After Effects Tutorials

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After Effects Tutorials

  • New Tutorial: Dynamic Audio Waveform Visualization With Trapcode Form

    By Dakota Wixom on June 28, 2013
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    Music is all around us. Whether it be as part of a creative or corporate project, you’ll ultimately have to end up animating something to music in your career as a motion designer. Learning how to create an audio waveform visualization will set you apart from the rest of the crowd and give more voice to the music your piece. In this spicy new tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a flowing particle system which will react to specific frequencies of sound.

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  • Tutorial: Create 3d Titles in After Effects (Any Version)

    By Dakota Wixom on May 26, 2013
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    In this hot, fresh, new tutorial, we will cover three different techniques for creating 3d titles in different versions of Adobe After Effects. Before the dawn of time, when dinosaurs still roamed the earth, amazing plugins like Element 3d and Trapcode Mir simply did not exist. Motion designers had to resort to more primitive methods of simulating 3d titles. In this tutorial, I will show you the ways of this ancient people, as well as bring you up to date with more modern methods of accomplishing the same task.

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  • Tutorial: Animating With Shape Layers in After Effects

    By Dakota Wixom on February 3, 2013
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    In this tutorial, we will also cover the use of shape layers, expressions, and animation presets in Adobe After Effects. Learn how to create intriguing, random animations with shape layers and ABSOLUTELY NO KEYFRAMES! Animating shape layers in After Effects is easier than you might think, and a technique which is very under-utilized. Combining different shapes and animation properties can easily create an entirely new animation with very little effort.

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  • Tutorial: Animating With Fractals in After Effects

    By Dakota Wixom on December 27, 2012
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    In this tutorial, you will learn how to animate fractals in After Effects with minimal key-framing by using wiggle expressions. You will also learn how to link animation properties to music by using a plugin from Red Giant called Trapcode Sound Keys. No plug-ins are required for this tutorial, LSD and 70’s style bellbottom pants are optional.

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