Twitch Coming Next Month

For those of you that don’t know, we have been working on a new plugin for After Effect called Twitch. Currently we are at the end of our Beta Testing cycle and will be producing the promo video and information pages. We’d like to have it up for you in a little less than 2 weeks and we will be releasing it soon after. We will also be including tons of tutorials to show you every great new feature.

9 years ago
FX Console Utility Graphics
Our new workflow utility now has some graphics! Introducing FX Console our new plug-in for After Effects that has been slowly developed over time as my personal utility to improve my workflow. It offers a variety of small features that make a big difference for people who spend a lot of time working in After Effects! Right now […]
New Show and New workflow Plug-in!
Some cool news to announce! We have just finished recording a horrifying new blog show with a frightening theme! But more on that next week! Another exciting development is a a new workflow plug-in for After Effects! Coming this week! Now, this plug-in doesn’t make light sabers or energy fx, it might not even change your […]
Atmospheric Re-Entry!
Here is a preview of an animation i’m working on. Playing around with Element 3D and Saber to create the fiery streaks! This past week has been super productive, finishing VFX for Intercept, doing daily renders and preparing for another DMALA meeting in Los Angeles on October 18th. Going to be a blast! Circuit City #Element3D […]
Circuit City
Making circuits! After trying to create something large, I thought I should try to make something small! I started by taking a circuitry texture and placing it on a plane in Element 3D. I used the texture in the Glossiness channel and the reflection channel to give the pathways a metalic look. Next I built the […]
NEW TUTORIAL: Frosty Breath

Sam is back! In this tutorial we’ll create a cool atmosphere by adding a nice frosty breath.

Sit back and enjoy and don’t forget to chill out.

9 years ago
NEW TUTORIAL: Fancy Title Plate

In this tutorial we’ll create a fancy-schmancy title plate using one of our great products: Evolution. This title plate can be used for all kinds of things like bumpers and show opens.

Check out Evolution

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9 years ago

In this tutorial create a cool effect of water droplets on the camera lens.

9 years ago
Audio in After Effects

A brief look at working with Audio in AE

Audio files import just like other media types but the best format to use is WAV as opposed to MP3, which can be problematic. Audio files can be placed on the timeline just like other media files. There is also an audio switch that can be toggled on or off.


Essentially there are 2 ways to preview audio in AE, first you can play just the audio in a composition by hitting the PERIOD key on the number pad. This will begin playing the audio only, in realtime. The other alternative is using the RAM preview function by hitting the ZERO key. Be sure the audio switch is on in the Time Controls Panel. Also audio levels are displayed in the Audio panel while sound is being played. To render Audio just be sure to check the audio option in the OUTPUT Module from the render queue. Read More about this from Adobe

Viewing Audio

There are many tips for working with audio as well. To view an Audio Waveform, select an audio track and Press LL on the keyboard; one L will display the amplitude. You can also scrub the Audio by holding down CTRL and dragging the Current Time Indicator across time. More by Adobe

Audio Effects


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