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.

PNG Express

PNG Express is a powerful plug-in that allows you to add tags to the names of groups and layers and, with the click of a button, exports them into PNG files.

Hydra Pro 3

Hydra Pro 3 from Creaceed SPRL allows you to create high-dynamic-range (HDR) images. You can import up to seven regular photos to this image editor and it will create a stunning final image, called an HDR image.

Drobo Mini

As many industries and consumers migrate toward cloud-based storage, there are still advantages to physical drive solutions that don’t require any Internet connection, and many offer speeds that are simply not possible for most consumer connections. Factor in drive performance and the addition of an mSATA SSD card (sold separately), and you have the Drobo Mini.

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.

BALLED Pro LED Photo Lights

The BALLED Pro lights are LEDs that output a fixed 125 lumen. They’re suitable for object and food photography, can help with portrait shooting, and are great as a portable lighting kit when shooting video interviews.

Flashpoint 14″ Fluorescent Dimmable Ring Light

The ring light look has been popular among fashion photographers for a while, but recently, it’s been making its way into other types of photography. Flashpoint has released the most affordable option for a constant ring light, the 14″ Fluorescent Dimmable Ring Light.

FilmConvert Pro for Adobe Photoshop

Rubber Monkey Software brings the world of analog to Photoshop (they also offer versions for Premiere, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, and Motion) with a very easy-to-navigate user interface to produce these effects with FilmConvert Pro.

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