Lloyd Alvarez
I run aescripts.com which provides useful scripts for Adobe After Effects. You can follow me on Twitter @aescripts.
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create a Rockin' Automated SlideshowTurbo slideshow thumbnail
    So you're in the thick of the holidays and you have like 2000 photos on your camera. You're dreading the fact that you have to now to edit them, especially since every photo is a prized capture that the world HAS to see. This is where the Turbo Slideshow comes in. With the aid of a couple of scripts, you can have all 2000 synced to music in a matter of minutes... and speaking of a matter of minutes... that is all it will take to see all the photos! It's a win win situation for everyone.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    How to Create a Cinematic Opening TitleCinematic open preview
    In this tutorial you learn how to create a cinematic opening title using Trapcode Form similar to those used in movie trailers and openings.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create A Theatrical Logo Sting Using Plexus 2Thumb
    In this tutorial we'll use the new features in Plexus 2 to create a theatrical style logo animation using just one layer! Ok, there's a couple of other layers to make the background and animate the camera but you'll see how easy and simple it is.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Learn how to Create Chromatic AberrationChromatic preview
    Chromatic aberration is the failure of a lens to focus all colors to the same point. To a cinematographer this can be an undesired effect, but in motion graphics it can be a very nice addition. While it would be great to capture chromatic aberration naturally with real lenses, most modern lenses aim to minimize this effect. This is why we are dedicating this tutorial to learning how to recreate this phenomenon using built-in after effects plugins.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create a Surprising Billowing Cloth RevealBillow
    It's amazing how much pseudo-3D you can do in After Effects today. This tutorial will focus on using a new plugin that brings 3D bicubic deformations to layers that allows you to truly bend and twist layers in 3D space. If you are familiar with 3D packages, this is true displacement as opposed to just bump mapping.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create A Dynamic 3D Title Intro Using iExpressions And 3D ExtruderExpressionthumb
    It is mind blowing what you can do in After Effects nowadays and this tutorial is perfect example. This full 3D, fully physics simulated title animation is done 100% in After Effects in a very short amount of time without having to write a single expression or having to do any key-framing ninja work. Even the art-direction is made easy by linking to Adobe Kuler swatches to get awesome professional color combinations.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Shoot Off A 3D Plexus Particle StreamPlexusthumb
    The tutorial is on how to create a "pseudo" particle stream using Plexus. I say pseudo because it's not really a particle stream, it just appears as one. The tools involved are Cinema 4d and After Effects with these 3rd party plugins: Plexus, Trapcode Particular and VCP Optical Flares although Particular and Optical Flares could be substituted with Particle World and any lens flare but I used particular and optical flares in the tut.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    How to Create Explosive Flower FireworksFlower fireworks prev
    Twice a month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from back in the archives of Aetuts+. Today we'll look at an amazing post from former Aetuts+ editor, Lloyd Alvarez. This was Lloyd's first tutorial for Aetuts+ published in December 2008 and beautifully explains some more advanced ways to use Trapcode Particular. Let’s take a look…Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create a Breakup into Particles Logo TransitionPreview
    A very popular request is how to make a logo breakup into particles and reform into another logo. There's many ways to achieve this and most of them require a full 3D application, but in this tutorial we learn how to achieve it all in After Effects using a 3D particle systems and a few smoke and mirrors. Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Play with Fire to Create a Fiery Logo TransitionPreview
    Playing with fire will no longer get in trouble with your mother! High quality fluid dynamics has traditionally been reserved for high end 3D applications, but in this tutorial we learn to harness these simulations in After Effects to literally play with fire and create this fiery logo transition. Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Around the Web After Effects Tutorial Roundup5secs
    We've been on a roll since we launched at the end of last year so for this friday we thought we'd take a short breather and showcase some of the great tutorials from around the web.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Animate Type the Old School WayAnimatingoldschool preview
    It's easy to get excited over the latest plugin or technology, but that inevitably leads to stuff that all looks the same. So to get something new and original, sometimes you just need to go Old School! Before computers, the way to produce type animations was to get creative with some props and a camera. Lloyd shows us how to use some reflective paper and a camera to capture some very fresh type animation. Of course he will also show you how to use After Effects as a finishing tool to bring it all together; this is Aetuts+ after all!Read More…