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.
A few more tutorials on Element 3D, the new 3D plug-in, popped up. David Biederbeck posted How to import Cinema 4D Model into Element 3d with separate layers. And Ronn Trevino posted Exporting from C4D to Element 3D and Simple Marquee Demo into Element3D. Also, Serge Mustu shared Element 3D: Text Chunks Tutorial.
Eddy's After Effects Tutorials posted 13. CorridorDigital Photoreal Tutorial; here's his result and the original from CorridorDigital:
Shapes and Masks is a new AE script that is designed to give users more control to create shapes and masks, including spiral creation and options to transform mask paths and export mask data to a text file. See also Creating shapes and masks in AE Help.
Digieffects posted Damage | Artifact - Magnet Disruption Tutorial. See also Homemade Digieffects Damage [FREE DOWNLOAD] (preset) from BakersTuts, along with several related commercial plug-ins from imitators and innovators.
VidMuze has a free Gun Shell Ejection Kit Freebie + Tutorial and a Muzzle Flashes Pack. See also Muzzle flash tutorials in After Effects and a collection of posts on guns in AE. Here's VidMuze:
Stefan Surmabojov posted "Screen Fillers" Graphic User Interface Elements - Part 12 of the series.
VinhSon Nguyen posted Creating and Compositing a Meteor Strike at CreativeDojo. By the way, Video Copilot had a series on a meteor crash and crater,
Paul Conigliaro posted a MoChat 4 Transcript & Summary on Motion League. The chat was fast-paced and wide-ranging, and guest hosted by Adobe AE product management.
Both Todd Kopriva and Richard Harrington noted recordings and notes for "Ask a Video Pro" and "Ask a CS Pro" webinars.
Chris Meyer posted Adobe Hardware Performance White Paper, tips to configure or upgrade a workstation for Adobe video software.
Richard Harrington, Gary Adcock, and others discussed Maximum Power: Configuring Adobe Creative Suite CS6. See also optimizing for performance: Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects by Todd Kopriva, and his Optimizing CPUs from After Effects & Premiere Pro Performance Workshop.
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