Relative Xpresso

Relative linking with Xpresso in Cinema 4D

In this tutorial I show you a simple technique which will allow you to attach an object to the top of an animated Extrude with Xpresso in Cinema 4D. Although this is probably quite a simple process for a lot of users I wanted to explore the flexibility that is offered when you use relative…

learn. Idents TV

learn. Idents: TV Teaser

The first teaser for a series of new training titles from helloluxx. The ‘Idents’ training series is based around the concept of producing IDs from scratch.  Released regularly, each new chapter will concentrate on a specific set of tools and will cover a large array of practical techniques and workflow approaches which will become essential…

c4dtoae

Cinema4D to After Effects and back again…

In this collection of tutorials created for Maxon’s You Tube channel, I explore techniques you can use when working with Cinema4D Multipass rendering in combination with the After Effects exchange feature of Cinema4D. Taking you step by step through the process, the tutorial starts by covering the basic principles of working with multipass rendering and exporting…

lwf

Linear Workflow in Cinema4D and After Effects

Linear Workflow is a relatively new feature for Cinema4D. Before the introduction of Linear Workflow in C4D Release12 it was only possible through the use of third party plugins such as DeGamma by The Third Party. This article aims to explain the concept behind Linear Workflow (LWF) and in the process look at the correct…

alphas

Straight vs Premultiplied : Understanding Alpha Channels

I am often asked the question “What is the difference between a Straight and a Premultiplied Alpha Channel?” In this tutorial I discuss the differences between a Straight and a Premultiplied Alpha channel.  How to spot the difference and ensure you interpret your files correctly when setting up your composite. I also cover the Straight…

3D World

The new 3D World magazine is on sale from today in the UK. I was offered the exciting opportunity of creating the cover artwork and a twenty second animation for this months issue. 3D World from Tim Clapham on Vimeo. Working with Mark Allin, an old friend and my ex-business partner from HYPA. We both…

textwithform

3D Text in After Effects using Trapcode Form

I recently completed a short tutorial that shows you how to create some stylized 3D text within Adobe After Effects using Trapcode Form. Trapcode make awesome plugins for After Effects, with Particular and Form being two of my favourites. This tutorial is an introduction to using Form and controlling the particles with layer maps. To…

Making It Look Great 6 – Review

I’m sure all of you out there are familiar with the fantastic work that Trish and Chris Meyer offer the After Effects community through their website, Pro Video Coalition, the AE List and of course their awesome Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects books series. I studied Creating Motion Graphics Edition One years ago when…

preservetrans

Preserve Transparency in After Effects

Here is a quick tip on using Preserve Transparency in After Effects.  An often overlooked feature, this little switch can sometimes be very useful when wanting to stack several layers and retain the transparency of the bottom layer. Head on over to Vimeo to watch this in HD Preserve Transparency In After Effects from Tim…