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Issue Media Asset Category Title Vendor/Format OS Description
163
Xmas
2012
Animation - Masks
How can I animate a mask in 3D space without keyframing?
163
Xmas
2012
Animation - Masks
How can I animate a mask in 3D space without keyframing?
Find out how to animate masks in 3D space in After Effects with Christopher Kenworthy's 3 minute video tutorial.
162
Dec
2012
VFX - Image Tracking
How can I attach a lens flare to a moving object?
162
Dec
2012
Plugin
Element 3D
Element 3D is a game-changer. It offers terrific results quickly and easily, which for time-starved artists is(more) a real benefit.

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162
Dec
2012
Plugin
Knoll Light Factory (version #3)
With new editing features and behaviors, this release is as good as the best, but it is far from revolutionary.
161
Nov
2012
VFX - Compositing
Animate glowing plasma trails
Explore plasma effects with Christopher Kenworthy's video: This issue, Christopher Kenworthy shows you how to(more) create flowing plasma trails inside After Effects. The disc includes his full video tutorial, plus scene files. Requires: After Effects Licensing: Personal use

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161
Nov
2012
VFX - Compositing
Animate glowing plasma trails
This issue, Christopher Kenworthy shows you how to create flowing plasma trails inside After Effects. Requires:(more) After Effects

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161
Nov
2012
2D Compositing
Composite in post for better renders
Video tutorial and screenshots for Paul Hatton's compositing workshop: This issue, Paul Hatton explains how(more) to achieve better output with 16-bit compositing. Watch the video on the disc for the full workflow. Requires: 3ds Max, After Effects Licensing: Personal use

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161
Nov
2012
2D Compositing
Composite in post for better renders
This issue, Paul Hatton explains how to achieve better output with 16-bit compositing. Requires: 3ds Max, After(more) Effects

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160
Oct
2012
VFX - Compositing
Can I feather one part of a mask but not another for a composited element?
154
Apr
2012
Animation - 2D Layers in 3D Space
How do I animate a shaped transition in After Effects?
154
Apr
2012
Plugin
Monsters GT 7 for After Effects
With original effects, organic looks and great depth of control, Monsters GT 7 provides creative control for a(more) low price.

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152
February
2012
Rendering - Camera Effects
How can I get rid of the CG look?
151
Jan
2012
Program Integration - Lighting
How do I add a light wrap to my keyed footage?
148
Nov
2011
VFX - Post Production Effects or Color Correction
Part 9: Grade the final sequence
With all the components combined, Rob Redman explains how to apply the finishing touches that turn a good sequence(more) into a great one.

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147
Oct
2011
Animation - Camera
How can I fake a camera shake?
145
Aug
2011
2D Particle Animation
Create a whirlwind in After Effects
Get to grips with particle generators as Tom Skelton uses the powerful Trapcode Particular and CC Particle World(more) plug-ins to create a dramatic dust devil.

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144
Jul
2011
VFX - Compositing
How do I replace a sky in comp?
143
Jun
2011
2D Particle Animation
How can I simulate text being cut out?
143
Jun
2011
Plugin
Freeform Pro
Building on a plugin included with After Effects, this tool provides mighty motion graphics tools, says Rob Redman
142
May
2011
Animation - Motion Graphics
How can I create a stream of arrows that follow a path?
140
Mar
2011
VFX - Natural Phenomena
How can I create a time-lapse cloud movie sequence?
139
February
2011
Animation - 2D Layers in 3D Space
How can create a tunnel effect like the Doctor Who title sequence?
138
Jan
2011
VFX - Compositing
TRON Lightcycle MasterClass: Part 6 - Compositing the Elements Together
You've rendered out your scene and painted your digital mattes - now you'll put them all together for the final(more) sequence.

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138
Jan
2011
VFX - Compositing
TRON Lightcycle MasterClass: Part 6 - Compositing the Elements Together
Over 118 minutes of video tutorials on compositing your rendered elements of TRON Lightcycle in After Effects
136
Dec
2010
VFX - Compositing
And in the end&
Part 6: In a series of tutorials, Andy Davenport is taking you through the fundamentals of render passes. The(more) disc includes his final video tutorial, where he discusses comping the render passes together, along with sample render passes. For: After Effects Licensing: Personal use

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136
Dec
2010
VFX - Fire, Flames and Explosions
How can I simulate a heat haze effect?
135
Nov
2010
VFX - Compositing
How can I simulate the effect of poor digital reception on a monitor or TV?
135
Nov
2010
Plugin
CameraTracker
Taking match-moving technology from Nuke and adding it to After Effects works so well that Adobe should just buy(more) this AE plug-in, says Steve Jarrett

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134
Oct
2010
Animation - Motion Graphics
Create a 3D title sequence.
Use 3D geometry and shaders as the basis for a composited video as Gary Noden presents a Maya/Photosop Extended/After(more) Effects pipeline.

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134
Oct
2010
Animation - 2D Layers in 3D Space
How can I recreate the look of a "captured moment" commercial?
132
Aug
2010
2D Animation
How can I create a lava lamp effect?
130
Jun
2010
2D Particle Animation
How can I create a torch flame effect?
130
Jun
2010
Animation - Motion Graphics
Create motion graphics in CS5
Discover the new 3D tools in Creative Suite 5 as Alex Donne Johnson shows you how to construct an animate a stylish(more) logo sequence.

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130
Jun
2010
VFX - Compositing
Create a VFX future war zone
VFX veteran Christopher Kenworthy shows you how to create an exciting shot for an action movie, inspired by Terminator:(more) Salvation.

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129
May
2010
2D Animation
How can I create a good animated matte shot?
128
Apr
2010
Rendering - Non photorealistic
How can I create the look and feel of hand-drawn animation?
126
February
2010
VFX - Image Tracking
The Gnomon Workshop: 'Matchmoving Advanced Production Techniques: Camera Tracking' with Tim Dobbert
This disc includes a 26-minute extract from 'Matchmoving Advanced Production Techniques: Camera Tracking' with(more) Tim Dobbert. In the complete DVD, Tim takes you through the more advanced aspects of matchmoving and camera tracking. He discusses how to use survey data to force a camera solution to fit a pre-built environment, and how to use camera tracking for paint work. Licensing: Learning use only

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126
February
2010
2D Animation
How can I create a good burning paper effect?
125
Jan
2010
Stereoscopic 3D
Create a flexible stereo 3D rig in After Effects
Mediastation's Andy Davenport shows you how to build a flexible anaglyphic stereo 3D rig in After Effects.(more) Scene files, project footage and screenshots are on this disc. You can download a screen- capture video showing the full workflow via 3D World web-site. Licensing: Personal use

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124
Xmas
2009
VFX - Natural Phenomena
How can I create a convincing distant sand storm effect?
123
Dec
2009
2D Animation
How can I simulate an object filling with water?
122
Nov
2009
2D Animation
Can I automate the animation of a HUD?
120
Sept
2009
VFX - Compositing
How can I add mist to moving footage?
118
Jul
2009
2D Particle Animation
How can I create a crackling electrical beam of light?
117
Jun
2009
VFX - Fire, Flames and Explosions
How can I create distant smoke?
This issue's Questions and Answers section tackles topics including making a wet or slimy material in Blender,(more) how to get better displacement maps in 3ds Max, building an analog odometer in Carrara and adding automatic wrinkles to a bending arm in LightWave 3D. This disc includes scene files and full-size screenshots to help you follow any question. Visit the 3D World website to download video walkthroughs providing further assistance.

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116
May
2009
VFX - Compositing
Faster than a bullet
Combine footage and add effects to evoke a Smallville-style feeling of moving at super-speed to halt a villains(more) gunshot - without the need for complicated greenscreen.

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Author: Ballistic Publishing

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116
May
2009
Rendering - Non photorealistic
How can I create the look of a thermal imaging camera?
114
Mar
2009
2D Image Creation, Management and/or Editing
How can I make a 2D logo into a 3D object?
113
February
2009
Animation - Particles
How can I create dripping sparks without resorting to third party plugins?
112
Jan
2009
Animation - Camera
How can I add a crash-zoom to rendered footage?
Includes 5:48 minute video walkthrough on CD (no dialogue).
111
Xmas
2008
3D Landscapes
Ghost Town
Vue Backplate Tutorial: Composite CG elements and video to make a post-disaster landscape. Geekatplay's Ami Chopine(more) explains how to blend a video clip with environmental components built in Vue, compositing the result in After Effects. The CD includes all the scene files you need, along with full-size screenshots for reference.

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109
Nov
2008
VFX - Compositing
The car's the star
Theodor Groeneboom explains how to set up a series of render passes in 3ds Max and assemble them in After Effects(more) to create a slick car advert. The scene files and screenshots you need to follow the magazine tutorial are available at the 3D World web-ste

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109
Nov
2008
Animation - Rigging
How do I build a camera rig that will give me more control over camera movement?
109
Nov
2008
Plugin
Horizon
Create backgrounds for After Effects compositions from environment maps, video layers or even pre-comps with Trapcodes'(more) ingenious new plug-in

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 7/10
Range of features: 5/10

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106
Aug
2008
2D Motion Tracking
Is there a way I can track a moving image without animating by hand?
103
May
2008
Workflow and Efficiency
Gnomonology After Effects training on converting image sequences to QuickTime
The 14-minute tutorial deals with the subject of assembling animations rendered out from packages like 3ds Max(more) or Maya as image sequences. Sequences like this can become difficult to manage, load, archive, preview or present. An effective solution is to convert them to movie files in formats such as MOV or AVI. This tutorial demonstrates how to convert a sequence to QuickTime using After Effects, including loading the sequence, creating the After Effects project and rendering using compression codecs.

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103
May
2008
3D Lighting
How can I add volumetric light after rendering?
101
Mar
2008
Plugin
Form
Create chaos from order in After Effects with this new grid-based particle plug-in from leading third-party developer(more) Trapcode.

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 9/10

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100
February
2008
VFX - Image Tracking
How can I add a background to a rendered shot that contains camera movement?
99
Jan
2008
Book/DVD
Total Training for Adobe After Effects CS3 Advanced
A worthwhile and professional After Effects training package for 3D artists(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Author: Total Training

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99
Jan
2008
VFX - Natural Phenomena
How can I simulate realistic lightening flashes on pre-rendered footage?
96
Nov
2007
Plugin
Nucleo Pro (version #2)
Enables After Effects to fully utilize all CPU's when generating previews and renders.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 7/10
Range of features: 8/10

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96
Nov
2007
Lighting
Is there a quick way to simulate volumetric light motion?
94
Sept
2007
Book/DVD
After Effects Apprentice
A good beginner's guide to After Effects, but not necessarily one tailored to 3D artists.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Author: Trish Meyer, Chris Meyer

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94
Sept
2007
Program Integration - Camera
How can I get a Maya camera move into After Effects?
94
Sept
2007
VFX - Object Interactions
How can I add heat haze to a scene?
92
Jul
2007
Animation - Timeline, Keyframes and F-Curves
How can I simulate a zoom lens with After Effects
89
Apr
2007
2D Particle Animation
How can I simulate realistic bursts of sparks?
86
Jan
2007
VFX - Compositing
Is there a way to create advanced lens flares without having to buy an extra plugin?
85
Xmas
2006
Book/DVD
After Effects 7 Essential Training
At 6 hours and 45 minutes of training, it is a useful product for the novice to intermediate user, but to broadley(more) focused for AE experts.

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Author: Lynda.com

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84
Dec
2006
2D Animation
How can I create a 3D interface using only 2D elements?
83
Nov
2006
Book/DVD
Serious Effects and Compositing
The standard has been set - this is the new benchmark in DVD-based After Effects Tutorials.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 10/10
Author: Video Copilot

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83
Nov
2006
VFX - Animation
How can I add realistic camera shake to an animation?
80
Aug
2006
Book/DVD
Total Training for Adobe After Effects 7 Pro - Essentials
Expensive, yet a good value if you want to learn the fundamentals and intricacies of AE(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Author: Total Training

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80
Aug
2006
2D Animation
Is there a way to simulate a three dimensional string without resorting to modelling?
78
Jun
2006
2D Plugin
Shade/Shape (version #2.51)
Add bump and shine to your composited artwork in After Affects 5+(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 6/10
Range of features: 7/10

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77
May
2006
VFX - Compositing
Can I relight a shot that is fully rendered and composited?
74
February
2006
Plugin
Echospace
Create multiple copies of your 3D Layer in Adobe After Effects 6.5(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 10/10
Range of features: 7/10

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74
February
2006
VFX - Image Tracking
How do I widen the lens on matchmover shots
73
Jan
2006
2D Plugin
Primatte Keyer (version #3)
Latest version of the best chroma key software for Adobe After Affects 6 with new tools for DV and HDV and a simplified(more) interface.

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 8/10

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73
Jan
2006
Book/DVD
Total Training for Adobe After Effects 6.5
47 hours of training across 15 DVD's(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Author: Total Training

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71
Dec
2005
VFX - Compositing
Wrapping a light around a figure with Keylight.
69
Oct
2005
Industry - Video and Film
Work with HDV in 16:9 aspect ratio
66
Jul
2005
VFX - Compositing
Create Stars Wars-esque Hologram
65
Jun
2005
Rendering
Simulating Rack focus
63
Apr
2005
Plugin
Primatte Keyer (version #1.6)
Bluescreen compositor(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 8/10

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63
Apr
2005
VFX - Compositing
Art of Darkness - Compositing in AE
55
Sept
2004
Plugin
3D Layer
Add depth to your layers in After Affects 4.1 or above, Final Cut Pro 4.x and Combustion 3.0(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 6/10
Value for money: 7/10
Range of features: 7/10

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55
Sept
2004
Plugin
Particular
Particle system for After Affects 6.0 or higher(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10
Value for money: 10/10
Range of features: 9/10

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54
Aug
2004
Plugin
Aurora Water (version #1)
Create interactive, animated water effects in After Effects 5 or higher(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 5/10
Value for money: 5/10
Range of features: 6/10

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48
February
2004
Plugin
3D Assistants (Demo version)
48
February
2004
Plugin
Magic Bullet (Demo version)
45
Dec
2003
Plugin
SteadyMove Pro
Image stabilization plugin for After Effects 5.5, Combustion 2 or Premiere 6(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 7/10
Value for money: 9/10
Range of features: 5/10

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31
Nov
2002
Plugin
Boris RED 2.5 (version #2.5)
Plugin for most video compositors including After Affects.(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 8/10
Value for money: 8/10
Range of features: 8/10

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30
Oct
2002
VFX - Compositing
Camera tracking (After Effects)
29
Sept
2002
VFX - Compositing
Trade secrets: Build your own colour keyer
4
Oct
2000
Plugin
CineLook
A film grain and scratch plugin for After Effects 3.x(more)

Verdict (new purchase): 9/10

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