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Looping Fractal Noise

Looping Fractal Noise
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IIn this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz show you how to create seamlessly looping fractal background animations by using AEs Fractal Noise effect.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
AE Keyframe Boomerang Effect, Part 1

AE Keyframe Boomerang Effect, Part 1
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to handle the annoying (and sometimes crippling) boomerang effect, in which a layer moves randomly between two spatial keyframes that are exactly the same.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
AE Workflow Tip #5: How to Find Missing Footage

AE Workflow Tip #5: How to Find Missing Footage
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to locate missing footage and other elements in your After Effects project.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Force Motion Blur

Force Motion Blur
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon rabinowitz shows you how to add a motion blur to effects that dont support this feature. Also covered is adding blur to video footage that has been sped up, and an introduction to CyCores updated Effects - CyCore FX HD.

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Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Raytracing in 3D Invigorator

Raytracing in 3D Invigorator

Imitation isn't just the sincerest form of flattery. When it comes to After Effects, building on shared techniques is a great way to push the envelope. Consider Andrew Kramer's recent tutorial on simulating raytraced reflections posted on the COW.Andrew's technique for simulating raytracing is really cool and it works for all sorts of things. Except for 3D. When Jon Okerstrom watched Andrew's tutorial, the first thing he thought of was Zaxwerks Invigorator and ProAnimator. Jon's tecnique follows. Download the demo and follow along.

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Jon Okerstrom
Adobe After Effects
AE Workflow Tip #4: Renaming and More

AE Workflow Tip #4: Renaming and More
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz discusses methods of renaming layers, compositions, footage and effects. Also discussed are a couple of hidden buttons in AE that will make life a little easier.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Animating a Signature in AE

Animating a Signature in AE
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to animate a signature appearing on screen, and a few tricks to make it look more realistic.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
AE Workflow Tip #3: Open in Editor

AE Workflow Tip #3: Open in Editor
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz discusses the Open Editor command and how it can help you streamline your workflow. Also covered is preparation for getting this command to work for you with all image, video and audio formats.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
The Very, Very Basics of Fractal Noise

The Very, Very Basics of Fractal Noise
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz introduces you to the Fractal Noise Effect, and shows you how to create the animated backgrounds seen in the opening of the Creative Cow AE Tutorials.

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Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
AE Gotchas 1: Wrong Frame Rate

AE Gotchas 1: Wrong Frame Rate
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz discusses one of the most common AE mistakes - Importing image sequences at the wrong frame rate - along with the effects and solutions.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
particleIllusion 3 and AE 7

particleIllusion 3 and AE 7
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After Effects 7 and ParticleIllusion 3: In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to get position data from After Effects 7 into particleIllusion. Also, using the same method, you can get data from After Effects 7 into older versions of AE.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Creating a Custom Wave Form - Part 2

Creating a Custom Wave Form - Part 2
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to improve the look of the Customized waveform and talks about how to get real control of your audio keyframes with Trapcode Sound Keys.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Creating a Custom Wave Form - Part 1

Creating a Custom Wave Form - Part 1
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to create a customized, sound-reactive waveform using a stroke, a distortion effect and an expression.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Using Motion Sketch to build a Spiral Path in 3D Space

Using Motion Sketch to build a Spiral Path in 3D Space

In this article, Fang Xiang demonstrates using motion sketch and an expression to build a spiral path in 3D space.

Tutorial
Fang Xiang
Adobe After Effects
AE Workflow Tip #2: Rendering

AE Workflow Tip #2: Rendering
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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shares some rendering workflow tips to help you avoid a crash and render a little faster, and discusses an important plug-in for speeding up your renders and previews.

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Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Understanding Straight vs. Premultiplied

Understanding Straight vs. Premultiplied
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In this Video Tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz helps you understand the practical differences between Straight and Premultiplied video, when working with After Effects alone as well as between AE and other programs.

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Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Creating a Flock of Birds - Part 2

Creating a Flock of Birds - Part 2
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In part 2 of this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to create and animate a flock of birds from the original bird.

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Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Creating a Flock of Birds - Part 1

Creating a Flock of Birds - Part 1
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In part 1 of this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to build and animate a bird in AE 3D. In part 2, it will join a flock of birds.

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Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Horror Text - Part 2

Horror Text - Part 2
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to make Horror Movie style text appear on a wall.

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Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Horror Text - Part 1

Horror Text - Part 1
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to make Horror Movie style text appear on a wall.

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Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Creating 3D Ribbon Text

Creating 3D Ribbon Text
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In this tutorial Dave Langley demonstrates how to create a 3D ribbon of text that flows smoothly around curves up and down slopes moving around and interacting with other elements using only core tools in After Effects.

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David Langley
Adobe After Effects
Fox Classics Spot: A Lesson In 3D Layers, Roto and Expressions

Fox Classics Spot: A Lesson In 3D Layers, Roto and Expressions

In this After Effects tutorial from The Creative COW Magazine, John Dickinson walks you through his creation of a completed design and animation of a spot for Fox Classics in Australia. John shares the settings, effects and filters he used in this real world After Effects video production walk-through.

Tutorial, Feature
John Dickinson
Adobe After Effects
Multi-Machine Rendering

Multi-Machine Rendering
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to Render a project on several computers at once, without the use of the After Effects render Engine.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe After Effects
Feeding Live Video into Adobe After Effects - Frischluft Lensfeed for Windows

Feeding Live Video into Adobe After Effects - Frischluft Lensfeed for Windows

Frischluft Lensfeed for Windows - Rough but ready to do the job, this unique AE plug-in fills a need for After Effects users wanting live video to test and set-up shots for later compositing.

Tutorial
Barend Onneweer
Adobe After Effects
Tube Camera Effect using After Effects 6.5 Without Third Party Plug-insTube Camera Effect using After Effects 6.5 Without Third Party Plug-ins

Call it his love for everything old, or nostalgia or whatever, but G. Allen Stewart loved how the old color tube cameras handled light and color. He loved how the images seemed to be 'scan-lined', the blacks were crushed and noisy, so G. Allen Stewart went on a quest for the perfect plug-in to create that effect. He was never satisfied with the result, so here's his recipe for his ''make like 1970's TV effect.''

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G. Allen Stewart
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