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After Effects

Casting Cinema 4D shadows in After Effects

Joren Kandel from The Pixel Lab has posted a two-part tutorial on getting your Cinema 4D shadows integrated into After Effects. In the first part he talks about bringing your AE background into C4D so that you can have your shadows cast realistically on the right plane.

In part two, Joren tells you how to render your footage, Object Buffers and your Shadow Pass. Finally, he shows you want to do with all those new layers in AE.

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After Effects Tutorial

Handwriting logo reveal in After Effects

The folks at Imagination Creations just posted a great tutorial on making a write-on logo that fades into a finished logo. This one requires a hands-on approach including printing, drawing and scanning but the end result is worth it!

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CINEMA 4D

Michele Learns Cinema 4D: Episode 2: Training, Wacom & Shortcuts

Michele talks about getting started with Cineversity, 1on1 Training with a Maxon Trainer, setting up a Wacom tablet and the Help Menus.

There are sync problems that I was trying to fix. After some research, it seems that the problem is from the USB mic and iSight – so it's right at the source. I'm not rerecording this video, so you'll have to just ignore the sync problem. Next time I guess I will just use the built in mic. Oddly, in Screenflow the problem was not at all obvious and I wasn't aware of the issue while previewing. It only shows up after exporting.

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After Effects Tutorial

Get your AE layers swinging – and – CC Flo Motion exposed!

Florian F├╝ger of FloMotion.eu shows you how to get your After Effects layers swinging “in an organic way, and how to connect them so that it looks like they are interacting.”

Florian is also the latest guest host for MotionworksAfter Effects A-Z series. Here he explains his website’s namesake the CC Flo Motion effect.