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  • Tuesday Tool Tips – Illustrator and After Effects Workflow

    Tuesday Tool Tips – Illustrator and After Effects Workflow

    Welcome to the first Tuesday Tool Tip.  Today we will be taking a brief look on how to use an Illustrator to After Effects workflow, and why this process can help make life a lot easier. I’ll be setting up a vector-based rig made in Illustrator to be made ready to animate in After Effects, however this can be used for any vector elements in your comp such as scenery, characters, logos etc. First, lets talk about why one would […]

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  • Monday Stock Footage

    Monday Stock Footage

    Hi everyone!  Every Every Monday I will bring you stock footage clips from the internet or shot by myself for you to build your collection! Today’s Monday Stock Footage features a backplate of a freeway overpass and a train passing by.  It is in .mov format for high quality, and it is 1280×720 pixels. Download here (right click > save link as…)

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  • Texture Thursday

    Texture Thursday

    Hey folks, it’s Thursday so that means I have a few textures from around the web you can add to your collection!  Every cg artist should have a strong library of textures for reference and use when working on projects. Click on the images to view the original source.                  

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  • Monday Stock Footage

    Monday Stock Footage

    Welcome to the first stock footage Monday!  Every Monday I will bring you stock footage clips from the internet or shot by myself for you to build your collection! This week’s clip comes from Phil Fried’s Vimeo Page, which has a ton of other footage for you to grab as well.  He has a bunch of nature shots in particular, as well as some really cool footage of Austria. Click Here to Download the Video (.mp4, h264, HD720)  

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  • Free Plugins & Scripts

    Free Plugins & Scripts

    Hi guys! I thought today it would be nice to compile a list of free plugins available on the internet.   1: Guruware Ivy (3DS Max) http://www.guruware.at/main/ivy/index.html This plugin is really cool for generating natural looking ivy and branches.  The plants are generated from a seed and you simulate the growth within the plugin.  People have achieved great results with this plugin (like this) and it is really easy to use.  I did some experiments where I turned off the leaves […]

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  • 10 Texture Pack – Blueprints

    10 Texture Pack – Blueprints

    Hey everybody! Thanks for the great support I’ve been getting from the site.  Here is just a small free pack of 10 textures I made from some old blueprints I picked up at a garage sale.  Might be cool to incorporate into a project or even something with After Effects. The images come in both color and monochrome in .bmp format and the resolution is 2048×1325. Download here: DOWNLOAD LINK (64mb)

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