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Recreating a Classic 1950's Science Fiction Show Opening

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CreativeCOW presents Recreating a Classic 1950's Science Fiction Show Opening -- Red Giant plug-ins Tutorial

In this episode of Red Giant TV, Chad Perkins shows you how he built the various elements he used to re-create of the opening sequence from the classic sci-fi TV series, the Twilight Zone. In the tutorial Chad gives you tons of valuable hints and techniques for use in Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator and Maxon Cinema 4D.



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This is part of a Red Giant TV series here at CreativeCOW.net. Red Giant Software products are available as plug-ins for popular video editing and effects applications, including Adobe After Effects®, Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe Premiere Pro®, AVID®, Sony Vegas® and Apple Final Cut Pro®/Motion®.


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Expression with Checkbox control
by Roger Eaton
Chad,

Since the checkbox control returns a 1 or a 0, why not use an expression of thisComp.layer("Null 1").effect("Checkbox Control")("Checkbox")*100 for the opacity. Then, when the checkbox is off, 0*100=0, and on...1*100=100. For the inverse, you could just do 100-thisComp.layer("Null 1").effect("Checkbox Control")("Checkbox")*100, so when the checkbox it off, 100-0*100=100, and on...100-1*100=0.


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