Tag Archives: experiments

Cool 3D stuff

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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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.

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Bending the line

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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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].

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Creative Breakdowns

Posted on 03. Dec, 2009 by .

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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.

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Totally Useless Experiment

Totally Useless Experiment

Posted on 28. Feb, 2009 by .

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Want to waste some time? Get to know how to embed hidden images into existing footage and learn few cool tricks on the way.

3D Muzzle Flashes & MuzzlePlug Review

3D Muzzle Flashes & MuzzlePlug Review

Posted on 29. Jun, 2008 by .

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There comes a time in visual effects artists life when he’s bound to create firing guns and muzzle flashes. Learn how to build your own muzzles… in 3D.

Hacking expressions

Posted on 22. May, 2008 by .

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You all know that I’m a expression junkie. You’ve seen my tutorial and my approach to animating things. I hate keyframes, I love expressions. Even though sometimes I find using expressions very frustrating. Theres no way to declare global variables, create your own functions, or extend the build-in functionality. But there actually is a nice way to deal with that that you might not be aware of.

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3D Solar System

Posted on 21. May, 2008 by .

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This subject is as old as the Earth itself. How to create 3D planets? Simple. Just apply CC Sphere onto a texture, right? Wrong! If you want to make it cool you need to do a couple other things as well, which I’m going to show you in this upcoming tutorial.

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More 3D stuff coming soon

Posted on 14. May, 2008 by .

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Some time ago I was experimenting with doing more 3D stuff inside of AE and I ended up with two very cool techniques that will allow you to import any 3D object into AE. But thats not all.

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Photoshop brushes in After Effects

Posted on 09. May, 2008 by .

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I’ve recently figured out a workaround to a problem that was bugging AE users since the beginning of time – how do one import Photoshop brushes into AE? Is it even possible? The answer is simple. No. It didn’t bother me that much until I wanted to use one of my brushes in AE.

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High Pass and Coloring

High Pass and Coloring

Posted on 06. May, 2008 by .

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Ever missed the High Pass filter in After Effects? Watch this tutorial to learn how to build your own and get a few ideas on how to use it.

Growing 3D Vines

Growing 3D Vines

Posted on 12. Apr, 2008 by .

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Do you think you know all about creating 3D vines? Well think again. Watch this amazing tutorial to learn how I did it using only After Effects.