After Effects

Virus Spread Effect in Adobe After Effects

Ignace Aleya has a new tutorial about virus spread, a hot topic all over the globe at the moment. He walks you through how to create a visualization of how a virus spreads in After Effects. He uses a world map as well as several native After Effects filters. Learn his techniques! In addition, learn a few tricks with Expressions!

Tutorial Files. World Map Pixabay

Virus Spread Effect in Adobe After Effects

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How to make a Futuristic Circuitry Look in After Effects

Joe from Workbench shows you how to make some cool futuristic circuitry. This look would be great for an FUI. Below, there’s information on PQ FUI Toys that can enhance a look like this even more!

Another tutorial that we’ve featured from Joe at Workbench that is along a similar vein is this Biometric FUI Look. It comes with a bonus finger print scanner tutorial.

Biometric FUI Look in AE+ Bonus Finger Print Scanner Tutorial

Inter-facesJoe from Workbench will show you how he built a futuristic bio-metric UI look, created when he tracked a face and created some boxes around features with that After Effects tool that’s often underused Minimax. He uses it to work only on the red channel, which is in human skin tones. This goes along nicely with the Futuristic Circuitry tutorial.

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PQ FUI Toys on How to make a Futuristic Circuitry Look in After Effects postPQ FUI Toys

You can’t get much easier than this! Pre-animated, sometimes looping, customizable Fake User Interface assets, as editable After Effects comps. Just browse and generate editable AE comps using the Script UI panel, then customize parameters via expression controllers to make it your own. The pack contains zero assets, and only uses shape layers, masks and native AE plugins, so you can customize pretty much anything you like.

Just drag PQ FUI Toys 2.jsxbin file to the Scripts>ScriptUI Panels folder, then open After Effects, where you’ll see PQ FUI Toys listed under the ‘Window’ menu. You can then dock PQ FUI Toys anywhere in your interface.

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Advanced 3D Reflections with Trapcode Particular

Kext Next has a thorough and useful After Effects tutorial about how to create 3D reflections with Trapcode Particular. In addition, below the video, copy and paste expressions he used in the tutorial.

Kext Next shared this information on the expressions he used (from his Google Drive):

Kext Next Particular Reflection Expressions (heehee, that rhymes)

Apply to position
posi = thisComp.layer("Movement")
floor = thisComp.layer("Floor")

nPosition = posi.toWorld(posi.anchorPoint);
fPosition = floor.toWorld(floor.anchorPoint);
heightDifference = nPosition[1]-fPosition[1];


Apply to orientation

moveNull = thisComp.layer("Movement");

[-moveNull.transform.orientation[0], transform.orientation[1],-moveNull.transform.orientation[2]]

More Trapcode Goodies

Holiday Trapcode Suite Templates from Red Giant. Download the free Holiday Trapcode Suite Templates, designed by Leo Hageman, for your last minute holiday-themed videos you might need to finish.

After Effects

15 Free After Effects Plugins to Use in 2020

Boone Loves Video shares his favorite 15 free After Effects plugins. We’ve tried many of these and can agree that there are some useful tools here. He mentions plugins such as:

15 Free After Effects Plugins to Use in 2020

More Freebies at Toolfarm

Toolfarm LogoEach and every Friday at Toolfarm we have a feature called Freebie Friday. In particular, we feature free tools for After Effects, but also for Maya, Cinema 4D, audio plugins. Get audio samples, scripts, utilities, templates, and more.

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FreeToolsMekajiki FreeTools for After Effects

Mekajiki, makers of RenderGarden for After Effects, has several helpful FreeTools that can free-up memory. These tools make it easier to find and launch scripts, quickly extract alpha channels from luminance, and more.

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