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Lycoming Engines 85th Anniversary

Posted by Gardy Raymond on July 20, 2015  /   No Comments

Last year, we were fortunate enough to be able to partner with DH Productions and Loaded Creative to work on the 85th Anniversary video for Pennsylvania’s own Lycoming Engines, the largest manufacturer of general aviation …

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Accurate 3D Dynamics in After Effects Tutorial

Posted by Gardy Raymond on January 30, 2015  /   1 Comment

A nice way to get some dynamic motion and object interaction wholly within After Effects using data obtained from AEScripts.com Newton 2 applied to Video Copilot’s Element 3D (v1). Download the Project File Sample Video: …

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Accurate 3D Dynamics in After Effects

Posted by Gardy Raymond on January 28, 2015  /   No Comments

A way to create accurate 3D dynamics in After Effects using two plugins. Tutorial coming soon…  

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Shapes

Posted by Gardy Raymond on January 26, 2015  /   No Comments

This is just a “for fun” project, worked on in my spare time to sate my need to create something original. It’s not much, but I learned a few things and that’s really the ultimate …

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Plexus Experiments

Posted by Gardy Raymond on March 28, 2014  /   No Comments

Plexus is such a cool and powerful plug-in for After Effects. While you can use it pretty easily to generate really cool imagery and animations, I want to dig as deep into it as I …

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The Art of Flight – Plexus Matte Tutorial

Posted by Gardy Raymond on March 11, 2014  /   No Comments

  Some people had been asking about how to create the “magnified” effect within a Plexus as seen in The Art of Flight title sequence, so here’s how to do it. I’ve quickly glossed over …

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Background Replacement using a luma matte

Posted by Gardy Raymond on March 11, 2014  /   2 Comments

  In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use a luma matte to do a quick background replacement, and in a second example, how to incorporate Set Matte and Matte Choker to further refine …

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Element 3D

Posted by Gardy Raymond on January 16, 2014  /   No Comments

Video Copilot is a invaluable resource for anyone who wants to learn After Effects. While host and effects guru Andrew Kramer likes to focus on “fun, guy-stuff” like making explosions, effects for the new Star …

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The Art of Flight – Plexus Titles Tutorial

Posted by Gardy Raymond on January 15, 2014  /   No Comments

  If you’re into snowboarding, you’ve no doubt heard of The Art of Flight. If not, it’s a film that came out about two years ago that’s a collaboration between Travis Rice/Brain Farm and Red …

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Plexus and Null Swapper

Posted by Gardy Raymond on December 16, 2013  /   No Comments

Plexus is a 3D point rendering plug-in for After Effects that can create some really neat and interesting designs. With a few tweaks,  you can make some pretty complex animations, though once you dig a …

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