Synopses & Reviews
Take your After Effects projects to the next level by mastering its 3rd
party plug-ins. Whether it’s wire removal, adding swirling smoke to a composition, or importing AAF and OMF comps from Avid or XML files from Final Cut Pro, 3rd
party plug-ins can greatly enhance your After Effects capabilities. From sexy effects and graphics enhancements to workflow automation and file conversion, it’s all covered in this lavishly illustrated, 4-color book. Coverage of hundreds of essential 3rd
party plug-ins is provided, showing you when, why, and how to use each. 3rd
party plug-ins for lens flare, distortion effects, texturing, format conversion, 3D effects, color correction, compositing and more are all covered in-depth. The DVD features project files and bonus tutorials. The companion website, www.PlugInz.com has evolving plug-in updates, links to sample movies on Vimeo and more.
* A must-have for all AE users, showing you which plug-in is best for your job, tips and tutorials for using them, interviews with plug-in developers and more
* 4-color presentation and how certain plug-ins have been used in popular TV shows and movies provides inspiration as to what YOU can do with them
* Companion DVD includes video tutorials, plug-in demos and video samples, video interviews with developers and users, and a companion website will feature updates for the plug-ins featured in the book
Take your After Effects projects to the next level by mastering its third-party plug-ins. Whether it’s keying and compositing, adding particles of swirling smoke to a composition, or importing XML files from Final Cut Pro, third-party plug-ins can greatly enhance your After Effects capabilities. From sexy effects and graphics enhancements to workflow automation and file conversion, it’s all covered in this lavishly illustrated, full-color book. Coverage of hundreds of essential third-party plug-ins is provided, showing you when, why, and how to use each plug-in. Plug-ins for color, style, effects, distortions, warps, transitions, lens flares, text and graphical elements, and more are all covered in depth.
* Examples of how certain plug-ins have been used in popular TV shows and movies, giving you inspiration for using plug-ins in your own work * DVD features project files and bonus tutorials. The companion website, PlugInz.com, has updates plug-in updates, links to sample movies on Vimeo, and more * Overviews of different plug-in packages, interviews with plug-in developers, examples of user experiences, and plug-in FAQs
About the Author
Michele Yamazaki is the VP of Marketing & Web Development Czarina for Toolfarm.com, the video plug-ins people. At Toolfarm, she juggles many roles, including developing content and training and answering support questions. She has demoed plug-ins for Adobe, Apple, Boris FX, Red Giant, Digieffects, etc. at multiple trade shows, conferences and user groups. She co-authored the book Greenscreen Made Easy with Jeremy Hanke and is currently working on a book about After Effects for Focal Press/Elsevier. She previously worked at Postworks and taught After Effects at Kendall College of Art and Design for 4 years. She is president of MCA-I Mid Michigan, a WMFVA board member and formerly co-chaired the West Michigan Animation & Effects User Group.
VP Marketing and Web Development Czarina, Toolfarm.com
Table of Contents
What is a Plug-in?; Big Bundles; Blur and Sharpen; Color Corrections; Distortions; Effects; Generators; Keying and Matte; Noise and Grain; Simulation; Templates; Time; Tracking; Transitions; Utilities; Workflow