Rob Mize : Creative COW Library https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob Rob Mize's library of tutorials, articles, reviews and more for media professionals world wide. en-us Fri, 30 Oct 2020 05:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Creative Fireworks in Adobe After Effects https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Fireworks.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Fireworks.php Rob Mize shares his techniques for using After Effects to create a variety of fireworks displays. All you need is CC Particle World, a few expressions and a reason to celebrate and you can light up your world with dazzling pyrotechnic effects. Fri, 17 May 2013 19:00:00 GMT Prisoner To My Passion https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE_20_Addicted-to-After-Effects.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE_20_Addicted-to-After-Effects.php "I don't know if it's addiction or adoration, but one way or the other, I'm hooked on her," says Creative COW's Rob Mize. "The signs are all there: the obsession with After Effects, the inability to function without After Effects there next to me on my laptop, waiting to be clicked. A Fri, 08 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT The After Effects 3D Cube https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-3D-Cube.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-3D-Cube.php Rob Mize demonstrates the building of a 3D cube that can be animated in 3D space. Rob also shows how to pre-compose layers to quickly customize the cube with graphics, video, text or all of the above. All you need is the desire to build and manipulate 3D objects in 3D space. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:00:00 GMT The After Effects Virtual Scrapbook https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Virtual-Scrapbook.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Virtual-Scrapbook.php Rob Mize presents the After Effects Virtual Scrapbook... a novel technique for introducing pictures, graphics and video into your productions. This tutorial uses various shapes, integrated with other elements, to create animated objects. You will learn to use parenting to control multiple objects in Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:40:51 GMT The After Effects Man of Flame https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE_Flame-Effects.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE_Flame-Effects.php Rob Mize demonstrates how to turn your actors (and other images) into a raging blaze of living flame. Combining CC Particle World with a number of other effects and some animated masks, you'll be able to fire up your productions without any 3rd party plug-ins... "Flame on!" Mon, 08 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT Customize Text in After Effects https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE_Customize-Text.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE_Customize-Text.php Rob Mize demonstrates a number of techniques to create your own unique text with After Effects. Learn how particles, masks and combinations of effects can be used to create and animate an unlimited library of text customizations... all without 3rd party plugs-ins. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 19:00:59 GMT Creating an After Effects Sunrise https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Create-a-Sunrise.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Create-a-Sunrise.php Rob Mize shows how to create the effect of a sunrise using only After Effects and a background graphic. This project employs techniques using masks, solids, shapes and effects that can be useful for a variety of projects. Whether creating this effect or some other, After Effects is a great way to st Fri, 18 May 2012 19:02:03 GMT Adobe After Effects: Compositing Actors in Virtual 3D Sets https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE_Adding-Actors-Virtual-3D.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE_Adding-Actors-Virtual-3D.php Rob Mize follows up his Creating Virtual 3D Sets tutorial with this demonstration of how to composite real-life actors into these 3 dimensional environments. Learn how to create an effective sense of interaction between your actors and their virtual environment using only your green screened footage Thu, 12 Apr 2012 09:32:08 GMT Virtual 3D Sets with After Effects https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/Virtual-3D-Sets-with-After-Effects.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/Virtual-3D-Sets-with-After-Effects.php Rob Mize demonstrates techniques for creating a virtual set in 3D space. He shows how you can build sophisticated, detailed environments, where your actors appear to interact with their 3 dimensional surroundings. Build the set of your dreams using nothing more than After Effects, a few textures and Tue, 24 Jan 2012 11:09:38 GMT Character Design and Animation in AE: Part Two https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE_Character-Design-Animation-2.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE_Character-Design-Animation-2.php In part 2, Rob Mize presents the After Effects work flow he uses to bring to life the character created in part 1. By keyframing shape paths, Rob demonstrates how we can not only animate the character's features, but her speech as well. Tue, 13 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT Character Design and Animation in AE: Part One https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE_Character-Design-Animation-1.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE_Character-Design-Animation-1.php Rob Mize demonstrates the process of designing, creating and animating a character entirely in After Effects. Part 1 focuses on the design and creation of the character using nothing more than AE shapes. Fri, 02 Dec 2011 22:34:14 GMT The Beauty of AE Shapes: Top 10 Features Countdown https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE_Shapes-Top-10.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE_Shapes-Top-10.php Rob Mize offers his Top 10 Countdown of the features that make AE shapes such a versatile compositing tool. Rob highlights the functionality of these features and demonstrates just how practical shapes can be in your production efforts. Mon, 07 Nov 2011 18:56:02 GMT The Beauty of AE Shapes: Vector Art https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE_Shapes-Logos.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE_Shapes-Logos.php Rob Mize demonstrates how to use shapes to change low resolution raster art into sharp, clean, high quality vector images. This is a quick and easy technique to improve the appearance and versatility of your logos and other graphic images; and all you need is After Effects. Wed, 19 Oct 2011 14:05:19 GMT Creating the AE Cosmos: The Atom, Part 1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Cosmos-The-Atom-1.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Cosmos-The-Atom-1.php In this edition of Creating the AE Cosmos, Rob Mize turns his attentions to the quantum universe. Rob demonstrates how to create a dynamic 3D model of an atom using only nulls, expressions and CC Particle World. Part 2 of this tutorial will focus on refining the motion and control of the atom. Tue, 04 Oct 2011 17:58:59 GMT Creating the AE Cosmos: The Atom, Part 2 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Cosmos-The-Atom-2.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Cosmos-The-Atom-2.php In Part 2 of creating the atom, Rob Mize shows how to use expressions and a null to consolidate and unify control of the separate particle layers' cameras. Rob uses the layer's stretch to adjust the speed of the electrons orbiting the nucleus. Tue, 04 Oct 2011 17:57:29 GMT Creating the AE Cosmos: Comets, Meteors & Asteroids https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Cosmos-Comets.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Cosmos-Comets.php Rob Mize continues his demonstration of cosmic creation with the addition of comets, meteors and asteroids to the AE cosmos. Just like the real universe, they're all made with particles; no third party plug-ins required. Thu, 15 Sep 2011 10:00:01 GMT Creating the AE Cosmos: Galaxies https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Cosmos-Galaxy.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Cosmos-Galaxy.php Rob Mize continues his cosmic creation with the addition of a 3D galaxy. This tutorial also demonstrates the dynamics of the creative process by showing how parameters are adjusted to "tweak" the image to the desired result. All you need is CC Particle World and your imagination; though a Mon, 22 Aug 2011 19:24:33 GMT Creating the AE Cosmos: The Sun https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Cosmos.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Cosmos.php Rob Mize shows how to create a dynamic 3D sun in 3D space using only CC Particle World. He then demonstrates the versatility of this effect by adjusting the parameters to animate the sun into a supernova explosion. Look forward to more tutorials from Rob on creating other entities in the AE Cosmos! Fri, 22 Jul 2011 10:49:55 GMT Shatter-Mation in After Effects https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Shatter-Effects.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Shatter-Effects.php Rob Mize introduces "Shatter-Mation", the use of AE's Shatter Effect to animate text, logos and other shapes. Rob demonstrates how the Shatter Effect's Force and Physics parameters can be adjusted to precisely control objects in 3D space for a wide variety of effects and transitions within Wed, 08 Jun 2011 13:11:33 GMT Particle World Transitions: Part 2 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Particle-World-Transition-Part-2.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Particle-World-Transition-Part-2.php Rob Mize further develops the techniques demonstrated in Part 1 of this tutorial. He applies the Particle World Text to Sand effect to 3D text created using the Shatter Effect, and composites that onto a background. He then reverses the effect, changing sand into an onscreen character who finally, b Wed, 18 May 2011 17:24:09 GMT Particle World Transitions: Part 1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Particle-World-Transitions-Part-1.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Particle-World-Transitions-Part-1.php Rob Mize demonstrates how to use Particle World in After Effects to transition text, logos and other images into a variety of particle effects, including sand, dust, smoke, fire...even a melting effect. Mon, 02 May 2011 12:43:11 GMT Create an After Effects Tornado https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Tornado.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Tornado.php Rob Mize demonstrates how to create a tornado in After Effects and control all aspects of its appearance and movement. It's all done with Particle World so there are no 3rd party plug-ins required. Wed, 30 Mar 2011 13:12:27 GMT Sketching with After Effects https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Sketching.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE-Sketching.php Rob Mize shows how to use After Effects to create the effect of sketching images onto the screen. Created from your video or other images, the sketch can then animate as rolling footage. This is a fun and versatile effect that requires no 3rd party plug-ins. Fri, 04 Mar 2011 18:13:58 GMT Graphs and Charts in After Effects, Part 2 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE_graphs_2.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE_graphs_2.php In Part 2 of Graphs and Charts in After Effects, Rob Mize shows how to use particles (both Trapcode Particular and Particle World) to expand your creative options when generating and animating Bar Graphs, Line Graphs and Pie Charts in 3D space. This tutorial is part two of a two-part series. Fri, 25 Feb 2011 19:31:59 GMT Graphs and Charts in After Effects, Part 1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE_graphs_1.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mize_rob/AE_graphs_1.php In this video tutorial, Rob Mize shows how to use After Effects to create masks and simple expressions to generate and animate Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Area Graphs and Pie Charts in 3D space. This tutorial is part one of a two-part series. Thu, 03 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT