Animate in After Effect

How To : Animate text & handwriting in Adobe After Effects

Corey Barker demonstrates a technique for animating text using the stroke effect in After Effects. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photo ...more

How To : Animate rotation in Adobe After Effects

Get started using Adobe After Effects with the help of The New Boston! This beginner's tutorial is bound to answer the many questions you have about the popular digital motion graphics and compositing software. The main purpose of After Effects is for film and video post-produ ...more

How To : Animate scale in Adobe After Effects

Get started using Adobe After Effects with the help of The New Boston! This beginner's tutorial is bound to answer the many questions you have about the popular digital motion graphics and compositing software. The main purpose of After Effects is for film and video post-produ ...more

How To : Animate opacity in Adobe After Effects

Get started using Adobe After Effects with the help of The New Boston! This beginner's tutorial is bound to answer the many questions you have about the popular digital motion graphics and compositing software. The main purpose of After Effects is for film and video post-produ ...more

How To : Create animated frozen titles in After Effects

This After Effects tutorial will show how to create a nice, smooth animated text effect, which turns your icy font into a frozen font. This is a great animation that can be easily learned, whether you're an AE pro or novice. Laurence Grayson chills out as he shows you how to c ...more

How To : Animate keyframe velocity in Adobe After Effects

Get started using Adobe After Effects with the help of The New Boston! This beginner's tutorial is bound to answer the many questions you have about the popular digital motion graphics and compositing software. The main purpose of After Effects is for film and video post-produ ...more

How To : Animate 3D effects in After Effects CS4

This After Effects CS4 tutorial shows you how to animate 3D effects. After opening and then saving a 3ds file in Photoshop Extended, bring it into After Effects CS4 for some 3D animation. The new CS4 version of After Effects includes some new controls for animation, as well as ...more

How To : Animate in After Effects CS4

This After Effects CS4 tutorial covers animating essentials. Learn how to animate properties in After Effects CS4 including how to use the stopwatch, move the current-time indicator, and set values. You will also learn how to create, edit, and delete keyframes in this After Ef ...more

How To : Animate text in After Effects CS4

This software tutorial gives you an overview of how to animate text in After Effects CS4. Learn how to employ manual and automated text animation techniques in After Effects CS4 as well as how to adjust the range selector and add animation properties. If you want to get starte ...more

How To : Animate a background in After Effects

Creating cool background for videos is just one of the many awesome things that you can do using Adobe After Effects to do your effects editing. This three-part video will teach you how to create animated backgrounds and add additional text with flare. The results look very co ...more

How To : Animate characters in After Effects CS4

This Adobe CS4 software tutorial shows you how to animate characters in After Effects CS4 using the puppet tool. Learn how to use the puppet tool to apply pins to control movement, and record movements. Also preview the puppet overlap and puppet starch tools in After Effects C ...more

How To : Create realistic animated smoke in After Effects

This video editing software tutorial shows you how to create animated smoke in After Effects. You will learn how to create authentic smoke for any special effects purpose such as fires and action sequences. See how you can use After Effects CS3 filters to create animated smoke ...more

How To : Animate a signature in After Effects

Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to animate a signature appearing on screen, and a few tricks to make it look more realistic. What a great way to liven up an online resume! You don't need to watch part 2 to finish your animated signature, but if you want to add in the pen, watc ...more

How To : Animate a TV turning on and off in After Effects

In this video tutorial, Aharon Rabinowitz revisits one of his first After Effects tutorials (the Old TV Look) and shows you how to animate a TV turning on and off. Animate a TV turning on and off in After Effects. Click through to watch this video on creativecow.net

How To : Animate highlights in After Effects

Sometimes you don't always get perfect lighting when shooting an object or scene. If you need more highlights to define your objects, this After Effects tutorial can help. Learn how to create animated highlights to position over an image, logo, or entire video clip in After Ef ...more

How To : Build and animate a CG snake in After Effects

In this video tutorial, Jerzy Drozda Jr demonstrates how to create a dynamic animation based on a 'chain rig'. You'll learn how to animate one layer using keyframes, expressions, or both, and make other layers follow the leading layer. The rest of this After Effects tutorial i ...more

How To : Animate layers and text in Adobe After Effects CS5

Learn how to create layer and text animations in After Effects CS5 by altering position, rotation, opacity and scale parameters. Whether you're entirely new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software, new to AE CS5, or just looking to pick up a few useful tip ...more

How To : Animate growing vines in After Effects CS5

Learn how to use After Effects CS5 to create a simple growing vine animation. 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

How To : Animate a layered Photoshop image in After Effects

This friendly tutorial guides us through the process of creating a simple animation from a still image, using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects. Although the narration is at times difficult to understand, the tutorial provides a good way to learn one common technique of ...more

How To : Animate a logo in After Effects

Learn to animate a logo in this rather casual (and occasionally cryptic) video demonstration that combines After Effects with audio portions in Sony Vegas. Much of the final product has already been rendered so this tutorial is essentially a walkthrough of the various parts of ...more

How To : 3D model a mushroom cloud in 3D Studio MAX

The mushroom cloud is one of the iconic images of the 20th century, calling to mind destruction, progress, and arguably the single most important event of the century. This video will show you how to create a 3D model of one using 3D Studio MAX 4 or higher. This can then be us ...more

How To : Create realistic smoke and dust particles in Maya

The key to being able to animate realistic smoke or dust is being able to master the particle texture rate technique in Maya. Once you have gotten this down, you can create any sort of particle effect, such as sand or bubbles in addition to smoke and dust. This three part tuto ...more

How To : Build a lightsaber prop for film making

Backyard FX shows how to build a real lightsaber. Erik Beck unearths the original lightsaber blueprints from the special effects creator for Star Wars, and show you how to buy parts to a real lightsaber so you can have your own custom Star Wars weapon. In the test film you'll ...more

How To : Create text animation in Macromedia Flash 8

In this video tutorial you will learn to animate text within Flash. Learn to use Flash's built-in feature to quickly separate each letter in a word onto different layers. We'll then animate each letter one by one to achieve the effect we want. Create text animation in Macromed ...more

How To : Create masked text on a website using Flash 8

This tutorial shows you how to create masked text on a website in Flash 8. This type of effect allows you to hide part of an object or text and slowly reveal or "animate" it. Great for making spotlight kind of effects. Create masked text on a website using Flash 8. Click throu ...more

How To : Create that 'bad TV' look with Final Cut Pro

Creating that 'bad TV' look has never been easier with Final Cut Pro. Stephen Smith will show you how to create this spectacular effect using tools already provided by FCP. Learn how to make your video transition in from noise, animate a TV roll, and duplicate the "turning off ...more

How To : Create a Kung Pow tongue effect in After Effects

This After Effects tutorial gives a basic overview of how to create the tongue effect as seen in the show Kung Pow. You want your actor to move as little as they can, or you will have to fix the footage by motion tracking, which isn't covered in this tutorial. With stable foot ...more

How To : Create a flock of birds in After Effects

In part 1 of this video tutorial, Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to build and animate a bird in After Effects 3D. In part 2, it will join a flock of birds. You'll use looping animation to do the effect. Create a flock of birds in After Effects - Part 1 of 2. Click through to ...more

How To : Create a growing vines flourish in Flash

Create your own animation in Flash with this easy to follow, step by step guide to make a vine grow right before your eyes. He shows you first a simple, less complicated way of doing a basic animation. While it may not look as nice as the later demo, it gives you a good starti ...more

Lollipop Update : What's New in Android 5.1

Google inconspicuously announced an Android update yesterday, and while it's not quite the overhaul that the initial Lollipop release was, version 5.1 brings plenty of bug fixes and new features. This new version is currently on a staged rollout for Nexus devices, so the upda ...more

How To : Create a drost effect on an animated GIF in GIMP

Watch and learn how to create a drost effect on images in GIMP. The end result will be a color cycled animated GIF. The theory behind this can be applied to make any other adjustments. Whatever layers you have can be cycled through continuously. Josh Sommers' Drost tutorial ca ...more

How To : Animate using keyFrames in Adobe Premiere Pro

Creating and editing animations by adjusting keyframes in Premiere Pro CS4. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, After Ef ...more

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