Tag Archives: After effects tutorial

Creating A Cool Broadcast Background In Cinema 4D & AE

27 Jun

In this tutorial author “Stefan Surmabojov” of cgtuts+ going to show you How to create a cool looking broadcast background using cinema 4d and after effects.

Check out the tutorial for Creating A Cool Broadcast Background In Cinema 4D & After Effects here.

Preview:

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Tutorial:

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Cinema 4D: How to Write Text With The Marker

18 Jun

In this tutorial from “caligofx.net“ show you  how to, model a marker, create basic material for it, clone and animate, set proximal shadar, set lights, after effects correction.

Tutorial:

Download Project File.

Using Marker to Text project file:

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After Effects CS6 3D Motion Tracking

13 Jun

In this Adobe After Effects CS6 tutorial AcrezHD is taking about after effect’s brand new 3D Motion Tracking tools, and will show you How to track and replace a computer screen.

Tutorial:

 

Footage you can get here.

Resize an After Effects Template Project

11 Jun

In this tutorial, BlueFX show you how to customize the size of a template, or any project, in After Effects. For example, we have our Boxes slide template here. If you open it up, you will see the Main Composition, and we also have a folder called Other Resolutions. Open this up, and you’ll find three pre-set compositions. The original composition size is Full HD: 1920×1080. In case you want a smaller composition, or a different size, you can select one of these. The first one is HD 720; double click and you’ll see this. You’re ready to render: this is at 1280×720. It’s good to set this project to Quarter resolution when editing, so it works faster. You also have NTSC DV and PAL. In case you want to render a composition in a different size, you can try resizing the main composition when rendering – but only when rendering. If you try to resize this composition here, like Composition—Composition Settings, and then Resize, if you change this to 640×360, let’s see what happens: You scaled down the composition, but the layers are still the same size, so you’d need to scale down all the layers. That would be complicated, so let’s Undo it.

I’ll show you the easier way. Select the main composition, go to Composition—Make Movie, and here, select QuickTime, select the format you would like. I recommend Photo JPEG. Click Stretch, and here you can adjust the render size. So for example, our main composition is 1920×1080, and we would like to make it smaller – 640×360. We just change the resolution here, and we also select Audio if we have it, click OK, and we’re ready to render. When you render, the video will automatically be rendered in the resolution you have selected in the Scale option.

In this tutorial video you can see a quick solution for exporting a project in different resolutions.

Instructions On Space Flight – tutorial and AE project

13 Jan

An imagination of flying in the gas clouds of space. Actual images of nebulas taken with the Hubble space telescope were combined in After Effects with CG gas clouds and stars made using Trapcode Form and Starglow. Music: We Own The Sky by M83.

Preview:

Tutorial:

Download AE CS5 project file: trapcode.com

Maxon Releases Free After Effects to Cinema 4D plug-in

27 Nov

Cinema 4D and After Effects workflow in action, with an earlier release of Maxon’s exchange plug-in.

Maxon has released a free plug-in enabling After Effects users to import projects directly into Cinema 4D R13.

The tool works with After Effects CS3 and above.

Updated: Previous versions of the plug-in offer support for earlier releases of the two applications, but only permit export from Cinema 4D to After Effects, not vice versa.

 

Press Release (Excerpts)
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced immediate availability of a new plug-in for Adobe® After Effects® CS5 and CS5.5 that allows motion graphics artists to export projects directly into CINEMA 4D R13. This new capability broadens CINEMA 4D’s domination as the industry-leading 3D motion graphics toolkit, known for its seamless connectivity to popular 2D motion graphics and compositing tools. This new plug-in is the perfect companion to the CINEMA 4D composition import already widely used by broadcast designers worldwide. With the combination of these two plugins, motion graphics artists working on Windows and Mac OS X will enjoy easy data exchange to and from both applications.

The CINEMA 4D export appears directly in the After Effects export menu and generates a .c4d file containing 3D layers, cameras, lights, solids, nulls and footage. Even nested compositions are supported. All major layer attributes including animations (rotation, position, parameter, anchor points, POI, etc.), expressions, layer parenting, layer locking and layer visibility are retained. Render and document settings in CINEMA 4D are adapted accordingly to the After Effects’ project settings.

Pricing and Availability
The new CINEMA 4D R13 exchange plug-in compatible with Adobe After Effects CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.5 is immediately available as a free download from the MAXON website.

Download the exchange plug-in
(Includes download links for previous versions.)