animation

Learn Maya in 30 minutes, for free

Learn Maya in 30 minutes, for free

With the market squeezing editors more and more to become generalists, 3D animation skills are becoming highly valued. But learning Autodesk’s Maya—the industry standard 3D package—has been…

After Effects Portal › 2019 April 2

After Effects Portal › 2019 April 2

Recently in the world of After Effects, there’s news on UI training and tutorials, several particle plug-ins, 3D text, mattes, Macintosh testing, and more. Eran Stern posted…

Autodesk released 3ds Max 2020, its improved content creation toolset

Autodesk released 3ds Max 2020, its improved content creation toolset

With faster playback speeds and increased flexibility, 3ds Max 2020 is a much improved content creation and design viz toolset for modeling, rendering, and animation. Autodesk has now released 3ds…

Autodesk releases Maya 2019

Autodesk releases Maya 2019

Faster animation playback, higher quality 3D previews  and performance improvements are some of the features highlighted by Autodesk on the announcement of Maya 2019 availability. Featuring significant updates to help…

After Effects News 2018 December 30

After Effects News 2018 December 30

Recently in the world of After Effects, there’s news on Adobes updates, ProRes, Google Earth Studio, The Year in Review, animation, classes, and more. There’s lots…

After Effects News 2018 November 30

After Effects News 2018 November 30

Recently in the world of After Effects, there’s news on tracking, multiple plug-in releases and updates, EXR format upgrade, Illustrator tips, shape animation, classes, fluids, and more…

After Effects News 2018 October #4

Recently in the world of After Effects, there’s news on releases of particle plug-ins including fluid dynamics, further discussion of AE CC 2019, podcast backgrounders, tools, UI…

After Effects News 2018 October #3

After Effects News 2018 October #3

Recently in the world of After Effects, there’s been continued shop talk, and discussion of AE CC 2019, master properties, waves, noise, VR, tools, training, UI, space, dynamic range…

Adobe Moving Stills: the tool to generate video from a single photograph

Adobe Moving Stills: the tool to generate video from a single photograph

Moving Stills enables any photograph to become an animated 3D image with a realistic effect of flying through the photo. It’s not wizardry, but a process with roots in…

After Effects News 2018 October #2

After Effects News 2018 October #2

This time in the world of After Effects, version 16 has been released, with tracking and expressions and features tentatively discussed. And there’s been talk of transitions, volumetric…

Reallusion delivers standalone Character Creator 3 for animation, AR and VR

Reallusion delivers standalone Character Creator 3 for animation, AR and VR

Released with ZBrush, Daz3D, Iray and InstaLOD workflow, the new Character Creator 3 from Reallusion is a universal 3D character creation platform for animation, game, AR and VR. Character Creator…

After Effects News 2018 October #1

After Effects News 2018 October #1

Recently in the world of After Effects, there’s been continued discussion of mograph as a tween, counterparts, OS requirements for upcoming Creative Cloud revisions, renaming tools, expressions, motion graphics…

After Effects News 2018 September #3

After Effects News 2018 September #3

Recently in After Effects there’s news on the how pro users leverage Creative Cloud apps, approaches to creativity and worklife, wiggle and repeating shapes, some infographic tutorials, glows…

After Effects News 2018 September #2

After Effects News 2018 September #2

Last week in After Effects brought news on the 2018 release of Creative Cloud 2019, a FREE sphere/planet filter from Andrew Kramer, an After Effects 3D book, various patterns…

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…