Ran Ben Avraham
Hey, I'm a motion graphics designer from Israel, I've been working in this field for over 10 years. During this time I have gained quite a bit of knowledge and techniques. I enjoy teaching and I would like to share this knowledge with you guys. To learn more about me and my work, past and more important future tutorials, hop over to my Facebook Page.
Tutorials
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Creating an Ice Cream Bar Animation with Maya, RealFlow And AE - Part 3Thumbnail 03
    Hey folks, in this three part tutorial spanning both Cgtuts+ and Aetuts+, we're going to create liquid chocolate pouring over a branded ice cream bar. To achieve this we will use Maya for mashing and rendering. RealFlow for the chocolate simulation. And finally in After Effects we'll create the chocolate chunks and glow streak swoosh, as well as the final compositing.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Creating an Ice Cream Bar Animation with Maya, RealFlow And AE - Part 2Thumb pt2
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    Hey folks, in this portion of the tutorial we are going to focus on the pouring liquid chocolate simulation in RealFlow. We'll start off by finding ways to achieve a stable viscosity liquid simulation, and discuss the different ways to apply it on a horizontal surface VS a vertical surface. After that we'll import our simulation to Maya, create a shader for it and integrate it into the animation. Once you've wrapped up work on part 2, immediately head over to Aetuts+ for the conclusion of the project. Where you'll learn how to composite all the cg elements together and make everything look sexy with some post work in After Effects!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Creating an Ice Cream Bar Animation with Maya, RealFlow And AE - Part 1Thumb pt1
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    Hey folks, in this three part tutorial spanning both Cgtuts+ and Aetuts+, we are going to create liquid chocolate pouring over a branded ice cream bar. To achieve this we will use Maya for mashing and rendering. RealFlow for the chocolate simulation. And finally in After Effects we'll create the chocolate chunks and glow streaks swoosh, as well as the final compositing.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Time Remapped Mock TV Show OpenerOpening sequence thumbnail
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    Hey folks, in this tutorial we are going to create a mockup opening title sequence for the new T.V show "Aetuts+". We'll be doing some time remapping to 60 FPS time lapse sequences, then we'll track them in mocha with the help of the "Mocha Import +" script by Mamoworld. We're going to manipulate them to give a higher level of detail by using a method called HDR toning. Finally, we'll connect are text to the tracked nulls using another excellent product by Mamoworld "iExpressions" So, let's get started!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Bottledship: Hit Or Miss, Hypno Pre-Compulator Still Wins Part 1Bottle ship 200x part 1
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    Nancy (mettle.com), Mathias (mamoworld.com) and long time Aetuts + author Ran Ben Avraham got together to showcase some complementary products in After Effects. In part 1, Ran Ben Avraham uses ShapeShifter AE, Trapcode Form + VCP Optical Flares. He also touches on MamoWorld's iExpressions. Quite a powerful quartet!... Enjoy!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create A Highly Detailed Digital Terrain ScanTerrainthumb
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    In this tutorial we are going to create a 3D futuristic terrain scanner. Step-by-step, we will create monochromatic displacement maps and use them to extrude the 3D mountain like shapes. We will explore the difference between the old version of FreeForm (the DigiEffects version, bundled with AE CS5) and the new FreeForm v2, which is considerably faster after having some excellent optimizations to the source code.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    How To Make The "Hypno Pre-Compulator"Hypno thumb
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    Do you remember that "Hypno Pre-Compulator" alien gag from the Mettle tutorials? Personally - it blew my mind when I first saw it, and I still think it's pretty amazing you can accomplish that all inside AE! Well, I'm very happy to tell you all that the good folks at Mettle where kind enough to share their techniques with us and in this tutorial I will rebuild the "Hypno Pre-Compulator" step by step.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create Your Own Little Fuzzy FriendsLittle fuz balls still
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    This tutorial has two key educational values. First we will learn how to create a fuzzy furry ball with two sad eyes and a ton of emotional expression taking advantage of the rarely used CC Hair plug-in. Secondly, we'll be using the very powerful iExpressions by Mamoworld. Using this tool we will create a very simple work flow for a flowing, natural looking animation.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Quick Tip - Create An Organic Tunnel Using Freeform ProThumb
    Today's tutorial will show how to quickly and easily create a tunnel effect using Mettle's FreeForm Pro. You'll be able to deform it, stretch it, change its texture, and much, much more. The best part is that even with lots going on, you'll still find the render time is surprisingly fast!Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Discover A Lost Treasure Using The Newton Physics EnginePreview pic
    Harness the power of Newton to create a 3D pile of coins dropping from the sky within After Effects. We'll be using a "Lost Treasure" theme to work through how to use tool to add real life physics to any object using an extremely fast and easy technique.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Sink The Shot With A Shattering Basketball OpenerThumb
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    In this 3 part tutorial we will learn how to turn your basketball court floor from solid to elastic and back to solid again using FreeForm Pro by Mettle. Along the way we'll create a very cool basketball promo with some glass explosion, bombastic 3D, text and lots of tips & tricks.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Whimsical Grassy Field Butterfly Scene Part 23d and motion graphics
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    Hey guys, We’ve got a nice one for you today…. yes, another butterfly tutorial. We will be creating a “non-realistic-semi-fantasy-looking-3d” butterfly from an insect point of view, but the main focus in this tutorial will be more on the final composition of all the different parts… how to get the final look.Read More…