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RESOURCE: Practice Footage

Postby davdalx on 02/22/2012, 1:55 pm

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Stumbled upon something pretty interesting, thought I'd share :-D

http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2012/02/resource-green-screen-practice-footage.html
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NEW PRESET: i2c_TRANSIT

Postby davdalx on 03/10/2012, 3:42 pm

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Presenting a new animation preset: TRANSIT!
Lets you animate a whole bunch of layers in and out with only 1 control. Great for presentations, slide-shows and typography.

CHECK IT OUT:: http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/20 ... ansit.html
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i2c_TRANSIT

Postby davdalx on 03/21/2012, 4:46 am

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Presenting i2c_TRANSIT. Automatically animate batch layers in and out with one control.
Featuring a video description.

Check it out:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2012/03/i2ctransit.html
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Re: Ideas to Creations

Postby JamesWhiffinVFX on 03/25/2012, 9:29 am

Cool, you're getting really good at this stuff. Do you do this full time as your job? I think you may be the first popular after effects instructor from Kenya :)
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Re: tron identity disc hologram

Postby rc2k10 on 03/26/2012, 8:02 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMG7MPHD0Xs&list=UURhzm4YrhBGUjCWml2iNZ4w&index=4&feature=plcp[/youtube]

Check it out:
http://www.cinema4dtutorial.net/?p=1293
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Re: Ideas to Creations

Postby davdalx on 03/26/2012, 11:01 pm

JamesWhiffinVFX wrote:Cool, you're getting really good at this stuff. Do you do this full time as your job? I think you may be the first popular after effects instructor from Kenya :)


Hi James! I'm popular?? Thanks! Really appreciate it! :-D
I was an instructor a while ago, now work in the industry full time! But I really like sharing stuff and maintaining i2c! I'm glad you like :-D
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i2c: Project Folder Batch Script

Postby davdalx on 03/27/2012, 12:29 pm

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I hate having to create project folders over and over again! I have a specific hierarchy I use and it gets tiring having to build them over and over and over and over.
Until now!
In this workflow tutorial, I'll share with you some know how in Windows to create a batch script that automatically creates all these folders just by running a file that we'll code ourselves. And best part is, it's EXTREMELY simple, you don't need ANY coding know-how!

Check it out:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2012/03/project-folder-batch-script.html
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After Effects - Create Animated Waves

Postby davdalx on 03/29/2012, 11:54 pm

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Screensaver, UI background, there's a lot you could do with this technique!! Simple and fast to do.

Check it out:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2012/03/ae-create-animated-waves.html

Example of its use:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-video-holographic-4.html
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i2c AE Workflow 01: Workspaces and Shortcut Keys

Postby davdalx on 04/26/2012, 8:35 am

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Presenting a new series: AE Workflow! Tips to get you working faster and more efficiently!
Get started with post number 01: Workspaces and Shortcut Keys. Learn common shortcuts, learn about workspaces, and tell us what you use most frequently.

Check it out:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2012/04/ae-workflow-1-workspaces-and-shortcut.html
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i2c AE Workflow 02: Shy Switch, Markers and Layer Colors

Postby davdalx on 04/26/2012, 8:37 am

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In this second post in the AE Workflow series, we look at the shy switch, layer and comp markers and Layer Colors. These are aimed at increasing efficiency in the timeline, as well as making things more... comfortable!

Check it out:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2012/04/after-effects-workflow-shy-markers-and.html

If you missed episode 01, it's right here:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2012/04/ae-workflow-1-workspaces-and-shortcut.html
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i2c: In Real Life Inspiration

Postby davdalx on 05/9/2012, 9:32 am

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Another inspiration post: Check out cool games, comics and fictional creations turned into real life for your inspiration and amusement, on Ideas to Creations:

http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2012/05/inspiration-in-real-life.html
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Re: Ideas to Creations

Postby davdalx on 06/7/2012, 4:53 am

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In this tutorial, we'll learn how to join three nulls IN 3D SPACE with a beam effect on a 2D layer. Very handy effect that you'll probably use a lot!

Check it out here:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2012/06/aftereffects-joining-points-in-3d-space.html
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Multipass Compositing in Cinema4D

Postby davdalx on 07/19/2012, 11:38 pm

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Learn how to use multipasses in Maxon Cinema 4D. In this first post, I'll show you how multipass works and how to set it up :)

Check it out::
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/20 ... d-and.html
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C4D and AE tutorial: Working with Multipass

Postby davdalx on 08/16/2012, 2:47 am

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New tutorial series, where we look at working with Multipass in Cinema4D and After Effects.

In this one, we look at file formats and bringing them together in After Effects:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2012/08/multipass-compositing-with-cinema4d-and.html
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Multipass Compositing in C4D and AE

Postby davdalx on 09/4/2012, 5:40 am

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In part 2, we got some over-exposed scene when we brought it into AE. In this section, we'll learn about changing the gamma and LUT of AE, as well as just what those are.

Check it out:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2012/09/multipass-compositing-with-cinema4d-and.html
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i2c Presets Pack for AE 2.0 Now Available

Postby davdalx on 09/20/2012, 1:30 am

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i2c Presets Pack v2.0 is now available. Updated UI, easier to use and much faster, the new set is a huge improvement that will definitely make things even better.

Check out the changelog and get the pack:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2012/09/i2c-presets-pack-20-out-now.html

The pack's page:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/p/i2c-presets-pack-for-after-effects.html
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Re: Ideas to Creations

Postby davdalx on 02/24/2013, 1:55 pm

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How about a video tutorial? Here I explain how to take an image and make the subject jump out of the frame in a quick and explanatory 12min video. Feedback appreciated :D

http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2013/02/tutorial-jump-out-of-frame.html
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Re: Ideas to Creations

Postby davdalx on 03/1/2013, 1:45 am

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AE Expressions Basics e-book hits 5,000 downloads!
See the story here:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2013/02/ae-expressions-ebook-hits-over-5000.html

Thanks!
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Re: Ideas to Creations

Postby davdalx on 05/15/2013, 7:11 am

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The conclusion to multipass compositing, we look at what we can do with all the passes together in After Effects.

Check it out: http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2013/05/multipass-compositing-with-cinema-4d.html
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Re: Ideas to Creations

Postby davdalx on 05/17/2013, 12:00 am

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Combine 4 images to create one awesome photo manipulation: "Road to Home".
Learn how to match colors and contrast of various images to one.
Check it out:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2013/05/photoshop-road-to-home-photo.html
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Re: Ideas to Creations

Postby davdalx on 09/12/2013, 12:54 am

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I'M BACK!!!
Learn how to build this gauge that's controlled from a single slider, including the color-changing bar!

Part 1 right here:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2013/09/ae-expression-driven-gauge-part-1.html
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Re: Ideas to Creations

Postby davdalx on 01/15/2014, 3:31 am

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Change multiple compositions from a single comp using expressions. This is to address situations where you have to make multiple versions of this showing different times:
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Its fast and easy! Check out the tutorial here:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/20 ... ingle.html

Sharing is caring :D Feedback and comments appreciated
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Re: Ideas to Creations

Postby davdalx on 01/23/2014, 3:00 am

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What the heck do Expression Controls do and how do we use them?
We're taking a look at using them with some fun examples to get you started in using them for your expression rigs. Easy to understand and follow, check it out here:

http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2014/01/all-about-expression-controls.html
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Re: Ideas to Creations

Postby davdalx on 05/6/2014, 11:03 am

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Let's talk about the Render Queue, and some of the cooler features it has tucked away.
Check it out here:
http://ideastocreations.blogspot.com/2014/05/ae-7-useful-functions-in-render-queue.html
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Re: Ideas to Creations

Postby davdalx on 02/5/2015, 1:29 am

Hai!

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This tutorial is all about practicing expressions. We'll use expressions to create a never-ending timeline graphic, a counting year text and some tips on extraction and working with Shape Layers.

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