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
A large scale panoramic motion graphic piece created for the Windows 7 Step Up campaign for the Microsoft Store. For this video wall we wanted to capture the excitement and fun feeling created from the Windows commercial. Read more
Skype and Microsoft have come together once again to bring you a new and exciting theme for the MS Store video wall. Celebrating the release of Skype on the Windows Phone the new Skype theme showcases the many different ways you can use Skype on all your Window’s devices. Working along side Skype’s marketing team the new Skype theme features a new branding style along with exciting new animations that mirror the Window’s Phone app. Read more
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.
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.
Now’s the Time… to check out the new video wall theme at your local Microsoft store. The “Now’s the Time” video wall motion graphics were put together in just a few weeks using lots and lots of key frames and layers to create an 8 bit pixel animated look and feel.
Learn how to apply expressions in After Effects to separate x and y positions.
Learn how to fake motion capture animation in After Effects. Read more