New Tutorial: CROSSFIRE! + Video Copilot LIVE! Europe Tour!

BOOM! Hey what’s up! Our new Tutorial is online AND we’re excited to announce Video Copilot is going on Tour! We’ve been looking for new ways to get together with the community and showcase other amazing designers at a fun show! We are happy to finally share all the details!

Get Show and Ticket Info Here!

 

 

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Here are a Few of my favorites! TUTORIAL is ONLINE! #aftereffects #motiondesign #videocopilot

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POSTED:
5 years ago
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Free Fire Project


Here is a little test I made using CC Particle World and some vector blur to make Fire. It’s not perfect but an interesting study. One of the key things I did was used a wiggle expression on the particle birthrate to give a variable emission pattern like something was burning inconsistently. It’s a little slow to render but it is very high resolution.

Sample Video

Project File

Essentially it is 3D, although I haven’t tested it much for things like looking down on it… Currently it is only for AE CS3 but an After Effects tutorial may be possible in the future.

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16 years ago
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Bold Type Project!

Sometimes you need to create a title that feels IMPORTANT without making it too flashy! One way to do that is with a texture and a cinematic fade! Usually a simple opacity fade leaves graphics looking washed out, but by color correcting the fade out, you can add color and contrast to the fade! I also used CC glass to give the text a little bit of bump!

Download After Effects Project File CC2014+

I used it in my recent CROSSFIRE Tutorial!

 

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Teaser for our new Tutorial! 🔥🔥🔥#aftereffects #videocopilot #motiondesign

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Don’t miss our latest tutorial and Europe Tour!
Get Show and Ticket Info Here!

POSTED:
5 years ago
New Show and New workflow Plug-in!

Some cool news to announce! We have just finished recording a horrifying new blog show with a frightening theme! But more on that next week!

Another exciting development is a a new workflow plug-in for After Effects! Coming this week!

Now, this plug-in doesn’t make light sabers or energy fx, it might not even change your life, but this utility we developed will speed up your AE work flow! Embarrassingly enough, the development began last year when I started working on Intercept! And while I am still finishing the VFX for my short, this new plug-in is done and so we’re going to release it! Is that progress!? I DON’T KNOW!!

The good news is we’re jamming on a lot of projects behind the scenes, but this year has been a very humbling and rejuvenating experience for me. And it is simply managing ideas and execution. How do we continue to push ourselves creatively and build better consistency… I don’t know if we have it all figured out, but at least we are asking the right questions now!

For example : Here was my thought process on the Saber plug-in:

  1. Man, my short film is taking way too long I need to release something cool now that I’m back from Star Wars!
  2. Let’s release the Saber plug-in. That thing is pretty cool!
  3. I haven’t posted cool stuff in a while though, This plug-in needs to be sweet!
  4. I Should make a trailer too! How long will that take?
  5. S#!T The plug-in is just not good enough yet and it comes out in two days!
  6. Let’s add more features! Let’s add displacement noise and presets! We can make it!
  7. Crap! We’re late! Now this thing really has to be amazing! Let’s add text outlines and mask shapes too!
  8. What have we done!

Being late because of high expectations makes my expectations higher. A dangerous loop.

So you can see the real challenge is I want to make awesome stuff but it’s easy to underestimate how much time it takes to pull it off! (Cough Cough, Intercept!)

This year we added some fantastic new people to the VC Team and I’m able to get everyone more involved in our shows and do more simultaneous projects that are spread out over time so there are things always in development and more people can be involved in finishing projects.

I think at the end of the day, walking around with a Video Copilot apron has really helped my focus!

 

Office is on fire now!

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POSTED:
8 years ago
Element 3D V2 Update 2.0.X

Element 3D V2 just came out this week and we’ve already been working with customers to make the plug-in better with this latest patch! Big Shout out to our development team for the fast turnaround!

Check out Element 3D V2:
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Customers who have purchased V2:
Login and download V2.0.2 Patch!

PATCH DETAILS:

  • Mac firePro GPU Support
  • Fixed UI preview.
  • Fixed Error on Scene Setup
  • Fixed incorrect texture sizes on retina Macs.
  • Fixed incorrect Aux channel position on sub meshes.
  • Fixed Scene Setup on Windows 7 without SP1.
  • Fixed wrong VRAM display on Mac.
  • Fixed crash on comp with over 8 lights.
  • Fixed texture size warning
  • Fixed Model Search on Mac

In version 2, we’ve added a ton of new features, like Shadows and dynamic reflection maps and even deform options! I’m working on several tutorials for next week now that I finally got a full night sleep! Until then you can check our E3D V2 help files to guide you on your way!

Customer Support:
As always, if you have any support questions please contact us so we can help you! We’re dedicated to making the plug-in work for you!
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POSTED:
10 years ago