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Creating Animated Backgrounds

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Beginners and advanced After Effects users alike are quick to buy animated backgrounds to use in their compositions, because it is quick and easy to do.
After Effects 7
Backgrounds
Video-/Tutorials

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The big problem with it is that it costs money that alot of us don't have. I thought that for this article I would show you how to create a simple, effective background using a very popular plug-in which is Trapcode's Shine, that many of people already own. Shine, in a lot of cases, is used to create "God Rays" in a very bold manner. Let's see how we can use it subtly to create a nice looking background element...
By Kevin McAuliffe

Effects & Plugins

Trapcode Shine

(Min. Version: After Effects 7, Category: Backgrounds, Type: Video-/Tutorials)
posted by Indy on Feb 28, 2009

 

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Red Giant TV: Episode 02: Binary Transition Part 2

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In this Episode, Aharon shows you how to improve on and finish the binary transition project by working with Time Remapping and Camera animation. Plus, see how Magic Bullet Looks and Trapcode Shine help add the finishing touches.
By Aharon Rabinowitz
After Effects 7 Pro
Transitions
Video-/Tutorials

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posted by vfx007 on Dec 21, 2008

Creating False Volumetric Lights

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There are a lot of ways that you can create volumetric lights in an animation
After Effects CS3
Text-FX
Video-/Tutorials

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posted by jamie on Feb 27, 2009

Reviving AE Lens Flares with Trapcode Shine

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Motion designer Harry Frank shows how to breath new life or make a retro look with standard After Effects Lens Flare by using Shape Layers and Trapcode Shine.
After Effects CS3
Lights
Tips'n Tricks

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posted by vfx007 on Mar 04, 2009


 

 

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