Adrian Jensen
I'm just a guy who loves After Effects. I'm not yet an expert by any means, but I'm happy to share the information I've picked up with anyone who'll listen.
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create Your Own South Park Style AnimationTuts thumbnail south park
    In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to rig and animate a character in the style of the TV show South Park. We are going to make use of several free scripts and programs. Let's jump in!Read More…
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    Create a Quick and Dirty Wormhole Using Element 3DTuts retina wormhole
    In this tutorial, I'll show you how to make a quick and dirty wormhole effect. There are plenty of wormhole tutorials out there, but this one is probably the fastest and easiest while still yielding a good-looking result.Read More…
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    Make a Bruno Mars Animated Cassette TapeTuts retina animated cassette tape
    In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to recreate the stop motion tape effect from the Bruno Mars "Just the way You Are" video. At first glance the effect looks complicated but we are actually going to let the computer do most of the hard work for us, and by adding just a small amount of manual work, we will still be able to get the hand-made look.Read More…
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    Create a Portal Below Crumbling PavementAetuts retina ground portal
    In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to project a texture from your live action footage on to geometry created with After Effects' built in Shatter plug-in. We are then going to go over how to make a custom shatter map and gradient to give you the maximum amount of control possible when working with this plug-in.Read More…
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    Create Burning Fireballs Shooting from the SkyAetuts retina fireball
    In this tutorial, we are going to use Trapcode Particular and stock footage to create 3D fireballs. We're going to show you some tips to better composite the footage and how to set up a comp so it can be reused multiple times.Read More…
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    Make a Scalding Hot Burning Logo RevealAetuts retina burning logo
    In this tutorial, I will show you how to make any logo burn in from nothing. We will build the effect procedurally so the logo can be switched out with anything. At the end, I will show you how to make a heat distortion and blur effect without ghosting and without any need for third party plug-ins.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    How to Make a 3D Holographic Trading CardAetuts retina holographic playing card
    In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to make a cool 3D holographic playing card out of 2D art from our tutorial Dynamic Comic Book Illustration in Adobe Illustrator Cs6. We're going to start in Photoshop to cut the art into useable layers. From there, we'll jump into After Effects to arrange those layers in 3D space and make a cool holographic effect using Element 3D.Read More…
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    Simulate Intertactive Pouring Liquid with Newton for After EffectsAetuts retina newton liquid preview
    In this tutorial, I will explain how to use Newton to simulate liquid that interacts with the container it's being poured in to. I will also mention how something similar can be done using Particular in a 3d environment.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Recreate the Shield Helicarrier Cloaking Effect From The Avengers3d and motion graphics
    I'd like to show how to make the cloaking effect of the Shield Helicarrier in The Avengers using Element 3D.Read More…
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    How to Make an Awesome Electric Shock EffectAetuts retina electrocution
    Today we're going to learn how to make a cool electrocution effect that follows the contours of the body of the person that's being electrocuted. I'll also talk about making lighting look more realistic verses just using Advanced Lighting on it's default setting.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Quick Tip - Project Shadows When Using Element 3DAetuts retina element shadows
    In this Quick Tip we will learn how to project real 3D shadows from Element 3D. We will do this without the use of additional 3rd party scrips or plug-ins. We will also go over composting the shadow into a scene realistically.Read More…
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    Faking Physics in Newton and Element 3DAetuts retina newton element
    In this tutorial I will be going over the steps of setting up a 2d physics simulation in Motion Boutique's Newton, and then tying 3D models to it using Element 3d. Then I'll go over how to tweek the keyframes to make the physics appear to be more 3D. I'll share some tips for animating a 3D camera. Finally I'll go over making the shots looks good. I'll go through two examples.Read More…