LIBRARY: Tutorials Video Tutorials Reviews Interviews Editorials Features Business Authors RSS Feed

Light Writing Part 1

Light Writing, Part 1
A CreativeCOW After Effects Video Tutorial


CreativeCOW presents Light Writing, Part 1--Video Training by Aharon Rabinowitz

Aharon Rabinowitz Aharon Rabinowitz
New York, USA

©2007 Aharon Rabinowitz and Creativecow.net. All rights reserved.

Article Focus:
In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to use AE to simulate the popular light writing effect seen in recent Sprint commercials.


Video Tutorial




This tutorial is also available as a podcast. Click here to find it and many other AE podcasts.





Feel free to post any questions on the After Effects Forum at CreativeCOW.net.

Have fun!


If you found this page from a direct link, please visit our forums or read other articles at CreativeCOW.net





Comments

Re: Light Writing Part 1
by Ross Ishikawa
Great tutorial - Thank you!
But I can't seem to get the displacement map to affect my shape layer or my imported Ai file. They both reference the displacement map layer properly.
Can this technique be used with imported files or shape layers?
Re: Light Writing Part 1
by safa nakhleh
hi
This fantastic project
But I did not complete a full view of what
Re: Light Writing Part 1
by Bill Tull
Love this tutorial too!, very helpful!
Thank's Ahron Rabinowitz
Light Writing Part 1
by Cutter Johnston
Nice tutorial! Filled with possibilities! Tremendously easy to understand.


Related Articles / Tutorials:
Adobe After Effects
Light Writing Part 2

Light Writing Part 2
  Play Video
In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to improve the look of the light writing effect covered in part 1, adding intense points of light and other improvement ideas.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
How to Make After Effects Faster with Proxies

How to Make After Effects Faster with Proxies

Learn how to make Adobe After Effects faster by using PROXIES! A proxy is a placeholder that stands in place for a very large video file or image sequence in your project. You can easily create proxies for the large source files that you are using and After Effects will automatically link them to the item in your project panel.

Tutorial
Tobias Gleissenberger
Adobe After Effects
Stabilize & Smooth: mocha 5 Plug-in for Adobe & Avid

Stabilize & Smooth: mocha 5 Plug-in for Adobe & Avid

Imagineer Systems and Boris FX product specialist Mary Poplin shows you how to stabilize with the new mocha Pro 5 plug-in inside of Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. This tutorial covers artistic stabilization, such as smoothing out camera movements or stabilizing around moving objects, completely locking down shots, and automatically replacing edge fill on planar backgrounds.

Tutorial
Mary Poplin
Adobe After Effects
Adobe After Effects Puppet Tool

Adobe After Effects Puppet Tool

Become a puppet master by learning how to use the Puppet Tool in Adobe After Effects! This intermediate-level tutorial from After Effects guru Tobias will show you how the Puppet Tool allows you to add joints and animations to bring life to any static image!

Tutorial
Tobias Gleissenberger
Adobe After Effects
Common After Effects Problems and Mistakes

Common After Effects Problems and Mistakes

Got problems using Adobe After Effects? In this video, Tobias Gleissenberger will discuss some of the common problems and mistakes with Adobe After effects and how to fix them!

Tutorial
Tobias Gleissenberger
Adobe After Effects
How to Spawn A Clone in Adobe After Effects

How to Spawn A Clone in Adobe After Effects

Want to learn how to create a cool clone spawn effect in Adobe After Effects? Follow along with After Effects whiz Tobias from Surfaced Studio in this exciting new visual effects tutorial that combines green screen using Keylight, CC Vector Blur, the Liquefy Effect, CC Particle World, and much more, delivered in Tobias' inimitable style!

Tutorial
Tobias Gleissenberger
Adobe After Effects
Creating A Flame on Your Finger with After Effects

Creating A Flame on Your Finger with After Effects

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 element to set your thumb on fire! There are lots of useful tricks for null objects, expressions, and more in this tutorial that will help you create all sorts of other cool visual effects -- or set even more things on fire!

Tutorial
Tobias Gleissenberger
Adobe After Effects
Turning After Effects CC Particle World Into a 3D Galaxy

Turning After Effects CC Particle World Into a 3D Galaxy

Want to create an epic space scene with only the tools built into Adobe After Effects? Starting with After Effects' native CC Particle World, Graham Quince shows how to create a spectacular 3D spiral galaxy using null objects, 3D layers, and expressions to define where CC Particle World adds particles in (After Effects) space.

Tutorial
Graham Quince
Adobe After Effects
3D Dance Show in After Effects

3D Dance Show in After Effects

When Ari Grunzeweig needed to create a dynamic promo, he turned to a remarkable combination of keyed footage, particles, and the dynamic 3D compositing and cameras in Adobe After Effects to build a virtual world exploding with dance and light. Take a look to see how to build your own 3D world in After Effects.

Tutorial, Feature
Ari Grunzeweig
Adobe After Effects
Perfect Chroma Keys from Bad Green Screens in After Effects

Perfect Chroma Keys from Bad Green Screens in After Effects

High-quality green screen footage is a luxury that many of us will never have. Your quest for perfect chroma keys from awful green screen footage is nearing its happy conclusion as Bracer Jack shows you exactly how to achieve success using only the tools built into Adobe After Effects.

Tutorial
Bracer Jack
MORE
© 2016 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]