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Maxon Cinema 4D: Lights in After Effects and Cinema 4D: Using different applications to arrange lights

Chapter: 3D Modelling and Animation

Topic: Lighting 3D Scenes

Using After Effects lights is a pretty straightforward task.† Lights are simply objects that can be placed in 3D space and can illuminate other 3D layers within the composition.† Although they have special attributes, lights follow similar 3D transformation parameters as other 3D layers.† Sometimes it’s difficult to arrange the layers, or lights, in 3D space.† Here are a couple of methods that might prove useful.

http://www.creativemac.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=27106-0

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Adobe After Effects: Lights in After Effects and Cinema 4D: Using different applications to arrange lights

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Lighting

Using After Effects lights is a pretty straightforward task.† Lights are simply objects that can be placed in 3D space and can illuminate other 3D layers within the composition.† Although they have special attributes, lights follow similar 3D transformation parameters as other 3D layers.† Sometimes it’s difficult to arrange the layers, or lights, in 3D space.† Here are a couple of methods that might prove useful.

http://www.creativemac.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=27106-0

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Adobe After Effects: Winter Wonderland: After Effects Particle Playground piles up

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Particles

With the next holiday already here, let?s create some snow particles and have them pile up on a layer.

http://www.creativemac.com/2002/12_dec/tutorials/aesnow.htm

TAGS: particle, pile, accumulate,

Adobe After Effects: Blending CG text with the real world

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Transfer or Blend Modes

As a compositing wizard, you may be asked to blend a CG element onto a real world surface. Transfer Modes and Opacity changes will only take you so far before you reach the end of their limit. In this After Effects Production Bundle Tutorial, we?ll take an image and composite it believable on top of a rusted piece of metal.

http://www.creativemac.com/2002/12_dec/tutorials/rusting.htm

TAGS: blend, grunge, transfer, erode, integrate

Avid Media Composer: Linking an Imported EDL to Existing Media

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Clip and Media Management

Use the following procedure to avoid redigitizing source material after importing an EDL. In order for this process to work properly, it’s important that you know the name of the project that your existing media is linked to and that the media is online. You can find the project name by looking at the Project column in your bins or in the Media tool

http://zerocut.com/tech/linking_edl.html

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Modifying the TRV 900

Chapter: Image Acquisition

Topic: Camera Comparisons or Modifications

Having been convinced of the value of mini DV camcorders for news, Mel Stone sets out to make his TRV 900 work more like a larger betacam camcorder.

http://b-roll.net/stories/melstone3.html

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Adobe After Effects: The Basic Shatter

Chapter: Titling

Topic: Titling Animation

Now that Shatter is included in the filter set of After Effects 5.5, many users are asking how to use this effect. In this tutorial, Ben Unguren demonstrates a very simple technique to help get you started with Shatter.

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/unguren_ben/shatter/index.html

TAGS: gradient, map, break,

Adobe After Effects: Timesave/lifesaver: Replacing elements in an After Effects Timeline for instant repurposing

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Compositing or Layering

There are going to be times when you need to repurpose an animation in an After Effects Timeline. Knowing how to do it quickly is not only a huge timesaver, but could be a lifesaver on a tight deadline. Imagine if you will that you have created a very complex animation for your client that has hundreds of little nurnies flying around the screen. Each has their own rotation, opacity, and scale changes applied to make the composition look totally random. Now imagine if the client told you that the composition would fit better into her production if the little abstract nurnies were instead dollar signs. (Don?t ask… it?s her production.)

http://www.creativemac.com/2002/12_dec/tutorials/replacement.htm

TAGS: Replace layer, darg,

Adobe After Effects: How to copy Illustrator paths to After Effects

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Parenting and Motion on Paths

Instead of creating complex paths or masks in After Effects, it can sometimes be easier to create those items in Adobe Illustrator and simply copy and paste them into After Effects. Here?s how.

http://www.creativemac.com/2002/12_dec/tutorials/aeillustrator.htm

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Adobe Illustrator: How to copy Illustrator paths to After Effects

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Parenting and Motion on Paths

Instead of creating complex paths or masks in After Effects, it can sometimes be easier to create those items in Adobe Illustrator and simply copy and paste them into After Effects. Here?s how.

http://www.creativemac.com/2002/12_dec/tutorials/aeillustrator.htm

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