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TUTORIAL: Animating Particles in After Effects

I previously posted an animated title sequence created in After Effects. There were a number of requests for a tutorial, so here it is! Advertisements

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House Of Cards in After Effects

I recently had a chance to explore more plug-ins from Trapcode in After Effects. One in particular was ‘Form’ which allows you to manipulate layers of particles and wrap/distort them around shapes and accompanying movies. When exploring that vast array of features I stumbled an effects that was comparable to the House of Cards video-clip from Radiohead. Here’s a […]

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Exploring Particles in After Effects

I noticed a number of great clips on YouTube that used particles to paint logos and text. I tried to emulate them using Adobe After Effects with resulted in some interesting effects. In this  example, I traced the letter ‘M’ using particle effects in 3D space.

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3D Text in After Effects

In an attempt to broaden the Digital Animation curriculum, I will be introducing some animation techniques that involve Adobe After Effects. Here’s a simple title sequence I created using a static image and 3D text. I will be publishing tutorials to use in the classroom shortly. (and, yes that is a photo of Wisteria Lane […]

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Floating Orbs

My interest for film and composting has grown significantly since being introduced to After Effects. Its an incredibly powerful program that allows you to create motion graphics and video effects. Thanks to a number of great online resources, I was able to teach myself the basics of compositing. This example was created using a simple photo with overlapping particles and […]

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Sound Effects VOL 2

Here is a small collection of sound effects that are great to use for film and animation. Each link provides you with an .MP3 file that most commercial software will accept. Click on the links to preview & download the .mp3 file: Soccer game 1:21 Tropical birds 0:46 Glass window breaking 0:06 Volcano 1:04 Atom bomb 0:19 Avalanche 0:57 Crowd cheering 0:50 […]

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