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Script of the Week: 3D Extruder

Script of the Week: 3D Extruder

Note: this is the third in a series featuring one After Effects script per week, now appearing at the beginning of each week. For an overview on scripts, check out…

Script of the Week: BG Renderer

Script of the Week: BG Renderer

If you’re an After Effects power user who has gotten at all into scripts, you are most likely already familiar with BG Renderer, which really changed the game…

Introducing: After Effects Script of the Week

Introducing: After Effects Script of the Week

The most recent edition of After Effects Studio Techniques included a new sidebar category: scripts. Over the past several years since it was introduced in After Effects 6.0 , scripting…

Red Giant’s newest Plot Device: Magic Bullet Looks 2

Red Giant Software today unveiled Magic Bullet Looks 2 in dramatic fashion, boosted by a fun, humorous trailer called Plot Device that shows off what the software can do. Included…

Free Stereo Footage from Artbeats, and an  After Effects tutorial showing how to use it in CS5.5

Free Stereo Footage from Artbeats, and an After Effects tutorial showing how to use it in CS5.5

Incorporating 3D Footage into the After Effects CS5.5 Stereo Pipeline from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo. Here’s a 7 minute tutorial to get you started incorporating 3D graphics…

Premiere Pro for DSLR in a few easy steps

Premiere Pro for DSLR in a few easy steps

Let’s face it, a lot more editors, artists and animators have Premiere Pro loaded on the systems they use every day than are actually using it. And yet…

ASSIMILATE announces Mac support for SCRATCH, updates product line and prices

ASSIMILATE announces Mac support for SCRATCH, updates product line and prices

ASSIMILATE today announced version 6 of SCRATCH for Mac and Windows, as well as SCRATCH Lab, a lower priced toolset aimed at rapid on-set and dailies work. Both will…

After Effects CS5.5 in Production

After Effects CS5.5 in Production

It’s only been a year since After Effects CS5 was released, which brought the application to 64-bit and introduced Rotobrush. With the announcement today of After Effects…

ASSIMILATE SCRATCH first out of the gate with RED Epic HDRx support

ASSIMILATE SCRATCH first out of the gate with RED Epic HDRx support

ASSIMILATE sent a press release describing new support for footage from RED Epic at full 5k, including the new HDRx format that unlocks the dynamic range that is the signature…

Foundry Releases CameraTracker and Kronos 5.0 Plug-ins for After Effects

Foundry Releases CameraTracker and Kronos 5.0 Plug-ins for After Effects

The Foundry, makers of Nuke and the Furnace tools, today released two After Effects plug-ins, and they are two of the biggest additions to come to the application in…