November 30, 2012

Sunbursts or radial rays in After Effects

... is a new updated roundup at ProVideo Coalition. There are a variety of ways to make a sunburst effect or radial rays in After Effects.

November 28, 2012

After Effects roundups

Catching up is hard to do. Here’s parts of the last few weeks or so of assorted After Effects tutorials, tips, and scripts & plug-ins new and old:

* After Effects Roundup Nov28.2012

* Recently in After Effects  (November 18)

November 11, 2012

The Matrix effect in After Effects

There are a number of ways to generate the Matrix text effect in AE, and reflex dictates a list!

Please read The Matrix effect in After Effects at ProVideo Coalition.

November 9, 2012

Creating snow in After Effects redux

Creating snow in After Effects has been updated on PVC.

You can use dedicated snow filters or particle systems to create snow that can be either stylized or realistic. There's filters built into After Effects like CC Snow, CC Particle World, and Particle Playground -- or you can use 3rd-party filters like Trapcode Particular (which is AE 3D camera-aware), Boris FX Snow, Cycore FX HD Snowfall, DigiEffects Delirium Snow, and GenArts Monsters GT.

November 1, 2012

After Effects weekly roundup

...Particular update + tutorials, Element 3D, OrientWorld, cover flow, add & remove blemishes, and more are covered in the latest After Effects weekly roundup at PVC.

If you want to test Premiere v. FCP X fairly using last year's iMac (using GPU blurs on each), enable GPU rendering as seen in the video by Kanen Flowers, Mercury Playback on a 27″ iMac with AMD Radeon 6970M (Premiere Pro CS6). You may even skip that process and just take out the GPU supported cards list before starting Premiere.

Here's Three Premiere Pro Tips-A Video Tutorial by Jan Ozer (editing audio without unlinking; Fill Left and Fill Right to create stereo audio; and creating nested sequences for smoother edits and creating reusable set pieces in your projects):