Category Archives: Videos/Films

Script : ft-Toolbar for After Effects CS3 CS4 & CS5

Introduction

This script gives the ability to make your own custom toolbar with Effects, presets or any commands you use the most often.This script gives the ability to make your own custom toolbar with Effects, presets or any commands you use the most often.

Toolbar’s features :

* Edit UI : add, delete, order, config buttons of your toolbar.

* 5 kind of buttons:

  • EFFECT : set the name of the effect you want to use (See usage details below).
  • ANIMATION PRESET : select an animation preset file (ffx) to apply.
  • SCRIPT LAUNCHER : select an script file (.jsx or .jsxbin) to launch.
  • MENU : set the exact name of any menu item you want to call. For example : Time-Reverse Keyframes.
  • JAVASCRIPT : type any javascript that AE understands. More advanced, but you can do some crazy macro command with it.
  • OS : Any Operating System command you can run into your terminal can be set here. For example calc (on Windows) or open -a Calculator (on Mac) would start the calculator.

* Buttons Icon : You can assign a custom image icon to each button. You can create your own icons or download a free icon pack below. All icons will be downloaded and saved into the config file. When you export the config file (xml) for use on another machine all the icons will be included so no need to keep the .png files.  The buttons size can be set to any size you like, but it is a good idea for it to match the size of your icons.

Import/Export : you can import and export the config file to set the same configuration on several computer or for making backups

* Configuration file path (xml) : you can set the path of the saved config file (xml) anywhere you want. (ie. to a dropbox folder to keep all your computer sync with the same config). The config file will include encoded versions of any custom icons.




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Script : ft-Toolbar for CS3, CS4 & CS5

Pixel Bender : ft-Auto White Balance for After Effects & Photoshop

Introduction

This filter which works for After Effects & Photoshop, will color balance your footage based in case the white balance wasn’t set properly at the time you were shooting it.

All you have to do is select a mid-tone color in your footage and the filter will do the rest.

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Pixel Bender shader : ft-Auto White Balance

How to install it ?

Just copy the .pbk file into your “Support Files” folder in your AE install directory

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Pixel Bender : ft-Ppass2Matte for After Effects

Introduction

I believe this filter is the only one handling Position pass in After Effect. By rendering an Object P Pass, you will be able to create 3D mask which stick on your objects.

This techniques comes from several Nuke scripts. Look at the following videos :



Download & Sources

How to install it ?

Just copy the .pbk file into your “Support Files” folder in your AE install directory


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Pixel Bender : “ft-Brightness Check” for After Effects


Introduction

A tool that lets you know which part of your picture is too bright or too dark by pointing the bad pixels directly on your footage. Similar to the way zebra-stripping works on digital cameras.




Download & Sources

How to install it ?

Just copy the .pbk file into your “Support Files” folder in your AE install directory


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Pixel Bender : “ft-Filmic Contrast” for After Effects

Introduction

A one slider plugin that gives a very compelling filmic contrast “look” to your footage.  Partially based on Ken’s Perlin Gain function & Roy Stelzer’s presentation



Download & Sources


How to install it ?


Just copy the .pbk file into your “Support Files” folder in your AE install directory

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Matchmove: Calibre de Cartier by Rob Chiu

Calibre de Cartier is the last commercial I worked on as a Matchmover. it was directed by Rob Chiu. Unfortunately I’m not allow to show the breakdown tracking shot. But at least I can share the final video 🙂








Experimental Animation based on sound with After Effects via AETuts+ (Audio Reactant Time Remapping)

My tutorial for AETuts+ is finally out !!
It covers Time Remapping, Waveform to keyframe conversion, expression, … I got really inspired by watching all those reels from motion designer or filmmaker with music most of the time from Hecq. I was wondering how they did their editing and cuts, so I came up with this idea. I don’t know if it’s the way they did it, but this is my approach.

Hope you like it !!!

Link : Audio Reactant Time Remapping Tutorial at AETuts+