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LightGrid Script and Demo Tutorial Part TWO with New Feature

LightGrid Script and Demo Tutorial Part TWO with New Feature
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LightGrid Script creator Brian Charles demonstrates his newly modified After Effects script for rigging lights in grids and circles. The modified script with the new feature, which adds the ability to enable individual light colors through a checkbox in the effect control panel, is available as a free download in the Project Files folder.

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Brian Charles
Adobe After Effects
LightGrid Script and Demo Tutorial

LightGrid Script and Demo Tutorial
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LightGrid Script creator Brian Charles demonstrates his After Effects script for rigging lights in grids and circles. The script is available as a free download in the Project Files folder.

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Brian Charles
Adobe After Effects
Adobe After Effects Techniques: Animation Lip Sync PART ONE

Adobe After Effects Techniques: Animation Lip Sync PART ONE
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In the first part of this two-part tutorial, Andrew Devis shows the basics of a character animation lip-sync technique in After Effects that uses time remapping to select which mouth shape to use at any time. While a good basic method to achieve the goal however, it requires the animator to remember what frame number any particular mouth shape is located on and so in the following tutorial Andrew carries on to show how to create a simple rig which makes the whole process far easier for the animator with good visual feedback.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
Adobe After Effects Techniques: Animation Lip Sync PART TWO

Adobe After Effects Techniques: Animation Lip Sync PART TWO
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In this second part of a two-part tutorial on character animation lip-sync techniques, Andrew Devis shows how to build a simple rig to speed up your animation. Building on the basics of the first tutorial Andrew goes on to show how to set up the rig and arrange it so that you can drag a box over a text representation of the mouth shape that you want and have it animate in your timeline. Andrew uses both a slider and a layer to demonstrate this technique and to try and make it as clear as possible, however, it is also possible to skip the slider and just use the layer position - have a play and see how you can improvise this technique for your own work.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
Creative Fireworks in Adobe After Effects

Creative Fireworks in Adobe After Effects
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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.

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Rob Mize
Adobe After Effects
AE - RE:MATCH Non-matching Cameras in After Effects

AE - RE:MATCH Non-matching Cameras in After Effects
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates a relatively new plug-in by RE:Vision Effects called RE:Match and how it can very quickly and accurately deal with the very common problem of non-matching cameras in After Effects. A typical approach to dealing with say a white balance issue would be to apply Color Finesse 3 and work with that which can be a slightly convoluted process, while RE:Match deals with the whole thing in a couple of clicks! This very powerful effect can save a great deal of time for an everyday problem and so earn its cost back very quickly as well as giving excellent and fast results. There is another tutorial showing how this effect works in Premiere Pro as there is a slightly different way the two applications deal with reference images.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
IK Character Animation: Walk to the Beat 1: Finding the Beat

IK Character Animation: Walk to the Beat 1: Finding the Beat
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This tutorial is both a follow-on tutorial to Andrew's previous tutorials on IK controllers in After Effects and a helpful stand-alone tutorial showing how to define a beat range to use as a guide to animation in After Effects. To start with Andrew shows how to use a simple expression to deal with a potential problem of controllers scaling your objects. Then Andrew shows how to find and download sample music which can be used to base your animation on. He goes on to discuss the difficulty of matching frame rates with audio sample rate and then shows how to get a reasonably close 'loop' in both After Effects and especially in Audition.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE: Inverse Kinematic Character Animation

AE: Inverse Kinematic Character Animation
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Standard character animation in After Effects uses a process called 'Forward Kinematics' in that we animate down a linked chain - for example, upper arm linked to forearm linked to hand. To get animation we need to move the items down the chain one at a time. Inverse Kinematics creates a link back up the chain such that moving the hand would also move the forearm and the upper arm without breaking that link. This is a simpler and easier to control form of animation often used in 3D programs such as C4D and 3ds max etc. and allows us to control the animation for the complete chain through a single controller.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE: Inverse Kinematic Character Animation PT 2

AE: Inverse Kinematic Character Animation PT 2
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Standard character animation in After Effects uses a process called 'Forward Kinematics' in that we animate down a linked chain - for example, upper arm linked to forearm linked to hand. To get animation we need to move the items down the chain one at a time. Inverse Kinematics creates a link back up the chain such that moving the hand would also move the forearm and the upper arm without breaking that link. This is a simpler and easier way to control animation and is often used in 3D programs such as C4D and 3ds max etc. and allows us to control the animation for the complete chain through a single controller.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
Creating Reflections in After Effects WITHOUT Plug-ins!

Creating Reflections in After Effects WITHOUT Plug-ins!
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In this tutorial, Steve will show you how to give your text or logos the appearance of having reflections that interact movement! And you can do all of this in After Effects without using any plug-ins!

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Steve Lidrbauch
Adobe After Effects
AE Basics 63: Persistent Disc Cache (CS6 & Above)

AE Basics 63: Persistent Disc Cache (CS6 & Above)
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 63: In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains a significant 'under the hood' improvement in CS6 which reduces the need for 'Pre-rendering' and makes the operation of After Effects much faster. These improvements are called the 'Global Performance Cache' and the 'Persistent Disc Cache'. Andrew explains how these operate, options to use background rendering and the work-flow savings this offers.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE Basics 62: Export 8 - Understanding Pre-render

AE Basics 62: Export 8 - Understanding Pre-render
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 62: In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains what Pre-rendering is and why it would be useful in your projects as well as what to look for when pre-rendering to ensure you don't have problems later in your production.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE Basics 61: Export 7 Media Encoder 3 - Watch Folders

AE Basics 61: Export 7 Media Encoder 3 - Watch Folders
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 61: In this tutorial looking at getting your production out of After Effects, Andrew Devis shows how to create and use watch folders.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE Basics 60: Export 6 Media Encoder 2 - Preset Groups

AE Basics 60: Export 6 Media Encoder 2 - Preset Groups
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 60: In this tutorial looking at getting your production out of After Effects, Andrew Devis shows how to create preset groups and how to modify and save a custom preset.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
After Effects: Using & Customising the Dictionary Preset 1

After Effects: Using & Customising the Dictionary Preset 1
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In the first part of this three part advanced text animation tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to apply and use the 'Dictionary' preset to a paragraph of text and then customise the word selection to match the words we want to use. Andrew shows how to select the words, modify the original text, change the text colour and begin to show what this preset can do as part of a bigger animation where this preset is used to include words which will eventually be individually animated to create a coherent sentence when extracted from the paragraph. In the second tutorial Andrew will show how to create an exclusion group such that the other text can be faded into the background and the final tutorial will show how to animate the selected remaining words into place.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
After Effects: Using & Customising the Dictionary Preset 2

After Effects: Using & Customising the Dictionary Preset 2
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In the second part of this three part advanced text animation tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how once the 'Dictionary' preset has been applied we can then create a separate 'exclusion' group to fade the remaining unselected paragraph text such that the focus remains on the selected text only - all on a single text layer! The final part of this series will show how to select each of the originally selected words such that they can be independently animated to form a coherent sentence.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
After Effects: Using & Customising the Dictionary Preset 3

After Effects: Using & Customising the Dictionary Preset 3
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In the last part of this three part advanced text animation tutorial, Andrew Devis concludes by showing how to select the already selected text and animate each word separately such that they can be moved into any order and position to create a coherent sentence from the original body of paragraph text. Andrew also shows how to deal with potential animation problems should you accidentally move the word before setting the stop-watch as well as reminding us of the standard options to help finesse our animation.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE Basics 59: Export 5 - Media Encoder ONE

AE Basics 59: Export 5 - Media Encoder ONE
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 59: In this tutorial looking at getting your production out of After Effects, Andrew Devis starts to show how to use the newly redesigned for CS6 Media Encoder for final output options.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE Basics 58: Export 4 - Output Modules

AE Basics 58: Export 4 - Output Modules
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 58: In this tutorial looking at getting your production out of After Effects, Andrew Devis goes through the output module settings dialogue box and explains what options to use and how to export multiple formats.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE More Than Transitions: ONE Setting Up the Comp

AE More Than Transitions: ONE Setting Up the Comp
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In this first of four tutorials on the 'Card Wipe' effect, Andrew Devis shows how to set up a composition with multiple images to use in the effect. Andrew touches on how to replace one item with another item while inheriting the changes of the original item.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE More Than Transitions: TWO Parameters Part ONE

AE More Than Transitions: TWO Parameters Part ONE
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In this second of four tutorials on the 'Card Wipe' effect, Andrew Devis goes through many of the parameters for the effect showing how to customise the effect for your own use. Andrew also touches on using gradients in your comp to drive the effect.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE More Than Transitions: THREE Parameters TWO

AE More Than Transitions: THREE Parameters TWO
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In this third of four tutorials on the 'Card Wipe' effect, Andrew Devis goes through the various camera, lighting and materials parameters for this effect looking at using the in-built camera, a comp camera and the corner pin option.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE More Than Transitions: FOUR Jitter & Animation

AE More Than Transitions: FOUR Jitter & Animation
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In this last of four tutorials on the 'Card Wipe' effect, Andrew Devis explains the 'jitter' options in the effect and goes through some simple scenarios for animating this powerful effect as well as showing how he created the intro to the tutorial.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE Basics 57: Export 3 - Render Settings

AE Basics 57: Export 3 - Render Settings
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 57: In this tutorial looking at getting your production out of After Effects, Andrew Devis goes through the render settings dialogue box and explains why you would choose to export through After Effects and how to save a template of your choices.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
AE Basics 56: Export 2 - Setting Up For Export

AE Basics 56: Export 2 - Setting Up For Export
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AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 56: In this tutorial looking at getting your production out of After Effects, Andrew Devis shows how to set up your composition for export and how to determine where it will output and how to use default file names.

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Andrew Devis
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