Experimenting with realistic Water Drops!

Experimenting with realistic refracting water. #aftereffects

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I love using native effects in After Effects to create more realistic effects… Although I love some CC Mr. Mercury, I wanted to try to create something more realistic. Look for the Tutorial soon! In 2017, I’m going to change the meaning of the word soon to actually mean SOON!

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Have a Smashing New Year!

I hope everyone is ready for a great year! Can’t wait to show you all of the cool things we have been working on, from blog shows, to plug-ins & tutorials!

My goal for this year is to help people get involved! More challenges, more interactive content and put the fun back into learning! Making things is the only way to get better!

Happy Holidays from the Kramers!

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PLUG-INS
Happy Holiday Sweater Template!

Make your own ugly sweater! To celebrate the end of the year, here is the project template you’ve always wanted!

Ugly Sweater Features:

  • Control thread size and width
  • Control Stitching angle
  • Add dis-colorization to the threads

I will admit this project turned out to be more complicated than expected! The trick was combining several different plug-ins together to get the right look. This included CC Thread, displacement mapping, mosaic and more! Ugly sweater stitching typically has two colored strands next to each other so I used half as many samples with the mosaic setting to double the horizontal pixels. Then used a displacement map to distort them at the correct angle.

This project is great for creating other types of fabric and patterns as well, play around with the thread width and shading for many interesting looks!

And as always, happy holidays from the Kramer’s! Let’s take After Effects to the next level!

Download Template AE 2015

 

 

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1 year ago
FX Console V1.0.1 New Enhancements and Fixes!

Our new workflow enhancement plug-in has been updated with many bug fixes and a few new enhancements!

In V1, you could:

  • Access FX & Presets quickly
  • Create FX Shortcuts
  • Create FX Overrides
  • Export Snapshot with PNG
  • Automatic Snapshot Tool & Gallery
  • + MORE!

In V1.0.1 we added even more!

  • Custom Shortcut Key
  • Import + Export Settings file
  • Tab to Presets in search results
  • Over a dozen bug fixes!

After Effects Requirements:
Adobe After Effects CC and above (Including CC2014 Sorry no CS6)

DOWNLOAD FX Console V1.0.1 PLUG-IN: For After Effects!

Gummy Demon #Element3D #AfterEffects

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[Updated] New Workflow Plug-in: FX CONSOLE is now available!

UPDATED
FX Console updated to Version 1.0.1

The console war continues on but this time, everybody wins! Our new After Effects workflow plug-in is now available for free! Speed up After Effects by making it work your way! Manage design progress with the new Snapshot tool and find the effects you need instantly!

With a single shortcut key you can access FX Console!

There are a lot of ways to learn After Effects but I wanted to help make it fun and encourage people to really USE it! It’s so easy to learn about new things but to really master something you have to use it everyday!

Workflow plug-ins can be cool too!

So what does it do? 
Watch Tutorial Video

Main Features:

  • Access FX & Presets quickly
  • Create FX Shortcuts
  • Create FX Overrides
  • Customize FX Search
  • Export Snapshot with PNG
  • Access Multiple Snapshots
  • Automatic Snapshot Tool & Gallery
  • Sample colors from Gallery
  • Re-import directly from Gallery
  • Dockable Panel & More!

After Effects Requirements:
Adobe After Effects CC and above (Including CC2014)

DOWNLOAD PLUG-IN: For After Effects!

INCOMING PATCH V1.0.1
We’ve identified a few interesting bugs that causes the menu to show up incorrectly for some users. So… we’re fixing it.  No refunds!! Update coming ASAP! We are also going to get it to work with any AE Language!

FX Console v1.0.1. Tons of bug fixes and new options! Soon!

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