animation

It’s a shibboleth for After Effects nerds!

It’s a shibboleth for After Effects nerds!

Ok After-Effects people, here’s a t-shirt that will be instantly recognisable to any animator / motionographer / compositor / editor / post-production colleagues, but completely meaningless to the muggles. Let your keyframe-tweaking flag fly! Comes in any colour, as long as it’s grey, because of course it’s grey, silk screened from a vector file, not Continue reading It’s a shibboleth for After Effects nerds!

Auto orienting the drop shadow on an auto-oriented layer

Auto orienting the drop shadow on an auto-oriented layer

I have some background elements that I want to wander around, and because I’m lazy I don’t want to hand animate them, so they just have a wiggle expression applied to their position channel and auto-orient switched on. Instant crowd scene! But I want them to have a drop shadow. Normally to keep the drop Continue reading Auto orienting the drop shadow on an auto-oriented layer

Save-n-Zip: automagic backups for Lightwave3D

Save-n-Zip: automagic backups for Lightwave3D

Because of Lightwave’s rather broken undo system you need to save lots of incremental backups when you’re working on a scene. Mike Green kindly provides a script that makes a numbered backup of your file, so that your current copy keeps the same name. Drawing on his open source (yay!) script I’ve changed it so Continue reading Save-n-Zip: automagic backups for Lightwave3D