motion graphics

Red Giant’s Universe plugins get new text and motion graphics tools

Red Giant’s Universe plugins get new text and motion graphics tools

Numbers, Array Gun, and Progresso are the brand new text and motion graphics tools included in the newest version of Red Giant’s Universe, expanding the options available for editors…

Create the “Undone” look using EbSynth

Create the “Undone” look using EbSynth

The new Netflix series “Undone,” like “A Scanner Darkly” before it, creates a compelling visual style by rotoscoping live action actors, and painting animation frames over…

Learn the Fusion page in Resolve: in 20 minutes

Learn the Fusion page in Resolve: in 20 minutes

Blackmagic have really pushed the limit in terms of what you can get for free in the software realm. Not only have they turned what was previously a high six…

Thoughts on AE: What’s after After Effects?

Thoughts on AE: What’s after After Effects?

Over the past couple of years, I’ve seen an increasing number of After Effects users talk about switching to a different app for motion graphics design.  But is it…

Restrain your undisciplined pixels with NaNny

Restrain your undisciplined pixels with NaNny

Most pixels are pretty well behaved, but if you work in 32 bit mode then every so often you come across one that’s a born troublemaker.  If parts of…

Automatic grid layouts in After Effects

Automatic grid layouts in After Effects

This article will explain how to automatically layout images in a grid, using expression sliders in After Effects. In the last After Effects project diary, I demonstrated how a simple…

AE Project Diary: 8) 3D City

AE Project Diary: 8) 3D City

This city flythrough was created entirely using After Effects, with the final composition involving over 18,000 layers.  I made this almost 7 years ago, at the start of 2012…

REVIEW – Sapphire 2019 from Boris FX

REVIEW – Sapphire 2019 from Boris FX

With the release of Mocha Pro 5 a few weeks ago, the team at Boris FX is still working at a feverish pitch behind the scenes to get the newest…

The Blackmagic Design eGPU Pro Just Announced

The Blackmagic Design eGPU Pro Just Announced

One of the biggests complaints about the original Blackmagic eGPU was the availability of faster graphics processors than what was in the eGPU. Well, Today Blackmagic Design answered those complaints…

Up and running with Apple Motion…in 20 minutes

Up and running with Apple Motion…in 20 minutes

For a lot of editors, After Effects is overkill but the rudimentary motion graphics tools in their NLE of choice just don’t cut it. Apple’s Motion…

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…

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…

Creating a Netflix-Inspired 3D Title Animation with Motion

Creating a Netflix-Inspired 3D Title Animation with Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to build a Netflix-inspired 3D title animation in Motion. Motion’s text formatting, styling, and…

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…

Getting Started with HitFilm Pro – Lesson 3 – Editing Basics and Setting your Options

Getting Started with HitFilm Pro – Lesson 3 – Editing Basics and Setting your Options

In our last lesson, in our look at learning HitFilm Pro, we talked about setting up our projects, and we had discussed that you can both edit and do compositing…