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Wait, After Effects Isn’t A Video Editor?

Well in short, not really, it depends on how you define ‘video editor’. For the most part, people do not consider After Effects a video editor even though the literal meaning of video editor means ‘something that edits video’. “Video editing¬†is the process of manipulating and rearranging video shots to create a new work. Editing […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • October 23, 2011

Flames with After Effects’ Built In Tools

So I was going through VideoHive and looking at some past ‘top sellers’ and noticed a few projects with flame elements. Yes, people have done some fantastic flame simulations with Trapcode Particular and Trapcode Form, but how would you achieve a flame simulation without any 3rd party plugins and use only After Effect’s built in […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • October 21, 2011

What’s New in Trapcode Form 2

With all the hype and news about Trapcode Form 2, I was urged to do a article about it. Trapcode Form 2 comes with an amazing list of new features including importing and using OBJ files, textured polygons, animated quick maps, shadowlets, motion blur, and much more! In my opinion, it was about time Form […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • August 26, 2011

Updated Dojo Color Packs

The Dojo Color Packs have been updated to V1.2 and are now faster and more optimized. The Dojo Packs are a set of color grading presets for Adobe After Effects that allows you to quickly achieve a cinematic and stylistic look for your projects. Version 1.2 removes the pseudo effect structure of the preset to […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • May 31, 2011