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
    Whimsical Grassy Field Butterfly Scene Part 13d 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…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Get Tangled Up In Twisted Wire TextWire text pic
    In this tutorial I will demonstrate a very simple way to trace text and then recreate it using multiple Trapcode Particular layers wobbling and shivering in 3D space. A very simple technique which results in a stunning look that could easily be modified into roots, veins, or any number of other ideas.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Money Makes The Word Go RoundMoney makes the world go round pic
    In this tutorial I'll show you a cool way to create your own economy show opening sequence. We'll use Digieffects Freeform (bundled free with CS5) to create a single dollar bill flopping in the air. Then, using Trapcode Particular, we'll emit hundreds of dollar bills to create a nice animation. Finally, we'll add some nice Depth of Field using a custom build depth map and the Lens Blur plug-in.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Grow From Young To Old In 2.5 SecondsThumb
    Have you ever wondered "What can I do to stay young?"... Well in this tutorial we are going to do the exact opposite - we are going to rapidly age a young woman using a footage courtesy of hollywoodcamerawork.us. Hopefully it won't take you THIS long to get through the tutorial. :)Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Pucker Up With A "Rocky Horror" Lips RigQuick lips rigging pic
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    Inspired by the opening sequence of one of my favorite cult movies of all times - "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", I decided to share with you a great technique of recreating that effect. The original footage was a real person singing, so here I will give you a quick walkthrough to help you easily rig lips for a very precise lips sinking.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    60 Wing Flaps At 60 Frames Per SecondHummingbird pic
    In this tutorial we will discuss the proper use of the Key-light plug-in. Using time remapping, we will create the illusion of a hummingbird going from full speed to ultra slow motion (using a footage by Artbeats). a bit of Mesh Warp to gently move the branches.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    A Funky Introduction To SoundKeys - A Celebration Of ColorFunky particles part 3 pic
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    In this third and last part of the three parts tutorial on Sound Keys, I will guide you step by step (more or less...) through the process of creating that Celebration of Color with Sound Keys, Particular and Form. Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    A Funky Introduction To SoundKeys - Putting It To WorkFunky particles part 1&2 pic
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    This is the second of three parts tutorial on one of the most useful plug-ins around when it comes to working with audio - "Sound Keys". In this part I will introduce you to some more advanced uses of Sound Keys such as integrating it with other effects, time remap, and the ever popular lips sinking. Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    A Funky Introduction To SoundKeys - Interface OverviewFunky particles part 1&2 pic
    This is the first of a three part tutorial on one of the most useful plug-in around when it comes to working with audio - "Sound Keys". In this part I will introduce you to the sound keys interface with and we will take a look at the very basic ways you can apply it to your work . Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Connect Your Scale Relative To The Camera's PositionThumb
    Relativity Either of two theories developed by Albert Einstein... The Special Theory of Relativity, which requires that the laws of physics shall be the same as seen by any two different observers in uniform relative motion, or The General Theory of Relativity, which considers observers with relative acceleration and leads to a theory of gravitation.... Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Move Forward Using A Multi-Limb Walk CycleThumb
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    Have you ever wanted to animate a spider or crab walk cycle? In this tutorial you will learn a very useful and simple technique that will help you animate a walk cycle for creatures with anywhere from 2 to 200 limbs. Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Create Your Own “Green” Earth Day Animation3d and motion graphics
    Earth day is long gone now, but every day is a good day for earth day. In this tutorial you will learn how to simulate a water drop rolling down a leaf in a very convincing manner. With some nice depth of filed and time re-mapping to add a touch of realism, this should prove to be a very useful technique that can be used in numerous designs such as a beverage commercial, with a water drop rolling down the beverage bottle.Read More…