Christopher Kirkman
For the past 15 years, Christopher has been a professional web designer with a passion for animation and visual effects. It's only been in recent years that motion graphics has become a large part of his daily work and he brings over a decade of experience in Photoshop to the table. Not to mention a mental database chronicling hundreds of hours of behind-the-scenes featurettes to inspire and enlighten the techniques of his work. Though not yet in the big leagues, Christopher lives a stone's throw from Tinsel Town and works hard to one day find his name scrolling by on the big screen, even if it is only for a few seconds.
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Generate Your Own Splendid Spirographical DesignsSpiro thumb
    Today, we're going to resurrect a classic drawing toy in After Effects using an expression tied into a few custom sliders. I used Trapcode Particular 2.0 to display the resulting animated patterns but CC Particle World could be used almost as easily and the results can be used in a myriad of ways for your projects. Or you can just experiment and see what kind of unique shapes you can generate just by changing a few numbers.Read More…