3D tunnels in AE using FreeForm Pro: Part 2
Part 2 of the 3D Tunnels in AE using FreeForm Pro describes a second technique for creating a straight tunnel, with more of a tech look, inspired by the movie Tron. Part 3 coming soon.
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3D tunnels in AE using FreeForm Pro: Part 1
Part 1 of this tutorial series on 3D tunnels in AE using FreeForm Pro explores the ability of the new FreeForm Pro plugin to create organic looking 3d tunnels in AE. Whether used for a scifi shot, a medical animated illustration or another fx shot, the tunnels created using FreeForm Pro give you the ability to move around them on the outside and fly inside.
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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
ShapeShifter AE - a next generation 3D plugin
Imagine creating a 3D title in AE, checking out a few variations of depth and bevels how long would that take you? Now imagine the client wants to check out 10-15 fonts and about as many animation options, all in 3D, with reflection mapping and, cherry on the cake, maybe, possibly a change of focus along the titles how long would that take? Tudor "Ted" Jelescu tells us that with Shapeshifter AE, all of this and more may be done "on the fly". Read on to find out what else this plugin can do.
Tudor 'Ted' Jelescu
Freeform Pro Gener8tor
In this tutorial we'll take a look at the generator functions in Freeform Pro and do things that could never be done in After Effects before. At the end, you can take the finished project file and make totally original in a few clicks. Feel free to ask questions!
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Metadata & The Future of Filmmaking
Dave Stump, ASC has worked as a DP, effects cinematographer and VFX supervisor on dozens of films including Quantum of Solace, X-men The Bourne Identity, Star Trek: First Contact, Batman Forever and many more. He chairs the ASC subcommittees on Cameras, and Metadata, and in 2000, was part of a team that received a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, for hand-development of advanced camera data capture systems. Although this interview was first published in 2008, we've found that the ideas explored here are becoming more relevant by the day. Join Creative COW Editor-in-Chief Tim Wilson and COW Leader and camera expert Gary Adcock for this compelling look at the future of filmmaking.
Dave Stump, ASC
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FCPX Workflow: One Smart Collection To Rule Them All
The first key to workflow wizardry is to exploit an application's strengths. In exploring the nuances of FCPX, famed workflow wizard Simon Ubsdell opens up some of the secrets around one of its most uniquely powerful, but sorely underused tools: Smart Collections. This isn't about replacing your existing project management (although it can). It's about leveraging some of the ridiculously awesome power of the Smart Collection to make your work flow far more easily than you might have imagined.
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Creative Studio leads Pink Through the Looking Glass
The Creative Studio's Director of CG Steve Parish led the VFX team, who first worked to bring together eighteen passes of a continuous seventy second shot as Pink moves across the chessboard in a fully CG generated environment. Meyers and Sarsfield had worked carefully to capture the motion controlled camera move, ensuring that there were no intersections between the characters, but the VFX team had a lot of clean up on the chessboard to create a clean plate before adding reflections and shadows to the floor in order to sell through the separate passes of Pink's game pieces interacting in the scene.
Adventures in File Transfer: Crawford's Transformed Workflow
The boom in Georgia location production has led to new opportunities for Atlanta's Crawford Media Services to provide everything from dailies to finishing, all the way through archiving. The trick is that while, locations are local, the productions and client operating bases may be across the country, or even on other continents. As media bloomed to over 200TB daily, FTP was no longer an option. To the rescue rode Signiant Media Shuttle.