I'm very happy to present you my latest freebie. This is a pack of more than 20 different 2D animations! All done in After Effects with the built-in shapes. Very trendy these days, you find these animations in many different presentations. They can be used for logo animations, infographics or background decoration. Since these are After Effects shapes, they are very easy to tweak to your likings. You can change the color, the animations durations and/or combine them together to create something really cool and unique. You might recognize some of them that were used in my previous logo introductions templates. If you haven't seen them yet, you can find them here. If you like it, please don't forget to share it ! Thanks! You can download the After Effects Template by clicking here. It is compatible starting from CS5.5 and above. If you think this is worth a few bucks and feel like donating , that would be really great. You can donate on paypal here. Thank you so much!
Videocopilot has a new tutorial for us and it's awesome yet again. In this After Effects tutorial he'll show you how to make a cool logo or title reveal with animated polygons. Check it out here:
Things have been crazy at work for the end of the year and until now I didn't have much time to post anything new. Expect more content from now on and exclusive content as well. Anyway, here is a compilation of tutorials I found on the internet about the latest Videocopilot plug-in Element 3D V2. If you don't know what Element 3D is, check out their website for a complete overview. I found a lot of tutorials out there about Element 3D v2, Here are a few from Sean Frangella: Here is a tutorial by Mikey that will show you how to make a cool looking Sketchy 3D title: And here is one from Chris Friesen showing you the new shadow possibilities of Element 3D v2:
Here is a new After Effects tutorial from OtherCubed. In this tutorial you'll learn how to create and animate dynamic pie chartes using expressions. Very useful for motion design work, check it out, it's not as hard as you might think:
Here is my 3rd free After Effects Template. It's a small 'trendy 2D' earth animation from a project i'm working on. You can use it for different purposes, for example as background for your titles or part of a longer 2D animation. Anyway, I had a lot of fun making this and I hope you'll like it. I also put easy color controls so you can change all the colors with ease. Have fun ! Click here to download the template. (versions AE CS6, CC12 and CC2014) Oh and one more thing... If you liked it please don't forget to follow us on twitter, facebook and pinterest or just comment below. Thanks! If you missed out on the previous free templates you can find them here.
Not really a tutorial but I thought this was worth posting. Videocopilot has just revealed most of the new features of their AE plug-in Element 3D version 2.0 and they are awesome. The most annoying thing for me of Element 3D was the lack of shadows. Now with version 2.0 there's not only shadows but also shaders, subsurface scattering and a lot of other stuff. And they even made it faster. It's like a mini Cinema 4D inside of After Effects! Check it out : If you need more information about your graphic card and stuff you can check it here. No release date or price has been given though..
Here is a new Cinema 4D tutorial from GreyScaleGorilla. In this tutorial Chris Schmidt will show you how to model a crystal rock and then break it apart while showing a sticky goo inside followed by nick for texturing and lightning. It's a very cool look, check it out:
Here is a brand new Cinema 4D tutorial by Lawrence Black. You'll learn how to shatter a dynamic object after impact. Very useful stuff for your animations, have a look here:
Mikey has a new After Effects tutorial for us. In this tutorial you'll learn how to create broken glass for a cool Title animation. Here it is:
You might have seen my mini-animation where I was trying out Sketch & Toon in Cinema 4D. If you haven"t you can see it below: I thought of sharing the elements for free so I just uploaded them on Turbosquid. You'll be able to find the animated low poly tree and bench. It's not very advanced stuff but I think some of these might be helpful for background purposes or if you want to get a unique paper look or cardboard look. They are all still customizable so go ahead and tweak them if you want. Just like my other stuff, this is completely free, as long as you don't sell it I'm fine with you using it for any project, paid or not. Have fun!
If you missed the live streaming of Siggraph 2014 a couple of weeks ago Cineversity just uploaded all the presentations for you to watch. These are some of the best motion designers out there sharing their workflow and explaining every little step of their work. Very informative stuff and a great way to get familiar with the new R16 version of Cinema 4D. Check out the tutorials below: