Here’s some resources to help you learn After Effects!
Our most popular After Effects tutorials.
After Effects Forum
Your AE questions answered.
CG Shortcuts Facebook Group
Ask questions, get feedback and chat with thousands of other artists – why not, it’s free to join!
MDC Facebook Group
Lively Facebook group by the Motion Designers Community.
Great resources for learning After Effects.
Video Copilot is definitely the most popular tutorial AE tutorial website.
School of Motion
School of Motion offers paid classes but also has a ton of free training on their website.
Ben Marriot’s YouTube channel contains tons of amazing motion graphics tutorials.
Like Ben also ECAbrahams has a YouTube channel that is focused on motion graphics in After Effects.
AE with Mikey
Mikey Borup is the third YouTubeer you have to mention when it comes to After Effects.
Some great courses on skillshare if you’re looking for a very affordable way to learn.
CG Studio Listing
We’ve compiled a huge sortable list of the worlds best studios and CG employers, check it out here.
Probably the biggest job listing board for creatives online.
After Effects plugin & tool recommendations.
Reelsmart motion blur
Applies motion blur based on automatic tracking of every pixel.
Stunning organic looks unmatched by any host native effect tools.
Element 3D allows users to import OBJ file or 3D objects created in Cinema 4D into Adobe After Effects.
Optical Flares has an intuitive, elegant interface that makes designing a beautiful, realistic, and complex lens flares a joy.
Lenscare’s physically-based algorithms blur pixels based on their depth value, so you can add high-quality camera blurs to your 3D footage in 2D post processing without the extensive render times you’d experience in your 3D app.
Plexus is a next-gen particle engine for After Effects that lets you create, manipulate, and visualize data in a procedural manner.
Superluminal Stardust is a Modular 3D particle system for After Effects.
True Comp Duplicator
True Comp Duplicator creates a complete duplicate of a comp hierarchy including sub-comp.
Lockdown is a revolutionary new plug-in that allows you to track warping surfaces inside After Effects.
RE:Vision Effects Twixtor takes advantage of proprietary tracking technology to accurately accelerate, decelerate or alter the frame rate of your video or image sequence.
Easily find some of the most inspirational AE art every day.
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