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Tutorial: Speed Up After Effects Rendering Tutorial

August 27, 2013

Welcome to Tutorial Tuesday. AE Tuts+ has a new tutorial on speeding up renders in After Effects.

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3D Ray-Tracing in After Effects CS6

August 20, 2013

It’s Tutorial Tuesday! Daniel Bryant shows you how to take advantage of After Effects CS6′s ray-tracing features to light and render a 3D movie title.

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Why AE Might Be Better Than Photoshop for Tileable Textures

August 12, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday is upon us once again. Frederik Steinmetz at AE Tuts+ explains how to use AE to create tileable textures, using non-destructive Adjustment Layers and Curves to get the correct lighting.

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How to Set Up AE for Network Rendering on Multiple Machines

How to Set Up AE for Network Rendering on Multiple Machines

July 22, 2013

“In this tutorial we’ll discuss how to setup a network for multi-machine rendering in After Effects and how we can take advantage of watch folders to help automate the process.” – Post by James Whiffin of Aetuts+

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Sparkler for Trapcode Particular with Motion Sketch Tutorial

Sparkler for Trapcode Particular with Motion Sketch Tutorial

July 3, 2013

Sticking with our July 4th Independence Day theme, check out this free preset from Greyscalegorilla’s Nick Campbell.

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Character Animation in After Effects Using FreeForm Pro and Particular

Character Animation in After Effects Using FreeForm Pro and Particular

June 26, 2013

Dan Gies describes how he created and animated his Rocket-Dees character using uses Mettle FreeForm Pro, Trapcode Particular, After Effects Expressions, and the After Effects Puppet Tool.

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Using Shape Layers to Create a Vector Water Animation in After Effects

Using Shape Layers to Create a Vector Water Animation in After Effects

May 13, 2013

By Batuhan Türkay at AEtuts+: “In this tutorial we’ll take a look at the basic principles and behaviors of water in the case of forces being applied to it. We’ll be keyframing masks on solids to recreate a liquid movement.”

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Creating a 3D Cloud Fly Through Scene With Horizon

Creating a 3D Cloud Fly Through Scene With Horizon

May 8, 2013

By Felix Cremerius on AEtuts+ “This tutorial explains the steps you need to take to convert an HDRI in Photoshop into a usable file in Trapcode Horizon to create a Skydome and populate it with clouds. We’ll also explained how to mask clouds, create a camera move in AE, and add a complimentary lens flare to the scene.”

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Paint Drips with Trapcode Particular + Free Preset

Paint Drips with Trapcode Particular + Free Preset

May 7, 2013

In this QuickTip, Harry Frank shows you how to create a spray paint effect with paint drips.

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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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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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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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Using Advanced fractures with Pulldownit in MAYA

Using Advanced fractures with Pulldownit in MAYA

November 26, 2012

Showing how to control the way an object fractures with pulldownit plugin in MAYA.

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