AE.TUTSPLUS - Volume 4

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    AE.TUTSPLUS.COM - Volume 4

    Aetuts+ is a site made to house and showcase some of the best After Effects tutorials around. We publish tutorials that not only produce great effects, but explain them in a friendly, approachable manner. We also stock up links to tutorials, articles, presets and plugins from around the web to help you get the most out of After Effects.

    68. Create Procedurally Animated Rhythmic Dancing Marbles
    By now you should expect nothing less than amazing procedural animations from Satya and this tutorial is no exception. Inspired by this piece by Eamae Mirkin which was originally created using the processing programming language, Satya explains the required math background and shows you how to replicate this beautiful animation in After Effects.

    69. Create a Leaf Growing Network TV ID
    Network TV ID's are usually a 5 or 10 second piece that pleasantly announces the channel's logo. In this tutorial you will learn how to create this real-world, network ID-style scene for your logo or type treatment using After Effects, Trapcode Particular, and stock images.

    70. Create a Paper Tearing Logo Reveal
    Using some clever photoshop and green screen techniques you will learn how to create this logo reveal inspired by the movie "The Orphanage".

    71. Create Fairly Realistic Fire using CC Particle World
    Using the built-in plugin CC Particle World and a few tricks, learn how to create this fairly realistic looking fire shot.

    72. Animate a Dancing Ice Cream Bar in Cinema 4D and After Effects
    Aetuts+ sister site devoted to 3D graphics, Cgtuts+, has just published a wonderful tutorial on animating some cute dancing ice cream bars in Cinema 4D and After Effects. The result is very, very cool - and so are the techniques used.If you're a C4D user (or would like to be) and want to learn more about pairing the program with After Effects, this tutorial would be a great starting point. Hit the jump to preview the tutorial, or go there now!

    73. Create a Flare and Light Streak Text Reveal
    Made popular in recent commercials, using light streaks to reveal text and logos is a great way to bring an extra punch to your productions.

    74. Create the ?My Paper Mind? Effect
    This tutorial will teach you how to recreate the "My Paper Mind" effect done by Javan Ivey, but with the environment in mind, Nicolas has come up with a way to save some paper (as well as about 3 days worth of paper cuts!) It is all done in After Effects without any third party plug-ins. Enjoy!

    75. Creating a Tracked Head Wound
    In this tutorial Mathias shows that corner pin tracking can do much more than just replacing some pictures on a wall. We are going to compose a wound on a moving head and use the Mocha tracker in combination with his script MochaImport. Trust me, this is so much easier then creating a real head wound!

    76. Create a Palmticular Tree
    Vincent introduces a few of the new features in Particular 2 with the creation of a growing palm tree. Put on some sun screen and enjoy!

    77. Create the JibJab Effect
    Learn how to turn yourself into a cartoony looking animation. If you have a client that wants something funny or if you're just bored and need something to do with your friends, this is a simple tutorial that will generate some extremely entertaining results!

    78. Create a Peaceful Sunset
    In this tutorial James will show some practical techniques in creating a lovely sunset scene. He will cover extracting a tree image from the sky background within Photoshop and animating a realistic sunset.

    79. Mac OSX Wallpaper Creation ? With Invigorator Pro - Day 1
    In this tutorial Saqib recreates the Mac OSX Wallpaper. He will start off Day 1 setting up the background to create the simulated aurora feel. Then be ready for Day 2 as we jump into Invigorator to create our 3d logos.

    80. Mac OSX Wallpaper Creation ? With Invigorator Pro - Day 2
    In this second part of his tutorial, Saqib recreates the Mac OSX Wallpaper. He will show us some of the basics of Zaxwerks Invigorator.

    81. Create Mac OSX Intro Video with C4D ? Day 1
    As the penultimate nugget of goodness in our Mac Lover's Week, Satya created a 2 day tutorial that everybody will enjoy! In day 1, he will walk us through Cinema 4D and how to create the 3d text in this effect.

    82. Create Mac OSX Intro Video with C4D ? Day 2
    In day 2 of this tutorial, we will finish up in Cinema 4D, then head over into After Effects and see how to put all the pieces together.

    83. Create Harry Potter Titles
    You don't have to be a graduate of Hogwarts to create cool titles! In this tutorial you will learn the simplicity of creating an amazing looking Harry Potter "The Half-Blood Prince" introduction, using only four photographs and the power of After Effects. So quit your Quidditch and have a seat. It's gonna be magical!

    84. How to Create a Glitchy Interface Animation
    This tutorial will teach you how to recreate a stylized Glitch Interface Animation that resembles a high tech control system, with an analog monitor startup. Anthony Errisuriz provides his step by step process for creating this amazing effect with design from Illustrator and animating in After Effects.

    85. Learn to Make a Custom 3D Wall Text Reveal
    Using basic AE tools and some expressions you will learn how to create this 3D wall made of custom shapes and a nice laser beam to reveal your text.

    86. Integrating C4D into AE
    The more you get into After Effects, the more you realize how cool it is to bring in stuff from outside the program. This tutorial shows how take a scene from Cinema 4D and bring it over into AE. After effects is a compositing program and this is a perfect example of how to take a basic animation and add some "after effects"!

    87. Animate Your Logo Into Characters
    In this tutorial, we will learn some of the cool new features introduced in Trapcode Particular v2.0. Inspiration for this tutorial is from the logo reveal of the Digital Domain Animation Company. It may not be as good as that (since it had been done completely using a 3d software), but I thought to give it a try in After Effects.

    88. Put Together a Realistic District 9 Composite
    Adding outside elements into a scene can be a tedious endeavor. Today we'll be shown a few different compositing tips as we superimpose the space ship from District 9 into our shot.

    89. How to Make Paper People
    Stop-motion animation using paper cut-outs can take quite a bit of time to produce... unless you use The Paper People effect! This technique gives you similar results in a fraction of the time. With the use of a current version of AE, you'll use the wiggle expression, hold keyframes, and the puppet tool to emulate the classic look of a beloved form of traditional animation.




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