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Inspiration: Awesome 3D, Particles, and Color

Here’s another roundup of some interesting and inspirational stuff I found. This work is called ShapeShifter by CHRLX, it features some beautiful 3D animation which include some futuristic mechanic robot animals. Aside from the robotic work, CHRLX did a fantastic job at creating a dark and mystical atmosphere, which really shined during the beginning of […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • July 31, 2013
After Effects Blog Inspiration

Plexus Text Transformation

As I said in an earlier blog post, I’m going to try to start posting more frequently on here! Here’s the latest project I’ve been working on for the past few hours. Really it isn’t anything more than me just experimenting around with Plexus 2. I have used Plexus once before and played around with […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • July 14, 2013
After Effects Blog

Shoot for the Stars and Galaxy

Here’s a quick update on what’s cooking at the Dojo. First off, there’s going to be a new tutorial tomorrow on the galaxy nebula you guys were so interested in. We’ll create it entirely in After Effects using primarily the Trapcode Suite and it will be fully 3D interactive for your projects. Check out an […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • October 27, 2012

Element 3D Contest Winner

The Element 3D contest is officially over and I would first like to thank everyone who participated and supported the contest. With your participation and support, I am able to continue to host contests like these in the future for everyone. We received 26 entries this time around with some highly recognizable works. It was […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • September 4, 2012

The Art of Animation & Motion Graphics

So PBS did an episode over the Art of Animation & Motion Graphics as part of their Off Book series and some of my work was featured in the segment! I’ve also been getting a ton of questions in regards to what “animation” or “motion graphics” was for the Element contest, this video should really […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • August 23, 2012
After Effects Blog Inspiration

Pouring Roses with Trapcode Mir

Here’s a quick animation I did using primarily the new Trapcode Mir plugin from Trapcode. When I had the chance to beta test Mir I did share with you guys a few still frames, but this is actually my first time popping out something with a bit of motion.   The goal was to create […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • August 7, 2012
After Effects Blog

Element 3D First Impressions & Animation Experiment

So I just got my hands on Video Copilot’s new Element 3D plugin and it’s simply amazing! Render times are extremely fast, objects are very customizable, and the plugin has a lot of undiscovered potential. Check out this quick 5 second render I did using Element. It’s fairly simple, but after today, expect some more […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • July 11, 2012