Adobe After Effects Expressions Tutorials : Creative COW https://library.creativecow.net/tutorials/adobe_after_effects_expressions Creative COW Library of Adobe After Effects Expressions, tips, and strategies. en-us Sun, 17 Nov 2019 02:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use Pt. 4 - Advanced Alphas https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_advanced_alpha_channels/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_advanced_alpha_channels.php When most people hear the words "alpha channels", they think "transparency", but that's not exactly accurate. The truth is more complex, and a quite bit more interesting! Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell for Part 4 of the best look behind the tec Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:19:02 GMT Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use 2: Advanced Blend Modes https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_everyone_can_use_advanced_blend_modes/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_everyone_can_use_advanced_blend_modes.php Whether you're a full-time compositor and VFX artist, an editor working in one of the many NLEs that supports Blend Modes (including Adobe Premiere, Apple FCP and FCPX, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Rsolve, and VEGAS Pro), or whether you just want the additional graphics power that comes with insight Mon, 01 Oct 2018 01:01:01 GMT Adobe After Effects Expressions 101 https://library.creativecow.net/gleissenberger_tobias/after_effects_expressions_101/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gleissenberger_tobias/after_effects_expressions_101.php Expressions in Adobe After Effects open up a world of possibilities for your visual effects! Expressions can be daunting when you first get into them, though, as you have to essentially write 'code' - and code can be scary. Join After Effects guru Tobias Gleissenberger of Surfaced Studio for the fir Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:32:39 GMT Adobe After Effects April 2017 New Features https://library.creativecow.net/gleissenberger_tobias/adobe-after-effects-spring-2017/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gleissenberger_tobias/adobe-after-effects-spring-2017.php The April 2017 release of Adobe After Effects (version 14.2) is packed with new features, and Tobias Gleissenberger of Surfaced Studio is here to show you the latest and greatest. Highlights include the Essential Graphics panel and Motion Graphics templates (with Adobe Premiere Pro integration), the Thu, 04 May 2017 04:35:08 GMT Adobe MAX 2016: Breakthroughs in Design and Productivity https://library.creativecow.net/cow_news/adobe_max_2016/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_news/adobe_max_2016.php You might be excused for thinking that, barely a month since Adobe announced massive updates to their Creative Cloud suite at IBC, there might not be much more to add, except that there’s no way that Adobe would bring 10,000 people to San Diego for the Adobe MAX creativity conference and not have Wed, 02 Nov 2016 12:48:09 GMT Creating A Flame on Your Finger with After Effects https://library.creativecow.net/Gleissenberger_Tobias/fire_on_finger/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/Gleissenberger_Tobias/fire_on_finger.php It is easy to do some motion tracking and attach a basic stock footage element of fire onto your hands, but there is a little bit of work involved if you actually want to make it look good. In this intermediate tutorial by After Effects expert Tobias, you'll see how to use a fire stock footage eleme Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:30:49 GMT In The Loop - A Killer Expression https://library.creativecow.net/tompkins_matthew/Loop-Expression/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/tompkins_matthew/Loop-Expression.php A detailed explanation and demonstration of the uses of the loop expression in After Effects. Examining the loopOut(), loopIn(), loopInDuration(), loopOutDuration() commands and their "ping pong", "cycle" and "continue" modes. Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:00:42 GMT EQ Animation using AE Expressions https://library.creativecow.net/tompkins_matthew/AE-Expressions_EQ-Bar/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/tompkins_matthew/AE-Expressions_EQ-Bar.php In this video tutorial Matt Tompkins gives some great tips on how to create and animate a rack of Graphic Equalizer bars using solely expressions in Adobe After Effects. Tue, 07 Sep 2010 18:31:23 GMT Jack of All Trades, Master of Expressions https://library.creativecow.net/articles/stern_eran/JackOfAllTrades.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/stern_eran/JackOfAllTrades.php In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Eran Stern demonstrates how to create a jumpy and squishy animation using the power of expressions. Mon, 28 Dec 2009 22:44:08 GMT AE Quick Tips #4: Copy Expression Only https://library.creativecow.net/articles/rabinowitz_aharon/Copy_Expression.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/rabinowitz_aharon/Copy_Expression.php In this video tutorial, CreativeCow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you a menu item for speeding up the process of copying expressions to other layers, without typing or altering the current values. Fri, 09 May 2008 07:00:00 GMT Animating Text Reflections with Expressions https://library.creativecow.net/articles/armstrong_trent/textreflections.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/armstrong_trent/textreflections.php In this tutorial from Creative COW Contributing Editor Trent Armstrong, you'll see how to use Expressions to animate reflected light across text. You can get great results using only ingredients included free with AE, including track mattes and the AE Camera. Tue, 27 Nov 2007 08:00:00 GMT Swinging A Realistic Chain https://library.creativecow.net/articles/armstrong_trent/swinging_chain.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/armstrong_trent/swinging_chain.php Creative COW member Trent Armstrong shows you expression features that apply all the way from After Effects 5 to today. He combines his experience as an average expressions user with tips and shortcuts for many core features that every AE user will be able to start using today. Mon, 20 Aug 2007 07:00:00 GMT Building and Animating a CG Snake https://library.creativecow.net/articles/drozda_jerzy/CGSnake.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/drozda_jerzy/CGSnake.php In this video tutorial from CreativeCOW.net you will learn how to create a dynamic animation based on a chain rig. You will also learn how to animate one layer using keyframes, expressions, or both, and make other layers follow the leading layer. The rest of the tutorial is about texturing and makin Sun, 29 Jul 2007 07:00:00 GMT Using Expressions to Create a Volume Meter https://library.creativecow.net/articles/drozda_jerzy/SmartVolumeMeter.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/drozda_jerzy/SmartVolumeMeter.php In this video tutorial from CreativeCOW.net you will learn how a smart way of creating dynamic a sound reactive Volume Meter using Expressions in After Effects. Sat, 28 Jul 2007 07:00:00 GMT After Effects Expressions Simplified https://library.creativecow.net/articles/kramer_andrew/magazine_ae_expressions.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/kramer_andrew/magazine_ae_expressions.php In this After Effects tutorial from The Creative COW Magazine, see through the confusion of After Effects Expressions with just a few simple steps. Mon, 05 Feb 2007 00:00:00 GMT A better Grid using expressions https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/grid.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/grid.php This tutorial from Mylenium will show you some basic principles when using expressions in After Effects. These include using the pick whip and some simple things you need to think of when referencing elements and converting numerical values. Thu, 07 Jul 2005 07:00:00 GMT