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RECENT POSTS
New Tutorial: Advanced Electric FX! 100% AE
In this 3-in-1 Tutorial we get the high-voltage action! This massive 56 min tutorial has so many tips and tricks you are sure to learn something new! Techniques: Direction Lightning Movement Dynamic Reflections with realistic falloff Sub Surface Illuminated Clouds Interactive Lightning bolts Nice Soft Glow recipe No extra Plug-ins needed! 100% After Effects! Project files […]
Where are the Tutorials! + NAB 2017!
Yo Andrew! Where are all the Tutorials!?! A reasonable question actually. I don’t have a simple answer but maybe I can share a bit of my process with you. This year I’ve been working on a bunch of amazing content for Video Copilot! My goal was to dig deep into default plug-ins and try to […]
I'm Sorry Shape Layers! I love you!
I must confess… I was never a big fan of shape layers…  we just didn’t get along.  I was used to using masks but suddenly (around AE CS3) the same mask tool began creating Red vector shapes. At first, they seemed cool enough but after accidentally adding shape layers to my comps, instead of masks, I lashed […]
Visualization Experiment and new Renders
Just playing around with a new After Effects experiment without using any 3rd Party plug-ins! I need to refine some parts of the effect but I really want to make a tutorial for it ASAP! Here are some other projects you may have missed! Using Element 3D bump mapping to create some Gold coins and […]
CG Shadows

Here is a sample of what’s coming up on Video Copilot. The idea is to make your CG objects cast shadows in the real world. The first image shows a Text Layer in AE casting a shadow on the street using a transparent solid layer. The second example is a 3D object with a matte/shadow material on a floor plane. This material allows only the shadow to render on the object so you are able composite in a live action scene.

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9 years ago
PLUG-INS
After Effects New York this Thursday

The free AENY meeting is around the corner and I’m still not sure what I’ll be presenting but I’m sure it will be exciting or at the very least you will get your money’s worth. I’ll be joined by Aharon Rabinowitz, Jim Geduldick and Adobe’s Dennis Radeke, so I’m sure it will be plenty of fun.

Now I just have to pack some shorts, squeeze out half of my toothpaste and find a ride to the airport.

The information about the meeting is can be found at the AENY website.

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9 years ago
3D Vines in Cinema 4D

Christopher at Lightning Rod Studios in Wisconsin was nice enough to put together a write up tutorial for Cinema 4D users on the latest 3D vines Tutorial.

Download Written Tutorial

Thanks Christopher!

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9 years ago
NEW TUTORIAL: 3D Vines

In this tutorial I’ll show you how we created the 3D vines from our Twitch Promo video. We will be using 3D Studio Max and finishing in After Effects. This may not the most advanced tutorial but it certainly isn’t for beginners.

I’d also like to remind you that our new Plug-In for After Effects is available now so if you have been thinking about some of our products, now is the time. Be sure to check out our new Bundles as well.

Click here for more information

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9 years ago