An Eye for a Guy

I’m finishing up a fun tutorial for creating some missing eyeballs. I’m sure you could also make the eyes black with this technique or even change the eye color. With a little work an empty eye socket might be possible as well.

Please don’t beg or ask when it will be ready, that just slows down the process. If you are really desperate for this effect, get some sand paper and a mirror.

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7 years ago
Back on Track

Time to get back to work.

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7 years ago
Happy Holidays from the Kramers

Just wishing everyone happy holidays. My friend Cheryl Bennett took these great shots for our holiday cards and I wanted to share them with you too. Obviously you can see little Katie Kramer likes her mom a bit more but I’m not giving up

It has been a fun and exciting year, so thanks for making this site what it is today. For now, I’ve got to carefully unwrap some presents to make sure everything is on schedule.

*Where is my hat with the flashlight on it?*

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7 years ago
New Tutorial: Advanced Camera Tips

In this tutorial we are going to take a look at advanced animation techniques for with precise camera control.. I also use Particular to create a cool scene object.

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Last chance before holiday!
It’s getting closer to the holidays so don’t forget to buy yourself something from our Online Store You deserve it!

POSTED:
7 years ago
More 3D Stuff

I’ve been playing in 3D a bit more… This time using particles to control the destruction. It is a bit less precise, notice the overlapping of the first 2 letters, but it is much more robust when using hundreds of pieces.

Basically the text is broken into chunks. They are then turned into particles which “fall apart”. As they fall apart they emit more pieces or chunks so that it looks like pieces are flying everywhere.

In another test, I used reactor to build the base simulation and then had those pieces emit debris. Essentially making half of the composite reflecting real physics and the other half using particles to cheat physics.

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7 years ago
Tutorials
147. Advanced 3D Light Rays
Create 3D Light Rays inside After Effects
153. 3D Pre-Compose Script
Pre-Compose 3D Aware effects with ease and link expressions
Plugins
Stock Footage