NEW TUTORIAL: Shatterize

In this tutorial we will be creating a progressive shatter effect using the Pixel Poly plug-in and some simple expressions. This 20 minute tutorial is an expansion to the 3D Ball Dispersion technique for offsetting animated layers, to achieve a unique burn-away look.

Sample Video

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PS, the handy SEQUENCER script can be downloaded with the project.

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