Tag Archives: 3d
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 18. Feb, 2012 by Jerzy Drozda Jr.
Did you ever had to deal with huge amount of files from different sequences stuck in one single folder? I know I have. And it’s a pain. But not anymore. Using a simple scripting tool I have build a piece of software that sorts your files and puts them in proper folders.
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 my tutorial.
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.
Posted on 11. Nov, 2009 by Jerzy Drozda Jr.
A couple of tips and tricks to improve your workflow with Trapcode Form and Trapcode Particular using expression and randomly generated values. If you missed the live session you also missed an additional hour of questions and answers. It was awesome.
Posted on 23. Sep, 2009 by Jerzy Drozda Jr.
Discussion on how to improve the After Effects and 3d environment workflows for better compositing and faster rendering. UV Passes, Normal Maps, RPF format… all that good stuff. Question and answers was also very very cool, but it was not recorded. It never is. If you want to ask me a question and get an answer make sure to register and join the next live session of “Happy AfterEffecting with Maltaannon”
Posted on 21. Jul, 2009 by Jerzy Drozda Jr.
Have you ever rendered out a sequence from any 3d application like Cinema 4D or 3D Studio Max and wanted to replace something in it after you rendered it out? It happened to me a couple of times. Not to mention that it would be super cool if you could blend you 3D objects better with your After Effects environment. There are tools to do that on the side of the 3D package, but what about After Effects? Shouldn’t we have a chance to change our minds and make changes inside our favorite compositing tool?