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41 Totally Random New Tutorials From Elsewhere!

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    This week, we are hitting the tutorial roundup. Its been a few months and there are some new names on the scene like QUBA HQ and shortformvideo.com. Check out their stuff, as well as the rest of your favorite tutorial creators and submit your own resources in the comments below!


  • Video Copilot - Animating a Still

    Mt. Eyjafjallajokull (can anyone even say that?) might be old news, but techniques like the ones in the tutorial aren't. This tutorial, Andrew shows how you can modify instances of a still image to make it look like video.

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  • Video Copilot - Green Smoke

    This tutorial uses smoke footage elements combined with a particle system to create cloudy, smoky title reveal.

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  • Video Copilot - Particle Shadows

    Your work is all about realism right? Well, you have to have things like dynamic shadows in your compositions, and to make them look real, you need to use some special techniques like these.

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  • Video Copilot - Advanced Time Freeze

    Sam Loya is back getting his face busted up and through a car window... learn how to create this effect with a mix of 3D and matchmoving, and After Effects

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  • Artbeats & Eran Stern - Mind Trip

    A tutorial I have wanted to see for a long time is the effect of a zoom into someone's eye to reveal something else. Eran Stern shows how to do this in a 2 part Artbeats tutorial

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  • Eran Stern - World Cup Promo

    Using some elements for the Digital Juice Motion Designer's and Compositors Toolkits, Eran makes a pretty sweet promo for the World Cup.

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  • Eran Stern - Hands Up!

    In this tutorial, Eran uses some more MDT elements to create a cyber crime show open.

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  • Motionworks - Dynamic Sci-Fi Look

    Another tutorial with MDT elements, John Dickinson blends Cinema 4D and After Effects to create a detailed background and an awesome text effect.

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  • RGTV - Creating Automated Flashing Light Patterns

    A while back, Chris Zwar blew everyone away with his Centrica Carnivale tutorials, well in this one, he will show you how he achieved his light effect with Knoll Light Factory and some expressions.

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  • RGTV - Music Visualization with Trapcode Suite

    Harry Frank takes us through the ever popular music visualization effect, without the use of FumeFX or Krakatoa!

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  • RGTV - Tiny Inventions

    The team at Tiny Inventions took some time to give a behind the scenes look at how they used Red Giant Products and After Effects to create "Something Left, Something Taken."

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  • Greyscale Gorilla - How To Make The Cherry 7up Look With C4D and AE

    In this two part tutorial, Nick shows us how to create the animation of the cherries, and then finishes up the entire video in After Effects.

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  • Justin Young - Collect and Reduce

    This is more of an organizational tutorial, but if you are sending projects, assets, and stuff to someone else... it's only kind to do some clean up before hand.

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  • Justin Young - Use AE to render from Premiere

    If you, like Justin and I, have experienced some... difficulties with Adobe Media Encoder CS4, well here is an easy workaround to not use that and render from After Effects instead.

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  • Justin Young - Autotrace in AE

    sometimes, it just doesn't make sense to draw your mask, or copy outlines from Illustrator, so in any of those cases... this quick tip will help you out!

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  • Brad Zimmerman - Masking Inside Shape Layers

    Learn a quick tip on how to create a basic shape layer that is masked with some fun animation.

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  • Brad Zimmerman - Shape Layer Expressions

    Learn how to create your own preset to build a very complex shape in After Effects.

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  • CGSwot.com - Classic Star Wars Crawl

    We have seen them before, but here is another take from Dave Scotland on how to make the popular Star Wars Crawl

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  • CGSwot.com - Aged Film Using Particles

    Let Dave Scotland show you how to create that popular aged film look using Trapcode Particular.

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  • Carl Larsen - Living by the Spirit

    Its been a long time since we heard from Carl... but his new tutorial is pretty awesome. He teaches you how to create a cool title treatment with Trapcode Particular and some depth of field rendering.

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  • AEDude - Follow the Line

    This simple tutorial shows you how to follow a line in After Effects to lead the eye of your viewer.

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  • AEDude - Cinematic Trailer

    Learn how to move in 3d space to create a cool title reveal for a cinematic trailer... and use Particular to create some depth with particles.

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  • AEdude - Show Intro

    Learn how to create a really cool looking show intro with different stock elements, video, and moving through 3d space.

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  • AEdude - Realistic Camera Movement

    Use some basic tracking in After Effects to create a realistic camera shake/move.

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  • PremiumBeat - Realistic Camera Shake

    Similar to the one above, but this time by Dave Scotland of CGswot.com. Basically you will use actual footage, track that, and use that to drive your camera shake for the layers.

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  • Graymachine - Using the toComp Expression

    This old tip is freaking awesome! It might seem boring by looking at the title, but it really will open up some possibilities for you.

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  • shortformvideo - Sands of Time

    In this rather long tutorial, Laurence Grayson shows you how to create this title review for the film Sands of Time.

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  • shortformvideo - Desecrated Cathedral

    With taking just a single photograph, Laurence shows you how to spook up this seen to look like a haunted old cathedral video.

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  • shortformvideo - Faking CCTV Security Video

    Learn how to modify some perfectly good video to look like some security camera footage.

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  • shortformvideo - Creating an LED Signboard

    This tutorial will show you how to make those leaderboards you see for businesses on the street that display scrolling messages.

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  • QubaHQ - Light Wall

    Learn how to create this amazing looking light wall using C4D and AE. There is also a preset available as well!

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  • QUBAHQ - Automated Lighting Rig

    Learn how to link your lights with automated samplers on an image map to create a unified light rig.

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  • QUBAHQ - 100% Accurate Reflections

    In this super easy tutorial, Quba shows you how to build a 2 camera rig in order to create perfect 3d reflections.

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  • QUBAHQ - Scrolling LED Text

    With some handy expressions, and some stock imagery, learn how to make a scrolling LED sign that can wrap around buildings.

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  • CGtuts+ Using Sound Effector to Create Animations in C4D

    Using the Mograph module, you will create animations based off of music, and you will finish up the animation in After Effects to blend the final soundtrack with the composite.

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  • CGtuts+ Create a Stylish Animated Logo with C4D and AE

    In this Basix tutorial, you will create some simple cubes, then blend your 3d with your 2d in After Effects to finish up.

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  • CGtuts+ Create a Cool Looking Ink Effect using FumeFX, 3ds Max, and AE

    Learn how to create some sweet looking ink plumes, and then composite everything together in After Effects.

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  • CGtuts+ Composite a 3D object into video footage with Boujou, Maya and AE

    The title kind of says it all... learn how to integrate Maya renders and live footage together using Boujou and compositing in AE.

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  • CGtuts+ How to Simulate a Torn Flag Animation using 3ds Max and AE

    If you don't have Zaxwerks 3D Flag, and have a copy of 3ds Max, this is probably the tutorial for you!

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  • CGtuts+ ‘The Skateshop’ – A PFTrack, Maya & AE Workflow

    This is a very in depth, premium tutorial over at CGtuts+, and takes you through the whole process of modeling, matchmoving and compositing this skateshop into a scene.

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  • CGtuts+ Modeling and Rendering a Baseball Wall Title Spot

    Michael Szabo from Big Mike Design has this tutorial where you model and render a baseball field's back wall into a cool little title spot.

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