Tag Archives: After Effects


After Effects Auto-Orient Expression

We recently had a project using motion paths where we wanted to auto-orient an object (an arrowhead) as it moved along in the direction of the path. After Effects has a Layer/Transform/Auto-Orient… command that allows you to do this. However, … Continue reading

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Compositing animated objects from 3dsMax in After Effects

Getting object data from various 3d packages into After Effects for compositing has always been a little mystical, especially in 3dsMax. I never really have took the time to find a simple reliable method but found one today. The method … Continue reading

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AEPDX Meeting Wed, Feb. 10th @ Webtrends

Monthly Portland After Effects group meeting at the Webtrends building on Wednesday, February 10th. I’ll be missing it because of a schedule conflict but if you’re in the area you should try and make it. Damon Wubben will speaking and … Continue reading

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AEPDX: 2nd meeting featuring Monovich

Second AEPDX meeting went down on Wednesday at Webtrends. Stephen Fitzgerald aka monovich showed us two projects from the Cut & Paste contest in PDX and NYC. Really cool to see someone else’s workflow. He gave some cool tips on … Continue reading

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AEPDX Inaugural Meeting

First meeting of the Portland After Effects user group where keynote speaker Nando Costa from Bent Image Labs went over production of the Modest Mouse music video “The Whale Song.” The group meeting had a great turnout at PopArt’s offices … Continue reading

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Composition beyond AE

Been trying out the demos for some compositing software. After Effects does many things well but advanced compositing isn’t it’s strongest suit.  Handling all the 3d render passes is becoming increasingly burdensome in AE, not to mention slow. After trying … Continue reading

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Motion Blur in Post

Been messing about recently with Maya render passes to the OpenEXR format, exporting motion vector passes and doing motion blur in post using After Effects. Strangely enough, there appears to really be only one solution for doing motion blur in … Continue reading

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Pitching

Being doing some After Effects pitch work for something really exciting. Can’t disclose what it is but it’s something very cool. Been putting in long hours for the pitch but if we get the work it will be worth it. … Continue reading

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Lots of After Effects

Been doing a lot of After Effects work lately. Mostly for pitch work. It’s been fun since the deadlines are tight and there’s no clear idea of effect direction. You just plow ahead and figure out how to make an … Continue reading

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Resolutions…

It’s 2009 and I have some resolutions in relation to my career. We’ll see how well I’ve done at the end of the year. Figure out how to make papervision3d actually useful in a site and not a cheap gimmick: … Continue reading

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