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mamoworldJSON, Free After Effects Script for Data Driven Animations

With mamoworldJSON, developed by Mathias Möhl/mamoworld, you can link any property in After Effects to a JSON file. This makes frequently changing your text, colors or other properties simple.

Just select the property you want to change, click the connect button and mamoworldJSON will create a JSON file with those properties already linked to it. Whenever you update the data in the JSON file, the project updates itself automatically.

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Tutorial series on mamoworldJSON

Taught by Eric D. Kirk, learn the basics of mamoworldJSON quickly.

Data-Driven Animation with JSON in After Effects – Part 1: Linking Texts

Data-Driven Animation with JSON in After Effects – Part 2: Linking Colors

Data-Driven Animation with JSON in After Effects – Part 3: Show/Hide Layers

Data-Driven Animation with JSON in After Effects – Part 4: Customizing Links

Data-Driven Animation with JSON in After Effects – Part 5: Paths and Graphs

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Tutorial: Animating Graphs in After Effects

Tutorial: Animating Graphs in After Effects

Have you tried the new chart and data animating tools that were introduced in After Effects in CC 2018? Bring in your spreadsheet data to create animated charts and graphs and wow your corporate clients or make detailed graphs for a documentary.

Tutorial: Animating Graphs in After Effects


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mamoworld Text2Spreadsheet mamoworld Text2Spreadsheet

Export the texts of your After Effects project to a spreadsheet and apply the modified spreadsheet again to the AE project in a single click. Perfect for text translation, client review, and other text processing tasks.

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Tutorials: A Few Recent Expression Tutorials from Mathias Möhl

Mathias Möhl of mamoworld knows how to write an expression! He explains things in a very simple to follow manner, so if you think that writing an expression is complicated or over your head, think again. Anyone can write a bit of code!

Here are a couple of tutorials from Mathias about After Effects Expressions to speed up your workflow.

First Steps with After Effects Expressions

Learn how they work and the basics of setting them up.

The Wiggle Expression and some Explosions (Expressions Tutorial 2)

This is the first expression that I ever learned!

Expressions as a Pocket Calculator (Expressions Tutorial 3)

Now Pocket Calculator from Kraftwerk is in my head. Thank Mathias!

Expressions Part 4: Rotating Wheels Rig

Here is part 4 of Mathias’ series on Expressions. This is super helpful if you’re creating anything with wheels, like a car, wagon, etc.

After Effects Expressions Nerd Tip 1: Building your own Expressions Library (1 minute tutorial)

I am so going to do this!

After Effects Expressions Nerd Tip 2: toComp and fromComp

This is a simple concept and super useful for workflow. I used this tutorial recently when making lower thirds with backgrounds that fit the layers.

Other Expressions Tutorials at AE Freemart

mamoworld iExpressions for After Effects Expression
mamoworld iExpressions

iExpressions allow you to use After Effects expressions without writing or reading a single line of code. Developed by mamoworld.

iExpressions V2 comes with a new user interface that fits nicely with the new design of After Effects CC and automatically adjusts to your brightness settings. The new release also contains various new expressions such that the library now includes more than 125 expressions in total.

Buy mamoworld iExpressions

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Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup, plus a new freebie!

A while ago I did an exhaustive series at Toolfarm on fixing skin and digital makeup. Well, there are always new tools and tutorials coming out. There’s a “name your own price” tool, (which is a freebie if you’re not feeling generous) from Mamoworld Tools. I’ll have info at the end of the article if you’d like to check it out. 😉

In Depth: Skin Retouching Series from Toolfarm

Part 1In Depth: Skin Retouching: Part 1: Digital Makeup

Read Part 1: Digital Makeup HERE.

This is not an article about creating unachievable perfection. Do you need to make some small fixes to the skin of your actor, like fixing a blemish or blotchiness? This article covers

  • Isolating skin tones
  • Color Correction and skin tone
  • Smoothing Skin
  • Photoshop Skin Retouching

In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 2: The Plug-ins

Skin Retouching Part 2
Check out Part 2: In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 2: The Plug-ins, covering plug-ins for general skin improvement, including:

In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 3: More Plug-ins + Tutorials

Skin Retouching Part 3
Check out Part 3: In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 2: More Plug-ins + Tutorials, covering nine plug-ins for general skin improvement, including:

In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 4: DaVinci Resolve

In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 4: DaVinci Resolve
Making skin tones appear natural, yet attractive, in color graded footage can be intimidating to the inexperienced. Here are some tutorials and articles focused on working with skin tones with Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve, including smoothing and cosmetic color grading.

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Skin Retouch – A freebie from Mamoworld

Remember that freebie I mentioned earlier? Well, Mamoworld Tools has a “Name your Price” or “100% Free” (depending on where you look on the page).

Mamoworld has great tools like Auto Lip-Sync, BeatEdit for Premiere Pro, iExpressions, Masktracker+, mochaImport+, and more, so check them out. They are super useful workflow tools!

Download Mamoworld Tools Skin Retouch

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The Mega List Adobe After Effects Tutorials for Beginners

After Effects BannerAre you a beginner to After Effects and need tutorials to learn about compositions, timeline, layers, masking, keyframes, etc. Oh, there are many places to learn! Here is a list in no particular order, and it might not look that long, however, each link has dozens, even hundreds of tutorials. Need After Effects or Adobe Creative Cloud?

Getting started with After Effects (CS4, CS5, CS5.5, CS6 and CC)
Todd Kopriva of Adobe has put together this wonderful list of resources for learning AE. See also: Adobe After Effects CC Essentials for Beginners

After Effects basics tutorials by Andrew Devis
Another big list from Todd Kopriva. This one goes into detail on all sorts of topics such as Timeline basics, Shape Layers, Parenting and more. – Adobe After Effects
Lots of video tutorials for Adobe After Effects

After Effects Help – The Adobe After Effects support page goes over workflow, projects and compositions, importing footage, layers and more.

10 Basic After Effects tutorials for beginners – This list is getting a bit long in the tooth (old), however, pretty much everything is still relevant in the current version of AE. Topics covered include Time Remapping, keying, and Expressions.

Toolfarm After Effects Tutorials – These tutorials run the gamut from easy to complex and there are a lot! The site is in the middle of a revamping so it will be much prettier in a month or two. Use the search to find what you need or click the Show Tutorial Navigation on the right in the meantime.

CG MotionBox – Mostly medium to advanced but you will find some great stuff to learn.

AE: Tutorials by Mikey – Lots of video tutorials from Mikey Borup. I believe he is putting out a two videos per week!

Video Copilot After Effects Basic Training – Yes, you already know about Andrew Kramer’s great tutorials. It’s probably why you started to learn After Effects! Learn more about Video Copilot products.

MamoWorld’s Basic After Effects Guru Lessons – Makers of plug-ins such as Auto Lip Sync, MaskTracker+ and Mocha Import for Nuke have a step-by-step free video series covering keyframes, masks and adjustment layers, color correction and more.

The Beginners Guide to After Effects – CreativeBloq covers layers, comps, expressions and more.

That’s enough for now. If you know of a great resource that I missed, please let us know.