In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Eran Stern designs a high impact motion graphics promo using Zaxwerks 3d serpentine plug-in.
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Over 7 Hours of After Effects Training!
Eran Stern's tutorials have been seen millions of times, and in this DVD, he reveals why he's one of the world's most popular After Effects trainers. Expressions, motion tracking, particles, time warps, integration with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, advanced title animation -- it's all here, presented in Eran's uniquely entertaining training style. In addition to full-size versions of the world's most popular AE podcast, you'll find 2 hours of never-before-seen advanced After Effects training -- nearly 8 hours in all! All of these lessons include AE project files and accompanying footage.
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Moving Layer Masks on Glass
Kurt Murphy demonstrates the technique of moving layer masks on 2 sides of a glass cross in Zaxwerks Invigorator. This tutorial assumes that you have some previous exposure to the plug-in. If you don't have the plug-in, download the demo so that you can follow along. Kurt also completes the project by using the Write On to Reveal a 'handwritten script", Trapcode Shine and Lens Flare.
|3D Layer Warp|
In this tutorial, CreativeCOW leader and TV news guy, Jon Okerstrom takes a look at 3D Layer Warp -- one of two new tools from Zaxwerks called 3D Warps. Follow along as Jon creates a paper airplane and shows other fun things you can do with this great new tool.
Controlling Zaxwerks ProAnimator Pivot-Point
Controlling ProAnimator's pivot point has always been a daunting task! In this video tutorial, Creative COW leader, Serge Hamad will share with you a simple but very effective trick to gain ABSOLUTE control over the Pivot-Point and consequently greatly enhance your ProAnimator animations.
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Creative Cow Master Series: Zaxwerks Invigorator Training with Serge Hamad
Need 3D modeling inside Adobe After Effects? Then you need this DVD! Creative COW Leader and Contributing Editor Serge Hamad shares his award-winning motion graphic expertise to unlock the power of the Zaxwerks Invigorator AE plug-in. Even if you've got no 3D modeling experience whatsoever, Serge will show you how easy it can be, and how great it can look. And even advanced AE and Zaxwerks users will find plenty of tips and tricks to work more effectively.
Confessions of a Zaxwerks Booth Buddy - NAB 2005
The following article by Creative COW leader Jon Okerstrom contains his impressions of NAB, from a newbie's perspective. Buried in the story are some tidbits about the upcoming release of ProAnimator 4 (really cool stuff!) and some other hints of things to come.
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Blackmagic Fusion 9's Most Powerful Tool: The Custom Tool
Meet The Custom Tool, the most powerful and versatile tool in Blackmagic Fusion's entire toolbox ??" which ironically appears to do nothing when you first apply it. That’s because it’s a tool designed for building your own tools from scratch. That may sound daunting, but under the guiding hand of longtime VFX artist, editor, and business owner Simon Ubsdell, it’s engaging, empowering, and just plain fun. If you are new to Fusion and to compositing you'll find plenty of useful information here, including how to work with channels to create complex effects surprisingly simply. Bonus tips on expressions and keying, too!