Making It Look Great 5 Available Now

Making It Look Great 5 Available Now

Posted on 02. Dec, 2008 by in After Effects, Products

MILG5 is now available for download. This is the biggest, most jam packed MILG release so far, with over 7 hours of After Effects Tea Cups With Lids Amber Rings Wholesale Tea Trays Toddler Sleeping Bags tips and techniques.

Hello my dear friends! I’m happy to announce that Making It Look Great 5 hosted by myself is finally here. It took me over five months to record the tutorials, edit them, and put it all together, so I really hope you’ll like it. Please support my efforts and hard work by purchasing this product from Motionworks so I can continue to provide you with free content and great products.

See a full tutorial list and purchase the training here
Watch the promo! (YouTube version)

Click on the image above to learn more about the product. It’s loaded with over 7 hours of video training. Learn how to harness the power of expressions in After Effects to make beautiful, complex animations and save time. Whether you’re an After Effects beginner or expert you’ll learn valuable techniques that will make your work look great. Included with the 10 video tutorials are 3 bonus video tutorials: Gyro Extended, Butterfly Man extended and Working with the Presets. MILG5 is also loaded with free plug-ins and presets discussed throughout the lessons.

Work fast, work smart, look great with Making It Look Great 5.

Making It Look Great 5 ($79.00)

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46 Responses to “Making It Look Great 5 Available Now”

  1. QuarkSpark

    02. Dec, 2008

    It looks awesome and helpful, Congratulations!!

  2. UmairVFX

    02. Dec, 2008


  3. Warti

    02. Dec, 2008

    Ok its bought and i start download now …

    THX for your hard work, its nice that i can support your work.


  4. glidingtide

    02. Dec, 2008

    I’d like to share my congratulations as well..well done and that you for all your efforts.

  5. xponential

    02. Dec, 2008

    woohoo !! thanx maltaanon ! you are one hell of a guy !

  6. W O'Beirne

    02. Dec, 2008

    Congats Jerzy! The long anticipated MLG 5 is finally here. A job well done…

  7. dimitris

    03. Dec, 2008

    Nice there man..when its going to be pirated?

  8. muaz

    03. Dec, 2008


  9. Warti

    03. Dec, 2008

    Ok i watched Gyro and Blood, Gyro is definitly a maltannon Tutorial!
    He has his own style and you see it when he use his expression.
    I saw many Blood writing tutorials. But this one is awesome.
    Really great ideas to realize the work.
    And i try to use Particular like you said:”Fire with a cannon to a fly!”

    The next one i will watch is RetroTerminal… the result is damn great ;)

    Guys its definitly worth, 7 Hours of training.
    I love it.

  10. chisco arce

    03. Dec, 2008

    Thanks Maltannon, from costa rica…grats tutorials

  11. hams

    04. Dec, 2008


  12. cwws

    04. Dec, 2008

    Congratulations!!Really Haapy to see your good works:)

  13. maomao

    04. Dec, 2008


  14. Janus

    04. Dec, 2008

    Thanks for all your great tutorials Maltaannon. Hope sales go through the roof!

  15. illd

    08. Dec, 2008

    Hi Maltaannon,

    just watched MILG5 thru the Weekend – and I gotta say its a no brainer if you are just a little interested in motiondesign and especially expressions – compliment!
    Besides the unique Techniques very well described you showed me how to get really some great timesavings inside AE – and we all know time is money.
    But I wonder that in the Promo all the bonuscontent wasn´t described. I mean besides the Lightwraper plugin (damn, I already bought it before!) you´ll get a bunch of other very usefull plugins and presets, you say no word about it – why?
    Only thing to “critizise” – It was to much content to learn in a weekend, so I´ll have to watch some parts again :) This is definitly the most MILG I got for my money!

    Keep it rolling Maltaannon!

  16. James Wicks

    09. Dec, 2008

    Dzien dobry, my dear friend.
    Would you tell us the origin of the name Maltaannon and what it means.
    And congratulations on 10 great tutorials on MILG5.

    James Wicks
    Zfx Studios
    South Florida

  17. A Ortiz

    11. Dec, 2008

    Great job. Greetings from Costa Rica

  18. Sean

    12. Dec, 2008

    Are any outside plugins required for the tutorials on MILG5? I’m always looking for more and better AE tutorials but don’t want to have to buy particular or anything else to complete them.

  19. Janus

    13. Dec, 2008

    The DVD is absolutely amazing Maltaannon, I’ve watched it through twice, and still there is alot of info I haven’t processed. It is worth every penny, I can already feel my workflow getting better, and that I plan ahead more, giving me time to make it look great, without having to spend more then half of my production time tweaking setting and re-arranging keyframes. Thanks :D

  20. Action_Bastard

    14. Dec, 2008

    dimitris -Its already being pirated.(since the 7th) This volume only lasted a couple days. I highly recommend that you buy it though. Its so good you’ll feel bad if you didn’t.

    Sean -You need some trapcode plug-ins for some of them, but others don’t require any.

  21. Mike

    14. Dec, 2008

    Bought it the day it was released. A truly great dvd. Thanks maltaannon!

  22. piotrek

    19. Dec, 2008


  23. Blax

    22. Dec, 2008

    I am intermediate level at After Effects and some of these tutorials are just too hard to follow with Maltaannon . I have to constantly pause and listen to just get simple expressions down correctly and in the butterflyman tutorial, cannot accomplish it.

    Maltaannon jumps topics so quickly that it is very hard to follow. Too technical and not enough on topic.

    I visit Maltaannon site regularly but I must say, his rhythm is different in this product then on his own site. I can follow all his tutorials on his site and is the reason I bought this product. I am unhappy with the product because it has given me nothing but headaches.

    Sorry Maltaannon, I know you have many followers but I must say that I felt like I got burned out of my money. This was my X-Mas present too. :(

    I only recommend this product to ADVANCED users who probably already know how to do all this already.

  24. Maltaannon

    22. Dec, 2008

    Hey Blax, sorry you feel that way. Do not hasitate and please contact me by email or skype (contact details are included in the ReadMe.pdf with the download). I will be more than happy to help you out with the tutorials.

  25. iori

    22. Dec, 2008

    Blax you must be too exaggerating I think.
    Yes MILG5 is more difficult than previous MILG series.But it’s not all that hard.How many times we have been fooled by kind of the entitled ADVANCED tutorials of or Total Training, just because they’re too simple. You may not understand it now but later on when you get to another level you will feel how powerful and helpful this traing kit can offer you.
    I myself has been inspired by many expression used in MIG5 and really see so much potential in it.
    I think I’ll spend much more time on it to get most out of it.
    And really I hope this DVD will sell well and Maltaannon will give up more training kit.
    Best wishes a few days before X-Mas Day.

  26. Blax

    22. Dec, 2008

    Don’t get me wrong. I have been around this blog and Maltaannon tutorials on this site have raised my level. He still remains one of the top AE teachers/innovators out there.

    I don’t think I was fooled at all. I do feel stupid after watching these tutorials and that is not a good feeling. VEry frustrating when it takes 3 days (not exaggerating) to get through a 40 minute tutorial.

    The good thing is, even though I cannot follow SOME of these tutorials, MILG5 has taught me new things which I am grateful for.

    And Maltaannon, thank you for your response. I didn’t mean to sound harsh in my first reply, I just was expecting a jab but got an uppercut instead.

    I will figure it out I am sure, but it is going to take more time that previously thought.

  27. Thomas

    23. Dec, 2008

    Hi Blax,
    it took me two years before i was ready to tell myself “i can HANDLE after effects” i was not using it on a regular basis and the first year was pain in the ass and i was only learning from books, yeah, paper books. At these days Online Tutorials did not exist. Today i work as an Digital Artist and i´m proud that i did not let go off whenever it got complicated and frustrating.

    Today, slower tutorials are pain in the ass for me.

    Most important is to get the basics. Try the basic training series at for example. This should be your first place and i swear you will understand following advanced tutorials much better.

    Maltaannon is a great guy and he spent a LOT of time creating MILG and its worth every cent BEACAUSE before that he spent a lot of time creating FREE amazing Tutorials for us folks.

    think about it.


  28. Blax

    23. Dec, 2008

    Thanks Thomas.

    As I mentioned before, I am an intermediate user of AE. I am very comfortable with the software. I never have gotten stuck on any of Maltaannon tutorials before MILG5.

    I am more advance than Video Copilots basic tutorials. In fact, I never get stuck on any of AK’s tutorials either.tutorials.

    Now that you brought it up, I hope it does not deter beginners of AE. There is a lot of good info in MILG5, but as stated before, it has a learning curve.

  29. Maltaannon

    23. Dec, 2008

    Thanks guys for the kind words. I would like to point out that recording free tutorials is a bit different than a commercial product. I had to stay more on topic, and while having in mind that I plan to do 10 tutorials for MILG5 I had to keep than as short as possible without going much into details – I just assumed that you already know your stuff about AE – at least from previous MILG series.

    More over… it took me over 5 months to put this release together not only because it’s very hard work, but I also wanted to do my best to provide you with much better tutorials then the ones available on my site for free. If I wouldn’t do that I’d feel like I’d be stealing from you. Thats why it took so long… finding the right topic, finding the best techniques, and make it look really good.

    Aside of that – remember that there are project files included with the download so whenever you need to dive in deep you can always open up the project file and watch the tutorial while surfing through the project.

    Above all, if you think about it, I bet you’ll come to a conclusion that if you get disappointed at all, it’s better to be disappointed because the content was to hard, rather than to easy. That way you can always go back to it whenever you like and it will still have great value for you. If the training would be to easy… well… then you could say that you’ve burned your money.

    I’m sure that when you think about it you’ll come to a conclusion that it was a good investment. I certainly hope so.

    Wish you guys all the best, merry xmass and a happy new year!

  30. MARK

    02. Jan, 2009

    Hello Genius-M, I wish you a very Happy New Year & all the Good Wishes in 2009.


  31. PhSn

    05. Jan, 2009

    Really great dude! Fantastic DVD, I really like it and would recommend it to really everyone!

    My favourite ones are “RetroTerminal” and “SpyCam” because of the really cool expressions used.

    And do you know what? I wouldn’t have done much differently :D:D


  32. eric hinson

    20. Jan, 2009

    i really wish i had the money to get this. I love your stuff and I need to learn so much. contact me and let’s work something out.

  33. Steve B

    20. Jan, 2009

    Just bought this – downloading now. Glad to support your great tutorials, Maltannon. This is a perfect training kit, I really need a gyro animation and terminal screen for a project I’m working on. Cheers!

  34. Rafael Guerra

    24. Jan, 2009

    Man, i gotta buy just to know what you did in the butterfly man.

  35. Robert

    07. Feb, 2009

    I finally got MILK5 today! I am going to be adapting the screenify tutorial for my next project. I am impressed with how much information is packed into these tutorials, from expressions to little-known effects, to keyboard shortcuts. It’s a great resource!

  36. Algiux

    13. Feb, 2009

    Would love to purchase, but cant spend such money… Bad, there is not much persons like you, Every1 of your work worth of much more then money… U just make everything so simple…

  37. ken

    24. Feb, 2009

    i have trouble using particular with butterfly,it alays ask for a very small layer which is too small!
    Can you advise some tips?

  38. Maltaannon

    27. Feb, 2009

    Just ignore it. It’s just a warning, to make sure you don’t overkill your AE render times if you don’t need super huge and high quality particles. But sometimes you do.

  39. ali

    29. Jul, 2009

    thank, thank, thank, for all

  40. dJ

    08. Aug, 2009

    why the price is so much this time I bought all four of the first ones…. now $ 79 I paid $ 180 for the last four all together…

    • Jerzy Drozda Jr

      08. Aug, 2009

      Don’t ask me. I don’t handle the sales nor the prices.

  41. chandan

    06. May, 2010

    good job dude…

  42. Ivette

    23. Feb, 2011

    Your tutorials are really good!! Thanks!

  43. Dom

    14. Sep, 2011

    Hey Maltaannon,
    Awesome tutorials! Am working my way through MILG5 and am having problems with the light following the dancer in the Butterfly man.
    I put the code that you show (I think):

    temp = thisComp.layer(“Disperse”).effect(“Avidion MotionGrabber”)(“Output Position”);
    [temp[0], temp[1], 0];

    and it works once, then I get this window:

    After Effects warning: invalid numeric result
    (divide by zero?)
    Expression disabled.
    Error occurred at line 0.
    Comp: “FinalButterflyMan
    Layer: 1(‘Light 1’)
    Property: ‘Point of Interest’

    and it stops working.

    I tried keeping the temp[1]] for the third parameter, but that didn’t work either. How do I make the light follow the POI consistently?

    Thanks so much.

    • Dom

      16. Sep, 2011

      Forget it, got it!

  44. chleb3000

    31. Jan, 2012

    Ja rozumiem, że poradnik jest wart cenny, ale czemu tak dużej? To na zł zbyt dużo, a taki poradnik przydałby się i po polsku z tymi informacjami lub w niższej cenie