After Effects CS4 (and CS3) animation preset list
Recently, someone asked on the After Effects user-to-user forum how they could create the appearance of night vision goggles in After Effects. My response was that they should use the Night Vision animation preset. At first, I thought “Gee, why didn’t this person know to do that? The name is pretty obvious.” Then it hit me: How would anyone even know that such an animation preset existed without trying to search for it in the Effects & Presets panel? More likely, this person tried a search using the After Effects Community Help search or another search engine, and there was no web page that mentioned the existence of this animation preset.
Well, I hope to have fixed this by providing a list of all of the animation presets that are included with After Effects CS4, plus the huge pack of animation presets that Adobe provides for free on the After Effects Exchange.
So now, when someone searches for ‘magma’, ‘light leaks’, ‘bad tv’, ‘night vision’, et cetera, they’ll find that After Effects provides easy-to-apply animation presets to fit their needs.