After Effects: Intro to Newton 2

Introducing Newton 2, the latest update to the physics plugin-in for After Effects by Motion Boutique.  Newton converts After Effects layers into rigid bodies which lets users  add gravity, friction, magnetism, and joints.  Make sure to hop on over to Aetuts+ for the After Effects sample comp and files to this tutorial.  You can also pickup a copy of Newton at AEscripts.com. Read more

Rigging a Character in Newton

Welcome, in this tutorial I’ll show you how to rig a character in After Effects using the Newton plugin.  First I’ll walk you through the basics of setting of a character rig then move into different case studies. Read more

Wiggle on Position for the Puppet Tool

This tutorial covers how to apply expressions to the x and y positions separately in the puppet tool.  In the previous tutorial, Wiggle on Position, I showed you how to apply a wiggle position to x and y separately using the Separate Dimensions option.  The puppet tool in After Effects doesn’t have this option so we have to use an expression to achieve the same effect.

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After Effects On and Off Expression

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to add an After Effects expression that will randomly turn on and off a layer’s opacity to create a blinking effect.

Wiggle on Position

Learn how to apply expressions in After Effects to separate x and y positions.

Faking Motion Capture in After Effects

Learn how to fake motion capture animation in After Effects. Read more

Create Cartoons 07: Camera

In chapter seven I show you how to animated a camera in After Effects. Read more

Create Cartoons 06: Lights

In chapter six you get an introduction to lighting in After Effects and learn how to light a noire scene.

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Create Cartoons 05: Background

In chapter five I demonstrate how to design a background in Illustrator and set it up a 3D cartoon cityscape in After Effects. Read more

Create Cartoons 04: Lip Sync

In chapter four I show you how to use Soundtrack to record a voice over and apply effects to it and how to lip sync in After Effects. Read more

Create Cartoons 03: Expressions

In chapter three I show you how to animate a character using only expressions in After Effects. Read more

Create Cartoons 02: Animation

In chapter two I show you how to create a walk cycle in After Effects using the puppet tool. Read more