In this quick motion graphics tutorials we’ll create a natural light glow illuminating from your title onto a 3D surface. This tutorial also includes tips for generating a simple chromatic glow effect.
You know that part in a movie where some guy gets sliced up with a sword and you can see a big cut across his ninja shirt?… Well usually they do some fancy editing where he has a robe without a slash and then it cuts to a close up where the shirt now has a big rip… This actually works really well, especially with a nice sound effect. But I wanted to do the slicing all in one continuous take using computer technology!
We’ve been finishing up the final details on our slightly new website update that includes a few handy features and an upgraded look. We should be rolling out the new site in the next week or so. Until then!
Not really ground-breaking but here is a simple plug-in we created to allow you to copy a frame from After Effects to the system clipboard so you can paste it in a program like Photoshop. This saves you from having to render a frame to a file and then reopen it and apparently it is not a new idea but we made it 64-bit and cs5 compatible if anyone needs it.
I was doing a lot of Photoshop work with stuff from After Effects and using this plug-in saved a lot of time getting screenshots into my PS canvas.
Install the plug-in to your AE plug-in folder. For CS3 and CS4, use the 32-bit version for CS5, use the 64-bit version. There should be a .aex for windows and a .plugin for mac users too.
Once installed you can navigate to a comp and then choose export, and select Copy Frame to Clipboard. Then open image application and choose, Edit-Paste!
Any bugs, post them here and we’ll try to fix them.
Using various roto and split-screen effects we transformed a two-man SWAT team into a full squad for this demo scene. Sam Loya reprises his role as the “guy who probably gets killed”, in this exciting industrial saga. The main goal of this scene was to film everything as if we had a dozen guys instead […]