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Using Distance From Camera To Animate in After Effects
Take control of your 3D layers in After Effects with this useful expression that allows you to animate using Distance from Camera. Toby Pitman shows how inside, with video examples, too.
Apr. 26, 2014
Creating Old Film Effects in After Effects With Magic Bullet Misfire
Got After Effects? You've probably heard of Red Giant Software then. You may not be aware of their Misfire plug-in which, as Toby Pitman shows, does anything but what its name suggests.
May. 3, 2013
The Tracker Panel in After Effects CS6
Tracking used to be out of reach for video creatives on a standard Mac or PC. How times and tech have moved on! Clay Asbury shows off After Effects CS6's Tracker Panel, and just how good it can be!
Feb. 20, 2013
Animating a 3D Text Path Promo in After Effects
Take full control of Adobe After Effects as David Smith shows how to conjure up a short promo video (for a fictional TV show) in this article.
Feb. 6, 2013
Creating 3D in After Effects: Element 3D
If you have After Effects (and not Maya or Cinema 4D) you can get on the 3D bandwagon by using the Element 3D plug-in. Clay Asbury shows you how in this MPVHub tutorial.
Oct. 22, 2012
Using Scripts in After Effects CS6
Learn how to simplify and automate tedious tasks in Adobe After Effects using scripts in this article-tutorial by Clay Asbury.
Sep. 10, 2012
After Effects Essentials: Trapcode Form
When Toby Pitman dishes out After Effects tutorials he goes into some serious depth! This article on using Trapcode Form by Red Giant comprises 42 images and 2 movies! Definitely one to check out!
Aug. 31, 2012
4 Wonder Tips for After Effects CS6
Take a tour of 4 new features in Adobe's After Effects CS6 with Clay Asbury. You'll learn about new features on: ray-traced 3D, importing from FCP, rolling shutter repair and more.
Jul. 9, 2012
Creating Realistic Explosions in After Effects
Want to create Hollywood-style explosions as seen in your favorite action/thriller movies? Using After Effects you can and Richard Lainhart shows you how. Get ready to detonate...
Nov. 2, 2011
Displacement Mapping in After Effects: The Basics
Displacement Mapping might sound like a concept from a Sci-Fi novel, but in After Effects you can use it to create interesting distortion techniques right now! Richard Lainhart maps out the basics.
Oct. 12, 2011
Designing Lower Thirds in After Effects, Documentary Style
Lower third titles have become synonymous with a multitude of genres. With so many different styles available, Richard Lainhart shows how to create a typical animated documentary-style title.
Aug. 23, 2011
Create Underwater Light Rays in After Effects
Have you ever been underwater (the sea or even in the bath) looking up as light rays illuminate the water? If, so you know how magical it can feel. Learn how to recreate this scene in After Effects.
Jul. 13, 2011
Animating with Sound in After Effects, Part 2
It's a lot of fun using sound to drive animations in After Effects. In Part 2 of this series, Toby Pitman takes you deeper into Arrays, Variables and Controls to create stunning visual effects.
Jul. 10, 2011
Create ripples and waving flags in After Effects
After Effects CS5 now includes Digieffects FreeForm AE, a powerful 3D distortion plugin that can do all kinds of warps and displacements in true 3D space that have previously been unavailable in After
Feb. 9, 2011
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