Wes Kandel
Wes is a dedicated husband, father and motion designer. His dad was an accountant. His mom was an interior designer. He loves all things design as well. He is currently based in Orlando, FL. He is Swedish.
Latest Posts
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Motion Graphics
    Create a Geometric Color ExplosionPreview1
    Wes Kandel is back to show us how to combine geometric shapes made in Illustrator and then imported and animated in After Effects to create his very cool Geometrika piece.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Motion Graphics
    War! Or How to Create a 3D Particle Generated Video DisplayWes kandel wat thumb
    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 Wes Kandel. This tutorial was first published in June 2009 and using Trapcode Form as the basis to display video, he shows how to use the audio reactors built in to form to achieve something very very cool! Let’s take a look…Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Motion Graphics
    Create a "Bullet Time" Logo Shatter EffectPreview
    Wikipedia defines Bullet Time as a digitally enhanced simulation of variable speed (i.e. slow motion, time-lapse…) photography used in films, broadcast advertisements and computer games. It is characterized both by its extreme transformation of time (slow enough to show normally imperceptible and un-filmable events, such as flying bullets) and space (by way of the ability of the camera angle—the audience's point-of-view—to move around the scene at a normal speed while events are slowed). The first movie credited with this effect is Blade, but it was the Matrix that really made it famous. In this tutorial, Wes shows us how to use the built-in Shatter plugin to achieve "Bullet Time" with type or a logo. Read More…