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Posted on 04. Oct, 2012 by Jerzy Drozda Jr.
Creating truly three-dimensional shapes in After Effects was always a task with no perfect, fast and convenient solution. With CS6 we now have the option to extrude vector shapes. But there’s a better way to create awesome 3D. About time!
Posted on 02. Aug, 2011 by Jerzy Drozda Jr.
In the LIVE! sessions I started to do some time ago I used to put a live feed from my camera onto the screen along with my desktop. I always thought that doing so would also increase the “friendly” factor of my tutorials, but I never got around to do it. Until now.
Posted on 27. Jul, 2011 by Jerzy Drozda Jr.
Lately I had to do a lot of keying work for a short series of tutorials I was doing. Actually – I’m working on it as I write this, but I just did something quite amazing, so I wanted to share it with you. And I’ve got to tell you this – Ultra Key alone didn’t do it, so read on.
Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by Jerzy Drozda Jr.
Random discussion on all the ways of achieving many 3d looks in After Effects with, and without use of external plugins. Covered old school techniques (like duplicating layers), more innovative (like my 3D ShapeExtruder), and plugins.
In the second part (which did not get recorded) we’ve created a Christmas tree using Trapcode Particular and 3D Serpentine. Also – I gave away a copy of Zaxwerks Serpentine, Toolfarms AE Camera Training, and my very own Youveelizer plugin.
It was much fun. See you next year.
Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by Jerzy Drozda Jr.
This was an experiment on bending a line into a predefined shape. We ended up using simple parenting and puppet tool. Both ways are good for certain situations. At the end of this episode I revealed an upcoming product that I completed a looooong time ago, but simply forgot about it. THe not recorded part was on scripting and creating a Camera Rig script based on [intlink id="1252" type="post"]my tutorial[/intlink].
Posted on 03. Dec, 2009 by Jerzy Drozda Jr.
Best session up to this point. We’ve talked for about 4 hours. We discussed the movies you posted links to on my FaceBook fan page. Of course most of the fun stuff happens in the Questions and Answers segment, that never gets recorded. That’s one of the many reasons why you want to join the LIVE sessions.
Posted on 19. Nov, 2009 by Jerzy Drozda Jr.
Presenting the advantages of using Zaxwerks 3D plugins (Like Invigorator, ProAnimator and 3D Serpentine) as a replacement, or along with regular 3D applications like 3D Studio Max or Cinema 4D. We also had a giveaway of Red Giant Software Holomatrix plugin. To bad you missed it. Make sure to catch the next live show.