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Smoking Letters in AE CS3

Smoking Letters in AE CS3
A CreativeCOW After Effects Video Tutorial


CreativeCOW presents Smoking Letters in AE CS3--Video Training by Eran Stern

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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Eran Stern demonstrates a quick, easy way to make a smoky title effect.













Comments

Re: Smoking Letters in AE CS3
by Andreas Berg
Very good job with this explanation.
I like mostly your crazy comments :-)

Daniel Gutierrez
by Daniel Gutierrez
Hello Eran !!! , i have been learning too much with your tutorials .
I would like to ask you if is possible to do the same smoking letters tutorial in AE CS4 , but , instead of do that with text , do it with an image .
Please tell me if is possible , and how to do it .
Thanks , thanks , thanks a looot .

Smoking Letters in AE CS3
by Phillip Roh
Back in AE 4.0 or 5.0 days, there was a fantastic project file publicly available that did this effect, but all through built-in features in AFX, no smoke video file required. At the time it DID require a popular plug-in set who's name is escaping me at the moment. (Cine.. something?) (...CultFX?)

But then Adobe bought that plug-in company, slightly changed the plug in names, and thus the 'template' was no longer functioning :-(.

If somebody is able to manually recreate the project for AFX CS3, that would be of much benefit!
Smoking Letters in AE CS3
by bill Carboni
Great Tutorial. All the tutorials you've done have helped me greatly. I like others couldn't find a smoke movie. Then I remembered I had the Riot Gear disk from VideoCopilot(Andrew Kramer).On the Riot Gear disk there is a section called Ink Flows which are perfect for the smoke. The disk is filled with alot of good stuff and is well worth the price. Hope this helps the smoke seekers. Again thanks Eran for your great tutorials. Bill Carboni
Smoking Letters in AE CS3
by kyle boardman
Thanks so much for the quick reply Eran. AE 6.5 is all good up until changing my smoking footage from none to alpha matte, AE 6.5 dosent seem to have that option. Thanks.
Smoking Letters in AE CS3
by J
great tutorial. but I got the same problem as mentioned earlier. I just can't find good smoke material. do you now where to download or to get it?
Smoking Letters in AE CS3
by Evyatar Alush
תודה רבה, מדריך מעולה

Thanks. Great tutorial.
Smoking Letters in AE CS3
by Michael Ricks
This is really a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with all of us.
Smoking Letters in AE CS3
by Eran Stern
Thanks everyone for the kind words

Unfortunately I can't UL the smoke footage, It is not mine to share. You can get it if you have Apple Final Cut Studio, it is on the Content DVD.
But you can also create some nice smoke footage using Fractal Noise effect inside AE. Another good starting point is to call up 'Fog Light' Animation Preset from inside AE Effects & Presets window.

Hope it helps,

Eran
Smoking Letters in AE CS3
by John Skroblin
Hi there,

I got a small Problem I really like this effect but I'm unable to find a smoke footage. Maybe some of you know a download link for smoke footage or Eran could you maybe add a smoke footage as download?! Would be great, because I'd really like to recreate this effect.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Smoking Letters in AE CS3
by jinne Hassan
Great stuff, thanks Eran!
Smoking Letters in AE CS3
by Jason Smith
Nice simple explanation resulting in a very good effect.
Smoking Letters in AE CS3
by Elie Romano
very nice!
Tov meod!
Todah!


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