Tut: Kickdrum Heart 3D with Cinema 4D Part 1
It’s hard for me to believe that I did the original tutorial over 2 years ago: vimeo.com/36736051 Pretty much since the day I completed that tutorial I’ve wanted to re-do the tut in C4D. Well, I’ve finally had the chance to do my experimenting, I’m thinking a 3 part series on modeling, animating, and rendering […]
Marketing Lessons Learned from Driving in the Rain
Yesterday, I was on my way home from Knoxville, TN after having a great time at the Get Motivated Business Seminar. After hearing speeches from Bruce Pearl, Rudy Giuliani, Zig Ziglar, and Gen. Colin Powell, I was in deep thought about how I could make a change in my life that could influence my work and my clients. As I merged on the interstate it started to pour…
Marketing Lessons Learned from Saturday Morning Cartoons
For the past few months I’ve been thinking about writing a series of posts on the effect of marketing/advertising’s on our society. At the most basic level, much of the inspiration for my designs come from studying how people interact with the world around them, whether that be how they scroll a page on a web site, flip open a brochure, or look at signage in the mall. For that reason, I’m starting this series; we’ll see how many articles we can come up with. The first installment: Saturday Morning Cartoons.
Tut: Fire, Sparks, and 3D Text
In our last user group meetup, I presented how to make a firey 3D text motion graphics piece using Mettle’s ShapeShifter Ae and Trapcode Particular. This tutorial will walk you through how to use real video textures to make some pretty impressive looking fire, how to use Particular to create bouncing and wind blown sparks, […]
Tut: Quick Tip Compositing ShapeShifter Ae and Particular
Compositing together multiple 3D plugins in After Effects can be difficult. ShapeShifter makes it pretty easy to get the appearance of a unified 3D space with it’s Depth render setting. Watch as I walk you through how to composite a scene using ShapeShifter and Particular.
Tut: Kick drum heart with 3D Extruder and iExpressions
In this tutorial we talk about some basic animation principles and setup, and then proceed to take a brief look at working with 2 really great plugins from aescripts.com. Inspired by the truly amazing Avett Brothers (theavettbrothers.com), this short type pieces was created for my After Effects User Group (vfxmotion.groups.adobe.com/) using 3D Extruder and iExpressions. […]
Tut: ShapeShifter Ae 3D Text and Displacement Mapping
For my Adobe After Effects User Group VFX & Motion, I showed how to use Mettle’s ShapeShifter Ae to 3D text that reacts to the scene lighting and camera, as well as how to use a displacement map to create an extrusion of a faux 3D apple. ShapeShifter brings alot great 3D functionality directly to […]
Tut: ShapeShifter Ae Demo
Our After Effects User Group picked up Mettle as a sponsor recently, and I had the opportunity to spend some time getting familiar with their plugin. This is the presentation I gave for the November Meetup. While this is a brief overview of what the plugin’s capable of, you can check out the full capabilities […]