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Useful Expressions

here is the keynote file from the RMAUG presentation.


This is a list of sites that offer some very useful expressions.

5 expressions that will change your life

Creating Trails

Smooth Wiggle

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My 5 Favorite Expressions

Dan Ebberts’ AE Expressions

AE Enhancers

not sure where this one came from but I find is useful.

3D layer invisible while facing backwards to camera (use on Opacity):

if (toCompVec([0, 0, 1])[2] > 0 ) value else 0

I came across this tutorial and thought I would add it to this post.

Helpful Adobe expression links

Online resources for expression examples

Expression examples

Add, edit, and remove expressions

Hope you find these sites useful, hit me up on Twitter with any questions, @ITVteacher

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Posted by on February 11, 2014 in After Effects, News


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color plays a huge role in the elements of design. Color can guide the viewer of your work or, draw the eye to important words with red text. A piece that uses a color scheme instead of just using your favorite colors all just mashed into a project is much more appealing to the eye. Give things emphasis with contrasting color.

below are some sites with information you will find useful in the study of color.

I am in no way affiliated to any of these sites, these are just sites that will get you started in the right direction for learning more about color.


Color theory

Other color resources – I really like the way this site uses graphics, and information to explain color. navigate the pages to dive into other areas of COLOR. – A site that has some useful information about color. – sites like this one let you choose a scheme, then you can take a small screen capture of the colors that may have the hexadecimal # for that color, bring this screen cap into your software you are using and sample colors from it.

Watch how here.

This is a video that is part of my Blog, it shows how to use a color swatch from a website and use it in a program like after effects. the full blog post can be seen on my Blog

Color picker swatches and palettes. – a Java plug-in color tool – colourlovers has some free color tools that are handy. – a color scheme maker – one of my all time favorites. You can also download and use the adobe air Kuler app. I am pretty sure you must be online to use the air app though.

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Posted by on April 25, 2012 in News, Uncategorized


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Community News- Design, Motion Graphics news

Video Copilot seems to be gearing up to release Element, the new Plugin that will knock the sox off the After Effects community. Of course this is just me thinking this, but he is up pretty early today?!?

 Free model pack at The Pixel Lab, Joren lines up another great free model pack for us. Make sure you check out his Blog for great tutorials, And some amazing packages they have put together.

Great insights to Creative CLOUD from John Nack.

Tell the world About Me…. or about you anyway, at About Me Dot Com.

The GreyscaleGorilla has a new tutorial out, check it out HERE and get your learning on. “In this tutorial, I try to recreate some of the effects in Ion’s beautiful Spherical Animation using the Cloner, Step Effector, Atom Array, and Cel Renderer. I also show you how to do the final composite in After Effects.”

 Cameron Moll On a recent trip to Newcastle took some footage and made THIS video. Very peaceful. Shot on a Cannon 7D

Simple colors, simple contrast. Great piece. Check out this info motion graphic work.

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Posted by on April 24, 2012 in After Effects, Cinema 4D, News


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Adobe Hot News

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud hits cyberspace today. With a monthly fee you can use all the applications in master collection! WHAT? That’s right, sign up for a one-year membership and for the introductory price of $49.00 monthly, you can download and install the apps you need, get updates and start creating right away. Own a previous Creative Suite? Drop that price down to $29.00 some restrictions apply. I will be looking more into this over the next few days.

 Adobe CS6 is out

Adobe Creative Suite 6 is ready to be purchased. If you don’t go with the cloud you can still get the normal suites, or individual products. I personally can’t wait to get my hands on Adobe After Effects. But make sure you check out the system requirements first. Some talk of the VRAY features only being supported by some graphics cards has me worried but we will see. The Photoshop CS6 Beta has been out for a little while and has had some good reviews, A few sites are already sending out tutorials on how to use it. Check out  PSDTuts for a few highlights of the new version. has also been working hard to teach applications in the new CS6 arsenal. Until I learn more, Enjoy this little tidbit.

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Posted by on April 23, 2012 in After Effects, News, Uncategorized


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