In this 2 part tutorial we revisit the Cinematic Opening concept with an homage to all of you, our readers, by enshrining all of the comments left on the site in a "ready for Hollywood" delivery. It features a clever use of freely available scripts and expressions to create what would normally be a very complicated and time-consuming animation. The tutorial will be split into 2 days with a total of over 80 minutes of training. In day 1 we cover cunning techniques to harness a large amount of text and quickly format and animate it in a cinematic style. Cinematic Opening Title Redux - Day 1 Cinematic Opening Title Redux - Day 1
Cinematic Opening Title Redux - Day 2 Cinematic Opening Title Redux - Day 2 In day 2 Lloyd finishes the tutorial and shows how to use scripts to split up and animate a logo into hundreds of pieces. He also adds the finishing touches including an alternate ending not shown in the preview. Even though scripts might be perceived as advanced tools, this tutorial aims to shatter this myth and guarantees you will feel comfortable using scripts to help automate and improve the speed of your work. You can watch Day 1 of this tutorial here
Create a MoGraph Urban Jungle - Day 2 In day 2, Naim show us how to setup the vector graphics in Illustrator then track the man on the phone in Mocha AE. Finally, to wrap things up we jump back into After Effects to finalize the composite. Naim explains: Create a MoGraph Urban Jungle - Day 2
3D Time Freeze (Glass) 3D Time Freeze (Glass) Use Vanishing Point to generate 3D from still Import in to AE and use as a 3D scene from PS Transform a single image into 3D space Use light transmission to simulate... Make a planet explode using the shatter... Composite explosion and add motion blur
Galactic Orb Use Custom Preset to generate instant... Change color and size Setting Globally... Composite 3D Debris and create meteor... Add dust atmosphere and street cracking Galactic Orb
In this tutorial Markus walks us through the creation of a video accompaniment to Bruce Lee’s ‘Be Water’ philosophy. It features vibrant motion typographic sub-titles, animated illustrations and clever camera techniques. The training will be split over 3 days for a total of 71 minutes of tutorial video. Infographic Interaction Infographic Interaction
Beginners Tutorial
Create a Futuristic Floating Hologram Effect
Morphing Letters Morphing Letters Twice a month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from back in the archives of Aetuts+. Today we’ll look at an amazing post from Satya Meka. This was Satya’s first tutorial for Aetuts+ published in March 2009 and he’ll show how to generate an incredible result from a plug-in you would have never guessed. Let’s take a look…
Beautiful Rain Scene In this massive 2 part tutorial inspired by the work of Pierre Michel, Alex Verlan shows us how to create the dramatic slow motion rain drops falling scene entirely within After Effects. Requirements:Trapcode Particular (download the trial version here) Trapcode 3D Form (download the trial version here) Trapcode Shine (download the trial version here) Optional:Trapcode Horizon (download the trial version here) Twitch (download the trial version here) T_Distorto from Foundry Tinderbox 1 collection (download the trial version here) In this tutorial I will show you how to create a dramatic scene with slowmotion rain drops falling from the sky. We’ll construct 3D looking drop element inside After Effects with Trapcode Form plugin. Also we will create rotation scene inside the rain drops mass without using 3D. Beautiful Rain Scene
Tilt-shift Create an animated ‘toytown’ effect using a crafty tilt-and-shift effect in After Effects. Tilt-and-shift lenses allow the photographer to assign a narrow plane of focus within their image. These lenses focus on a single part of a photo or footage and shift (blur) the surrounding area to create an optical illusion that makes scenes appear as if they’re actually miniature models. The blurred outer edges trick the eye into perceiving everything in the unblurred parts as miniature. These lenses are expensive, but you can fake the effect relatively well in Photoshop or After Effects. Tilt-shift
Giant Energy Ball Giant Energy Ball Learn to enhance video with sky replacement Perform 2d motion tracking & basic color... Use procedural mattes to remove a blown... Track background and create custom mattes Create 3D interface display as seen in...
Rorschach Effects
Logo Animation In this tutorial, we will learn some of the cool new features introduced in Trapcode Particular v2.0. Inspiration for this tutorial is from the logo reveal of the Digital Domain Animation Company. It may not be as good as that (since it had been done completely using a 3d software), but I thought to give it a try in After Effects. Trapcode Particular 2 You can download a trial version here. Tutorial Step 1
3D DNA Strain
Animated vector mixed with real life In this tutorial Naim Alwan ventures outside of After Effects for a little bit of 3D Matchmoving to create this stunning Urban Jungle effect where vector graphics are perfectly tracked to some city footage. In day 1 you will learn how to do a track using Boujou (although any matchmoving software will work for this) and then import and apply that information in After Effects successfully. In this two part tutorial you will learn the workflow for seamlessly integrating live action footage with motion graphics elements. The first day we are going to be spending a little time familiarizing ourselves with the camera tracking process using Boujou, and the settings we need to get right in order to export an AE camera track. We will then use the information contained on the nulls to setup the scene. Once the track is imported in AE and scene setup we will shift our focus to Illustrator where we will cover the layer setup we need in order to import an Illustrator file into AE.
Stormy, Electric Type
Window Lighting
3D Cloud Motion from still image