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Maya Camera Import into After EffectsMaya Camera Import into After Effects

It makes sense to use a 3D program to create a 3D scene; but what if you need to re-use the camera motion info from that scene for advanced compositing? In this tutorial, Ren de la Fuente and Will Scates walk through the basic steps needed to accomplish this using Alias|Wavefronts Maya 4 and Adobe After Effects v 5.5.

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Rene de la Fuente
Adobe After Effects basics
Morphing In After Effects

Morphing In After Effects

Morphing is a distinctive effect that is best known from the movie Terminator 2 as well as the Michael Jackson music video Black and White. In this tutorial, Chris Zwar demonstrates simple morphs with the Reshape filter in Adobe After Effects 5.5 -- which is a Production Bundle only effect found under the Distort menu.

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Chris Zwar
Adobe After Effects basics
Pan and Zoom with After Effects

Pan and Zoom with After Effects

Pan and Zoom. In this tutorial, Matt Dallos will cover the preparation of your images, the basic theory behind making them move, real world examples, and a few ideas about how this effect can be extended to other and more advanced applications.

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Matt Dallos
Adobe After Effects basics
A Beginners course in 3D in AE 5.5

A Beginners course in 3D in AE 5.5

If you have very little knowledge about animating the camera and building a 3D comp, this tutorial is for you. In this tutorial, Bjorn Sjostrom tries to remove any fear toward the 3D tools in After Effects 5.5. He hopes it will give you an relaxed attitude towards animating the camera, and building a 3D corridor where only your imagination can stop you, the sky is not the limit but space is.

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Bjorn Sjostrom
Adobe After Effects basics
Using Fractal Noise to Create FireUsing Fractal Noise to Create Fire

In this tutorial, Matt Dallos demonstrates using Fractal Noise in After Effects 5.5 to create fire. More specifically, he demonstrates the Bonanza look of a fire burning through a piece of paper. Yes, this effect could be generated in a 3d program or plugins, but why bother when you can do it with filter set in AE. You can also use these same basic steps to create other plasma and liquid type effects.

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Matt Dallos
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