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Here’s another use for the Disintegration Tutorial techniques in a motion graphics example. I used a little bit of shine or a Radial Blur to create a lighting effect as it burns or blows away. You can even play around with the colors to create a magical burn away as well. This tutorial has a cool method for creating light beams if you’re interested.

Keep experimenting and have fun!

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The font is called Avalon Quest!

UPDATE: Green screen footage uploaded for Disintegration Tutorial project.

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6 years ago
Wired with J.J. Abrams!

J.J. Abrams ‘took’ over Wired magazine as a guest editor this month and injected some of his inspiring philosophy and clever wit. It’s a fun read if you get a chance to check it out.

Now if you look hard enough, he even mentions Video Copilot as something he wishes was around when he was younger. Read that part. Needless to say, it was pretty freaking cool to see this in a magazine. Definitely put a big smile on my face.

What’s more awesome, was actually working with him on the Main Credits for the new Star Trek movie! It was an honor to collaborate with J.J. again and I can’t wait to see the movie on the big screen! I hope you guys will be there too.

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6 years ago
You may have noticed…

Well I just posted one of the most in-depth tutorials to date and apparently some people were quite interested that I was using Vista & AE CS4. So I thought I would fill you in to the mystery.

I’ve actually been using CS4 for about 3-4 months, I just keep making tutorials in CS3 because so many people are still using it. In fact, I’ll probably continue to use CS3 for product training and future tutorials for at least a few more months, this tutorial was just an exception.

More importantly, I will continue to focus on the core functions of this great software and less on “new features” that maybe not be available to everyone yet. In fact, 90% of our free tutorials work with at least AE 7 and up and our products work with even AE 6.5 and up!

Yes, I am using Vista 64 which allows the program to access to more memory despite AE being a 32 bit app. Since Vista has been out for a while, I haven’t had any problems getting my software/hardware to work, but it’s always a good ideas to test the waters before jumping in. 64 Vista definitely yields a nice improvement in speed.

My thoughts on CS4… it’s just fine. I like the new interface although it took some time to get used to. One nice...

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6 years ago
NEW TUTORIAL: Disintegration

In this exciting 46 minute tutorial we will build a furious procedural disintegration using displacement maps, turbulent displacement and CC particle world. Be sure to stay tuned until the very end for a fun bonus video…

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6 years ago
End of days… for Sam?

Or is it? Soon we will find out if Sam will be destroyed in the upcoming disintegration tutorial. Only time will tell…

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6 years ago
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