NEW Plug-In: SABER Now Available 100% Free!

New MacOS Catalina Support
Install latest version of Mac plugin!

Watch Tutorial on Youtube in HD

Our sweet new energy plug-in is available right now for free! Check out the tutorial and start downloading! Staying up for two days straight is not ideal but happy to have it up!

Key Uses:

  • Create Energy Beams, Lightsabers, Lasers, Portals, Neon Lights, Electric, Haze & more


Features:

  • Create High quality energy & lights beams
  • Realistic Glow falloff
  • Advanced Core Settings
  • Built-in Distortion
  • 50 Presets (View Gallery)
  • Dynamic Text and Mask Outlines
  • Stackable FX with Add mode


DOWNLOAD PLUG-IN: For After Effects!

POSTED:
8 years ago
RECENT POSTS
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:
7 years ago
PLUG-INS
Another New Plug-In! (APRIL FOOLS)

We brought you Optical Flares, Element 3D, Saber and now here is Glass Eyes!
Don’t waste your time with fake april fools pranks, this is a real plug-in that you can download right now!

Key Uses:

  • Create creepy videos
  • Fix wedding videos
  • Improve your favorite movie scenes
  • Add personality


Features:

  • Custom Pupils
  • Pupil Size Control
  • Pupil Color
  • Googly Speed and amount
  • Highligh rotation

 

How to Use it:

Just apply it to a blank solid and motion track the eye position. Then use an inner shadow layer style to give the eyes depth!

 

DOWNLOAD GLASS EYES PLUG-IN: For After Effects!

 


POSTED:
8 years ago
New Plug-in TRAILER! Update: 3

Our new plug-in trailer is finally online! I hope you guys can see how much work went into this!

The plug-in and Tutorial will be available today-ish!

Watch on youtube in HD!

UPDATE: Might be a long night but this plug-in is coming out!
UPDATE 2: Dinner time. Long night ahead… Not going to bed until we launch!

UPDATE 3: Even though It’s still 10:30PM on Friday… it does looks like it will go past midnight. So if you want to get some sleep, I understand. I’m staying here until it launches! Lots of litle jobs like installer art!

Update 4: Still here jamming! There really is a lot to cover in this tutorial!

POSTED:
8 years ago
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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Download Tutorial Project File

Download Saber Plug-in

POSTED:
5 years ago