Bridge the Gap Between Blender and After Effects With BlenderAE

By  Todd Blankenship | nofilmschool.com With this new affordable add-on, you can now connect Blender and After Effects. Long has been the frustration that Blender doesn’t have more After Effects tie-ins. After Effects has long had more Cinema 4D functionality, even including a lite version of Cinema 4D right there inside the software. Blender users, however, […]

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FREE Custom LUTs for Log Footage

By Todd Blankenship, Shutterstock There’s a new color correction tool called Photon by Color.io that has a whole suite of interesting techniques to create your own custom LUTs. I’ve had quite a bit of fun experimenting with it. It’s a tool that allows you to view and manipulate your colors in a 3D-visualized space, without the need for nodes […]

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FREE Hand-Painted Animated Fonts!

BY TODD BLANKENSHIP, Premiumbeat These free hand-painted animated fonts were painstakingly painted frame by frame to give your titles and design a fun, energetic feel. This FREE pack of animated fonts includes the following: 26 pre-keyed thick letters (.mov) 26 pre-keyed thin letters (.mov) 1 After Effects project file for easy use Download the Free Hand-Painted […]

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How To Make Metallic 3D Text in After Effects (Without Any Plugins!)

by Todd Blankenship, Rocketstock Creating metallic text is a common motion graphics request. But it used to be difficult to get professional results natively in After Effects. Not anymore. While it has been possible for a while to get 3D text in After Effects thanks to Video Copilot’s Element 3D, it has been impossible to do it in […]

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70+ Free Action Compositing Elements

BY TODD BLANKENSHIP, Premiumbeat With the Action Hits Toolkit — a pack of more than 70 dirt hits, spark hits, muzzle flashes, fantasy hits, and much more — you can finally craft that elaborate action scene you’ve been dreaming about. Perfect for VFX compositing and for adding excitement to your motion graphic design, this pack has […]

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Free Camera Shake Presets!

by Todd Blankenship, Rocketstock When making a film or video, the goal is usually to get the smoothest shots possible. So why would you add a camera shake preset in post-production? Camera shake presets are great. They have been around for quite some time, and as long as I’ve been interested in VFX and compositing, […]

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