After Effects CINEMA 4D

Greyscalegorilla Podcast, Episode 10, Featuring Node Based Compositing, 3D in After Effects

If you haven’t checked out the Greyscalegorilla podcast, it’s entertaining and educational. This episode features Nick Campbell, Chris Schmidt, and Chad Ashley of GSG.

The team gives updates about  what’s going on at Greyscalegorilla. They talk about the new 3D engine from Adobe called Project Felix, made for non-3D users who use After Effects and other Adobe software. Chris, Nick and Chad also chat about node-based compositing workflow for 3D and 2D.

Because of the format, this is great to just listen to in the background while you’re doing other things. They talk about interesting and relevant topics and I learned a lot.

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After Effects Photoshop Premiere Pro

Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 is now available

Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 is out now. It has new features and services for more efficient, deeply collaborative video and audio workflows with Premiere Pro, After Effects, Character Animator, Audition, and more.

Learn more about the Adobe CC update at

Learn more about what’s new to Premiere Pro and Adobe Media Encoder, After Effects, and Audition.

After Effects

Video Copilot Updates FX Console Freebie to v1.0.1

If you haven’t heard already, Video Copilot has recently released a new workflow plug-in for After Effects, and it’s absolutely Free! This point update adds some new features and fixes several bugs.

After Effects Workflow plug-ins can be cool too!

Speed up After Effects by making it work your way.  Manage the design progress with the new Snapshot tool and find the effects you need instantly.

New and Improved in v1.0.1

  • Custom Shortcut Key
  • Import + Export Settings file
  • Tab to Presets in search results
  • Over a dozen bug fixes!

After Effects Requirements:
Adobe After Effects CC and above (Including CC2014 – Sorry, no CS6)

Main Features:

  • Access FX & Presets quickly
  • Create FX Shortcuts
  • Create FX Overrides
  • Customize FX Search
  • Export Snapshot with PNG
  • Access Multiple Snapshots
  • Automatic Snapshot Tool & Gallery
  • Sample colors from Gallery
  • Re-import directly from Gallery
  • Dockable Panel & More!

Learn More | Download the FREE Video Copilot FX Console (Under After Effects)


After Effects Plug-ins

Freebie: Digital Anarchy Ugly Box Plug-in, Beauty Box’s Evil Twin

What Is Digital Anarchy Ugly Box?

It’s Halloween… our favorite time of the year! Digital Anarchy Ugly Box has a brand new version of the Ugly Box skin destruction plug-in. “This plugin takes Beauty Box and flips it upside down. Allowing you to make your talent look ugly! Diseased! Hideous!” Perfect for your next zombie movie!
Digital Anarchy Ugly Box

Ugly Box is back this spooky holiday season! Ugly Box is Digital Anarchy’s infamous FREE filter for uglifying your actor. Based on our Digital Anarchy’s GPU accelerated Beauty Box plug-in, this new version of Ugly Box is faster than ever.

Download Digital Anarchy Ugly Box for free!

Get the freebie plug-in over at Digital Anarchy

Note: You have to register with Digital Anarchy, but their newsletter is super useful, so don’t worry!

Video of Digital Anarchy Ugly Box

Would you prefer that your talent is attractive?

Check out Digital Anarchy Beauty Box, a plug-in that is key in any digital tool box. Beauty Box has fantastic features that others don’t have like Shine Removal and fun presets. Most importantly, though, it allows the texture and detail of the skin to remain after smoothing. Read more about Digital Anarchy Beauty Box in the In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 2: The Plug-ins article.

Download a Free Trial.

Have you heard about Digital Anarchy Samurai Sharpen

Digital Anarchy Samurai Sharpen

Samurai Sharpen lets you sharpen certain details quickly with tools designed to let you easily isolate specific areas of the footage and only sharpen those areas.

Special introductory pricing of just $99.00 through November 15!