Creative COW Blogs https://blogs.creativecow.net/ Creative COW Blogs, brought to you from media professionals world wide. Working in the effects, film, video, and broadcast industries around the globe. en-us Wed, 16 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Just the Tip (a new set of mini-tutorials for After Effects) - Rolling a ball using Expressions https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14954/just-the-tip-a-new-set-of-minitutorials-for-after-effects-rolling-a-ball-using-expressions https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14954/just-the-tip-a-new-set-of-minitutorials-for-after-effects-rolling-a-ball-using-expressions I'm currently prepping a much larger series of tutorials, but to take a break from those, I've also be creating a series of short tutorials for the things I go back to again and again - but not so frequently that I have them memorised. I find myself searching the internet (and the Cow of course) for Sat, 12 Oct 2019 15:39:27 GMT 3D Outline Logo Animation in AE | After Effect Tutorial https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14953/3d-outline-logo-animation-in-ae-after-effect-tutorial https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14953/3d-outline-logo-animation-in-ae-after-effect-tutorial Learn how to Create a 3D Outline Logo Animation in After Effects without any third party plugins | Motion Graphics Tutorial Series | i hope you will learn something new through this !!! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ⭐ Download Compl Thu, 10 Oct 2019 20:20:29 GMT Create 3D Coffee Beans Logo Reveal in Adobe After Effects https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14952/create-3d-coffee-beans-logo-reveal-in-adobe-after-effects https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14952/create-3d-coffee-beans-logo-reveal-in-adobe-after-effects learn How to Create 3D Coffee Beans Logo Reveal in Adobe After Effects using Stardust | Stardust Tutorial series for VFX & Motion Graphics | i hope you will learn something new through this !!! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ⭐ Downlo Tue, 01 Oct 2019 18:44:00 GMT 3D Plexus Styles Effects in Adobe After Effects https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14950/3d-plexus-styles-effects-in-adobe-after-effects https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14950/3d-plexus-styles-effects-in-adobe-after-effects learn How to Create 3D Plexus Styles Effects in Adobe After Effects using Stardust | Stardust Tutorial series for VFX & Motion Graphics | i hope you will learn something new through this !!! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ⭐ Download Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:19:46 GMT 3D laser Scan Animation in After Effects https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14949/3d-laser-scan-animation-in-after-effects https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14949/3d-laser-scan-animation-in-after-effects learn How to 3D laser Scan Animation in Adobe After Effects using Stardust | Stardust Tutorial series for VFX & Motion Graphics | i hope you will learn something new through this !!! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ⭐ Download Complete Sat, 07 Sep 2019 22:59:52 GMT Procedural Animated Typeface in After Effects | No Plugins https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14948/procedural-animated-typeface-in-after-effects-no-plugins https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14948/procedural-animated-typeface-in-after-effects-no-plugins Learn how to Create a Procedural Animated Typeface in After Effects without any third party plugins | Motion Graphics Tutorial Series | i hope you will learn something new through this !!! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ⭐ Download Co Sat, 07 Sep 2019 22:58:36 GMT Makin' the Sun using Video Copilot Orb https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14945/makin-the-sun-using-video-copilot-orb https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14945/makin-the-sun-using-video-copilot-orb Here's a tutorial for creating a 3D Sun in After Effects using Video Copilot's excellent free Orb plugin.  The video starts builds on an earlier Andrew Kramer tutorial for creating a solar surface, but then applies the textures to VC Orb and adds a corona or halo and uses particles and another Vide Sat, 24 Aug 2019 20:14:25 GMT Makin’ Pluto: using Cinema4D Lite to create a double planet system with a shared atmosphere https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14944/makin-pluto-using-cinema4d-lite-to-create-a-double-planet-system-with-a-shared-atmosphere https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14944/makin-pluto-using-cinema4d-lite-to-create-a-double-planet-system-with-a-shared-atmosphere Here’s the last in my solar system tutorial series. This video uses After Effects CC and Cinema4D Lite to create both Pluto and its moon Charon, then use a Loft object and circular splines to create a shared atmosphere linking the two bodies. Project file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lsr42pi0xhvnfmi Fri, 16 Aug 2019 19:31:19 GMT Blackmagic Design Announced WHAT? https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14941/blackmagic-design-announced-what https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14941/blackmagic-design-announced-what As if this wasn't already the hottest summer on record, Blackmagic Design's Grant Petty rolled out some blazing news across a wide range of the company's product lines. ​• Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K. New handheld digital film camera with a full Super 35 s Fri, 09 Aug 2019 08:59:13 GMT Makin' Neptune: Using Cinema4D Lite to create a gas giant https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14940/makin-neptune-using-cinema4d-lite-to-create-a-gas-giant https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14940/makin-neptune-using-cinema4d-lite-to-create-a-gas-giant In this tutorial, I'm tackling a different way to create a Gas Giant.  Instead of creating a texture map and applying it to sphere, I'm going to use Cinema4D Lite to create a visible light that looks almost solid. I will be using Video Copilot's free Orb plugin as well to create the edge atmosphere Thu, 08 Aug 2019 21:56:53 GMT Procedural Liquid Bubbles FX in After Effects | No Plugins https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14938/procedural-liquid-bubbles-fx-in-after-effects-no-plugins https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14938/procedural-liquid-bubbles-fx-in-after-effects-no-plugins Motion Graphics Tutorial Series | Learn how to Create Procedural Liquid Bubbles Effect in After Effects without any third party plugins i hope you will learn something new through this !!! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ⭐ Download Co Sat, 03 Aug 2019 03:45:04 GMT Procedural Animated Wave Background in After Effects https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14937/procedural-animated-wave-background-in-after-effects https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14937/procedural-animated-wave-background-in-after-effects Motion Graphics Tutorial Series | Learn how to Create Procedural Animated Wave Background in After Effects without any third party plugins ►►This Tutorial show you how to reference key frames in condition of expression ◄◄ i hope you will learn something new through this !!! ----------------- Sat, 03 Aug 2019 03:43:46 GMT Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Review & Commentary https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14936/once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood-review-commentary https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14936/once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood-review-commentary On Episode 356 of The Harold & Maudecast, co-hosts Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe review Quentin Tarantino's 9th film, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, starring Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. Set in 1969 Hollywood, Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) is an aged-out movie/TV start demoted to playing the Heal in popul Thu, 01 Aug 2019 19:33:07 GMT Comic-Con 2019 Diaries - 50th Anniversary https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14935/comiccon-2019-diaries-50th-anniversary https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14935/comiccon-2019-diaries-50th-anniversary It's the 50th anniversary of San Diego Comic-Con ! Sarah and Jake go through the biggest announcements from SDCC50 and their favorite moments on Episode 355 of The Harold & Maudecast. For more podcast episodes, articles and news visit www.thehmcnetwork.com Thu, 01 Aug 2019 19:31:54 GMT Stranger Things S3 - Review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14934/stranger-things-s3-review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14934/stranger-things-s3-review On Episode 354 of the Harold & Maudecast, Sarah and Jake dissect Stranger Things Season 3 (SPOILERS!). The Hawkins kids are growing up, much to the dismay of Chief Hopper ( David Harbour) who is struggling to keep Eleven "El" (Mille Bobbie Brown) and Mike (Finn Wolfhard) 3 inches apart. Meanwhile Jo Thu, 01 Aug 2019 19:30:36 GMT Makin' Uranus and using CC Particle World to add its rings https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14933/makin-uranus-and-using-cc-particle-world-to-add-its-rings https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14933/makin-uranus-and-using-cc-particle-world-to-add-its-rings Here's the next part of the Makin' Planets tutorial series, this video looks at how to use After Effects and Video Copilot's free Orb plugin to create the planet, then use CC Particle World to add a ring. There's a slight problem with CC Particle World though, it doesn't allow for things to sit insi Thu, 01 Aug 2019 16:00:11 GMT Makin' Saturn: Adding a 2.5D Ring https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14932/makin-saturn-adding-a-25d-ring https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14932/makin-saturn-adding-a-25d-ring Here's what I thought would be a challenge, but turned out to be quite straight-forward, (I won't say easy). In this video, I use Video Copilot's Orb plugin to create Saturn with a texture map from Solar System Scope, then I use After Effect's built-in effects to create a ring and have the planet ap Fri, 26 Jul 2019 16:18:21 GMT 3D Glitch Logo Revealer in After Effects | No Plugins https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14929/3d-glitch-logo-revealer-in-after-effects-no-plugins https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14929/3d-glitch-logo-revealer-in-after-effects-no-plugins Motion Graphics Tutorial | Learn how to Create a 3D Glitch Logo Revealer in After Effects without any third party plugins i hope you will learn something new through this !!! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ⭐ Download Complete Project Wed, 24 Jul 2019 18:22:51 GMT Floating Liquid Reflections Animation in After Effects | No Plugins https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14928/floating-liquid-reflections-animation-in-after-effects-no-plugins https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14928/floating-liquid-reflections-animation-in-after-effects-no-plugins Motion Graphics Tutorial Series | Learn how to Create Floating Liquid Reflections Animation in After Effects without any third party plugins i hope you will learn something new through this !!! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ⭐ Downlo Wed, 24 Jul 2019 18:21:31 GMT Makin’ Jupiter: Animated Textures vs Procedural Clouds https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14927/makin-jupiter-animated-textures-vs-procedural-clouds https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14927/makin-jupiter-animated-textures-vs-procedural-clouds Here’s a tutorial on how to create a texture for the largest planet in our solar system. I’ve actually take two approaches to creating The Gas Giant and in this video, I’ll show you how to both animate a static texture map and use Fractal Noise, Tint and Turbulent Displace effects to reproduce Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:23:45 GMT