Looking to give your video project a custom graphics look but short on time? These FREE After Effects templates will improve your video project, while saving you time and money.We’ve rounded up 10 high quality After Effects templates that you can use for FREE! Break them apart and tweak to create your own custom motion graphics look. From dynamic title designs to film opens, these free AE templates are great for adding a punch to any project.Download impressisve After Effects templates and AE freebies at RocketStock.com!BlueFX.netBlue FX has a range of quality premium projects, with several FREE AE templates as well. These first two projects below are great title designs, while the slide template is an interesting alternative to a video slideshow. To download these After Effects templates you’ll have to “like” their page on Facebook.Light Show Free After Effects Template: DownloadThe Peoples Temple Free After Effects Template: DownloadSlide Free After Effects Template: DownloadMotionArray.comMotion Array is a subscription based After Effects template and stock video site that has a variety of high quality project files for download. Among their free After Effects templates are 2 unique title designs. Best of all these project files do not require any third party plugins or filters.Fiery Logo AE Template: DownloadText Title AE Template: DownloadFreeAETemplates.netOnce a month the folks at FreeAETemplates.net giveaway a quality AE project file for free. Here are two of their best free After Effects Templates.Grunge Frames After Effects Template: DownloadSimple Rings Free AE Template: DownloadFantazo.comCheck out this dramatic title sequence for a movie trailer or film opening. The AE template is in 1080 HD and comes with a tutorial that explains how to modify the project file for your needs.Title Trailer Free After Effects Template: DownloadHave other FREE After Effects templates to share?Post links in the comments below!
Discover how to create 3D in Smoke from a 2D video image – a very cool effect!Autodesk Smoke and Flame pro Joel Osis is a compositing, video editing and motion design pro. This talented creative pro currently works full time as a lead compositor, and previously was a senior Flame artist.We’re lucky then, that Joel shares his Smoke and Flame knowledge in regular Vimeo posts that demonstrate advanced post production techniques. In the following Smoke video tip he demonstrates a fairly quick way to achieve a 2D to 3D parallax based conversion using Smoke’s built-in toolset.3D (or stereo or stereoscopic) video is usually created by shooting two cameras next to each other simultaneously. The simulated Smoke 3D effect that Joel demonstrates is unique in that the effect can be created with a single 2 dimensional video image (in this case, footage shot on a RED camera).Word of warning for Smoke newbies, this tutorial isn’t “intro to Smoke” level stuff…rather it’s more advanced and probably more suited for seasoned Smoke compositors/editors.See how to pull off a 3D effect in Smoke below. Thanks for sharing Joel!
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