Nick Campbell Congratulations to Michael Rinnan for winning the Five Second Project for March. His entry had a great concept and was outfitted with excellent lighting, atmosphere, camera movements and sound design. We wanted to know a little bit more about Michael’s entry, so we asked him a few questions regarding his workflow and the process for creating his winning piece. Where do you work? What is your title?
After Effects expressions — Simon Bronson [ Open All | Close All ] 1] Numbers: Add a slider and name to 'Value' places = 3; //number of decimal places desired val = effect("Value")("Slider"); //sub in the name of your slider here factor = Math.pow(0.1, places) ; sign = ""; if (val < 0) sign = "-"; val = Math.abs(val); whole = Math.floor(val); fraction = "" + Math.round((val - whole)/factor)*factor; for (fraction; fraction.length < places+2; fraction+="0"); sign + whole + "." + fraction.substring(2, places+2). 2] Position from Layer above: thisComp.layer(index - 1).transform.position
Smooth Animation Tips from Rocketpanda This is the first in a series of animation tips from our new house motion director, Rocketpanda: I created “Hotel trip” in a couple of evenings, using a small illustration Goran had produced as a simple test. I’ve been asked how I made some of the smooth moves and colour shifting; now, let me explain this one by each tool I used... Ease & Whizz This fabulous script will help you ease the property you choose from the time line.
After Effects ExtendScript Training: Ep. 1, 2 & 3 by David Torno - ProVideo Coalition Welcome to the After Effects ExtendScript Script Writing Training series. My name is David Torno and I will be taking you through the process of creating scripts using Adobe’s scripting language called ExtendScript. This is a weekly series focused on teaching you, the After Effects artist, how to create scripts using the ExtendScript programming language. Scripting can drastically improve workflows, speed up repetitive tasks as well as capture and output project information. Driven text In this tutorial, I would like to show you how to create some text effects by only using a single expression. Create a new Composition. Type a new Text Layer. Drop down the Text options. Click on the Animate options, choose Fill color, then RGB. This is done to make color offset as you can see from the preview video.