3D Ray-Tracing in After Effects CS6

Daniel Bryant shows you how to take advantage of After Effects CS6′s ray-tracing features to light and render a 3D movie title.

Compositing Problem-Solving in After Effects

In this video, Daniel creates a space-themed movie poster from scratch with After Effects compositing techniques that include layer masking, blending modes, text animation, lens flares and particle effects.

Adobe After Effects Key Framing for Beginners

For those of you new to After Effects, Daniel Bryant offers this beginner tutorial for understanding key frame animation and different key frame interpolations.

3D Movie Title in Adobe After Effects

In this tutorial, Daniel goes over some simple ways for adding texture to your text and then adds animation for this 3D movie title sequence. Learn how to align test to the center of the project window, how to use a guide layer, how to create an alpha track matte. This animation uses motion blur, spotlight, and a lens flare.. Also, create a reflection for the text with gaussian blur applied to it.

Simulating 3D in a 2D World in Adobe After Effects – Pt. 2

In Part 2, Daniel gently introduces you to 3D layers and using lights to create an animated movie title sequence.

Simulating 3D in a 2D World in Adobe After Effects

Daniel Bryant demonstrates some quick, believable techniques for simulating 3D with 2D effects and animation in After Effects by making a sample TV commercial tag.

Bokeh Blur in After Effects CS5.5

Tom Green shows off the new camera blur effect in After Efects CS5.5 as well as the ability to work with AEP files directly from the Flash compressor.

After Effects CS5.5 Workflow Techniques

Franklin covers new workflow techniques in CS5.5 and efficient ways to complete projects faster including creating a new composition from files, exporting into Premiere Pro CS5.5, saving a backwards compatible version, changing the dual time display as well as the improved disk caching.

Warp Stabilizer in After Effects CS5.5

Franklin goes over how to master the new Warp Stabilizer tool in AE CS5.5, including the subspace warp feature and the synthesize edges option.

Rotobrush Tool in After Effects CS5

The Rotobrush tool in After Effects CS5 automates the tedious task of selecting an object over the duration of a video clip. In this tutorial, Tom Green shows how easy it is to select the subject from one clip and drag it onto a new background clip.

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