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Technical (35 Tutorials)

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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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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Set up Ray Switching in Seconds by Using a VRay Ray Switcher Script

August 29, 2014

Ray switching is a quick way to save time on renders, and you can do that quickly with the VRay Ray Switcher.

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In Depth: Video Software and Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

In Depth: Video Software and Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

February 4, 2014

This article is for motion graphics, vfx, and 3D artists and also video editors. We’re keeping track of issues you might have with your software and with information on how to fix problems.

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Activating and Deactivating FxFactory Plugins

January 6, 2014

Noise Industries has so many awesome plugins and you aren’t too sure on how to install them then this tutorial is for you!

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Tutorial: Problems with Adobe Premiere CC 7.2.1 Update on Mac?

December 27, 2013

I’ve personally run into a problem updating to the current Premiere Pro v7.2.1 on Mac because of an error. Here’s how to get around it.

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Tutorial: Migrating settings from After Effects CC (12.0) to After Effects CC (12.1)

November 20, 2013

Todd Kopriva gives some tips on migrating to the new update for AE CC.

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Optimizing your scene to render faster in CINEMA 4D – GSG

October 4, 2013

Post by Nick Campbell / Greyscalegorilla. Some great tips on speeding up the render process regardless of machine.

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Installing After Effects CC render engines with Adobe Creative Cloud

July 9, 2013

One of the changes in After Effects CC (12.0) regards when activation occurs, and this affects how you install render-only instances of the After Effects application, known as render engines. Todd Kopriva of Adobe goes into detail on the new process.

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In Depth: Camera Shake Plug-ins, Presets and Tutorials

June 12, 2013

If you’re looking to add some visible camera shake or frame-to-frame jitter to your footage, there are a few different ways to achieve this effect.

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Tutorials: MAXON CINEMA 4D Integration in After Effects CC

May 30, 2013

Chris and Trish Meyer have posted some quick tutorials on importing and rendering C4D projects in the upcoming version of After Effects CC.

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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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How to Install After Effects Plug-ins, with and without installers

April 4, 2012

Here is some basic information about installation and troubleshooting installs that will apply to most plug-ins. First, I will note the obvious. With so many different developers building plug-ins, each installer will be different. You will even find differences with the same vendor, depending on how many hosts the plug-in installs for and the version of the plug-in.

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In Depth: Waveform Monitor & Vectorscope Plug-ins for After Effects

March 21, 2012

A customer asked: Could you please advise me as to the choices I have for videos scopes, and other means to measure my color and luma levels within After Effect. I want to be assured that I am within legal standards” for broadcast.

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Pimp Your After Effects by Stu Maschwitz

November 20, 2011

The always entertaining Stu Maschwitz explains a few ways you can do to get the most out of After Effects. For example, “I set Levels of Undo to 99, because why should I expect to have fewer problems than Jay-Z?”

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