[UPDATED] Fantasy Type FX will soon be a reality!

Tutorial Update: Almost there! Some last minute refinements to make sure edges are crisp for this exciting new tutorial but no sleep until we launch this baby! It’s still Tuesday in Hawaii right?

Interactive bevel shading from BG. #noPlugins #aftereffects

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Experimenting with text without extra plug-ins! 💯 After Effects!

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PLUG-INS
Getting Ready for NAB & New Experiments!

It’s that time of the year for the NAB show! I feel like I’ve been going since before I started Video Copilot and it’s definitely a show I look forward to, especially since I love to see all the new gear!

This year I’ll be presenting at the Adobe Booth on Monday and Tuesday (April 9th & 10th), it’s always a lot of fun and I think Adobe will be Live Streaming it as well so be sure to follow me on Twitter/Instagram and I’ll post the link!

 

More Experiments!

Experimenting with text without extra plug-ins! 💯 After Effects!

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But before the show I hope to share this new project involving sweet bevels without using plug-ins! Even though there are a millions things going on at VC right now, I want to hurry and get this tutorial while it is fresh in my head so look for it soon!

100% After Effects! #procedural

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I’m also excited to be being part of the MoGraph Meetup where a bunch of designers will be hanging out! Join us Sunday Night before the show!

We even made new shirts for the show!

Doing work stuff with air cannon… #videocopilot

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