Category: After Effects


Techsnoop is always looking to expand her skills. If you are interested in making your own multimedia for your website or for customers, take a look at Adobe After Effects. There are many simple animations and transitions that can be accomplished with minimal skill. In addition, if you have a Creative Cloud membership, After Effects plays well with Photoshop and Illustrator. So you can create assets in your favorite program and pull them into After Effects to animate. Take a look at this video from Terry White, our favorite Adobe Guru and jump into something new this summer.

 

Send us a link to your masterpiece in the comments.

Techsnoop loves to share free stuff and this week we found a great new font for headlines and other bold use.  But best of all, it comes in both a static .tff file and an animated AE file for motion and video work!

franchise font

Franchise is a collaboration of one type designer and 110 animators who each animated one element.  Every letter, punctuation and numerical character has a unique animation.  The color palette is limited to 4 colors and the animations are 25 frames each.  If you want to get started animating fonts in AE, this is a great download.

All for the low, low cost of a Tweet or FB post!

typogami

While you’re on the site, pick up Typogami, another great font with both animated and static versions for free.  Typogami’s static font is an .otf file.

Free fonts means you have plenty of moolah left over for coffee or Coca-Cola!  So pick up your free fonts, caffeine rush and get to designing.

If you use these in a project, let us know in the comments so we can see!

The_Avengers_Movie_by_Alex4everdnThere have been many tries to recapture the magic of the original Hulk TV series in movies.  But, until The Avengers, no one had gotten it “just right”.

If you are into design or animation you may wonder just what creative mix made this version of the Hulk work when others fell short.

Well, first there was the casting of Mark Ruffalo as Dr. Bruce Banner.  A wonderfully understated presentation of the genius is absolutely necessary for this character.  At the same time, he needed to be humble enough to be believed as a genius.  Mark pulls this off effortlessly.  He plays a man who just wants to be left in peace, but with enough I.Q. that this will never be possible.

Second, ILM took the approach of not just creating a monster and throwing it at the screen.  They used facial molds and motion capture to create a Hulk that looks and acts as if it is Mark Ruffalo morphed into the monster.  Check out the video for inspiration with your design and animation.

FREEBIES!

Fear not, faithful fans, here is today’s freebie;

A set of grunge brushes and the beautiful and useful Rothenburg font.  Happy designing!