By now, you should know a few of the basics of programming with OpenGL and GLUT for C++ developing, like shapes, transformations, timers, and colors. Now it's time for lighting. Everything could look right in your 3D program or game, but if you're lighting isn't right, it's a ...more
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The right music can add interest and flow to any video. Learn how to add this essential production element to your videos with Windows Movie Maker.
This software tutorial shows you how to work with Windows Movie Maker and use multiple video effects available in Windows Movie Maker to edit and create movies or videos. You can use up to six different effects together at one time.
Get ready for a whole new way to work in After Effects CS4! Adobe is finally releasing Creative Suite 4 and a new tool that will allow you to integrate 3D objects from Photoshop 3D in After Effects. Mark Christiansen shows you what to expect with After Effects' implementation ...more
This video tutorial series will show you how to create a magic wand particles effect, the sort of visual effect you might see when a “magic wand” is waved. This will be similar to a “pixie” dust effect, although not so complicated. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation' ...more
Using a layered photograph, chroma key footage and depth of field, prolific Italian designer Juri Ciana demonstrates precisely how to create a stunningly beautiful 3D composition with After Effects. In this informative video-only tutorial, depth of field and focus is utlized a ...more
Compositing and color correction are important and integral steps in processing a 3D render after it is generated in Cinema 4D, 3D Studio Max or any other 3D package. Compositing transforms simple renders and provides them with life, vibrancy and atmosphere. In this demonstrat ...more
This tutorial shows you how to replicate a popular Hollywood technique. It can be difficult to get the camera projection look with an actual camera, but Adobe After Effects has an easy alternative. Turn any 2-D still image into a dynamic 3-D clip.
This software tutorial shows you how to use Trapcode 3D Stroke plug-in for After Effects. 3D Stroke uses paths from one or more masks to render volumetric strokes that can be rotated and moved freely in 3D space. It even has a built-in camera to create dynamic 3D environments. ...more
In this video tutorial, animator Traylor Woodall demonstrates how to create 3D text or logos in Adobe After Effects without 3rd party plug-ins. Create 3D text in After Effects. Click through to watch this video on creativecow.net
n this video tutorial, Creative Cow Contributing Editor Eran Stern shows you a how to build a 3D scene using Photoshop CS3 Vanishing Point and re-light it inside After Effects. Part two will show you how to project text on the floor using light transmission feature in After Ef ...more
In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz introduces you to the Per-Character 3D Text animation feature in After Effects CS3. Previously, you could only animate characters individually in x and y, but with this new tool you can do it in z as well. Create pe ...more
This movie shows you how to create actual 3D objects in After Effects without expressions or 3rd party software. This example uses the shatter tool and some text, but you don't have to stick just to text.
Interested in animation? Start making 3d animations in After Effects with help from this tutorial. Learn how to get started making such animations with step-by-step instructions from this After Effects expert.
This video shows you how to turn a scene or composition into a 3D scene in After Effects.
Ever wanted to create a cavernous tunnel in After Effects? This tutorial takes you through the steps. Learn lighting techniques and how to place layers in 3D space. Create a dark 3D tunnel in After Effects. Click through to watch this video on creativecow.net
ChadandToddPodcast shows how to create 3D text in after-effects without plug-ins. This can be accomplished by an effect called shatter. First turn off the text layer, then apply shadow to your text image. Change your pattern to custom; it will go blank. Take the custom to text ...more
Adobe After Affects is a great piece of software that allows you to make movie quality videos with great design and beautiful picture. If you want to know how to construct three dimensional objects, take a few minutes and watch this video! It takes you through simple, easy-to- ...more
Sounds and sound effects are important to add to any animation project in Adobe Flash CS3. This tutorial shows you how to add sounds and sound effects to your animation library or your project's timeline. You can also use Flash to discover the properties of your chosen sound f ...more
Hi All, I have a new VFX tutorial online - this time I show you how to create a 3D laser in After Effects using the Trapcode Form plugin. Video: . Thanks for watching and please subscribe if you would like to see more tutorials like this. Regards, Ruan Lotter twitter: @ruanl ...more
In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Michael Park shows you how to create a realistic 3d earth, complete with clouds and atmosphere, using only After Effects' built in effects. Special attention will be given to combining multiple instances of the CC Sphere effect to cr ...more
In the first part of this video tutorial on creating a 3D watch animation, Creative Cow member Eran Stern shows you how to use Photoshop CS3 Extended to create different images of a 3D watch. In part two you learn how to use After Effects CS3 to create animated hands for the 3 ...more
Aharon Rabinowitz shows you several popular techniques and tools for creating 3D extruded text in After Effects. Some of the solutions he discusses are the shatter effect, plug-ins like Zaxwerks and another shadow and RGB value method. Create 3D extruded text in After Effects. ...more
Learn 3D text in Adobe Illustrator! Then use it in Premiere Pro or Photoshop and give it a "wiggle" inside of After Affects. All in one tutorial! For detailed, step-by-step instructions on using the Affect Effects Wiggler, watch this helpful video guide. Create and wiggle 3D t ...more
After Effects is one of the best digital motion graphics software programs out there. Learn it. Now. With this video tutorial, learn how to use 3D Stroke in Adobe After Effects. The workflow from storyboards to final After Effects output using 3d Stroke is covered, to achieve ...more
Interested in creating 3D title text in Adobe After Effects? This clip presents a general overview on how to work with 3D objects in AE. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acqua ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to create a realistic 3D thunderstorm scene using Adobe Adobe After Effects, Trapcode Particular and Horizon. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better a ...more
With this quick clip, you'll see how to easily create a 3D box inside of After Effects with a little help from a free script. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yoursel ...more
Learn how to create a video of holographic images appearing from an iPhone, using video footage and After Effects software. The basic elements used here are the built-in motion tracker (although you can also use the Mocha tracker bundled with CS4) and creating icons within Aft ...more
In this clip, we learn how to create Knoll lens flares with the Knoll Flare plugin when using Adobe After Effects. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the ...more
Apple's implementation of blurred backgrounds was met with mixed reception in concurrence with iOS 7's release. Some viewed the design as rather dull and headache-inducing, while others like myself enjoyed it because the translucency created a more focused and noticeable foreg ...more
You can capture some pretty amazing videos using the slo-mo and time-lapse capabilities in the stock Camera app for iPhone 5s, 6, 6 Plus, or iPad Air 2, but there's no way to really combine them unless you shoot different videos and splice them together with a separate video e ...more
Use After Effects to simulate a 3D stereoscopic effect, and remap time to speed up and slow down footage (a popular video effect used throughout the 2007 movie '300'). This tutorial from motion graphics designer James Zanoni shows you how. [dl.dropbox.com/?u/?6092444/?03%20-% ...more
In this Episode, Rob Birnholz shows you a great technique for quickly creating a 3D picture montage with Trapcode Particular. It takes just minutes to set up, but can save you hours of work. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video, video editing, and media produ ...more
Ben Slotover and Paul Elliott, aka Blunt Productions, shows how to make your own cheap 3D film. You'll need a straight flash bracket, two camera mounting screws, and of course - two cameras. Then use Adobe After Effects to merge the two videos together so you can get out those ...more
With this clip, you'll learn how to create write-ons in Adobe After Effects CS4 or CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector editor or a seasoned graphic arts professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its various features and filters, y ...more
Want to add an anamorphic lens flare to your digital footage? With Adobe After Effects, Video Copilot Optical Flares and, of course, the help provided by this video guide, it's easy! For step-by-step instructions, and to learn how to add anamorphic lens flares to your own digi ...more
Whether you're interested in learning Microsoft Excel from the bottom up or just looking to pick up a few tips and tricks, you're in the right place. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, ExcelIsFun, the 8th installment in his "Highline Excel Clas ...more
On this show, Adam Nielson and Randall Bennett set up some of the big news of 2007, as well as continue their love affair with After Effects by covering one of the most used plug-ins: 3d Invigorator from Zaxwerks. If you've never used or seen this plug-in in action watch the v ...more
Live wallpapers have dipped in popularity lately, with many users favoring a single, static image as their home screen background. But this is generally due to still photos offering a more sophisticated look, while traditional live wallpapers can sometimes seem a little less a ...more
Check out this CreativeCow video on creating extruded or 3D text using After Effects. This new video tutorial from Paul Ezzy shows you the basics of using BCC Extruded Text in Adobe After Effects. BCC Extruded Text belongs to the 3D Objects category of filters which is new to ...more
In this video tutorial, Eran Stern demonstrate the creation of 3D shadows with After Effects built-in filters and compares it to the functions of RG shadow plug-in. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video, video editing, and media production professionals in bro ...more
Nick from Greyscale Gorilla shows you how to do intermediate level camera animation in After Effects. He also demonstrates 3d layers and the use of depth of field for creating believable and realistic VFX.
This tutorial uses After Effects to design a quick animation that looks like several light streaks form the letters of a word. The letters burst from the light streaks with a particle explosion. This tutorial uses Trapcode 3D Stroke and Particular. Whether you're new to Adobe' ...more
In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to create rich 3D projects with the PlaneSplace plugin within Adobe After Effects. For all of the particulars, and to get started using PlaneSpace in your own After Effects projects, take a look! Create complex 3D projects with PlaneSpa ...more
In this After Effects user's guide from Red Giant Software, you'll learn how to create an impressive 3D motion graphics sequence. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint you ...more
Interested in using After Effects to create an intro for your next video project? Learn how with this video guide, which will teach you how to create and position title text within 3D space in AE CS5. Whether you're entirely new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and composit ...more
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to take text from a Blender .3ds file, import it into Photoshop and saving as .PSD, and then bring it into After Effects for animation. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video profess ...more
Learn how to add digital media and effects to the After Effects CS5 timeline. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with CS5's new features, you're sure to be wel ...more
In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you a cool tip for adding depth to your Fractal Noise animations with the perspective offset. Add depth to fractal noise in After Effects. Click through to watch this video on creativecow.net
In this video, we learn how to add texture to a model house in 3D Studio Max. After you have created the model, press 7 on your keyboard. This will activate a new menu telling you how many polygons are in your model. Then, edit the edges and remove them so you have less polygo ...more
This clip covers how to use Adobe After Effects to animate 3D text generated in MAXON C4D. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy thi ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to create 3D title text with Trapcode Form for After Effects CS4 or CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and ...more
This tutorial goes through the basics of how to add an expression in After Effects. It focuses on setting up a simple counter expression using the slider control effect. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professi ...more
Andrew Cramer shows you how to simulate light in your After Effects scenes. The effect shown is good for any time you have a flash of light shown like lightning or clashing light sabers. Add simulated light to a scene in After Effects. Click through to watch this video on crea ...more
Increase the realism of your video footage with camera movement and color correction. In this video tutorial, Adobe After Effects is used to add realistic camera wiggle and shake to video footage from Call of Duty: Black Ops, simulating a handheld camera. In addition, the vide ...more
In this video tutorial, we learn how to create 3D picture montages with Trapcode Particular in Adobe After Effects. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the ...more
In this video, viewers learn how to add realistic camera movement to a still image using Adobe After Effects CS4. Adobe After Effects is a digital motion graphics and compositing software. This tutorial will go over how to add realistic camera movement to a still image or phot ...more
Use a 2D image of clouds to generate realistic video footage of 3D cloud motion. In this tutorial from All Bets Are Off, Aharon Rabinowitz demonstrates how to create this effect using a single 2D image of clouds and a few simple clicks.