David Torno is a Visual Effects professional based in Los Angeles, California. His work over the years has included commercials, feature films, music videos, and multimedia projects. During his free time, David enjoys expanding his knowledge in Visual Effects by learning new softwares and techniques that are being used. Along the way he also contributes to the visual effects community by offering helpful tools, and tutorials that creative professionals around the world can benefit from.

Expression Shorts – Attach 2D Layer To A 3D Layer

Expression Shorts – Attach 2D Layer To A 3D Layer

This a fun useful expression that allows you to take any 2D layer in your timeline and have it attach to a moving 3D layer. Ideal for something like 2D…

Expression Shorts – Auto Layer Offset 3D part 2

Expression Shorts – Auto Layer Offset 3D part 2

In part 2 of this episode, we look at creating the same layer offset in 3D by adding an extra control for the Z axis. For this setup we use…

Expression Shorts – Auto Layer Offset 2D part 1

Expression Shorts – Auto Layer Offset 2D part 1

This week I show you how to have a layer automatically offset itself on the X, Y axis as well as it’s rotation value. All of this is…

Expression Shorts – Swinging Motion – Math.sin() part 2

Expression Shorts – Swinging Motion – Math.sin() part 2

For part 2 of Swinging Motion, I’m gonna step it up a notch and show you how to add a little more character to the Pendulum setup by…

Expression Shorts – Swinging Motion – Math.sin() part 1

Expression Shorts – Swinging Motion – Math.sin() part 1

This Expression Shorts episode, explores Math.sin() in greater detail. In this part 1 episode I show you how to create pendulum style motion, swinging style motion with decay, and…

Expression Shorts – Trigger Event Based On Layer’s Speed

Expression Shorts – Trigger Event Based On Layer’s Speed

In this episode we look at how how fast a layer is moving by using the property expression, “speed” and then use that information to trigger an event…

Expression Shorts – Wiggle Only One Direction

Expression Shorts – Wiggle Only One Direction

The most popular After Effects expression that nearly EVERYONE uses or at the very least, has used once in their life, has a nack for confusing some users when they…

Expression Shorts – Numerical Readout

Expression Shorts – Numerical Readout

With this Expression, I will show you how to feed numerical property information into a Text layer. Great for HUD numerical readouts that show coordinates or just various position info…

Expression Shorts – Random Words Cycle

Expression Shorts – Random Words Cycle

Learn how to make a text layer randomly cycle through an array of words that you assign it. Great for random HUD info, background filler, etc… After watching the…

Expression Shorts – Auto Fade Layer

Expression Shorts – Auto Fade Layer

(CODE UPDATED 3/25 See article for updates) Learn how to fade a layer up and down without using keyframes. The cool part is that you can change the in…