CC Bender and Bend It

Guest host Quba Michalski demonstrates the After Effects CC Bender and CC Bend It effects and their differences.

Discuss
  1. John Stanowski
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    Cool. Very handy. Okay, somewhat handy, but good to know it’s there!

  2. Tim Weiser
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    Hey, nice tutorial. It inspired me to do some messing around. Taking a landscape and using CC Bend It to distort the photo can give you the “little planet” effect by making the opposite edges of the photo bend into each other. I animated the Start and End points of the Bend It effect, and came up with cool stuff.

    • John Dickinson
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      Great to hear you’re doing some experimenting Tim! Thanks for letting us know. Best wishes, John.

  3. Felipe Valladares
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    Hi John!

    I really like the A-Z Series, it help me to focus on new tools that always been there but for questions of time we left in the garaje getting dusty. Anyway I have a question, I’ve saved every video of the series, and the filename is numerated, I can’t get/find the number 03, you never post it or it was a mistake?

    Thanks!

    • John Dickinson
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      Hey Felipe, Angle Control should be no.3… but it doesn’t matter because we’ll get through them all in the end… I hope! Best wishes, John.

      • Felipe Valladares
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        Excellent! I hope it too. Thank you so much 🙂

  4. Julie Meitz
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    Excellent exploration into both effects ! I agree your opinions regarding the effects, and also enjoyed your charming comments (pac man, etc.).

    Before coming across this tutorial, I had tried them already, and as you stated, some things were obvious, but others not (naming conventions, image cut-off with “B…IT”, etc.), and so your tutorial helped, thanx 🙂

    On a sidenote, however, I tried to apply this effect to a solid with a mask (silhouette of a hand) and when adjusting the amount, the hand sways back and forth, it moves in place, but when applying the keyframes to animate it, no movement occurs, so I’m assuming one can not apply it this respect (?)…but then why does it appear to effect the mask beforehand if not applicable to solid masks ??

    Anyway, thanx again and I will indeed visit your Vimeo site.
    Best in your artwork!

    • Julie Meitz
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      Actually I tried it again and it does work, but it seems best to use it on an object/shape (not mask/path) like in a psd or ai file, etc. Also, I thought it was not working because I was also panning/moving the mask and it does not work well in this sense…long story.

      • John Dickinson
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        Thanks for the update Julie.

  5. 冷不穿
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    Hello,everyone,I am from China,After Effects Tutorials effects A to Z is awesome,I like it ,but it seems that the tutorials is not integral,have you finish it,I extremely look forward to seeing it。Can you see these words ,foreign friends?

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