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After Effects could certainly do what you want, as could Apple Motion (only for Macs though). If you're on a budget you might want to look at something lower cost - or free: Natron is an open source free compositor, that will be able to do that effect Blender - as well as being a 3D animation package it has a compositor too compositing is the technique ...


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Simply put, to make a full length movie requires a lot of man hours and generally a decent budget. It becomes more cost effective to get real animation software when dealing with a full length film than trying to struggle through with something like Blender. Don't get me wrong, Blender is great for what it is as a free product, but, at least as of the last ...


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The short film, Wildebeest was rendered in Adobe After Effects and Flash. This is the quote from an interview by the director Ant Blades. "The film is animated in Flash and AfterEffects. The main aim was to be funny. The secondary aim was to develop a style I hadn’t tried before." Source:"Filmmaker Ant Blades, Wildebeest" Workflow of Mr Blades is to first ...


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A simple way in blender or any other 3d package would be to use a boolean modifier, if you want to subtract real geometry: use a array modifier to duplicate your shape create a path and aligning the objects on it animate the object count of the array modifier create a simple geometry for subtracting the path objects at the beginning add a boolean ...


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here's a solution that I've used. It can be used to reveal a shape path, or as a way to add a smooth fade-out on the stroke effect as-is: Create your dotted path using the pen tool (or whatever you like), then use the path to create a mask on a new adjustment layer. I use an expression so that I can dynamically change the path - just alt-click the ...


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If you created the shape with the rounded rectangle tool, then you won't initially have the same control over the transform as you would if you'd made the shape with the pen tool. But there's a simple fix. Just right-click on "Rectangle Path X" and convert to bezier path. Now you'll be able to use the selection tool to draw a marquis around the individual ...


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It depends on the exact studio's process, but generally either an animatic (basically a roughly animated storyboard) or the audio is done first. In the case of Family Guy and American Dad specifically, it sounds like they work on the audio and the animatic first. The advantage to doing an animatic first is it can help the voice actors visualize what will ...


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This can be achieved with almost any 3D suites out there. Your options are 3Ds Studio Max, Cinema 4D, Blender (free and open source), Maya, Lightwave etc. etc. These are all software suites that enable you to model, animate and render videos like this one. Ontop of that they used a 2D animation software like After Effects for scenes like the earth overview ...


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Yes, quite frequently, particularly in crowd simulation. Actors within the crowd are programmed with particular behavior types and will interact with each other to form a more lifelike crowd. The interactions are usually fairly simple, but it is a form of AI. I'm not sure if it is still around, but one of the early programs used for this was actually ...


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Yes, repeating every other frame works the same way at 30fps as it does at 24fps. Animating on twos is done not because it looks better, but because it means less drawing and you can 'get away' with it. Nothing stops you from drawing every frame if you want the smoothest possible motion, and nothing prevents you from repeating a frame indefinitely when ...


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This was most likely done in After Effects. Simple 3D extrusions like this can be done by making a shape layer in After Effects and doing a 3D extrusion. It then looks like they added a lens flare to it and then started positioning that layer in 3D while positioning the camera and other text layers around it.


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In the example given, typical motion graphics techniques are used. There are several ways to achieve this animation in After Effects. Probably the easiest way is drawing a mask shape per letter on top of the 'logo layer' and keyframe the Mask Shape property. In most cases this is fast to implement and good enough, but in order to achieve a uniform motion I'd ...


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What you need to do is to use a regular blur effect. You also have to apply the effect to an adjustment layer. I'll explain why later on. Why don't I just make a recipe for you to follow first, and then I'll explain what's going on! :) Make your text layer and fill it with text. Make an Adjustment Layer. (Layer -> New -> Adjustment Layer) Make ...


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The technique you're looking for is called 3D match moving, and AE is definitely capable of pulling this off for simple/short shots, but you'll need to use it in conjunction with a 3d package like blender, maya, max, c4d, etc. Basically, you use AE's Effect->Perspective->3d Camera Tracker to extract 3d information about your physical camera's spatial ...


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I'd do it with Blender. Free 3D, video editing, compositing, etc... software. Learning to use blender could be a daunting task, but it is absolutely worth your time. A rough explanation the way I can think of doing what you intend to do is get your logo as a background image for reference, create a plane, add vertex as needed and duplicate your reference ...


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Unless you need it make sure you are using the Classic 3D rendering mode and not the "Ray-Traced 3D" renderer. You can see and change the renderer in the top right corner of your comp view or just go into the composition settings menu through the top menu bar. If you are in need of using the RayTraced 3D renderer click on the options menu and increase the ...


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Create a mask on the layer you want to apply the effect to. In that case in the form of a circle but it can be any desired shape of course. Then apply the "Stroke" effect on the same layer and in the "Path" option of the effect you choose the circle mask you just created. The Stroke effect allows you to animate start and end point of your line individually, ...


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Here's one idea for the effect, which you can even do in Premiere: Get a live-action camera shot where the camera is slowly trucking forward. In post-production, create a title that has at least one letter with a hole in it (A, B, D, O, P, Q, etc.). Lay the title over the top of the trucking-in shot. Animate the scale and position of the title over several ...


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Motion graphics is a form of 2d or 3d animation based around moving graphics. It can include such things as moving titles, animated presentations and graphs, animated background (motion backs), whiteboard animations, animated product demonstrations and more. It can range in complexity from relatively simple (such as basic moving titles) to extremely ...


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That depends on what kind of animations you're planning. I would ask the artist to give you the project files (.psd if he is working in Photoshop, .ai if he is working with Illustrator) so that you are not limited to one final image (of course in that case, you would need said programs on your computer. Consider that if the artist uses CC and you're using ...


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As a media creator, you pay for use of the tool, not for the use of the result from using the tool. Different companies have different systems, but you either buy the software up front or pay a fixed subscription to have the tool available to you. It does not matter if you are using it for personal use (though sometimes educational copies will get you a ...


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After Effects is a good, reasonably priced solution. If you're not on a tight schedule and on a tight budget, The Foundry is releasing a noncommercial version of their Nuke compositing platform, which is much more powerful than After Effects, sometime soon.


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Animate the x value of the Size property of the rounded rectangle path, rather than the Scale to leave your strokes the same width. This will let you change the size of the rectangle without affecting the stroke size, or indeed the size of the corner radius. However the down side is that you can't just drag the corners in the comp window, this will affect ...


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If you put a puppet pin at the point where the arms attach, then you can tie the position of the arm layer to the position of the puppet pin using an expression. This will attach the layer to the puppet pin, allowing you to move the pin and the layer it is on and have the arm follow. It's easy to do, with no knowledge of scripting really required. So say ...


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Use Avanti with ffmpeg. The former has a job control manager where you drop in multiple files at once and go. You can find webm encoding guide for ffmpeg here: http://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/Encode/VP8 Use crf mode encoding and experiment till you get desired size. Set b:v high like 10M and tweak CRF value and if you have no audio, use -an in place of -c:a ...


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OK, I finally figured it out. This bug is known as "Boomerang Effect". Reason: Bezier will cause After Effects randomly mass up the path of the shape. So you can simply right click the keyframe than select "Keyframe Interpolation" from the menu, than set "Spatial Interpolation" to "Linear" instead of "Auto Bezier", it'll fix everything! These two video ...


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One possibility is to move a single object along a path (an asterisk in the example shown), using some position keyframes. Then place an adjustment layer above the object, with an Echo effect on it. Weirdly the delay in seconds needs to be a negative number, adjust to get the distance between the repeating objects that you need, then increase the ...


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Those paint splats are often done with stock footage or filmed footage. Get a black or green surface, throw some paint at it and film it. Bring it in to AE and extract the alpha from the luma or with chroma-key and then re-colour the paint however you like using your colour correction tools of choice. To make liquid effects in AE without footage, here's the ...


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Set temporal interpolation to Hold as seen below:


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Create an adjustment layer above the base image and apply one of the effects to it (you will have to do this whole process several times with one effect per adjustment layer). Add the colour mask layer above the adjustment layer and use a key effect (Effects>Keying>whatever…) to make the relevant colour for the effect transparent. Set the track matte for the ...



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