Make your animations "look" right by creating smooth motion, with these software-agnostic tricks from animation expert George Maestri.
Learn how to use the extensive range of tools in 3ds Max to render out elements for compositing in After Effects.
Build a complete 3D motion graphics sequence in CINEMA 4D Lite, the introductory version of CINEMA 4D included with After Effects CC.
The founders of Tiny Inventions explain how their (tiny) two-person animation studio evolved and share the process behind their film Between Times.
Use CINEMA 4D's Dynamic module to animate falling coins that bounce and collide realistically, in this project-based course.
Create 3D objects in CINEMA 4D and seamlessly composite them inside a 2D project in After Effects, using the CINEWARE plugin.
Learn how to animate and render a professional-looking 3D space scene with Maya.
Learn to rig and animate a 3D robotic arm in CINEMA 4D.
Model and animate a stylized 3D flower that grows and blooms over time, using the combined power of CINEMA 4D and Adobe After Effects.
Learn to create rope, cable, hair, and string-like effects that lead to realistic motion and elasticity with C4D's Dynamics module.
Learn how to create 3D models in the CINEMA 4D Lite plugin offered with After Effects CC, in the first installment of After Effects Guru.
Discover how to create render passes in Maya, recombine the passes in After Effects, and motion track the passes to live-action video footage that contains a moving camera or a moving character.
Shows how to turn a daytime summer scene into a nighttime winter scene using Photoshop and After Effects, with illustrator David Mattingly's production-proven matte painting techniques.
Breaks down the process of creating, rigging, and animating the arm of a character in an opening title sequence in After Effects—a task traditionally performed using rigging or skeleton tools available in 3D programs.
Create and animate highly controllable characters using After Effects.
Demonstrates how to render an animation in CINEMA 4D and apply two different visual styles in After Effects.
Discover how to import layered files and paths from Illustrator into After Effects, animate flat vector artwork in both 2D and 3D space, and output your animations.
Follows the creation of a short animated film, from storyboard through final output, using After Effects CS3.