Latest News & Whatnot
In one sense the deadlines I set for posting on this website are arbitrary. Yet, anytime I say I will post something by a certain date and then don't, even if I give warning before that date, nags at me. Unfortunately, several issues have arisen which will cause a delay in my plans to post the promised tutorial…
In part two we explore the Extract and Tag buttons, as well as Duik's Pseudo-Effects options. The video's primary focus is on the difference between the two options given for the Extract feature, as this powerful…
Latest Software Notes
If you're like me, you took no notice when Adobe updated After Effects's expression engine. This isn't about the change in the expression field, where different components of your expression are represented by different color text as well as some other changes. This is about…
You can Get individual keyframe control over shape layer Bézier curves and masks in After Effects by utilizing scripts which create control layers over individual points. In fact, After Effects comes with a script which allows you to place nulls (guide layers) on each vector point of…
The term bone, in animation, refers to a structure that gives control and shape to an animated object. In a character puppet, a group of bones can resemble a skeleton-like structure, often referred to as an armature, but bones can also be as simple as a single point.
Unless I publish a schedule, posts are sporadic
This website can go without updates for long periods because I’m working on projects which make my tutorial production time limited. If I start a tutorial series, consistent periodic updates will occur until the series is completed. New tutorial series, along with a timeline of publishing dates, are announced in the News and Information section above. Also, the latest tutorial is always posted below that section.
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