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Ideas to Creations

PostPosted: 03/13/2011, 6:14 am
by davdalx
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Ideas to Creations is a blog about turning ideas into as-professional-as-possible creations in Motion Graphics, Digital Art and Visual Effects.
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com

Plenty of tutorials and inspiration coming at you regularly!
There's also a free ebook on After Effects Expressions Basics and the i2c Presets Pack which are all free, available on the "FREE STUFF" page.

You can get quicker and almost immediate updates on:
The real deal: http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ideastocreations
Twitter http://twitter.com/i2cblog
Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/104917025945679281536

Re: Ideas to Creations

PostPosted: 03/14/2011, 9:57 pm
by davdalx
New Post on Ideas to Creations: How to use dingbat fonts like Webdings and Wingdings in Windows.
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Comments would be greatly appreciated thanks!

Holographic 4 - 3D Tracking

PostPosted: 03/18/2011, 11:24 am
by davdalx
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New video uploaded "Holographic 4". Using 3D in AfterEffects + 3D tracking. See it on Ideas to Creations here:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/20 ... hic-4.html

Ideas to Creations: Presets Pack Progress

PostPosted: 04/4/2011, 1:20 pm
by davdalx
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Get info on the progress of the upcoming Presets Pack for After Effects. Coming soon. See it all here:
http://goo.gl/Xtt1g

Re: Ideas to Creations

PostPosted: 04/9/2011, 2:04 pm
by davdalx
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How to add pseudo-3D glow in After Effects.
This tutorial will include how to use the "lookAt" expression, and also share a preset "Face Camera" so you don't have to memorize the tedious code and process.
See it on Ideas to Creations here: http://bit.ly/hqFhQB

Ideas to Creations: AE Expressions Basics

PostPosted: 04/11/2011, 10:01 am
by davdalx
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Ideas to Creations presents:
After Effects Expressions Basics!

Learn the basics of expressions and how to use some common code, arrays, variables, and lots more.

For beginners to intermediate users.

More info:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2011/04/after-effects-expressions-basics.html

Get the eBook:
http://www.mediafire.com/?7xbas71t4qjw03d

i2c: Create Soft Shadows in Photoshop

PostPosted: 04/13/2011, 12:29 pm
by davdalx
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Creating soft shadows in Adobe Photoshop in a very simple process.

http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2011/04/photoshop-create-soft-shadows.html

A little chat + Parenting CC PW producer to a Null

PostPosted: 05/17/2011, 10:21 am
by davdalx
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Hey everyone!
Here's a tut on using CC Particle World and how to link the Producer's odd co-ordinates system to a Null object from a tip on this forum.
Thanks!
See it here: http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2011/05/cc-particle-world-producer-and-nulls.html

Re: Ideas to Creations

PostPosted: 06/5/2011, 3:25 pm
by davdalx
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NEW VIDEO: MISSION BRIEF

Another audio-less video for AE Challenge!
Check out the post about it::
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/20 ... brief.html

Joining Points with a Line in AE

PostPosted: 06/15/2011, 8:05 am
by davdalx
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http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/20 ... -line.html

In this tutorial, we look at how to join a bunch of null object with a line and allow them to move around. Focussing on the process of getting there and solving a problem, rather than jumping to the solution.

See it here:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/20 ... -line.html

Joining PARENTED Points with a Line

PostPosted: 06/20/2011, 12:59 am
by davdalx
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In this tuturial, a follow-up to the previous one (above), we'll be looking at how to keep the points joined when the Nulls are parented to other layers. There'll be a short math lesson and a look at how parenting affects a layer's transform properties.

Check it out here:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/aftereffects-joining-parented-points.html

Add +1 to Blogger via AddThis

PostPosted: 06/22/2011, 10:44 am
by davdalx
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In this for-bloggers post, I'll explain how to add Google's +1 to Blogger, which can also be translated to work with other platforms.

Check it out here:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/20 ... dthis.html

Color Scheme Assistants

PostPosted: 07/12/2011, 1:25 pm
by davdalx
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In this post, I explain two fun apps that help designers, and AE and other users alike, on picking the right colors for a project! Tell us what you use and how you pick your colors!

Check it out here:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/20 ... tants.html

Recommend Scripts

PostPosted: 07/14/2011, 6:31 am
by davdalx
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In the first instance of the Discuss tag, I'm asking you to share scripts you like and regularly use in After Effects, Photoshop and Cinema4D. Recommend it to not only me, but also all other creatives out there!

Also, if you've made your own scripts, this is your chance to share it with everyone!

Check it out here:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2011/07/discuss-recommend-scripts.html

Create a 3D Scene in AE

PostPosted: 07/14/2011, 11:44 am
by davdalx
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In this fun post, learn how to create a Red/Blue 3D scene to be viewed with Red/Blue 3D Glasses, and also construct your own 3D Glasses.
Combine two views to one, how to set up the cameras, it's a long but awesome tutorial!

Check it out here:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2011/07/create-3d-scene-in-after-effects.html

Re: Ideas to Creations

PostPosted: 07/21/2011, 10:42 pm
by davdalx
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Feel the Void needed a new ident for their upcoming short vidz. Here's a concept for it.

Details here:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2011/07/video-feel-void-ident-concept.html

i2c: Aligning Layers in AE + Photoshop

PostPosted: 08/1/2011, 11:06 am
by davdalx
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Learn a simple shortcut to assist in aligning similar layers, such as background plates, in After Effects. The process also applies to Photoshop, and any other application that supports Blend Modes.

Enjoy! Please drop a comment and let me know what you think. Much appreciated!

http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2011/08/aftereffects-photoshop-lining-up-layers.html

Inspiration - Clones

PostPosted: 08/26/2011, 4:16 pm
by davdalx
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In this inspiration post, I'll be sharing some videos that involve clones that I found on YouTube!
Share some of the cool videos you might know in the comment section XD

Much appreciated!
Also, there's some earlier posts, such as the preparation for the upcoming "Presets Pack".
6 free and handy presets for After Effects!! Coming very soon!!

i2c Video - Fancy Holographic Watch

PostPosted: 09/8/2011, 5:24 am
by davdalx
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NEW VIDEO: Fancy holographic watch! Check out some quick info for this test video for an upcoming project!

Check it out here, and don't be shy, leave a comment::
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/20 ... watch.html

i2c Video: Abstraction

PostPosted: 09/21/2011, 7:20 am
by davdalx
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NEW VIDEO: Abstraction. Done in C4D!
Feedback would be appreciated!

HERE:: http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2011/09/video-abstraction_21.html

i2c PRESETS PACK

PostPosted: 10/12/2011, 3:44 am
by davdalx
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The i2c PRESET PACK is finally out! 6 presets for AE that make life easier... and more fun!

Check them out here, and don't forget to tweet what you think @i2cblog, or holla on the included Contact Info in the documentation:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/p/ ... -pack.html

i2c: Bouncing Lights with GI

PostPosted: 10/29/2011, 11:14 am
by davdalx
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A first tutorial in 3D program Cinema4D, Learn how to make lights bounce off of surfaces using Global Illumination, as well as some interesting settings to play with.
See it here:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2011/10/c4d-bouncing-lights-with-gi.html

i2c: Create Blocky Retro Text in AE

PostPosted: 11/2/2011, 3:06 pm
by davdalx
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Hey guys!
Learn how to create the retro-ish blocky text as seen in the "intro recreation" video. Simple and quick process.

Here:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/20 ... k-tip.html

INTRO RECREATION:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... i1G-AkOeMw

Cheers! Don't forget to drop a comment! Your appreciation is appreciated!

Re: Ideas to Creations

PostPosted: 12/2/2011, 1:21 am
by davdalx
Have you wanted to write tutorials?
Want to give a behind-the-scenes or breakdown of something you did recently?

Well then, this is your opportunity. Ideas to Creations is looking for writers. It's a simple process that will only take a few minutes.

MORE INFORMATION:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/p/become-i2c-writer.html

GO STRAIGHT TO THE FORM:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_GB&formkey=dEo3d01zNkVzSkpzZ1g2QzAyeEpiMUE6MQ#gid=0

and tell a friend :-D

Re: Ideas to Creations

PostPosted: 02/17/2012, 2:26 am
by davdalx
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Get blueprints and set up C4D for modelling... awesome!

http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2012/02/blueprints-and-modelling.html