Category Archives: Animation

HOW2inAE- Wavy lines and rippling ribbons

I recently noticed a fad or fashion (probably over now) for animated curves as a secondary animation to engage attention, but not distract, from the main text/image. This tutorial video for AE revisits a very old way of creating such effects.

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A metered response

A passing comment on a blog -(Irony meter hit full deflection…) – prompted a graphic response.

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Back-handed Radiation

I have been honoured with a drive-by posting from nickreality65 explaining why back radiation does not exist.
Here is his argument;-


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Three causes of climate change

The title is gratuitous click-bait.
There is no science, just a Gif animation I could not resist posting.

That’s it.

Back Radiation II. The video

As the last post on this subject was so popular,
here is the remake released straight to video.
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Back radiation and the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics.

Simplified thermodynamic system.
If Each ball=40J

Then without the Green box the Blue box would receive and emit 150J/sec and working back from S.B, emitted E=T^4, has a temp of ~ 196KWith the Green box returning and extra 10J/sec to the Blue box as back radiation it emits 160J/sec and has a temp of 200K.
The Green box receiving and emitting 40J/sec has a temp of ~141K

For the context and further explanation please see the full post.


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HOW2inAE make a cube.

With not enough climate, and too much weather to talk about recently, here is another in the Adobe After Effects tutorial series.

This is an accurate and reasonably simple way to make a controllable 3D cube in AfterEffects.

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HOW2inAE – Audio Spectrum

HOW2 use the Audio Spectrum effect in Adobe After Effects to generate patterns that react to the melody, not just the volume.

Here is a type of pattern that can be produced.

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Happy Holidays.

snowmanmeltz1Season’s greetings, ┬ábest Xmass wishes, solstice salutations… click ┬áto see the animated version – Continue reading

The Earth is uncool.

In response to a wish expressed elsewhere that a graph showing the lack of a pause after 1998 was updated with the most recent data I had a go and got this.
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In the process I discover that there is a fad again for animated GIFs.
This reminds me of the very early days when the flashing GIF was the height of cool, and packing the most into the smallest file size was almost an art. You certainly had to be crafty. Continue reading