Archive for August 2009

Episode 28: Building an Airport Scene – Part 2: Compositing
By Aharon Rabinowitz
Published on Monday, August 24th, 2009

New Episode Folks!

Episode 28: Building an Airport Scene – Part 2: Compositing
By: Mathias Möhl

In this episode of Red Giant TV, Mathias Möhl continues his airport project, and shows you how to motion track with Mocha For After Effects, and then to use that data along with MochaImport (His own Script) to easily create a solid composite.

Watch the episode here.

And get a discount on Magic Bullet Looks and Red Giant Warp here.

New Episode of Red Giant TV – Creating an Airport Scene – Pt. 1
By Aharon Rabinowitz
Published on Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Well… I’m on the sandy beaches of Florida… so this week we got some help for RGTV…

Click on image to see example video.

Episode 27: Building an Airport Scene – Part 1: Backplate
By Mathias Möhl

In this episode of Red Giant TV, Mathias Möhl shows you how to take footage of a parking lot, and turn it into the backplate for an Airport Scene.

Watch the episode here.

And get a discount on Magic Bullet Colorista here.

New Episode – Look Ma! No 3rd-party plug-ins!
By Aharon Rabinowitz
Published on Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Something different folks – this week’s tutorial uses no 3rd party plug-ins. It’s just a straight After Effects tutorial with some good expressions information.

I know what you’re thinking… No plug-ins? why is it on RGTV? Well, why not? Our goal has always been to help you learn cool stuff. And sometimes cool stuff, doesn’t need a plug-in. That doesn’t mean we can’t share the info. So…

In this episode of Red Giant TV, I’ll give you some cool tips for working with numeric text, for things like video game scores and other digital readouts.  No 3rd Party Plug-ins are used in this tutorial – Just straight After Effects.

You can watch it here.

Courtesy of Dan Ebberts, This tutorial uses 2 powerful expressions. Here they are:

1. Round to the nearest whole number:

s = thisComp.layer(”Null 1″).effect(”Slider Control”)(”Slider”);
Math.round(s)

2. Layer marker triggers addition to current value:

s = effect(”Slider Control”)(”Slider”);
n = 0;
if (marker.numKeys > 0){
n = marker.nearestKey(time).index;
if (marker.key(n).time > time){
n–;
}
}
s + n