I recently started experimenting and working with iBooks Author, apples free app that allows you to create your own ebooks. In my case, I wanted to lock the ebook in landscape mode, but it would constantly switch to whatever orientation the user was holding their device.
In this video I will show you the setting and also what to keep an eye out for to get your ebook to lock into the mode you want.
Type in After Effects has a lot of options even when using masks and paths, not only for static designs but also options for animation. From creating smooth animations to using hold frames and replicating a stop motion effect too.
There is a big difference between masks and shape layers, each providing their own unique attributes to your projects. Shape Layers have adjustable values and masks don’t have any that are visible. However, when making a mask there are keyboard shortcuts to use to adjust variable attributes of your masks.
Extending an image sequence is something that can be useful when needing to add some time to shots if needed, in this video you can see how to extend image sequences in after effects using time remapping. You can use this technique with render passes from various 3D programs as well.
It has been a while, but Reanimated Fallout is back for 2014. In this tutorial we are going to take a quick look at keyframing in After Effects, types of keyframes and look at spatial and temporal interpolation as well.
In After Effects there are several ways for you to reveal, wipe and animate text, logos and various elements. In this tutorial, I go through some of the ways you animate text and objects on and some of the pros and cons of each way and how they behave if you need to complete revisions.
Plug ins are part of our everyday tool set. Trapcode has developed a plug in that gives you similar effects as a reflection dome or sky object in 3D programs. In this video we will take a look at this plug in and see how it works and how it can fit into your workflow. You can check out more of Red Giants plug ins at their website redgiant.com
Coming from a traditional animation background, the appeal of hand drawn animation is something that I will always enjoy watching. There are projects that a stylized hand drawn effect can come in handy on and be fun to work with as well. Watch this to learn how to create hand written type, and some of the effects that can be used when creating hand drawn elements.
Working with layered type can be tricky sometimes, especially if you want to create more custom and interesting looks. By linking up the source text attribute, you can control layered text with one master text layer. Check out the video to learn more and to also see some of the pitfalls when working with this set up to avoid them in your project.
Camera Shakes are a great way to add some impact to your scenes and give not only your scene but objects a sense of weight as well. Learn how to combine the wiggle expression with sliders to gain control of your camera.