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CC Environment and Spherical Maps in After Effects

Have you worked with Spherical Maps in After Effects? If not, it's a good place to learn how to. If you have, then just let us remind you how it's done. Note: Remember to watch the video tutorial in which Jeff, our Adobe certified instructor, explains the process. Lets' start! When you’re working with environment you need to get a special kind of images. They’re called: -  Spherical Map, -  Light Probe (which is angular map) -  and Vertical Cross Images. Notice that ⬇ they’re all large, large Read More...

How to position a text in a 3D tracked scene in After Effects [Video Tutorial]

Our motion series comes to its end with this final blog post about how to position a text in a 3D tracked scene. Just a quick reminder on what we have already learned so far: how to create simple motion tracking in After Effects how to create 3D tracking with Shadow Catcher how to make an advanced perspective corner pin tracking So let's talk about today's topic. Note: Remember to watch the video tutorial, Jeff guides you step-by-step through the process of text positioning in Read More...

Advanced perspective corner pin tracking in After Effects

Today we continue our tracking motion series with a blog post that will show you how to make advanced perspective corner pin tracking in After Effects. The first two posts treated subjects like how to track simple motion in After Effects and 3D tracking with Shadow Catcher. Remember to watch the video tutorial and see how Jeff, our Adobe certified instructor, creates this corner pin tracking.   Now let's start.⬇ You should open up the tracker. Click on the track motion button. And from track Read More...

3D Tracking with Shadow Catcher in After Effects [video tutorial]

3D Tracking? Shadow Catcher? Seems interesting, right? Welcome to the second blog post of our tracking motion series. We have already figured out how to create simple motion tracking in After Effects. So let's start talking about 3D Tracking with Shadow Catcher. Note: Remember to watch the video tutorial, you will understand easier what Jeff does. We will go to the last one here, this is a little bit different because we’re going to use a shadow catcher on this one. Because I Read More...

How to create simple motion tracking in After Effects [video tutorial]

Today's post is the first one in a series of blog posts about tracking motion in After Effects. In our future blog posts,  we'll also talk about : 3D Tracking With Shadow Catcher Advanced Perspective Corner Pin Tracking Position a Text in a 3D Tracked Scene So let's start and see how you can create simple motion tracking in After Effects. Note: Remember to watch the video tutorial, so that you could practice in real time what Jeff is teaching you. If you go to Read More...

After Effects shortcuts for changing layer properties

Have you ever wondered what are the shortcuts you could use to display layered transform properties? You'll find in today's post the solution and much more. Jeff Sengstack, our Adobe certified instructor, will talk about: the 5 transform properties and their shortcuts the shortcuts you should use when working with multiple properties the shortcuts you should use when working in multiple layers at the same time Note: As usually, there's a video tutorial you can watch to make sure you've understood Jeff's tips & tricks. So Read More...

Save an After Effects CC 2015 project as an AE CS6 project [video tutorial]

Do you need to save your AE project so that those having older versions could see it too? You're in the right place. Jeff Sengstack, our Adobe certified instructor, will show you how to save an After Effects project made in a newer version to older versions of AE. NOTE: Visual memory works great for most of us, so don't forget to watch the video tutorial! It will help you understand better and remember easier. Jeff will talk about: 1. Why you need Read More...

How to add auto opacity to layers and footage in After Effects [quick video tutorial]

Have you ever worked with tens or hundreds of layers in a project and had difficulties when adding opacity to ALL of them? Have you ever needed a fade expression and didn't know exactly where to find it, how to look for it, how to write or edit it? Today's post, by Remus Hossu, provides answers and solutions to all these issues. A video tutorial will take you through all the steps just to make sure that by the end of this Read More...

3 New Effects in After Effects CC 2015 You Should Know About

Today's post covers the 3 new effects that come with the Adobe After Effects 13.6.1 version. We have already covered the improved previewing and workspace, the Face Tracker and the Character Animator. Now you'll find more about these 3 amazing effects: 1. CC HexTile 2. CC Vignette 3.  Lumetri   Cycore is a company based in Sweden that years ago dove deep into the After Effects engine and created these great effects that use the engine and the effects that are built into After Effects Read More...

Why Face Tracker is the coolest new feature in Adobe After Effects

Today's post is about one of the two new features of the latest Adobe After Effects version. We have already checked the updates regarding the improved previewing and workspace in Adobe After Effects 13.6.1, as well as the first new feature which is Character Animator. Let's see more about the Face Tracker, the second new feature released last year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPpAo4Z6tVI   I’m going to open up tracker. The way you open up tracker is by going to Window > tracker. If you look at Read More...