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.
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.
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.
This 93 minute, in-depth video tutorial is aimed at intermediate to advanced users of After Effects… in particular those who want to broaden their skills and open up the world of workflow and creative possibilities that expressions allow.
While for video production there are two stages – shooting and editing – in animation usually there are no strict distinction between those two. However sometimes you can learn useful things from real video production and apply them to animation. In this post we’ll look at three most common techniques.
Most tutorials teach you software and different techniques how to use it. This one is different. instead of teaching you software – this one teaches you animation principles that involves basic physics and makes your animation appear more realistic. A lot of people know how to add keyframes and get object to move, but only few knows how to make it move realistic. Watch this tutorial and be one of those few that knows.
In this tutorial we’ll be creating a round logo from scratch, then by applying different effects we will give it a shiny metallic look and reveal it similar to logos in those fancy car ads. You will be learning about different lighting effects to achieve shinny metal material look.