Creative Dojo. “In this in-depth tutorial, we’re going to explore how to quickly create a motion graphics style mountain titles using primarily After Effects and some Cinema 4D. We’re going to cover all sorts of things, from creating a basic landscape, to creating camera rigs and incorporating 3D elements within our scene. This is one of the longer tutorials I’ve done which was a rough run through, so I hope you’ll take your time and tweak it to perfection!”

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Introduction to Trapcode Mir, Getting Started Parts 1 & 2

Introduction to Trapcode Mir, Getting Started Parts 1 & 2

February 12, 2013

Check out these new tutorials on Trapcode Mir at Red Giant TV. Quick Walkthrough Introduction to Mir, and Getting Started Parts 1 & 2 by Peder Norrby of Trapcode. Trapcode Mir was released today, along with the new Trapcode Suite 12.

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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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