Hey what’s up! I don’t think we have an opportunity to say “Thank You” enough for all of your support, patience and pretending to enjoy terrible jokes. But today, here is a small pack of goodies as a way of saying, “here’s a small pack of goodies.”
This random collection of 20 stock elements and textures range from a night at the Air Show, to a burning Fuse and some stunning Time-Lapse clouds. Not to mention a little payback! Well… actually, video clips of money from around the world.
We are proud and humbled to have such a strong and dedicated community so without sounding like a jerk. Thank you and please enjoy.
Our latest tutorial called Magic Tracking features a handy preset to work with Corner Pin Data from Mocha AE. Well if you are using Mocha for CS5, be sure to export the data from mocha using the “Corner Pin Only” Option. This method does not include any transform data so the preset can function properly.
Also we know the preset is currently only in English, so if anyone would be so helpful to modify the preset and upload it for others to use. We’ll try to package it up and get all the languages soon.
In our recent Magic Tracking Tutorial, we used a new preset to help locate a specific point on a surface tracked with Mocha AE. This technique works well to establish objects onto a specific location like a sign but you can also slide objects on the surface as well. This example shows the ability to animate that point along the surface by keyframing the position of the NULL.
For the boulder I used CC Sphere with some fast rotation and manually scaled the ball as it reaches the camera. You can even download the project and see how I did the other effects as well but I encourage you to check the Magic Tracking tutorial to see how it works. There is no 3D tracking and it was all created within After Effects and tracked with Mocha.
Well to fair, I may have been tricky with the way I cropped the original shots… so here is the full un-cropped shot that clearly show the Air Canon in the background. Of course some people say “Don’t believe anything your read”, I say “Don’t believe anything you see”.
But in this case… believe what you want. The truth is out there.
I found this old clip from our Action Essentials 2 film shoot. We used powerful air canons to create huge fireballs and I thought it was a good opportunity to run away from one in slow motion. Thanks to John and Ben for this candid moment.
And YES it is a REAL explosion, that’s why it looks fake! [Sound Fx added]
Creating particles in After Effects is awesome! We have all used Particular and Particle world but why not combine those particles with some real ones! Sometimes you need to create elements that are so complex and organic that you are better off taking out the camera and making a mess. In this example we use […]