by AG CodeWerks AG CodeWerks Watchdog-ae is a free and open source watch folder render manager for After Effects that is simple and efficient. WatchDog can launch several instances of Adobe After Effects on Macintosh (currently) computer platforms, and act in a manner similar to the internal Watch Folder render queue. It is more stable, in […]Read more "After Effects Freebie: WatchDog-ae Render Manager"
by Toolfarm This free After Effects script, from Anthony Possobon, creates complex hair animations using puppet pin setups. Anthony Possobon has created a script for animating highly detailed hair. Using puppet pins and automatically offseting them with a sine wave, the script can create the look of flowing, waving hair. In the video above, Anthony […]Read more "Freebie: Hair Animation Script for After Effects"
by Charles Yeager, Rocketstock In this After Effects video tutorial, learn how you can create a military drone-inspired look. With free project file and assets! In this tutorial, we are going to create an aerial military target display from scratch, with no third-party plugins. (You’ve probably seen footage like this before in nearly every action movie or modern […]Read more "Free Files: Create a Military Drone Look in After Effects"
by Andrew Kramer at Video CoPilot What started as a tutorial for the CC Sphere effect in After Effects has now transformed into its very own separate plug-in for creating detailed spheres. Take a look at the trailer: This plug-in has some amazing features that are going to help you generate your own planets… Physically […]Read more "FREE? Really? The ORB Plugin by Video CoPilot"
by mamoworld tools Squash & Stretch is a FREE tool that saves you time with a collection of ready to use behaviors, carefully handcrafted by professionals and controlled by an intelligent system – ensuring your animations come to life without starting from scratch each time. Features Handcrafted Animations – all Squash & Stretch animations are carefully […]Read more "Free Squash & Stretch AE Script"
by The MediaStock provides almost three dozen free After affects templates, Premiere pro templates, Premiere Pro Live templates, and Video Assets on their website including mogrts, titling, templates, logos, lower thirds, motion graphics and more. For example… Sample them all here and download, free.Read more "32 Free AFTER EFFECTS AND PREMIERE PRO TEMPLATES from The MediaStock"
by Tobias Gleissenberger, Creative Cow Follow along as VFX guru Tobias Gleissenberger shows you how how to quickly create professional-looking animated text elements using the free presets that are included with Adobe After Effects, customizing them to suit your needs. Tobias will also show you how to apply masks to your text layers to have them […]Read more "Fancy Title Animations In Adobe After Effects — FAST!"
by Motion Array Hi guys this is Jordan with Motion Array and welcome to our Complete After Effects Course For Beginners. We’re going to be going through the program and getting you up to up to speed so that you can start using it on your own. And the best part is that you can learn […]Read more "Learn After Effects In 1 Hour!"
by Adobe You can improve performance by optimizing your computer system, After Effects, your project, and your workflow. Some of the suggestions here improve performance not by increasing rendering speed but by decreasing time that other operations require, such as opening a project. Note: By far, the best way to improve performance overall is to plan […]Read more "Improve Performance in After Effects"
by Logan Baker, Rocketstock Here are all the motion graphic elements you’ll ever need for personal projects, advertising jobs, or corporate production. Now that PremiumBeat’s FREE WEEK has come to a close, let’s look back at the many free After Effects assets they’ve given away. From explosive elements and sound effects to customizable logo reveals and transitions, […]Read more "After Effects Toolkit: Over 100 Free Motion Graphic Elements"