Sebastien Lavoie
Web & motion designer based in Quebec (yeah I'm one of those french Canadians) and like everybody else I like bacon, party rocking, coffee and yellow walkmans.
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Introduction To The Basics Of After Effects ScriptingThumbnail introduction to scripting in after effects
    To go along with our recent tutorial about script development workflow, we will go over the basic concepts and good practices necessary to start writing After Effects scripts. We will go over usual After Effects actions such as: creating a project, creating a composition, creating a layer, creating shapes, adding effects, changing values and expressions, using text and fonts, adding keyframes, using functions, etc.Read More…
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    Improve Your AE Script Development Workflow With Sublime Text 2Improve your script development workflow with sublime text thumbnail
    After Effects scripts development workflow can become really tedious when you don’t want to use the Adobe ExtendScript toolkit. With this Sublime Text 2 build system you will be able to instantly copy your script in your scripts folder and run it in After Effects.Read More…
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    Efficiently Cropping Your Composition With A Custom Repeat PresetRepeaterpreset thumbnail
    Since there's no equivalent to Photoshop's Trim (automatic crop to remove unused space) inside of After Effects, efficiently cropping a keyed video can be a tedious task. Here's a simple preset to take the hassle out of this task.Read More…
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    Is Working On Stills Easier in After Effects or Photoshop?Preview
    We always tend to go to Photoshop for working with still images, but today I’d like to bring up a few thoughts about why working in After Effects might be a better solution for your next project.Read More…
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    Easily Switching Languages With Simple After Effect ExpressionsThumbnail easily switching languages with after effect expressions
    So you made a video and need to render it in different languages... Don't duplicate your compositions. This tutorial will show you an easy way to switch the language of the texts inside of your compositions with some basic expressions and a slider control.Read More…
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    Modeling and Animating An Xpresso Driven Clock In Cinema 4DThumb
    Today we'll take some time (did you get it?) to model and animate a clock in Cinema 4D using only Xpresso. We'll model the clock from a basic cylinder and add some simple materials and lighting to the scene. Once we have the model complete, we'll begin animating the clock with Xpresso and add some user data to have more control over our final animation.Read More…
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    Create a Dynamic Marble Simulation using Mograph in Cinema 4DThumb
    In this beginner/ intermediate level Cinema 4D tutorial, you will learn how to use a particle emitter and gravity from the Mograph module to create a dynamic simulation of marbles falling into a glass bowl. You will also learn a technique on how to make more glass look more convincing from the basic banji shader, and how to light your scene with global illumination.Read More…