Rob Birnholz
Rob Birnholz has 30 years experience in video and film, beginning with 15+ years as a director/cameraman and more than 25 years in post as an editor and motion graphics artist. He is a nationally recognized Adobe After Effects expert, skilled Final Cut Pro editor and a popular speaker and demo artist at user groups and industry trade shows.
Latest Posts
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Motion Graphics
    Convert a Still Photo Into 3D Animated Stained Glass3d and motion graphics
    Rob Birnholz will demonstrate a technique for converting a still image into a dynamic 3D animation. Highlights include prepping an image in Photoshop, vectorizing via Live Trace in Illustrator, using the knife tool, converting paths to layers, importing as a comp in After Effects, animating vector art in 3D using Zaxwerks Layer Tools, saving preset effects and other basic compositing tips.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Workflow
    Workflow In Zaxwerks ProAnimator Part 2Thumb2
    In this tutorial you'll learn how to use the Zaxwerks ProAnimator After Effects plug in to open an existing Zaxwerks project inside After Effects and use the Layer Maps feature to add animated texture maps and filter effects to a 3D model. To view Part 1 Click Here. Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Workflow
    Workflow In Zaxwerks ProAnimator Part 1Thumb
    3D movies, 3D televisions, 3D on the desktop. Everything cool these days is in 3D! For an animator, there is no faster way to create professional 3D animation than with the Zaxwerks ProAnimator. Everyone's heard of it, and in this 32 minute tutorial Rob Birnholz will teach the basics of how it works. This is not a sales pitch, but an actual workflow. For the basics, After Effects is not required, but the tutorial steps are same for both the standalone ProAnimator application and the AE plug-in version. A trial version of ProAnimator can be downloaded from www.zaxwerks.com. Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Visual Effects
    3D Paper Crumple with Freeform AEThumb
    Next time you get a frustrating assignment that you didn't ask for, don't crumple it up and throw it at your boss's face. Now you can easily call it quits within After Effects! Rob uses the example of creating a paper crumple transition to show off the Digieffects plugin Freeform AE. Who knows... this tutorial might just save your job.Read More…