This is a common question I see all the time on the forums. The Wiggle expression is really useful, but there are plenty of times when you want it to start, then fade down or vice versa. This quick tutorial shows you a really simple way to control the Wiggle values using the Expression Controls effects.
The tutorial also includes how to use the Transform effect so that you can save a Fading (reducing) Wiggle as a preset
Here’s a short tutorial and giveaway of a digital (and physical) asset I use to help me composite greenscreened actors and CGI elements into a physical scene. This tutorial covers using the reference cards in Adobe After Effects, Video Copilot Element 3D and the included Lumetri Color, Camera Lens Blur and Match Grain effects.
I demonstrate how to composite the free Star Wars BB-8 model from VC’s Star Pack into a regular shot.
Here's a giveaway for anyone interested in trying to do a screen replacement for their iPad, iPhone, Tablet or phone.
After a lot of trial and error, I've created these two images which makes it much easier to track your screen using After Effects and Boris Mocha. The video has a brief tutorial showing how to use the included Boris FX Mocha plugin for After Effects CC.
I'm currently prepping a much larger series of tutorials, but to take a break from those, I've also be creating a series of short tutorials for the things I go back to again and again - but not so frequently that I have them memorised. I find myself searching the internet (and the Cow of course) for these tips, but then often have to wade through a 30 minute tutorial - just to find that one thing... that one trick. Well, these mini-tuts are built for that purpose. I hope you find them useful.
This tutorial uses an expression to calculate how much a circle / image should rotate based on its horizontal position. I've then adapted the expression slightly to help you roll 3D objects too.
CC Sphere in one dimension:
CC Sphere coming towards camera:
Long title, but it about covers it. In this tutorial, I'm demonstrating how to get the look of an Interstellar Movie-type Black Hole using the Bulge effect, 3D layers, adjustment layers and how to use expressions to compensate for the fact you can't use Bulge in 3D space.