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Rich Young is a long-time After Effects user from the San Francisco Bay Area. His After Effects and Premiere Pro round-ups provide viewers with an easy-to-digest summary of developments. He also supplies info and links for tutorials that allow users to do things in After Effects they never thought were possible....

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Sunbursts or radial rays in After Effects

Sunbursts or radial rays in After Effects

A roundup

By Rich Young | November 30, 2012

There are a variety of ways to get a sunburst effect or radial rays in After Effects, and methods in Illustrator and Photoshop are sometimes similar. Here are some resources on making them. Read More

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After Effects Roundup Nov28.2012

After Effects Roundup Nov28.2012

Catching up is hard to do

By Rich Young | November 28, 2012

Here's another part of the last few weeks or so of assorted After Effects tutorials, tips, and scripts & plug-ins new and old. Check out also the November 18 installment, Recently in After Effects.{C} Read More

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Recently in After Effects

Recently in After Effects

By Rich Young | November 18, 2012

Here's part of the last few weeks or so of assorted After Effects tutorials, tips, and scripts & plug-ins new and old. Read More

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The Matrix effect in After Effects

The Matrix effect in After Effects

Some Resources

By Rich Young | November 12, 2012

There are a number of ways to generate the Matrix text effect, and reflex dictates a list. Several tutorials have been done using particles with Particle Playground and CC Particle World, and other built-in and 3rd-party tools. Read More

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After Effects weekly roundup

After Effects weekly roundup

Particular update + tutorials, Element 3D, OrientWorld, cover flow, add & remove blemishes, and more

By Rich Young | October 31, 2012

Here's the latest week or so of assorted After Effects tutorials, tips, and scripts & plug-ins new and old. Read More

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The week in After Effects

The week in After Effects

'Avengers' HUD, Orient World, Particular, shortcuts, error codes and more

By Rich Young | October 23, 2012

Here's the latest week or so of assorted After Effects tutorials, tips, and scripts & plug-ins new and old. Read More

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Another week in After Effects

Another week in After Effects

Wiggles, twitches, color, 3D, scripts, Premiere, & more

By Rich Young | October 18, 2012

 

 

Here's the latest week or so of assorted After Effects tutorials, tips, and scripts & plug-ins new and old.{C} Read More

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Last week in After Effects

Last week in After Effects

Beats, plug-ins, son of Ken Burns, roto, Production Premium news, 3D

By Rich Young | October 10, 2012

 

 

Here's the latest week or so of assorted After Effects tutorials, tips, and scripts & plug-ins new and old.{C} Read More

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After Effects Lately #3

After Effects Lately #3

A different 'film-look' plug-in, Trapcode Particular training, Dynamic Link, presets, and more

By Rich Young | September 30, 2012

Here's the last bunch of news from September in assorted After Effects tutorials, tips, and scripts & plug-ins new and old. You can catch other recent AE roundup at After Effects Lately #1 and After Effects Lately #2. Read More

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After Effects Lately #2

After Effects Lately #2

AE Scripts hits stride with Plexus 2 and more

By Rich Young | September 28, 2012

Here's the latest from this month in assorted After Effects tutorials, tips, and scripts & plug-ins new and old. Read More

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After Effects Lately #1

After Effects Lately #1

Catching up to IBC and other news: a new full-featured 3D renderer & more

By Rich Young | September 23, 2012

Here's the latest week or so of assorted After Effects tutorials, tips, and scripts & plug-ins new and old. Read More

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The week in After Effects

The week in After Effects

Product discussion + Adobe Anywhere, KinectToPin, 3D camera tracker, Auto-Save, Particle Playground galaxies, one matte for multiple layers, and more

By Rich Young | September 05, 2012

Here's the latest week or so of assorted After Effects tutorials, tips, and scripts & plug-ins new and old. Read More

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Set Matte: a 32-bpc node for After Effects

Set Matte: a 32-bpc node for After Effects

One matte for multiple layers

By Rich Young | August 31, 2012

Many people don't seem to know the Set Matte effect plug-in exists, maybe because it officially exists only to provide compatibility with earlier projects. That seems to have changed since Set Matte was upgraded to support 32-bpc color depth in After Effects CS6.

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After Effects Roundup

After Effects Roundup

Lining up the usual suspects + Elementary

By Rich Young | August 26, 2012

Here's the latest week or so of assorted After Effects tutorials, tips, and scripts & plug-ins new and old. Read More

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Recently in After Effects

Recently in After Effects

Knoll lens flare update, AE Scripts redesigns + Plexus 2, matte extraction, fake guns, & more

By Rich Young | August 15, 2012

Here's the latest week or so of assorted After Effects tutorials, tips, and scripts & plug-ins new and old. Read More

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Muzzle flashes & gun fire in After Effects

Muzzle flashes & gun fire in After Effects

a roundup [updated]

By Rich Young | August 11, 2012

 

Muzzle flashes and other gun effects have been popular topics. Muzzle flashes by themselves are useless -- you need the flash, smoke, a shell, a gun, bullet hits, audio, and more. Here's a few resources to help you put together something believable. Read More

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Another week in After Effects

Another week in After Effects

A big new training series, Trapcode Mir debuts, Element 3D marches on, + more

By Rich Young | August 06, 2012

Here's the latest week or so of assorted After Effects tutorials, tips, and scripts & plug-ins new and old. Read More

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Trapcode Mir: a fractalized 3D mesh plug-in for After Effects

Trapcode Mir: a fractalized 3D mesh plug-in for After Effects

...for real time experimentation

By Rich Young | August 03, 2012

 

Trapcode Mir 1.0 was released this week. Mir quickly creates 3D shapes that are built from a simple polygon mesh. Using fractal noise for distortion, texture mapping, repeating and wrapping geometry, and After Effects light integration -- all accelerated by your OpenGL hardware -- Mir generates smoothly shaded objects or flowing organic elements, bendable tubes & tunnels, nebulas, abstract landscapes, bar charts, and so forth, animated with light and depth. Shader options include Ambient Occlusion and wireframe mesh and point fills.

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Last week in After Effects

Last week in After Effects

By Rich Young | July 30, 2012

Here's the latest week or so of assorted After Effects tutorials, tips, and scripts & plug-ins new and old. Read More

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After Effects Lately

After Effects Lately

New tools for lip-sync and creating Digital Cinema Packages, plus tutorials for volumetric lighting, difference mattes, film looks, Element 3D, time-lapse, and more.

By Rich Young | July 27, 2012

Here's the latest week or so of assorted After Effects tutorials, tips, and scripts & plug-ins new and old. Read More

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