June 23, 2010

More free After Effects tutorials: rotoscoping, tracking, expressions

In addition to Video Copilot's free After Effects tutorials, here's a set of free AE tutorials from Mack Dadd Productions. Note that some of these are dated, but many of the techniques still apply; I would think the Video Copilot series is a good starting point, and these could fill in any gaps. A sampling:

  • Rotoscoping Tools in After Effects
  • Roto-tracking and screen replacement
  • Basic 2D tracking
  • Basic Expressions

These tutorials are close to an hour long and are available as sizable (and unfortunately slow, in my experience) Quicktime downloads. Note that CS5 ships with a new, very appealing tool for rotoscoping called Rotobrush:

Link: Mack Dadd Visual FX.

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every thing is fantastic

July 18, 2011 at 1:53AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

manish kumar

HI! great work. I´m doing it but it only makes 1 keframe at the beginning and then is like the tools resets and it selects all the frame. It´s making me nuts! haha. any help??

May 30, 2014 at 11:42AM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM