This moody volumetric rays background is based on After Effects’ Fractal Noise and Optics Compensation effects, with some Curves, 4-Color Gradient and Mojo for the colour grade. I created it in full HD for your enjoyment. Download project (CS5.5)
Following on from the success of my April collection of text presets for GenArts Sapphire, I was asked to create another set. Check them out along with other collections and individual presets in FX Central. View Collection
I was recently asked by GenArts to create some presets for the Sapphire set of plug-in effects. I immediately chose text as a subject since I use Sapphire all the time at work to create different kinds of text looks. The collection is available directly from GenArts, check it out along with other collections and individual presets in FX Central. View Collection
Recently I needed to create a look where rows of text animated vertically down, fading on in turn as they moved . This could have been achieved in a number of ways using multiple layers and keyframes, but that would have not only added complexity to the composition, it would have made updates and versioning more time consuming. Read more…
Here are a couple of Form experiments. Both use the String settings; one for an amorphous background element and the other for an interesting text reveal. Click the thumbnail for large images. Download Project002.jpg
Recently I was asked to come up with an idea for a show and as seems to be the case lately, had very little time to develop it. Click on the thumbnail and the first picture you’ll see are my initial ideas created in Illustrator. The second one is better than the first but simply making the T and A capitals in a script font (Scriptina) wasn’t working, Read more…002_C4D Logo A.jpg003_C4D Logo B.jpg
In this short tutorial learn how to use After Effects’ Fast Blur, Turbulent Displace, Roughen Edges, Texturize, Displacement Map and Gradient Wipe effects to give text a grungy look.