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After Effects Apprentice by Trish and Chris Meyer
After Effects Apprentice is a project-based tutorial book. Seeing a software in action is the best way to learn. However, Iím one of those who learn best from a written tutorial. So I was happy to learn that the authors Trish and Chris Meyer included video training on their book's DVD.
After Effects Exporting HD Video for YouTube
In this tutorial, we will export our finished book app trailer for uploading to YouTube, using the most common HD resolution settings which are 1280 x 720 (16:9 aspect ratio). As for the most common audio settings, you will want to use the AAC-LC Advanced Audio Codec.
After Effects Snowfall Simulation Effect
In this tutorial, we will create an After Effects CC Snowfall simulation that will be the basis of a book app trailer. The project has a jpg background image and the snowfall will be on an adjustment layer above that. You will also learn the names of the panels in the After Effects workspace.
Alice in Wonderland Flash Trivia Game
How does Disney use Flash to build an online trivia game for the new Alice in Wonderland movie.
Alpha and Scale Particle Properties - Flash CS3
Letīs add interest to the animation by varying the size and transparency of the snowflake particle. After all, not all snowflakes are the same size. Also, by varying the transparency of some flakes, it will give the illusion that some of the snowflakes are farther away in the snow scene.
Analysis Hotel Transylvania Webpage
In the last tutorial, we took a look at the first page of the Hotel Transylvania movie website. It's a nice example of how to use the Internet for marketing. Letís now think about the animation techniques used on that page.
Animated Palm Trees from Raster Graphics
Raster graphics can be a challenge when creating animation. Here's how to animated palm trees in Flash CS5.
Animated Xmas Ornaments - Flash Storybook
We can create a tween inside the ornament movie clip that will cause the ornaments to swing.
Animating An Object Along A Path With A Motion Guide In Flash CS3
If you want an object to move in a loop, swirl or just fly around, you can do this with a special type of Motion Tween which uses a Motion Guide to control the direction of the animated object. In this tutorial, you will learn how to do this in Flash CS3.
Animating Flash CS3 Filters Inside a Movie Clip
Flash has several nice filters such as Drop Shadow, Blur, Glow, Bevel, Gradient Glow, Gradient Bevel and Adjust Color. We will animate the Adjust Color filter to make a globe appear to change colors. The animation is a simple Motion Tween which can be applied to any movie clip.
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