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 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

Microsoft Store: Windows 7 Step Up

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

Newton After Effects Plugin Tests

A collection of motion tests demonstrating the Newton plugin applied to a character rig in After Effects.  Newton is an After Effects plugin that creates simulations and dynamics and when applied to a character you can create a ragged doll effect. Read more

Microsoft Store: Skype

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

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.

Microsoft Store: Now’s the Time

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.

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Wiggle on Position

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

Microsoft Store: Halo

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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