After Effects Tutorial

2.5D Sculptures in After Effects

Ramiro A. Fernandez has an interesting technique of taking multiple instances of a movie file (he uses flames) and offsetting them in time and 3D space. It’s a lovely effect and he doesn’t use any 3rd party plug-ins.

I’m thinking that this could be automated with a plug-in that can replicate and/or work with multiple layers of the same file in 3D space.

Download free demos of all three plug-ins at Toolfarm and try them out.

After Effects Script

Free Script: Dojo Task List Script Demo Tutorial

Creative Dojo posted a super useful organization script a couple of weeks ago for After Effects. “Dojo Task List is a free script under the ‘Name Your Own Price’ platform. If you find the script useful, feel free to donate whatever amount you’d like.” Creative Dojo is always posting great stuff so please support them!

Need Adobe After Effects CC? Right now there’s a special offer – 3 Year Price Lock (2 future annual Renewals at same rate) on CC for Teams Through 08/29/14. This means that you’ll get future years of subscription at the current price, even if the price goes up. 

After Effects Tutorial

Top 5 After Effects Expressions

If you’re new to AE and afraid of expressions, this is a lovely introduction.

Sean Frangella has put up a cool new tutorial explaining what his favorite five Expressions and gives some tips on how to use expressions for better animation. He shows ways of simplifying your workflow, including wiggle, time, and more. Good stuff.

After Effects Preset

Two Free Isometric Cube Presets for AE + Some Inspiration

1. Shinsuke Matsumoto has a free cube preset for AE and it’s lots of fun. It’s all done with After Effects shape layers. I’m sure a person could find many uses for it.

Free Isometric Cube Preset

Download the Isometric Cube Preset for AE CC or AE CS5.5 and above on Shinsuke’s site, Beatgram. He also has a couple more examples of what he has done with the preset.

2. Mikey of After Effects Tutorials w/ Mikey also has an ISO CUBE preset. Download it here.

Here’s what he did with it.

Isometric Cubes are just a simple piece of geometry but look at what you can do with them!

Savage Factory by Something Savage

There is a tutorial, Create a 3D isometric effect, that explains the project at

Barbican: Microcosm Of London by Persistent Peril

They used Adobe After Effects, CINEMA 4D and Flash in this project.