Another Preset in the Works

Well actually it is finished, I just need to create a new tutorial for it. The new preset will make it easy to animate the AE camera in 3D space from one spot to another without the hassles of traditional ae animating and the precision of Robocop.

It’s difficult to explain without the video but imagine being able to automatically navigate a camera to any spot in 3D space by simply keyframing a slider from 1 to 2. By selecting two or more 3D layers, the preset will take you to each location as you animate the slider in increments of 1. You can slow down the animation, pause it and of course use ease keyframes for perfect stops and starts. It accepts up to 7 locations with the option to reuse it as needed.

This should make animating big 3D scenes a breeze and require substantially less work than used to animate the camera in Video Copilot promos such as the Basic Training and Evolution.

Preset will be available for AE 6.5 and up. I hope to show you other cool uses too.

POSTED:
8 years ago
RECENT POSTS
New Tutorial: Realistic Rain Drop FX!
In this tutorial we’ll use After Effects to create a realistic water effect without any 3rd party plug-ins! Great for adding atmosphere to a rainy scene or title. This effect is fully customization and can be used to create many cool FX! In this tutorial: Create a dripping water displacement map Simulate realistic camera DOF […]
Destruction Experiment!
What is this thing! I’ve basically combined a bunch of stuff into one experiment! I might have been inspired by the amazing planet explosions from The Force Awakens but wanted to see if I could get a cool version inside Element 3D. Few Notes on this experiment; I added smoke elements, shockwaves using CC Sphere, and even […]
Gearing Up with Element 3D!
Gear Up! #aperture #Element3D A video posted by Video Copilot (@andrewkramer) on Jan 3, 2017 at 9:54pm PST Maybe I just love apertures but this was a fun project to make! Using a few motion design 2 objects I built this animating gear. I just created a collection of models on one group and distributed them […]
Have a Smashing New Year!
I hope everyone is ready for a great year! Can’t wait to show you all of the cool things we have been working on, from blog shows, to plug-ins & tutorials! My goal for this year is to help people get involved! More challenges, more interactive content and put the fun back into learning! Making […]
Back in Action

Hope everyone had a nice holiday and maybe a bit of relaxation. I know I did. We’ve got some great things coming out this week and some cool projects to discuss.

Have your After Effects fired up because we’re going to take it for a ride!

POSTED:
8 years ago
PLUG-INS
Free Holiday Gift

Just wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season. As a special gift for all the editors who need to make holiday promos…

Here are 2 free Christmas tracks arranged by us for perfect 30 second spots or promos. Enjoy!

Free Download

UPDATE: Yes! They are royalty free like our products. Use for most anything, just can’t sell with stock sites or templates etc. View License

As always our DVDs also make a great addition to any video collection so be sure to check them out. Especially Evolution for this holiday season.
Visit Products Page

POSTED:
8 years ago
Heads Up!

I’ve been planning a tutorial based on the heads up display (HUD) from the film Iron Man. After seeing the inspiring work by the Orphanage, I thought this idea could be useful in other forms as well.

Jet pilots, robots or even futuristic interfaces require visual screen information that looks cool and tells a story. Where would RoboCop be without his targeting system?

See Sample Video

POSTED:
8 years ago
NEW TUTORIAL: Spin Orb

In this quick tutorial, you’ll learn to create an animated spinning orb that will impress all of your friends. This technique is similar to a shot in the recent Pro Scores promo video.

Watch Tutorial

Sample Video

If you want to add some particles check out these tutorials for information:

POSTED:
8 years ago