Tag Archives: pixel bender

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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After Effects CS5 Studio Techniques mention “ft-Cubic Lens Distortion”

Mark Christiansen’s new After Effects CS5 Studio Techniques is out. Without doubt one of the best book for vfx with AE.
I’m very proud since some of the scripts and authors from AEScripts.com are mentioned including my “ft-Cubic Lens Distortion” plugin !

You can get this book on Amazon right now !

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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How to convert a Lightprobe into the 9 spherical harmonics coefficients

Here is a tutorial on how to convert your own Light Probe into the 9 coefficients needed into my ft-SSIBL plug-in (Screen Space Image Base Lighting).





Links :




I’m sorry for the poor sound, I hope you will still be able to understand !

Pixel Bender : ft-ColorGray shader for After Effects



Introduction

This shader will color an image based on a second input. I did it because I wanted to change grayscale into a variety of colors with a gradiant.



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-CombineRGBA for After Effects


Introduction

This really simple shader let you combine 2 inputs channel into a new one. There is already something like that in AE, but I believe it is only working in 8 or 16 bits. This one is working in 32 bits (thx pixel bender). I just did it because sometimes I do need to combine map datas (as normal map & height map) for my shaders, since Pixel Bender is limited to 2 inputs.



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-UVPass shader for After Effects


Introduction

This shader let you re-texture your rendering directly in After Effects. It use a UV pass as default input and a texture as second input. UV pass could be render from pretty much any 3d package.


Download & Sources



How to install it ?


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


How to use it ?




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