I got lazy about exporting a title sequence, and put together a quick little After Effects script. It’s nothing fancy, but it works and might come in handy. It saves still frames from your active comp’s work area on an incremental basis (e.g. one frame every x seconds), with a filename based on the topmost active text layer at that time.
Download Incremental Screenshot v.0.0.3
Drop this script in the folder you want to save to, adjust the settings at the top to your preference, then run it from File > Scripts > Run Script File.
Works in Windows on CC2015, assume it works elsewhere but I haven’t tested it. It probably won’t make your computer catch fire, but run at your own risk.
Also, thanks to renderTom for pointing me toward saveFrameToPng!
I made these a while back as a quick joke, but never got around to posting them. So in honor of tonight’s service outage, I now present: PATH Disruption Bingo, The Game Where No One Wins.™
You can print them out or save them on your phone. There are 10 different cards. Compete against your friends!
There is another game we like to play on the train. It’s very simple: if you are not trying to go to Hoboken, but still end up in Hoboken, you lose.
John Dickinson of Motionworks posted a fun challenge: see how far you can get with just the effects from After Effects’ Stylize menu in half an hour. Thanks to CC Threshold RGB + CC Kaleida I ended up going a rainbow 8-bit look and made some cool Tron-ish background patterns. Enjoy!
This is by no means all the keyboard shortcuts in After Effects, but if you’re new to the application these are the most important ones to learn. Click on the image below to grab them as an easy-to-print PDF.
If you’re looking for the full list of keyboard shortcuts, click here.
I’ve been playing with Nab’s After Effects port of subBlue’s Guilloché pattern generator. Guilloché patterns are those swirly, Spirograph-ish designs that you see on money and other sorts of engraving, and Nab’s script lets you make AE masks out of them.
You can’t animate the masks directly inside the script palette itself (although you can generate them at multiple keyframes along a single mask path), but that isn’t really a problem — I managed a lot of neat effects using a single static shape. These patterns work especially well as inputs for the Radio Waves effect — add a generous amount of blur and glow, and boom, instant animated BGs.
Here are stills of a few things I came up with during testing. If your screen’s 1920×1080, they make decent wallpaper:
I still want to experiment a bit more, but once I have things worked out I’ll do some presets and tutorial stuff for your downloading enjoyment.
Finally, another big batch o’ wallpaper for your enjoyment!
They’re all 1920×1080.
I created these for a project that didn’t end up using them. Thought someone might want to use them as wallpaper. (1680×1050) Continue reading
Five more wallpaper images for your downloading pleasure, all 1680×1050 and created with AEFlame. Continue reading
Abstract fractal wallpaper created with AEFlame.
(All files are 1680×1050.) Continue reading