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Hidden Templates & Powerful Expressions

CreativeCOW presents Hidden Templates & Powerful Expressions -- Adobe After Effects Tutorial


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This video tutorial shows how to find and apply the hidden templates in After Effects so that you can kick-start your work with a full project ready to edit. AND, you will learn how to apply the hidden Expressions in After Effects to your own layers to give them professional looking animations without having to know any expressions yourself!



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Re: Hidden Templates & Powerful Expressions
by Camille Katz
I tried using the jiggle at beat with a music clip i have and my square became so small i could hardly see it. is this because maybe the music sound was low?
@Camille Katz
by Andrew Devis
I would probably need to see your project to work out what's happened! Instead of using a beat at the moment, try using markers to start with and see if you can get it going with the 'Jiggle at Markers' comp?
A

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@Andrew Devi
by Camille Katz
Hi Andrew,
I used all the markers already and so wanted to do something more advanced.
after i watched one of your later videos i realized that i had pulled the scale of the square's pikwik to the music beat level.
therefore when it hit 7 in the music the scale of the square became 7px. i now figured out how to do it right with the four numbers outside of the brackets.
Thank you for all your help!

Camille
Re: Hidden Templates & Powerful Expressions
by Andrew Devis
NOTE: Adobe templates can be found here http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail&loc=e... on the Adobe website - Download them and use them!

Andrew

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Re: Hidden Templates & Powerful Expressions
by Camille Katz
Hi Andrew,

Are these templates just for cs5? i couldn't find them even searching for the name in the cs6 version. (i'm on a pc)
do i have to go download them and install them or something?

Thanks for the cool tutorial! I can't wait to start using them!

Camille
@Camille Katz
by Andrew Devis
Hi Camille

Adobe have decided to dump the templates in CS6 - probably because there are lots of other templates out there (free and paid for) and the old templates are all designed for smaller older screen sizes.

However, along with the templates going they have also lost the Expression Sampler project which is the basis of this tutorial!! So, if you email me through my website http://www.tale2tell.com I will see if I can email you over the Expression Sampler project to get going with.

In the meantime I'll contact Adobe and see if I can't upload the original template as a project file to go with this tutorial.

Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...
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@Andrew Devi
by Camille Katz
Thank you Andrew!

I actually found after a long while of googling that Adobe actually has the templates package on some page on their website for download!
So i downloaded it and will install it now.
Thank you!

Btw here's the link in case anyone else needs it: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail&extid...
@Camille Katz
by Andrew Devis
LOL they just told me as well! I've posted the link on the tutorial site! Well done for finding them!!
Andrew

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Re: Hidden Templates & Powerful Expressions
by romy oscand
Hi,
Is it illegal if somebody share Expression Sampler.aet file?
If not can anyone share it in a zip file!
Thanks

oscand
Re: Hidden Templates & Powerful Expressions
by Andrew Devis
Hi Martin, sorry you're having trouble getting this to work. It does sound like a marker issue. Have you made sure you are using layer markers and not comp markers?
Andrew

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Re: Hidden Templates & Powerful Expressions
by Martin Chambers
Tried again but not the 'with marker' comp. That works!
So it's something to do with markers (Shift 8)?
Re: Hidden Templates & Powerful Expressions
by Martin Chambers
I've followed this three or four times and it doesn't work for me (CS5)!
Any ideas?
Re: Hidden Templates & Powerful Expressions
by Francisco Duenas
Thank you Andrew! Always learn a lot from you!!
@Francisco Duenas
by Andrew Devis
Thanks Francisco, I appreciate the comment - Enjoy the rest of your weekend :o)

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Re: Hidden Templates & Powerful Expressions
by bracha sorotzkin
Thank YOU for this wonderful gift....
@bracha sorotzkin
by Andrew Devis
:o)
Andrew

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Re: Hidden Templates & Powerful Expressions
by Slava Bustrov
Searched for Expression Sampler.aet and couldn't find any..even templates folders at all..
I'm using CS5 (PC).
Is there any way to download them anywhere? At official adobe site or anywhere else?
@Slava Bustrov
by Andrew Devis
Hi, sorry you are having trouble finding the Template Folder. I had a look on the Adobe site and I couldn't find it anywhere. However, you could email support and ask them to help you find it as it should have installed with the product. I have it on both CS4 and CS5 on PC. The only thing might be if you aren't using a full commercial version? I don't know if it is included in the student version or not.
Re: Hidden Templates & Powerful Expressions
by Andrew Devis
Sorry if it isn't on macs in cs4. I know it is on macs for cs5 and pcs for cs4 & 5. My only suggestion is to search "Expression Sampler.aet" through the finder and see if it can be found through that - but if it's not there then I guess it is cs5 only. Andrew
Re: Hidden Templates & Powerful Expressions
by thomas burden
where are they on a Mac
Re: Hidden Templates & Powerful Expressions
by Andrew Devis
Hi, it is in CS4 - I double checked in my own files (PC). However, I think I can remember a training course a year or so ago where there was a problem with some macs not showing it in CS4. The string you need to search is Expression Sampler.aet . Hope this helps
Andrew
Re: Hidden Templates & Powerful Expressions
by Daniel Griffin
I couldn't fin the expressions in CS4. Is this just for CS5?
Thanks,
Daniel

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http://www.youtube.com/dagrial


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