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…

Exodus from Trapcode

If you haven’t seen it already then it’s probably worth heading over to Vimeo to watch the latest animation Exodus, commissioned by Trapcode’s Peder Norrby. Produced by POTEMKIN, this is a great example of the potential and awesomeness that can be achieved when you harness the power of Trapcodes incredible toolset combined with a huge…

Video CoPilot Releases Metropolitan for Element3D

Andrew Kramer has been at it again with a great new release for those of you working with Element3D. The latest addition to this already powerful After Effects plugin is a collection of high resolution buildings and skyscrapers called Metropolitan.. Here’s the preview from YouTube The collection comes with all the textures included and the…

Lens Flares!

Those lovely people over at Toolfarm have written a great article on Lens Flares — and who doesn’t like to use the odd lens flare, come on hands up! It’s well worth checking out, they cover the various plugins available and the pros and cons of each.  There’s an interview with the master himself, John…

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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…

What’s your favourite AE Script?

I’m not sure if you use scripts in your day to day workflow, whether in After Effects, Cinema4D, or what ever application you choose to abuse. I recently asked a question on Twitter to find out which After Effects scripts were the favourites of my followers.  I use a few scripts all the time and…

Immigration – Smart Importing for After Effects

If any of you work with large image sequences and find importing them into After Effects a bit of a drag then you should seriously take a look at Immigration from AEScripts.com. Manually importing large sequences can be a slow process, especially if you are working with many different passes rendered from your 3D application….

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Moving AE Templates

Here is a super quick tip that will definitely come in useful if you save lots of Render Setting and Output Module Templates in After Effects. Did you know these templates can be exported and transferred to other copies of After Effects?  It is pretty simple to do and will save you loads of time…