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Effects (326 Tutorials)

Animated Cartoon Roto Shapes with mocha and After Effects

Animated Cartoon Roto Shapes with mocha and After Effects

September 14, 2014

Mary Poplin, the Imagineer Product Specialist, shows how to make a cool animated cartoon look with Roto Shapes in mocha and After Effects. The tutorial uses a free script and the download link is below the video.

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Benefits of Morph-O-Matic over 3ds max’s Morpher

Benefits of Morph-O-Matic over 3ds max’s Morpher

September 14, 2014

Discover the benefits of Morph-O-Matic. This was included in the article In Depth: The Morph –  Elastic Reality, Old School Examples, Plug-ins

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After Effects Liquify Morph

After Effects Liquify Morph

September 14, 2014

In the tutorial below, Mikey Borup explains how to create a morph with the After Effects Liquify tool and no other third-party plug-ins.

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Morphing with RE:Vision Effects RE:Flex

Morphing with RE:Vision Effects RE:Flex

September 14, 2014

RE:Flex creates visually stunning morphs and warps with an easy-to-use interface RE:Flex is also available for Shake, Fusion and Autodesk Sparks. Download a free trial of RE:Flex.

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SilhouetteFX Morphing Overview

SilhouetteFX Morphing Overview

September 14, 2014

SilhouetteFX was created by the developer of Elastic Reality, Perry Kivolowitz.  Mr. Kivolowitz contacted me a few days after this article was first published, thanking me for the shout out. He is a Faculty Associate in the computer sciences department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison as well as a partner at SilhouetteFX and was the cofounder and president at both Profound Effects, Inc. and Elastic Reality.  I asked him if he would mind elaborating on morphing in SilhouetteFX.

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Topographic Images using Hair in MAXON Cinema 4D

Topographic Images using Hair in MAXON Cinema 4D

September 9, 2014

Chris Schmidt from Greyscale Gorilla, was inspired by some gorgeous renders by Lee Griggs, and attempted to recreate rolling hills of geometry in C4D.  He didn't want to use MoGraph clones as the shear number needed would be overwelming.  So he set out to create a more procedural technique and came up with using the Hair Module.

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After Effects Video Tutorial: 3D Corner Text

After Effects Video Tutorial: 3D Corner Text

September 2, 2014

Follow the technique in this After Effects tutorial to animate text around the edges of a 3D object.

The tutorial covers:

  • 3D Anchor Points
  • Easy-Ease Keyframes
  • Key-framing Cameras
  • Snapping Vertexes Together

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Adobe After Effects Sci-Fi Effects

Adobe After Effects Sci-Fi Effects

September 2, 2014

Want to create cool looking Sci-Fi effects in AE? Then check out this tutorial from Matthew Pearce as he explains how he created some of his favorite effects.

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Avid Media Composer 7

Avid Media Composer 7

September 2, 2014

Get assistance, answers, and insights and start editing now—watch Avid’s 5-part tutorial series dedicated to the success of new users.

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Add Shine in NewBlueFX Titler Pro

August 19, 2014

In this 60 Second Studio, Rafael shows you how add dimension to your titles with shine.

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Adobe After Effects Titles: Dracula Untold

Adobe After Effects Titles: Dracula Untold

August 18, 2014

Here’s a tutorial for creating titles inspired by the “Dracula: Untold” movie trailer.  Bats, smoke, lighting effects, all made completely with in After Effects with first party plugins.

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In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 2: The Plug-ins

In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 2: The Plug-ins

August 18, 2014

Need to touch up your actor’s complexion quickly and easily? There are a lot of plug-ins on the market that can help you with this task. I’ll cover the big players and a few new to the market: Digital Anarchy Beauty Box, GenArts Sapphire S_Beauty, FXHOME HitFilm, the recently released Imagenomic Portraiture for video, the brand-spanking new Dashwood Smooth Skin. Red Giant Cosmo and Colorista II are also on the agenda.

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Polar Coordinate Space Tunnel with After Effects

August 12, 2014

Here is day 2 of the School of Motion’s 30 Days of Motion. This one was inspired by GMUNK’s sci-fi ORA Prophecy piece and shows you some of the powerful options of the often overlooked Polar Coordinates filter.

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Lightwave to Faceshift and back

Lightwave to Faceshift and back

July 25, 2014

3D Artist Fabio Annunziata shows how to animate a LightWave model in FaceShift and bring it back into LightWave!

In this tutorial, Fabio Annuiziata gives you a thorough explanation of how to:

  • set up a model with all the morph you need to be used in faceshift
  • import a custom model into faceshift
  • perform a face track
  • use this animation back in LightWave

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Shockwave by Video Copilot

Shockwave by Video Copilot

July 25, 2014

Andrew Kramer uses 100% After Effects, no third-party plug-ins, to create this shockwave effect using Fractal Noise.

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