Do you want to learn how to create awesome after effects? Are you interested in making your design work more appealing and visually alluring? If your answer is yes, then you have come to the right place. In today’s assortment, we are showcasing a collection of some useful and amazing after effects tutorials and tips for you so that you can learn those hidden techniques and practice the skill of creating appealing after effects.
Below, we have listed some very useful and professionally created Adobe After Effects Tutorials for you. We hope that you will like this collection and find these tutorials useful for you. Enjoy!
In this tutorial we will learn how to use After Effects to create shiny glass orbs in 3D and how to create a spherical and reflection map from images.
In this tutorial we will learn how to create a dynamic bar graph with customizable values and Streamline graph production without sacrificing quality.
This 3D Text Animation project gives viewers a chance to learn about the new per-character-3d animation option in After Effects CS5.
In this tutorial we finish animating and composite the scene in After Effects using Lens Care, Curves, and Knoll Light Factory. We also do some basic parenting to try and fix a wonky camera move. Find out why it didn’t quite work and the reason I couldn’t fix it in time.
This tutorial covers the creation of a space-like si-fi title sequence from scratch. Michael shows us how you can easily create a visually interesting and impressive title animation with some simple title cards and text animation. The tutorial uses the Twitch plugin from Video Copilot, though a similar effect could be obtained by manual keyframing.
There was an explosion of characters and thus the Logo was born. In this tutorial we’ll be using some of the new options of Trapcode Particular 2 as well as some techniques with Trapcode Form to create an epic depiction of the first logo in history.
Typography is one of the qualities upon which we base most of our design work, and the type animation engine in After Effects offers a gamut of ways to express typographic flair. One of my favorites is the ability to control the 3D motion and position of text characters. When combined with simple camera moves, depth of field, and some real-world studio tricks we use every day, the results can be—literally—powerful. Let’s get started.
In this tutorial you will learn how to create an energy-ball that re-lights the road surface and how to Use reverse-tracking and build a volumetric point light.
In this tutorial we are going to show you how to create a spray paint effect using After Effects. It’s a fairly simple process but we have got a few tricks that you may not have thought of. Here is a sample video of what you’ll be creating.
Animating your After Effects design in 3D space is fun and, for the most part, easy to achieve. However, the camera and objects can have their own agendas in some instances, but a few tricks can change a seemingly uncontrollable camera animation into pure, cool cinematography.
In this tutorial we are going to explain how easy it is for any photoshop users out there that create a lot of effects-added branding to transform their work into a great and simple animation using After Effects, presumably to spice up your client presentation or intro to your website.
Animated swirls are all the rage in the motion graphics world, and there are some pretty cool things that can be done with them. But creating and animating such elements is really not as difficult and time-consuming as it would seem, even if the shapes are detailed and intricate. Bring on the swirls!
When working on VFX, you can often measure your success by how invisible you are. If the audience doesn’t know there was an effect created, then you did a good job. In this tutorial we will show you all how to make turn a plain dolly shot into a dynamic room with light rays and a sky replacement.
In this tutorial we will learn how to animate a person exploding from a lightning blast and composite footage elements from Action Essentials 2.
In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Michael Park demonstrates how to make a dark, cloudy title reveal similar to the one seen in the “Movie Which Must Not Be Named.” All textures and fonts are available in the project download as well as the final CS4 project file.
One of the toughest things to achieve in After Effects is a true feeling of space, environment, and temperature even. One way to infuse your scene with reality is to add light—and not simply a spotlight with a feathered edge and a few shadows here and there, but a realistic light cast from the very essential form of illumination: fire!
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.
In this tutorial we will learn how to build a silver ring in After Effects with a particle wipe and how to use valueAtTime expression to automate over time.
Without lights in a scene, After Effects will automatically illuminate all 3D layers equally. It makes sure the lighting stays consistent and you can focus on your project, however, adding a 3D ligh can considerable enhance the mood of a scene.
In this tutorial we will learn how to Move layers in 3D space with depth of field and how to animate camera and Add Effects.
In this tutorial we will learn how to Create a page peel animation effect.
In this tutorial we will learn how to create easy 3D reflections with no plug-ins.
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!
This tutorial will teach you how to transform daylight footage to night footage and how to add artificial lights and illuminate windows.
This tutorial will teach you how to Create a dying planet with visible lava and cracks.
This tutorial will teach you how to create a complex energy scene with CC particle world and how to animate particles in 3D with multiple instances.
This tutorial will teach you how to create ground destruction in 3D Max using particle flow and how to render motion blur and shadows for AE compositing.
In this tutorial we will learn how to create realistic smoke trails with Particular particles.
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.
In this tutorial we will recreate a similar look from an older Gnarls Barkley video. A basic to intermediate knowledge of After Effects and Trapcode Particular is needed to follow along.
In this tutorial you learn how to create a cinematic opening title using Trapcode Form similar to those used in movie trailers and openings.
In this massive tutorial inspired by the work of Pierre Michel, Alex Verlan shows us how to create the dramatic slow motion rain drops falling scene entirely within After Effects.
This tutorial is about how to Write with Water inside After Effects without any using for the 3d party plug-ins. So if the Summer heat gets to you, just go inside for a while and watch this tutorial to cool down. Don’t forget your sunscreen and enjoy Writing with Water!
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.
Learn how to set up a snow blizzard scene with this “logo to snow transition” using basics of Cinema 4D particle systems and a mix between After Effects Fractal Noise and Trapcode Particular.
In this tutorial author shows how to use the audio reactors built in to form to achieve something very very cool! Let’s take a look…
In this tutorial you will learn how to animate a handwritten text sequence with ink bleeding through the paper to create an elegant old-world style title reveal.
In this tutorial we will learn how to create an infinite galactic zoom through particle energy.
Lots of programs and plug-ins create cool photo montages easily and quickly—handy for such things as photo DVDs and slideshows. But what if you don’t have those programs or plug-ins, or you want something a little more creative (yet still as easy to replicate and reuse) using a software program you already own? A few tricks and techniques in After Effects will have you up and running in no time at all.
We’ve all seen the standard disappearing effect from a camera that sits on a tripod and doesn’t move. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a dynamic disappearing effect from a moving camera shot. Our camera will pan with the actor as he runs, jumps, disappears, and reappears. The actual disappearance also includes a dynamic dissolve and warp effect. And the best part is, no third party plug-ins are required.
In this post, we have presented some useful tutorials for your visual effects and motion graphics-related work. With these tutorials, you will learn how to generate energetic and animated motion graphics with really dazzling visual effects. Feel free to share your opinions with us via comment section below.
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As entertaining as they are, unfortunately portable media players cannot handle all media types you throw at them. Unless there comes an all-format-accepting portable media player, we have to use video conversion software to transform our media type before our iPhones and iPods can play them.
For my fellow iPhone and iPod owners who are looking for a competent yet free software solution for video conversion, here are 5 of the best options available online. I am sure that you will find them as useful as I did.
FreeStudio is DVDVideoSoft’s handy video conversion freeware that will excellently suit iPhone and iPod video conversions. The application is compatible with Windows computers and facilitates various video format conversions. While its download size is quite high – 58MB – the features surely justify it.
In addition to iPods and iPhones, Daniusoft Video Converter Free also supports video conversions for PSP, Zune, and other cell-phones and portable media players. The download is 12MB, much smaller than the abovementioned program. Supported media formats include AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, MPEG1, MPEG2, FLV, MP3, WAV, and WMA. You can install Daniusoft Video Converter Free on your Windows computer.
Any Video Converter Free is a personal favorite of mine because it excellently blends functionality with an appealing user interface. A wide variety of media formats are supported and converting video for your iOS device will be very easy. You can control advanced conversions options as well such as video and audio bitrates.
Quick Media Converter comes in the setup size of 28MB. Along with supporting video conversions between various file formats, it provides a progress bar with each conversion process so you know how much of the process has completed and how much is left.
Although Format Factory does not offer the prettiest user interface, it does offer the most functionality out of the other entries in this list. Supporting media conversions between various video, audio, and image formats, Format Factory can quite easily become your default media conversion application. The program has a setup file size of 38MB.
When it comes to media players, the internet has many to offer. While picking a media player you would want something that not only plays a large number of file formats but also helps organize your media. Many of us have hundred of songs and videos on our computer; getting help from a media player to organize these files become necessary.
Fortunately unlike other types of computer software, the best media player options are often the free ones. One of these free and competent media players is Moovida.
Moovida is an excellent media player that offers a brilliant 3D experience for playing files. Your library of songs and videos is cross-referenced with image online; through these images you can quickly access the videos and song artists you want.
You can also go with the traditional view with which you get a control panel on the left. The panel is divided between videos and music. Clicking on a category will display the corresponding files on the right.
Double-clicking on the files that appear begins to play them in a full view of the player. If this is a video file you see it being played in the right pane with the categories still viewable in the left pane.
To expand the area of the video you can click on the “Mini Mode” button in the top right and hide the categories pane. To switch to full screen, just click on the corresponding button in the top right of the video being played.
Moovida handles songs really well too. You can import the folders of your music library and their date will be organized. Your songs can be filtered according artists, albums, and genres. Album arts are searched from the web and displayed whenever possible.
By monitoring the type of songs you listen to, Moovida also generates playlists automatically that it knows you will like.
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Watching YouTube videos are fun as well as it serves a lot of other purposes as well. This is why now there are countless tools available online which increase and enrich the experience associated with watching YouTube videos. These tools enhance the functionality of YouTube in some way or the other or add several new features otherwise not available for users while watching YouTube videos. Today we’ve compiled a list of great YouTube tools which can be used to substantially enhance your video watching experience with YouTube.
With YouTube jockey you can save the YouTube videos you watch without having to login with your YouTube or Google account. YouTube Jockey is a video player based on Adobe Air platform and has the ability to search for YouTube videos from within the player and drag and drop feature for playing videos.
JukeFly is a great online service which lets you stream music from various online sources on any device which you want. All you have to do is signup for a free JukeFly account and search for the music you want to listen to and from there you can stream to live music on any portable device easily.
A great tool for watching YouTube videos with a lot of extra features, PLAYINURTUBEZ allows videos to be added to it via your YouTube account which can then be played in a continuous loop, a search for similar videos can be made, videos can be linked and playlists can also be saved.
A Mozilla Firefox add-on, YouTube Music Player is basically a streaming Music Player which integrates into Firefox and whenever you want to listen to streaming music online; it connects to YouTube and streams online music for free via YouTube. It also has support for playlist creation, previewing music and drag and drop streaming of YouTube songs and videos.
Muzakbox makes searching for you favorite music a breeze as it has a powerful search engine for music related queries. Once the results are gathered, you can simply click the link and listen to your favorite music without worrying from where the music came from.
Although this web service has no direct connection with YouTube, Streamdrag can help you listen to free music online by streaming it from YouTube or any other free music sources online such as Grooveshark etc. All you have to do is perform a search on your favorite music which you want to listen and thanks to its multiple sources, music streaming is fun with Streamdrag.
One of the most fun to use YouTube video tools, DragonTape is an exceptional tool which lets users combine different YouTube videos together into a single file and then play them continuously without the need to load them over and over again. Clips can be added and then merged to create a single “Tape” which can then be played sequentially. This tool is especially useful in bringing together parts of programs which are split and then uploaded on YouTube. With Dragontape, these programs can be watched in just a single go.
Eyeball.fm is an audio streaming service with a lot of extra features as well which includes support for pausable music with lyrics, photos, biographies, related artists. Currently in Beta phase, EyeBall.fm provides users with an enriching experience to listen to music and also gives them tips on similar types and artists to the one they’re currently listening to. Eyeball.fm is a fun to use music streaming service with great audio quality playback as well.
PsykoTube is another interesting to use tool for YouTube videos. It displays YouTube video search results in an exciting new manner which is not only pleasing to the eyes but looks awesomely cool as well. It can be considered as the alternative to the Cooliris extension of Firefox web browser and has a great way of showing video search results on YouTube. It is highly recommended website to use. Infact I would recommend visitngPsykoTube to perform video searches as they’re so cool.
If you know more interesting tools then feel free to mention them in the comment box below.
The best video converters are often paid computer applications. But there are a number of good freeware out there that do a decent enough job.
If you are looking for a free video conversion tool, check out the following 5. They are a collection of web apps and installable applications that will be helpful in different situations and for different file formats; all of them are free to use.
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Freemake is an installable video converter for Windows operating systems. In addition to converting videos to AVI, MP4, 3GP, and DVD formats, the application can also rip DVDs, rip audio from videos, and split videos and upload them to YouTube as a playlist.
Hamster is a user friendly video conversion application for Windows. It provides the user with a good number of features and formats to choose from. Videos can be converted to 3GP, MP3, MP4, AVI, MPG, WMV, MPEG, FLV, HD, DVD, M2TS and other formats.
This, as the name suggests, is an online video converter. You get a separate webpage for each type of converter. You can either convert your videos from one format to another or choose to rip the audio off videos. For each type of conversion, you get to choose the video size, quality, frame rate, and cutting points, if applicable.
MovAvi is another online converter, although much simpler than the abovementioned “Online Video Converter.” Using MovAvi, you browse to your file and then select one of the predefined formats available on the site. You can select multiple videos files and merge them into a singular video.
As far as free installable video converters for Windows go, AVC’s Free Video Converter takes home the prize. It provides a great number of conversion formats and options, all neatly packed into a tidy user-friendly interface. The video conversion speed is also faster than most converters.