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 – 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…

Null Swapper – Plexus/Particular Utility Script

Null Swapper – Plexus/Particular Utility Script

Update 11/25/13: Added AECC compatibility Need a helping hand changing your 3D/2D Null layers into Light layers so you can use them for Plexus or Trapcode Particular…

Expression Shorts – Read External Text Document

Expression Shorts – Read External Text Document

Welcome to the first episode of at least five at the moment in the Expression Shorts series. With this series I have put together some short tutorials on various After…

Face Replacement Part 2: ADVANCED

Face Replacement Part 2: ADVANCED

Welcome to part two of the Face Replacement tutorial, I highly recommend viewing part one (HERE) if you haven’t done so already, since I will be using a…

Face Replacement Part 1: BASIC

Face Replacement Part 1: BASIC

In this two part series, I’ll show you how to track and composite a face onto another body using After Effects and Mocha AE. Learn some of the…

Realistic Screen Compositing

Realistic Screen Compositing

The “Realistic Screen Compositing” tutorial shows a simple yet effective way of reintroducing an existing screen reflection back into a composite. This not only adds life to the…

Syntheyes 101

Syntheyes 101

Learn Syntheyes, a 3D motion tracking application. I’ll show you step by step how to import, track, solve and export the track data as well as a few…