Steve Kilisky's Dynamic Media Blog

December 3, 2006

Aharon's Tuts

I continue to be in awe not only of how passionate AE users are of an ostensibly mature product, but also the vibrancy of the community and how many AE users take the time from their busy work lives to share their experiences and knowledge with others. It is hard to keep up. It's been a while since I've personally had a chance to watch Aharon Rabinowitz's CreativeCOW podcast tutorials, but it looks like he's been busy over the last few months sharing, and based on my previous experience and the feedback he's received on the AE COW Podcast forum, I'll go out on a safe limb and recommend them. If you don't agree that  they are valuable let me (and Aharon know). In particular, I'm curious to watch his Force Motion Blur tutorial, as I'm curious why he chose to use the CC Force MotionBlur effects instead of the Force Motion blur feature in the native Timewarp effect.

Anyway, a public thanks to Aharon for his continued contributions to the AE community.

Posted by Steve Kilisky at 5:16 PM on December 3, 2006


Aharon Rabinowitz — 6:14 AM on December 5, 2006

Thanks Steve! Somehow, over the last year, I've managed to create over 6 hours of AE video tutorials at Creative Cow. I was pretty surprised myself when I did the math. I hope its helping people get into AE.

In answer to your question about why I used CC FMB - and please correct me if I'm wrong - Force Motion Blur can add a motion blur to effects that don't have a native blur, with no changes to the speed of the footage needed. On the other hand, the Time warp effect can only do that if you adjust the effect's speed property to something less than 100 (speeding up the footage). Again, I might be wrong about this, but I couldn't get the same effect with Time Warp. Plus, as you'll see in the tutorial, using CC FMB is a 1-2-3 kind of thing. Very little adjustment needed for the result I was aiming for. The interface for FMB is so minimal it makes the process a no-brainer once you know what to do.

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