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In this tutorial I’ll show you how to add a random set of colors to your clones by using the mograph color shader. It’s a bit trickier than it sounds, so make sure to check this one out.

 

In this tutorial I’ll give a brief overview of dynamics, including a couple useful tips about it, and show you how to slow down time, ala the Matrix effect.

 

Ever had problems getting a texture to stick in Cinema 4D when using a random effector? This quick and effective workaround will keep you from losing your mind.

 

Learn how to easily add a layer of grunge on text or any other object. A really sweet technique to add another dimension to your 3D elements.

 

I’ve been thinking a lot about mediocrity lately. I read Seth Godin’s Purple Cow, where he says that having a remarkable product is a shortcut to success.

Well, I think that’s understating it. I think the ONLY way to success is to have a remarkable product.

Especially these days, and in our industry, where there is so much competition. A time where computers and software are accessible to anybody, whether a 14 year old playing with special effects or a motion graphics legend. The amount of technology at our fingertips for such a low price means that all of a sudden just knowing the trade is not good enough.

What matters is that you say NO to mediocrity and NO to doing the same thing you did on the last video, regardless of when the deadline is. What matters is that you keep learning, trying new things, and keep pushing yourself to the bleeding edge.

Seriously, guys, I’ve seen a lot of people in a lot of jobs, and you can always tell who will succeed. There is one type of person who looks at a job in front of them and immediately says, “I cannot make this remarkable because…” Fill in the blank. Because the client is boring, because the client wants the same old thing, because the content of the video sucks, because the quality of the footage given to us is SD. You name it, I’ve heard it.

The point is this, you HAVE to look at every project you take on, and decide not to make ANY excuses. Not a single one. Period. Every video should be a chance to try something new, to make an amazing product, to step out on a limb and WOW the client. You can do it, you just have to suck it up, stop making excuses, and GET IT DONE.

I hope you guys know that this is the only way you will succeed. Light that fire under you and get to work! Be remarkable.

‎”Beware the lollipop of mediocrity. Lick it once and you suck
forever.” –Peter Skillman

In this tutorial I show you how I organize all of my motion graphics projects. This way is a good alternative to pulling out your hair looking for old files. I have to give a shout out to Stephen Konsor over at thediorama.com for this organization tool. I worked with him awhile ago and he introduced me to the way he had his folders laid out and I instantly changed over to doing thing the same way, and have never looked back.

 

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to replicate the wiggle expression in Cinema 4D using the Vibrate Tag.

 

Learn how to use the wiggle expression in After Effects to make the camera shake or to replicate a handheld camera feel.

 

Displacing a Sphere: A cautionary tale

 

Please make sure to keep checking back to this site. I have big plans for the future, including giving away freebies, free training, tutorials, showing how I deal with clients and projects, talking about current industry trends, and giving advice for your motion graphics career. I want this to become a community where we can all learn from each other and enjoy hanging out. Looking forward to it!

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