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What Are Animatics, and Why Are They Important?

It's fun to just jump into a project, but using animatics will save you time and frustration, and set you up for a better finished product!

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Quadruped Anatomy for Animators

Learn the ins and outs of rigging a variety of quadrupeds in After Effects and Cinema 4D!

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How to Stretch and Smear Text

Get ready to learn one of the industry's hottest new trends: Stretching and Smearing text!

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What Are Animatics, and Why Are They Important?

It's fun to just jump into a project, but using animatics will save you time and frustration, and set you up for a better finished product!

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Motion Design in Unreal Engine

Unreal Engine cannot be ignored, and we're pumped to show you just what it can bring to the world of motion design.

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VFX for Motion Breakdowns with alumni Nic Dean

We sat down with VFX for Motion alumni Nic Dean to talk about his breakdown reel, favorite compositing tips, and lessons learned from the co

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What Makes a Cinematic Shot: A Lesson for Motion Designers

What makes a shot "cinematic," and how can you use those lessons to improve your animations?

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UFO Invasion in After Effects
  • Tutorial: Compositing 3D In After Effects | Alien Invasion Part 1Tutorial: Compositing 3D In After Effects | Alien Invasion Part 1
  • Tutorial: Compositing 3D In After Effects | Alien Invasion Part 2Tutorial: Compositing 3D In After Effects | Alien Invasion Part 2
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Motion Graphic Tips and Tricks
  • Amazing Expressions in After EffectsAmazing Expressions in After Effects
  • Tutorial: Make a Better Glow in After EffectsTutorial: Make a Better Glow in After Effects
  • Tutorial: Tapering A Stroke with Expressions in After Effects Part 1Tutorial: Tapering A Stroke with Expressions in After Effects Part 1
  • Tutorial: Tapering A Stroke with Expressions in After Effects Part 2Tutorial: Tapering A Stroke with Expressions in After Effects Part 2
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30 Days of After Effects
  • Tutorial: Create a Write-On Effect in After EffectsTutorial: Create a Write-On Effect in After Effects
  • Tutorial: Using Polar Coordinates in After EffectsTutorial: Using Polar Coordinates in After Effects
  • Tutorial: Create a Gear Rig Using Expressions After EffectsTutorial: Create a Gear Rig Using Expressions After Effects
  • Tutorial: Create a 3D Scene from a Photo in After EffectsTutorial: Create a 3D Scene from a Photo in After Effects
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Workflow Show: Motion Graphic Tool Reviews
  • Tutorial: RubberHose 2 ReviewTutorial: RubberHose 2 Review
  • Tutorial: Flow for After Effects ReviewTutorial: Flow for After Effects Review
  • Tutorial: Ray Dynamic Texture ReviewTutorial: Ray Dynamic Texture Review
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Making Giants: How to Create a Motion Graphic Short Film
  • Tutorial: Making Giants Part 1 | The IdeaTutorial: Making Giants Part 1 | The Idea
  • Tutorial: Making Giants Part 2 | The EditTutorial: Making Giants Part 2 | The Edit
  • Tutorial: Making Giants Part 3 | The SceneTutorial: Making Giants Part 3 | The Scene
  • Tutorial: Making Giants Part 4 | The BuildingTutorial: Making Giants Part 4 | The Building
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Photoshop Animation Series
  • Tutorial: Photoshop Animation Series Part 1 | BasicsTutorial: Photoshop Animation Series Part 1 | Basics
  • Tutorial: Photoshop Animation Series Part 2 | TimingTutorial: Photoshop Animation Series Part 2 | Timing
  • Tutorial: Photoshop Animation Series Part 3 | EasesTutorial: Photoshop Animation Series Part 3 | Eases
  • Tutorial: Photoshop Animation Series Part 4 | Splash AnimationTutorial: Photoshop Animation Series Part 4 | Splash Animation
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