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Infinte Zoom : Examples, Tutorials, and Plug-ins

An infinite zoom is an effect that creates a seemingly endless camera zoom. For example, the camera can pan into a section of photos or art, someone’s eye, a water droplet, or whatever else, and it just keeps going!

Examples

THX Deep Note Trailer in 4K

Last year Andrew Kramer directed the THX Deep Note Trailer in 4K and it features a spectacular unending zoom.

Röyksopp – Eple

Perhaps one of my favorite examples of the inexhaustable zoom. One of the comments on the post is about the song being called “Apple”, yet it’s full of windows. Haha. This song is now over a decade old, and the YouTube video shows that, but it’s still a creative video. They are both zooming in or out and panning.

Infinite Zoom

Magnus Herfjord’s eternal zoom. Music by Nebula.

Infinite Zoom: The Inner Universe

Tutorials

SUPER EASY Infinite Zoom – AFTER EFFECTS (Limitless)

Jordy at Cinecom.net shows you how to create an everlasting zoom in the opening sequence of Limitless.

After Effects Tips & Tricks – Infinite Zoom

Motion Design School shows you how to achieve a bottomless zoom camera motion in After Effects, using two different methods.

Create an Infinite Zoom | Photos, Videos, Motion Graphics | After Effects Tutorial

Josh from SonduckFilm creates an the forever zoom effect in After Effects, with just parenting and scaling.

Plugins for Infinite Zoom

Sapphire is an awesome tool with so many insanely useful plugins. One of those plugins is called Infinite Zoom. First, Info about Sapphire, then a few tutorials.

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How to Create an Infinite Zoom with Sapphire for Adobe After Effects

John Dickinson gives you a quick overview of S_InfiniteZoom. He gives some good tips on how to use footage and shape layers to create your zoom.

Do More with Sapphire S_InfiniteZoom

Ben Brownlee dives deeper into the S_InfiniteZoom plugin in Sapphire. He’s working in After Effects, but the plugin works in other hosts as well.

More Sapphire Tutorials

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Roto Brush 2: The Powerful new tool in the After Effects beta

If you’re a subscriber to Adobe Creative Cloud, you have the option to download and use the beta version of several Adobe products, including After Effects. In the beta, you can check out Rotobrush 2. There is a lot of buzz about it and it looks like they’ve really done some big improvements to the tool. Consequently, it’s powered by Adobe Sensei, which is an AI engine inside many Adobe tools. Particularly, Sensei runs features like Reframe in Adobe Premiere and Photoshop’s Content-Aware Fill. It uses the new propagation engine and the results are much better than the current of Roto Brush.


Adobe Creative Cloud Betas

If you’re a Creative Cloud subscriber and want to check out the ongoing betas, just open the Creative Cloud app. On the left column menu, at the bottom of Categories, you’ll see Beta apps. Currently, you’ll see Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush, After Effects, Character Animator, Audition, and Media Encoder.

Beta type: Open for Adobe Creative Cloud subscribers

How Beta is Helping Us Build Better Products


Quick look: Roto Brush 2 beta in AE and What’s coming in Premiere 14.3 and recap of 14.2

Adobe’s Dave Helmley talking about Roto Brush 2. In addition, he talks about what else is coming into the next Adobe update.

Likewise, John Colombo of Adobe talks about the new AE beta that became available in June 2020. He explains:

This new propagation engine incorporates the technology behind Project Fast Mask from MAX 2018 to streamline rotoscoping/isolating a subject or object from a background.

Read the full article with a lot of information on the beta here:

Roto Brush 2 Tutorial

From a user standpoint, Josh Olufemii talks about the new Rotobrush 2 in the current After Effects beta.

Roto Brush 1 VS Roto Brush 2 | After Effects Comparison

Josh also shared a comparison video featuring Quinn Murphy.

Rotobrush 2 Tutorial – Adobe After Effects

Notian Sands talks about Rotobrush 2.

Does Roto Brush 2 actually work?!?!

Nick Khoo tries to break Roto Brush 2.

Have you downloaded the beta yet and have you tried Roto Brush 2?



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Flying orb with wavy trails | Master Study of Flatwhite Motion

I had not seen the Meizu Aicy piece from Flatwhite Motion that this wavy trails tutorial refers to. It’s below. It’s certainly an impressive piece of motion graphics.

The tutorial comes from NoSleepCreative and he does a nice job of walking you through how to recreate the wavy trails and the ribbon of ovals effects in After Effects.


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Fake Stop Motion Free Preset and Tutorial for After Effects

The Waenderer has a free new preset and tutorial to create a fake stop motion effect. How does it replicate a realistic stop motion effect? This preset fakes light inconsistencies and camera instability, as well as adding moving dirt or dust.

The preset comes with 2 versions and works in After Effects CC 2017 and up.

Download the preset here

This one comes to us via Lester Banks. Thanks, Lester Banks!

More about Stop Motion

Tutorial: The Fastest Way to Accomplish Stop Motion in After Effects – This is a short tutorial explaining how to get that timeless stop motion look using the free QHQ Stop Motion Kit preset from Quba HQ.


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There’s nothing you can’t create with After Effects.

Create cinematic movie titles, intros, and transitions. Remove an object from a clip. Start a fire or make it rain. Animate a logo or character. With After Effects, the industry-standard motion graphics and visual effects software, you can take any idea and make it move.

Buy After Effects

Adobe Creative Cloud
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Creativity for all.

Adobe Creative Cloud gives you the world’s best creative apps and services so you can make anything you can imagine, wherever you’re inspired.

Creative Cloud is a collection of 20+ desktop and mobile apps and services for photography, design, video, web, UX, and more. Now you can take your ideas to new places with Photoshop on the iPad, draw and paint with Fresco, and design for 3D and AR. Join our global creative community — and make something better together.

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