After Effects Template: Anatomically Correct Eye Looking Around!

After Effects Template: Anatomically Correct Eye Looking Around!

YES! In case you didn’t hear enough bad puns in the last After Effects template post, here’s another one! AWWW YISSS!!! And I know what you’re saying, “this one is ALREADY contained in Mystery Files, why the heck did you bother with another post!?” Well, let me tell you, dear reader! The amount of work that went into this AE template is just too much to go unnoticed, so I thought it deserves its own post, ’cause reasons!
And for starters, this After Effects template is fully rendered within After Effects. No. I am not kidding. This is 100% rendered inside AE. No plugins needed, no fancy schwancy programs, just good ‘ol After Effects native plugins and expressions.

And it was no easy endeavor either. A whole lot more than you think went into making this thing. In fact, I had to undergo days of carefully studying eye anatomy to make this After Effects template work. Simple things that we take for granted had to be engineered from scratch inside After Effects to be procedural, for example: Have you noticed how the eye is not perfectly spherical and the cornea is actually bumpy? Well, when you move your eyeball to look around, that bumpy thing displaces your eyelids. And… that red thing where your tears come out of? It’s called a “Lacrimal Caruncle” , I didn’t even know that before I started working on this After Effects template! And have you noticed that your eyeball pulls and stretches the membrana conjuntiva around your lacrimal caruncle when you look to the side!? If you’re wondering, yeah, that has also been procedurally animated in this template, so all you have to do is move around a null and your eye will realistically (or as realistically as possible in After Effects) look around!

Now with all the boasting out of the way, allow me to tell you all you can do with this After Effects template: For starters you can control the eye; Where it looks, what it looks at, how fast it moves, etc Not to mention the creepy factor! But say it looks too irritated or not enough, no problem! You can control the amount of veins and irritation. Not your eye color? NO PROBLEM! You can give it ANY eye color you want, it’s all procedural! Not enough neurosis? Pfffftttt! Make that eye twitch like it’s sending Morse code messages! And that’s not even half of it. This template has enough options to turn this eye into a character of its own!

Hit the break to watch the eye in action!

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New After Effects Templates and Motion Graphics Portfolio!

After Effects Templates and Motion Graphics

A quick update for those of you following my After Effects Templates and Motion Graphics work and my micro-stock work, I just recently created a brand new micro-stock portfolio at the site MotionElements.com. For those of you who don’t use Pond5 nor VideoBlocks to aquire stock footage/sound, Motion Graphics and After Effects templates, there is now a brand new option; MotionElements.com, this site is slightly different from Pond5 and VideoBlocks, but ultimately, it ‘s your call on which one to go with and which one is the best for you.

MotionElements.com – After Effects Templates and Motion Graphics

http://www.motionelements.com/after-effects-templates/artist/nevermoregraphics
http://www.motionelements.com/stock-video-footage/artist/nevermoregraphics

MotionElements.com – Stock Scores/Soundtracks/Music Stingers

http://www.motionelements.com/music-tracks/artist/nevermoregraphics

And keep an eye on this account because it’s the only one on which I will be uploading stock 3D Models and special motion graphics that won’t be anywhere else!

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Got ideas or suggestions for new stock footage or After Effects Templates? Please leave a comment down below!

Nevermore Graphics: New Royalty Free Scores!

New Royalty Free Scores!

Music has been a very important part of my life for a very long time. I started making music when I was just in school and kept on composing throughout my entire life every since. In 2008 I released my first royalty free scores album and I released a second one in 2012. I made dozens of musical scores for every single one of my websites when I worked at ReDCroW Design and musicalized every single one of my short films but I never really thought about selling my royalty free scores on their own until I realized that some of the people who have watched my After Effects templates actually wanted just the music. So, after having a dive into my inventory I found so many never-seen-before royalty free scores.

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After Effects Templates: Pre-Made Motion Graphics Are Not a Crime!

After Effects Templates: Pre-Made Motion Graphics Are Not a Crime!

I often found myself wondering… Should I or shouldn’t I make After Effects templates? Why on Earth would anyone buy pre-made motion graphics? You know? I actually thought templates were sort of a waste of money to buy and a waste of time to make. But after making a few myself in my spare time, out of boredon sometimes, other times because I was inspired and other times because I was practicing, I ended up with a large number of After Effects templates and I thought to myself: “Well, these look kind of nice, it would be a shame if no one ever saw them or used them”. So I decided to put them for sale and I never thought they would sell, I just wanted to put them out there for people to see but something amazing happened. I began to realize, through the eyes of my customers, how useful these nifty little things are.

Why Buy After Effects Templates?

The short answer is: Time saving. But, of course that is not the whole story. It’s more than that, you see. Truth is, sometimes you can’t come up with something like that. Sometimes the skill level that takes to make one of these After Effects templates goes beyond your abilities using this or that software or maybe you have the skills and can make it, but you have a limited amount of time to do so, and well, this templates are already made and are not that expensive…  And that is the key, I think. They are not that expensive. Whether it’s lack of skill or lack of time, templates are usually an affordable and quick solution.

There’s no Shame in Using Pre-Made Motion Graphics.

 Sure, it may seem pathetic and lazy to some, especially if you are skilled enough to come up with one yourself, but even I have done it, to a certain extent when I’m in a hurry. But of course, you wouldn’t use these just the way they came in the box.  I personally can’t live with myself if I use a template just the way I found it. I generally have to modify and re-shape the whole thing until it’s unrecognizable, not because I am ashamed of using the template, I pay homage to the artist, but mainly because everyone else will be using the same boring template, I want mine to look different! So depending on your skill level you can actually get away with creating an entirely new piece of art, sometimes even better than the original template.

Now, time for my shameless plug… In case you are interested, have a look at my After Effects template portfolios at:

https://www.videoblocks.com/portfolio/nevermoregraphics
https://www.pond5.com/artist/nevermoregraphics

Or check someone else’s templates. Once again, I recommend Pond5 or VideoBlocks, but there are tons of other places out there.

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Got ideas or suggestions? Please leave a comment down below!

Why Are Motion Graphics So Expensive?

Why are motion graphics so expensive?

As a motion designer, I often hear many of my customers and potential customers ask me why is this stuff so expensive? And I used to get really annoyed at that question, because for me it is obvious why, but after speaking to a few of my customers, who over the years I became friends with, I realized why there was this perceived notion that motion graphics, like graphic design, are easy to do, that the computer does it all for you and that all it takes is just technical know-how. Either that or “Hey, you are an artist, buddy, come on, it’s like fun anyways, right?”.
But why are motion graphics so expensive? Well, you are in luck, ’cause today I’m going to talk just about that! Hit the break to read more.

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Nevermore Graphics After Effects Template Giveaway!

Nevermore Graphics After Effects Template Giveaway!

When it comes to After Effects templates, it’s been a long and amazing ride for me since I’ve started with Nevermore Graphics. With each template, it’s been an incredible journey of discovery, where I learned new and exciting techniques to make motion graphics more affordable and flexible for everyone. Not only have I gained tons of experience in After Effects, but also had an awesome outlet for my endless creativity! And none of it would’ve been possible without YOU, the customer and to show my appreciation, I am going to be giving away 1 After Effects template, for every 100 new subscribers on YouTube. The goal is 500 new subscribers so I am going to be giving away 5 AE templates in total, customized for you FOR FREE, every time I get 100 new subscribers on YouTube!

Hit the jump to find out more!

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Nevermore Graphics: Pixelized – 8-Bit Pixel Art Logo Stinger

Pixelized - Pixel Art, 8-Bit Graphics AE TemplateDo you like pixel art? 8-Bit graphics?? Old school videogames??? If so, then this After Effects template is for you! I just finished this little pixellated jewel, even the soundtrack and sound effects have 8-Bit elements in them.
At first I was unsure of how far should I go with the whole old school videogame theme. Should I do just pixellated text? 8-Bit videogame graphics? I spent hours trying to come up with an ideal format, to materialize text out of pixels in a visually appealing way. Then it hit me: Why not 3D Pixel art? And I know, I know, 3D pixels are called “Voxels”, which actually stands for “volumetric pixels” but almost no one knows what a “Voxel” is, so for now we’ll just call them 3D pixels. Anyway, massive digression aside, I ended up doing some nice pixel materialization in this After Effects template. When time came to add the sound effects, I tried everything. But the only thing that could go well with pixel art is 8-Bit sound effects and music. Hit the break to watch a video preview of this After Effects Template and some links!

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