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By Harry Frank

December 21st, 2011

In this Episode of Red Giant TV Live, Harry Frank shows you how to use Trapcode Echospace to create beautiful dynamic, cascading motion graphics. He'll draw from some inspirational work found on the web, to help get you started.

Get the project files for FREE at Red Giant People.


Some of the inspiration for this tutorial came from this awesome video found on Vimeo:




July 9th, 2013 at 8:36 amsajeel ghouri says:

gr8t tutorial! which given me many ideas.

April 23rd, 2013 at 8:21 pmHarry Frank says:

Jon, here is the expression:
thisComp.layer(index-1).effect("Color Balance (HLS)")("Hue") + thisComp.layer("Shape Layer").effect("Angle Control")("Angle")
Don't forget to add the Angle Control.

March 28th, 2013 at 6:56 amJon says:

Could you include the expression for the Hue please :)

January 27th, 2013 at 4:25 amRaymund says:

how did you make that triangle??? is there an easy way rather than layering shape polygonal layer, I find it kind of hard. Please and thank you!

June 7th, 2012 at 11:51 pmgio says:

can you post the script? please thank you for the tut!

May 7th, 2012 at 9:09 amAaron says:

Thanks for this live tutorial, Mr. Frank. Always appreciate you and the Red Giant team for the support you include with the products!

March 3rd, 2012 at 6:17 pmDavid says:

Harry, I would firstto say thank you so much for all your videos! I only have one request, although you have a beautiful face, when you are working and you have both the work screen and your face up it's hard to actually see what you are doing on the work screen. If while you were working you could make it just the work screen, and when you are just talking make it your video screen, that would be much appreciated. You are the MAN!!!! and i have learned so muchyou. Thanks again

February 8th, 2012 at 2:45 pmStephane randunu says:

Thanks a lot for the tutorial, helped a lot! ]

January 10th, 2012 at 7:23 pmkrimi says:

que buen tutorila gracias!!

January 2nd, 2012 at 1:26 pmHarry Frank says:

JimmyC, as Aharon said.. live shows are live... subject to discussion tangents, questions, connection problems, etc. I'm glad youthe expressions series. That took months to produce. Unfortunately, it's simply not possible to produce content on every topic that is that polished. This live series is a run-and-gun series that is intentionally rough around the edges. The reason we do it that way so we can output more content on additional topics while allowing a two way discussion with the community. Although there were a couple side discussions, assessing it as "10 minutes" of content isn't quite fair. It simply wouldn't be possible to cover Echospace in a cohesive manner within that timeframe.
The feedback has primarily been positive so far on this. I am sorry you found it lackluster. You are always welcome to attend the live broadcast and steer the lesson as it happens!

January 2nd, 2012 at 6:48 amAharon Rabinowitz says:

Thanks for your thoughts, Jimmy. Respectfully, we're going to disagree with a lot of what you said there. Technical broadcasting issues aside, there's a lot of benefit to sitting through the process of creation, wrong turns, corrections, and being able to ask questions in the process. Personally, I learned a ton watching Harry, and though your expertise may exceed mine, based on the other comments here and during the live event, people seemed to really enjoy it.
But if this kind of thing doesn't float your boat, feel free to avoid any episode of Red Giant TV Live, and just watch any of the other 200 edited episodes, QuickTips, and getting started videos.

January 2nd, 2012 at 6:33 amAharon Rabinowitz says:

LG - Try watching the HD version and going full screen. That should make it much easier to watch.

December 30th, 2011 at 1:33 pmjason says:

is that a digital mouse pen. is it a tablet pen?

December 28th, 2011 at 8:20 amlg says:

tutorial shows a large talking head, but very small text with lo res on the actual tutorial screen, thus dificult to follow.

December 27th, 2011 at 11:30 amxandercorp says:

Great tutorial, very interesting stuff. I'll definitely try the demo, my one question would be how to make sure youthings up perfectly, you say you moved the anchor point at some point at the end but I don't know how you did that. So how to you get the anchor point perfectly lined up to... say the bottom of the pre-comp you're echoing?
It may be n00bish of me but just as well, I wouldto make sure I get it because if this works great and saves buckets of time, I'm definitely using it!

December 25th, 2011 at 4:43 pmSTIX says:

I too are a very frequent visitor and love everything on this website except the video player, when i press HD so i can see it full screen it takes a long time to respond and sometimes bugs out. I too wouldto see an alternate source of player as the guys at aetuts had this same problem and after enough people complaining they finally changed it and now its perfect.
I hope you guys do the same very soon :-)
Happy Holidays

December 24th, 2011 at 3:35 pmJimmyC says:

That's about 10 minutes of good info in 1 hour of video! - in other words... PAINFUL! i appreciate the work that goes into teaching but please... you have to keep them informative and entertaining, not drawn out boring. i don't want to hear about your problems with your screed recording, your desktop size or your audio... these should have been edited outthe live screen record before posting, or it would have been better as your normal tutes. Your Expression training series is one of the best AE tute series in the world, and you're normally more organised and concise. But this was awful! Sorry for the harsh review but I am sick of seeing unprepared, overly long tutes on the web. Don't waste people's precious time as I can't scrub through an hour video to find 10 minutes of good info!

December 24th, 2011 at 3:06 pmMark says:

@DK - I too am experiencing a lot of problems with this player. It doesn't buffer well. If the player size changes the entire clip starts streaming again, it often wont resumea pause.
PLEASE PLEASE put your content onto Vimeo - it is soooo much better.

December 24th, 2011 at 10:17 amMark Wesley says:

Hi Harry. Great Tutorial. Very useful. I've avoided Echospace...until now. However, you teased me with the cascading colour expressions. I can almost make it work but the on-screen resolution is so poor I cant see what your copying andit goes. I simply can't read the expression. Taking a guess at what you're doing is getting me into more trouble.
I don't think you're copying the Angle expression into all the other layers, but I think you're copying the HSL into the other layers. However, when I do that I get all kinds of warnings about Bad Argument etc. Obviously I'm doing something wrong.
While the rest of the Tut is very straightforward, some clarity on that bit would be great.
Merry Christmas by the way!

December 22nd, 2011 at 10:06 pmluantran says:

Thanks tuts, merry christmas all pepople in redgiantsoftware and HAPPY NEW YAER 2012

December 22nd, 2011 at 4:02 pmilld says:

Great piece you choose and the plugin was well explained. Thanks Harry! The audio breaksa little bit annoying - I hope we have better luck next time )

December 21st, 2011 at 3:49 pmLuis says:

Great Motion Graphics,i didnt notice that you can do this amazing kind of Graphics with this product.GreetingsMexico

December 21st, 2011 at 2:15 pmDK says:

Having a lot of problems with your video player recently :-(

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