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Apple Final Cut Pro: Time Remapping in Final Cut Pro 4.0 (FCP Quick Tip #21)

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Speed Effects

The Final Cut Pro Quick Tip series turns 21! Finally legal. What better way to celebrate than with a tip covering Time Remapping in Final Cut Pro 4.0.

http://www.dvformat.com/2003/06_jun/tutorials/fcpqt21.htm

TAGS: time remap, ramp, vary, variable speed

Zaxwerks Invigorator: Layer Cycling in Invigorator Pro for After Effects

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: 3D Objects (or pseudo 3D) Objects for 2D Space

Invigorator Pro AE by Zaxwerks opens offers some amazing new options for 3D animation within After Effects 5.0 and 5.5. Invigorator has long been the fastest and easiest way to turn vector-based graphics into 3D objects. Here’s how fast and easy: Create a logo in Adobe Illustrator. Launch After Effects. Apply the Invigorator effect to a layer. Import the Adobe Illustrator artwork. A few quick mouse clicks and presto. Instant 3D write-on effect!

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/okerstrom_jon/layercycle/index.html

TAGS: map, layers

Adobe Illustrator: Layer Cycling in Invigorator Pro for After Effects

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: 3D Objects (or pseudo 3D) Objects for 2D Space

Invigorator Pro AE by Zaxwerks opens offers some amazing new options for 3D animation within After Effects 5.0 and 5.5. Invigorator has long been the fastest and easiest way to turn vector-based graphics into 3D objects. Here’s how fast and easy: Create a logo in Adobe Illustrator. Launch After Effects. Apply the Invigorator effect to a layer. Import the Adobe Illustrator artwork. A few quick mouse clicks and presto. Instant 3D write-on effect!

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/okerstrom_jon/layercycle/index.html

TAGS: map, layers

Adobe After Effects: Layer Cycling in Invigorator Pro for After Effects

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: 3D Objects (or pseudo 3D) Objects for 2D Space

Invigorator Pro AE by Zaxwerks opens offers some amazing new options for 3D animation within After Effects 5.0 and 5.5. Invigorator has long been the fastest and easiest way to turn vector-based graphics into 3D objects. Here’s how fast and easy: Create a logo in Adobe Illustrator. Launch After Effects. Apply the Invigorator effect to a layer. Import the Adobe Illustrator artwork. A few quick mouse clicks and presto. Instant 3D write-on effect!

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/okerstrom_jon/layercycle/index.html

TAGS: map, layers

Apple Final Cut Pro: Fixing Boris Calligraphy in Final Cut Pro 4.0 (FCP Quick Tip #22)

Chapter: Titling

Topic: Titling Tools

While LiveType is a huge bonus for generating cool typography in Final Cut Pro 4.0, most of us will still rely on Boris Calligraphy (aka Title 3D and Title Crawl) for most of our text needs. However, if you are upgrading from Final Cut Pro 3.0, and you use Title 3D, you?ll quickly discover that those free styles you downloaded a year or so ago no longer show up. Here?s how to fix it.

http://www.dvformat.com/2003/06_jun/tutorials/fcpqt22.htm

TAGS: Title 3D, Title Crawl, Calligraphy, Style

Adobe After Effects: Expression Connection: Expressions in AE without the Math

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Scripting or Expressions

Using Expressions to connect and animate the motion of two layers together

http://www.brandyoudesigns.com/expression_connection/index.html

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Apple QuickTime: Basic AVI Playback Solutions for Mac OS

Chapter: Distribution

Topic: Delivery Codecs

The AVI (Audio Video Interleave) movie file format is essentially a container that holds the data that comprises the movie. Two key pieces of data within all AVI files are the Video and Audio Tracks. Each one is formatted using a set of Compressor Decompressors algorithms or CODECs. In order to view any given AVI movie file, you must have a player that is equipped with the correct CODECs for both sets of Tracks. Unfortunately, certain Video and Audio Tracks within AVI movies have no “”native”” CODEC within QuickTime Player for Mac OS X. As a result, QuickTime will play some AVI movie files but not all of them

http://www.macos.utah.edu/Documentation/OSX_AVI_Solutions1/OSX_AVISolutionsMain.html

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Basic AVI Playback Solutions for Mac OS

Chapter: Distribution

Topic: Delivery Codecs

The AVI (Audio Video Interleave) movie file format is essentially a container that holds the data that comprises the movie. Two key pieces of data within all AVI files are the Video and Audio Tracks. Each one is formatted using a set of Compressor Decompressors algorithms or CODECs. In order to view any given AVI movie file, you must have a player that is equipped with the correct CODECs for both sets of Tracks. Unfortunately, certain Video and Audio Tracks within AVI movies have no “”native”” CODEC within QuickTime Player for Mac OS X. As a result, QuickTime will play some AVI movie files but not all of them

http://www.macos.utah.edu/Documentation/OSX_AVI_Solutions1/OSX_AVISolutionsMain.html

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Adobe Go Live: Creating Interactive QuickTime Movies with Wired Sprites in Adobe GoLive 6

Chapter: Distribution

Topic: Interactive

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create an interactive QuickTime movie with multiple rollover buttons and videos.

http://creativemac.com/2003/06_jun/tutorials/adobegolivetut0618.htm

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Adobe After Effects: 3D Logo Animation

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: 3D Space for Compositing

3D extruded title animates into position. Requires Invigorator inside After Effects. Ayato’s tutorials are very advanced. Because English is his second language you really need to know After Effects moderately well to follow all the steps. Some additional plug-ins are needed, but most are available in demonstration form.

http://www.ayatoweb.com/ae_tips_e/ae27_e.html#

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