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Lens FX Prism by RodyPolis & Freebies

The great folks over at RodyPolis has released a new product under their Lens FX series, dubbed Prism. It’s a collection of 70 high quality light leaks and flares, 30 stills for photography lighting effects, and a bunch of bonus “Alpha Kit” elements which you can overlay over your footage to get really interesting results. […]


by VinhSon Nguyen • July 14, 2014
After Effects Blog Cinema 4D Motion Graphics Visual Effects

X-Particles: Cinema 4D’s Most Powerful Particle System

If you’re a Cinema 4D user, you’ve most likely heard of X-Particles by Insydium, a powerful particle system for C4D that has been gaining a lot of traction lately. I recently hopped onto the X-Particles train when Insydium had a huge NAB sale this year and let me just say, holy crap this plugin is insanely […]


by VinhSon Nguyen • June 28, 2014
After Effects Blog Cinema 4D Motion Graphics Tutorials Visual Effects

What’s New in Adobe After Effects CC 2014

Today, After Effects CC as well as many other applications by Adobe received a much welcome major update. There’s a lot of changes across all the Adobe apps, but I want to specifically focus on After Effects. Some of the major changes include: Effect Masks & composition options for individual effects Two new keying effects: […]


by VinhSon Nguyen • June 18, 2014
Motionworks' MovieType for Element 3D
After Effects Blog Cinema 4D Motion Graphics

MovieType for Element 3D Review

Motionworks just released a new product called MovieType for Element 3D, a younger brother of the original MovieType for Cinema 4D that will run completely using Element 3D in After Effects. Luckily for you, I was able to get an early sneak peak of MovieType for Element 3D and am here to bring you a full and honest […]


by VinhSon Nguyen • June 1, 2014
After Effects Blog Products Scripting

Dojo Shifter: Stagger & Offset Layers In the Timeline

I was working on some classic 2D motion graphic elements lately and found that staggering layers in the timeline was a painful, yet necessary process to get some poppy mesmerizing motion graphics. After a few days of work, I created a nifty little nifty script that would solve a majority of my problems in terms […]


by VinhSon Nguyen • May 21, 2014
After Effects Blog Products Scripting

Dojo Sharpener: Quick Selective Sharpening in After Effects

Whether you’re sharpening your footage or animations, you sometimes need finer control over which areas get sharpened. For footage, most of the time we would like to sharpen the edges of things and avoid sharpening noise that would bring out even more artifact. If you’re shooting with a flat profile, you’ll almost always be sharpening […]


by VinhSon Nguyen • May 7, 2014
After Effects Blog

Red Giant Universe

Red Giant released their new arsenal of tools today called Universe, which is a very interesting approach towards a plugin platform and model. There’s a lot of new stuff that we aren’t traditionally accustomed to, so let’s talk about it. What is Universe? Red Giant Universe is a library of tools that is constantly growing […]


by VinhSon Nguyen • April 29, 2014