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Globe animations in After Effects: The next chapter

Globe animations in After Effects: The next chapter

Just two weeks ago I looked at how globe animations had evolved between 1997 and 2010 – and now Andrew Kramer and the team at Video CoPilot have written the next…

After Effects News 2018 September #1

After Effects News 2018 September #1

Here’s another round of news on Adobe After Effects! Yes, you can create 3D text inside After Effects, expand animation principles, control timing with expressions (again), and track &amp…

AE Project Diary: 7) Globe animation

AE Project Diary: 7) Globe animation

It might not be obvious, but this simple globe animation was influenced by a Hollywood blockbuster.  I’m happy to admit that there’s nothing spectacular about it, and that…

After Effects News 2018 August #3

After Effects News 2018 August #3

All the After Effects news that fits. Remember, the first tuts are free. Beware the Trump recession. Ryan Summers said recently: “It’s funny that all it took to…

After Effects News 2018 August #2

After Effects News 2018 August #2

Yes, last week’s news, today! Plugin Everything released Bezier Node for After Effects, which is 33% Off until Aug 14. Bezier Node draws a curved line from A…

After Effects News 2018 August #1

After Effects News 2018 August #1

Recently there’s been some short tutorials to help new people learn After Effects, though there’s fewer items being posted than a year ago at this time…

Automatic animation with expressions

Automatic animation with expressions

Have you ever wished you could just press a button and have After Effects do all of the work for you?  While we’re not quite at that stage…

After Effects News 2018 July #2

After Effects News 2018 July #2

Here’s another round of news on Adobe After Effects! It’s the millionth tutorial on 3D text, but it’s by Greyscalegorilla so you get best…

Surviving the software jungle

Surviving the software jungle

One of the greatest dangers to modern digital artists is getting locked into a single software package. The fortunes of software companies—even large ones—vacillate with the phases of…

AE Project Diary: 6) Xian part 2: With Video!

AE Project Diary: 6) Xian part 2: With Video!

As part of the After Effects Project Diary series, my last article looked at colour grading on the Xian project.  However at over 5,000 words it’s a…