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Plexus Missing Effects – Quick Tip

Posted by Gardy Raymond on October 12, 2017  /   No Comments

Plexus 3 is a fun, unique plug-in that can create some really cool stuff. However, there’s a little bug in the most recent release that you should be aware of while you’re working Plexus Quick …

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Laser Engraving with Plexus

Posted by Gardy Raymond on October 10, 2017  /   No Comments

Plexus is an all-around cool After Effects plug-in. You’ve seen it plenty of places, from ads to music videos. It’s actually been used so much, that some people might be getting a little tired of …

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DIY Scrim Jim silk flag frame

Posted by Gardy Raymond on October 5, 2017  /   No Comments

I needed a bigger silk than the 48″ circle pop-up I already have, so I picked up a 4′ x 6′ Westcott Scrim Jim 1 1/4 stop silk from B&H. The only problem was that …

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After Effects Essentials: Shape Layers, Keyframes, & Masks

Posted by Gardy Raymond on October 16, 2015  /   No Comments

In this intro-level tutorial, I’ll use a common task for video & motion graphics editors – the creation of a lower third – to give you a look at shape layers, key framing, and masking. …

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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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Mask Morph with Plexus

Posted by Gardy Raymond on March 18, 2014  /   1 Comment

This tutorial was inspired by (appropriately) an inspirational video posted by Yen Hung Lin (Jeff) on aescripts.com – aescripts.com/learn/A-Z/ I decided to break it down and show you how it was accomplished, and in the process, realized …

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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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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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