Friday, December 9, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Use your creativity to find great sound on the net that you can use for your film and animation
Monday, August 15, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Are your After Effects renders crashing? Here is how to stop most crashes and make it not that big a deal for the occasional crash.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Why spent money on over priced pre-made markers for mocap (motion capture) when you can make them yourself? We are artists aren't we?! Markers for mocap need to be light, bead shapes and a color contrasting to it's surroundings.
The second half of this video covers fitting captured motion the 2D images for animating. Hope this is helpful. If you are doing similar animation please let me know!
Sunday, May 22, 2011
For motion capture or complex tracking situations, this is an easy way to track points that frequently become obscured from view. Using After Effects.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
If you want to animate vast scenes in After Effects it can be hard to place the many images involved, and control them. This approach give you control over many (hundreds if you like) randomly placed images to make the work of setting up a scene, much, much easier. Use it to scatter clouds, trees, people, rocks, what ever you need to fill you scenes with.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Learn how to make a looped, moving background like the ones used in animation and cartoon. Good for run and walk scenes, car scenes, moving waves, flying through the clouds and much more.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
You can use a Null object to easily control where the camera focuses in After Effects. It's easy to set up with an expression in the depth of field control setting. This tutorial is a good into to camera settings, blur and depth of field.
Monday, May 2, 2011
To prepare images for animated scenes it's important to translate the movement of the camera into the dimensions of the image. You can use the semi-3D environment of After Effects to enhance your animations.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
You can track as many points in AE's motion tracker as you like. This is very helpful for Motion Capture. Thanks to Meli Alexander for action-acting footage used in this tutorial.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
After Effects has a great motion tracking feature. Here are some tips for using it for motion capture for 2D animation.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
For film artists and VJs This video will show you how to make looped footage for seamless, endless play in your projects.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Cut out in After Effects is pretty simple when animating limbs such as arms and legs but to animate cloth, hair and other deforming masses takes a few extra steps.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Us After Effects and one camera for 2D motion capture. This tutorial shows you how to rotate a head following a motion capture.
Friday, April 8, 2011
This is the most inexpensive, 2D facial mocap solution that I have found. It only requires a video camera or webcam and After Effects. You can do this at home on your PC.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
This shows you how to use the After Effects puppet tool and motion tracking to attach to video files together to add moving tears onto an animated face.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
This example is taken from an animation project of a character. The character's body is nested in it's own composition. To get the head to follow the body an expression needs to target not just a null object in the body composition but a null object is the nested composition so that the time remapping will apply.
code: thisComp.layer("nested comp").source.layer("null object in nested comp").transform.position
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Here is an overview of motion tracking for animation, 2D. This approach uses After Effects.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
This tutorial offers step by step on motion tracking for animation in After Effects.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Here is another approach to animating heads for animation in After Effects.
motion track head movement to null 1
make all objects 3D
make new null, position as pivot point, name "rotator"
add expressions to "ratator" X Rotation and Y Rotation
parent layers to "rotator"
arange objects on Z plane
"rotator" X Rotation expression:
0-this Comp.layer(null 1).transform.position
"rotator" Y Rotation expression:
Monday, February 21, 2011
Use After Effects 3D capabilities to created animated head turns.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Some tips and advice on how to rig a cut out puppet for animation in After Effects.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
3D or 2.5D interior scenes in After Effects can be made by arranging Photoshop images in virtual 3D space. This video shows how.