Tag Archives: expressions

Simple Camera Rig

Simple Camera Rig

Posted on 10. Jun, 2013 by .

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If you ever struggled with your After Effects 3D camera than this tutorial is for you. See how you can use my Simple Camera Rig to solve all you camera problems.

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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Expressions, particles, and random numbers

Posted on 11. Nov, 2009 by .

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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.

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Kuler Workflow

Kuler Workflow

Posted on 05. Mar, 2009 by .

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Ever worked with Adobe Kuler? Ever wanted to use it’s color schemes in After Effects? Now you can. It’s fast, it’s easy, it’s simple, and it’s free!

CE TextRamp

CE TextRamp

Posted on 02. Mar, 2009 by .

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Check out this amazing CustomEffect for hassle free, custom color, text transform following gradients. You asked for it so here you have it!

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.

Expressions Guide

Posted on 26. Sep, 2008 by .

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Despite my huge efforts to make expressions less distant and less scary for After Effects users unfortunately I still get a lot of questions about them on my hotline and in my email. That’s why I thought that maybe it’s a good idea to start posting articles about them. What do you think?

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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.

Concept for importing 3d models

Posted on 29. May, 2008 by .

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This idea has just struck me like a lightning. We all want 3d models in AE, right? What if we really could? I already took few attempts of expanding the range of 3d features in AE and it’s not up to me to say whether they are useful or not, but I feel theres much more to be done. Well… we all know that there is a lot to be done, but I really think theres something that can be done while waiting for Adobe to introduce a 3d engine inside AE. But I will need your help to make our dream come true.

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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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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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