Oct 17, 2016

AE: Expressions Basics

Get started working with expressions in After Effects. No prior experience with code required, and in a few minutes you'll be ready to work on your own to create new expressions and learn how to use functions you need as you go along.

Jul 12, 2016

AE: Using Text Animators

The expression mentioned:
if(textIndex % 2 > 0){selectorValue}else{-selectorValue}

Jun 3, 2016

AE: Building a Selection Box shaped by 2 Nulls with Expressions

We'll have 2 null objects in the scene that will define the corners of a box. Just like the clicks in creating a rectangle with the marquee tool, the first null defines the origin, and the other is the direction the box goes in. Take this as an exercise in understanding how expressions work with different properties, and hey, you could learn something useful.

So, let's figure this out.

Feb 8, 2016

Expressions Library

Welcome! Here you'll find pre-written expressions that you can copy into your projects. I've done my best to explain how they work! I'll update this post as often as I find new and useful expressions.

And remember to Save before applying.
You have been warned!

Apr 11, 2015

Adobe CC 2015 Update

And it's awesome! Adobe are hard at work making their CC applications the best they can be and are probably gunning for the high-end industry, but they still have some ways to go.
At NAB, Adobe announced a new update coming, and uploaded a bunch of videos to their channel demonstrating the new features, including this nice summary:

I'm particularly impressed by the new Character animation tools and the live playback in AE. Face-tracking is also cool, but I probably won't use that very often, much like the mobile applications. Color Tools in Premiere was a long over-due update, although they have the dedicated grading application, SpeedGrade, this makes things a little easier for editors.

Media Encoder is rapidly growing into a powerful standalone application that's reduced my uses of AE's Render Queue. Almost everything I do comes out of Media Encoder.

Let's take a closer look at some interesting new features: