Tag Archives: LIVE!

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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Rotoscoping made easy

Posted on 26. Nov, 2009 by .

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Rotoscoping principals along with some tips, tricks and techniques I developed over few years. Learn how to create a perfect roto without killing yourself on the way.

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Zaxwerks Plugins vs. 3D applications

Posted on 19. Nov, 2009 by .

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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.

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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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Name the price

Posted on 04. Nov, 2009 by .

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Discussing the process one would take to estimate the time and cost of a custom motion graphic. Learn about my process of planning the work, naming the price, and picking the client I want to work for. Learn those skills and you’ll always be happy with your work… well… most of the time anyway.

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Know your 3D

Posted on 23. Sep, 2009 by .

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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”

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Creativity, education and success

Posted on 16. Sep, 2009 by .

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The show went for over 2 hours. Too bad the first part (that you see here) didn’t work out as planned. Had some technical problems at the beginning of the show and forgot to say all the things I wanted to say. Next time, watch it live. (Oh. And by the way – the professor I mentioned is cool and we still keep in touch – forgot to mention that)

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Happy AfterEffecting – LIVE!

Posted on 11. Sep, 2009 by .

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Thanks to your encouragement I’ve been thinking about running my own LIVE! show for quite some time now. Last Wednesday I thought it’s about time to finally do something about it, so I registered at UStream.tv and hosted the first episode of my show called “Happy AfterEffecting with Maltaannon“. It was simply a test broadcast to see how it works, what it feels like and what kind of responses I’ll get from you. To my surprise it was a total success, even though I announced it only on Twitter and Facebook 6 hours in advance, so I’d like to thank you all for being there.

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Maltaannon.com

Posted on 08. Sep, 2009 by .

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This was the first LIVE! broadcast ever. Had a lot of glitches, but hopefully I’ll fix them for the next one. In this episode I’ve talked about my site and answered some of your questions. Thanks for being there. See you next time.

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