Here’s the latest week or so of assorted After Effects tutorials, tips, and scripts & plug-ins new and old.
A few more tutorials on Element 3D, the new 3D plug-in, popped up. David Biederbeck posted How to import Cinema 4D Model into Element 3d with separate layers. And Ronn Trevino posted Exporting from C4D to Element 3D and Simple Marquee Demo into Element3D. Also, Serge Mustu shared Element 3D: Text Chunks Tutorial.
Shapes and Masks is a new AE script that is designed to give users more control to create shapes and masks, including spiral creation and options to transform mask paths and export mask data to a text file. See also Creating shapes and masks in AE Help.
Digieffects posted Damage | Artifact – Magnet Disruption Tutorial. See also Homemade Digieffects Damage [FREE DOWNLOAD] (preset) from BakersTuts, along with several related commercial plug-ins from imitators and innovators.
Stefan Surmabojov posted “Screen Fillers” Graphic User Interface Elements – Part 12 of the series.
Paul Conigliaro posted a MoChat 4 Transcript & Summary on Motion League. The chat was fast-paced and wide-ranging, and guest hosted by Adobe AE product management.
Chris Meyer posted Adobe Hardware Performance White Paper, tips to configure or upgrade a workstation for Adobe video software.
Richard Harrington, Gary Adcock, and others discussed Maximum Power: Configuring Adobe Creative Suite CS6. See also optimizing for performance: Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects by Todd Kopriva, and his Optimizing CPUs from After Effects & Premiere Pro Performance Workshop.
Todd Kopriva reminded us of Adobe After Effects CS5: Removing an Object with Clone Stamp, on “attaching motion tracking data to Clone Stamp tool strokes to remove an object from a scene.”
Film Riot, a fan of Magic Bullet Looks, talks it up in Color Correction Tutorial: Tips & Tricks! For more cc, see 7 Tips for HD Color Correction and DSLR Color Correction by Shane Hurlbut and Patrick Inhofer’s series on color correction at SpliceVine. Also, Todd Kopriva collected many AE and Premiere tutorials on color correction in Color correction and color grading tutorials.
Red Giant released a free update to Denoiser II, enabling it in Premiere Pro and Final Cut 7, and tweaking the denoising algorithm itself. We’ll have to see how fast it works in Premiere sans CUDA versus the more painful renders in AE with the previous version. Here’s Simon Walker on Getting Started with Magic Bullet Denoiser:
Josh Weiss posted 2 more Premiere tutorials, Premiere Pro CS6 – Sky Replacement using Warp Stabilizer, Three Way Color Corrector, Adjustment Layers & More (below) and Premiere Pro CS6 – Dealing with Problematic Stereo Audio.
Dave Helmly posted Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Partner Panels featuring Pond5. Partner Panels have not come to After Effects yet.
Week in Review: Adobe TV, Cute Canon, Cloudy Future from NYC Production & Post News discusses Adobe’s Project Primetime and the London Games and cloud editing-in-the-sky in the bye & bye. You can peak at some of this in these videos, Adobe and NBC Olympics Launch Apps for 2012 Olympic Games and Adobe Primetime Simulcast Demo:
Please note that these roundups are for quick review and comparison. There is almost always vital information from the originating authors at the links provided-and often free presets, projects, or stock footage too.