After Effects Tutorial

Create a Pokéball in After Effects

In this fun After Effects tutorial I'll show you how to create a 3D pokéball-style effect. This tutorial focuses on how to simulate a 2D hand-drawn look in After Effects, similar to a the sketch and toon technique in Cinema 4D. 

I think it's really cool that you can create such a convincing animé looking using the available tools in After Effects. Hopefully this tutorial will inspire you to create an anime-inspired video on your own.

If you want to download the free project file you will find it below the video. The project file in the download also includes an example of how to attach the rotation settings of the pokéball to a 3D null object. It's a fun expression that was a little outside the scope of this tutorial. 

Create a 3D DNA Strand in After Effects

In this After Effects tutorial we're going to learn how to create a 3D DNA strand using only the free tools and effects available in After Effects, no plugins required!

The cool takeaway from this tutorial is the fact that if you select the 'continuous rasterize' button your 3D properties will be retained throughout your composition. This is a great way to keep your projects organized! 

You can download the free follow-along project file below. Here's the video. Enjoy!

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In a hurry? Need to use this video on a film or video project? You can buy the project file and rendered final video by clicking the button below. The file comes with:

  • An After Effects Project File (CS6 or Higher)
  • A Rendered HD Clip of the Final Result in H264

Let me know if you have any questions. Cheers!

Create a Fireball in After Effects

In this After Effects video tutorial I'll show you how to create a fireball. This tutorial uses 100% native plugins and effects, but you will need to download a free fireball effects preset from RocketStock.com. 

The secret to this tutorial is getting the fractals right. A lot of online tutorials use blurs to create their fire effects, but I found that using fractal noise and turbulent displace you can better simulate realistic fire. 

Download Project File + Rendered Video Clip

10.00
Add To Cart

In a hurry? Need to use this video on a film or video project? You can buy the project file and rendered final video by clicking the button below. The file comes with:

  • An After Effects Project File (CS6 or Higher)
  • A Rendered HD Clip of the Final Result in H264

Let me know if you have any questions. Cheers!

GET THE FOLLOW-ALONG FILE

Want to follow along with the tutorial? Just fill out the form below and you will get a free project that will help you follow along.

Create an Epic Earth Sunrise in After Effects

In this tutorial we'll take a look at how to create an epic earth sunrise effect using 100% native tools and plugins in After Effects. This tutorial also comes with a free After Effects assets so you can follow along. If you have any tips for creating an even cooler earth sunrise, or have any suggestions for future tutorials, please feel free to reach out!

Download the Project File + A Rendered Video Clip

10.00
Add To Cart

In a hurry? Need to use this video on a film or video project? You can buy the project file and rendered final video by clicking the button below. The file comes with:

  • An After Effects Project File (CC 2012 or Higher)
  • A Rendered HD Clip of the Final Result in H264
  • The Assets Used in the Tutorial

Let me know if you have any questions. Cheers!