Recently I was working on a new product and developed an interesting technique that I wanted to share. The dynamic, wet paint, CEL animation style projects are trending right now. Normally it requires frame by frame manual animation to achieve this look, but here I developed a technique that lets you get that effect using procedural effects.
Stop motion is the oldest animation technique and even with the current digital era it is highly popular. It gives surreal feeling when static things starts to move in unnatural way. Of corse you could take your photo camera and spend long hours taking frame by frame pictures of your object, but I mentioned it’s digital era and there has to be a better way. Guess what? There is a better way that still gives authentic results. Keep reading to find out more.
Following up on the Small details make Big difference post – here is another one talking about your scene proportions. Whenever you are looking at something there is a complex calculations going on in the back of your mind that calculate the approximate sizes based on how each item relates to other items in scene. Your brain uses this information to calculate approximate distance to the car that approaches when you’re planing to cross the street. Your brain does this to give you an idea of how big something is. If a previously unknown object is isolated and you have nothing to compare it to – you can’t know it’s size. The same is true with proportion of your animation scene.
In this tutorial we’ll be creating a stylish and glossy extruded 3D title with advanced lighting effects that can be controlled on the fly or even animated. We will be achieving the lighting effects without a single 3D light. So instead of tinkering the light we will straight be working with the lighting effects the light could have on 3D surface.
Expression driven extruded 3D title/logo with advanced lighting. Fully created inside After Effects. Compatible with CS3 and newer versions of After Effects. You can replace it with whatever you like and animate it in 3D space with no third-party plugins. Easy to customize colors, 3D depth, light, etc.
With all the recent hipster movement vintage, retro and cottage style elements are trending right now. I’m sure you have seen them a lot, but probably you never knew how to create them yourself or simply didn’t had time to try.
3D iPhone model fully created inside After Effects. No external pre-renders, no third-party plugins used. Project is created antirely from shape layers inside After Effects. Compatible with CS3 and newer versions of After Effects.
In this tutorial you will learn how to create 3D phone model by combining most popular 3D techniques that exist inside After Effects. Since it’s a real 3D object you’re able to rotate it 360 degrees in all directions, move it around in 3D space and make it interact with lights and camera to create shadows and achieve Depth Of Field (DOF) effect.
A recent disaster in my external hard drive forced me to go over old files and decide what to keep and what to delete. Amongst some dusty old After Effects projects I found a good looking logo opener that I created long time ago. It looked so good that I converted it from PAL to Full HD and with minor tweaks decided to offer as a free download.