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Retro Graphics in AE

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Like it or hate it... it's trendy to look 30 years old... or older. Which makes me pretty hip, I guess.

 

Anyway, I worked up a tutorial on pulling off some retrotrendiness in AE without the use of 3rd party plug-ins. The 38 minute tutorial is free, but there is a link to purchase the project files and larger version of the tutorial for a few bucks.

 

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very cool!

:D

 

I think im going to start making some tutorials on "getting that 90's" look....for when it comes into fashion!

 

They might include such hits as:

 

"How to get that flying toaster look"

"Making your own saved by the bell intro flashing seizure graphics"

"Is that a dancing baby .gif in the background? Why yes it is, and I'll tell you how to make it in 3D"

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Hmmm... this tutorial makes me want to play some Vice City and escape back to the 80's. Thanks Gray! This retro tutorial is black gold man... black gold to the max!

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Thanks guys!!! I'm going to try to get some more tutorials up. I think the goal with graymachine.com is to turn it more into a learning resource, and move my personal freelance reel to another site.

 

Hopefully Gary Numan doesn't watch AE tutorials. As far as I know, I've used a short enough clip to be inside "fair usage" guidelines. Same goes for Flock of Seagulls "Space Age Love Song" at the end.

 

Like...totally,

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IE on Vista 32 and 64 bit versions: Quicktime logo with a question mark over it.

 

Firefox on Vista: awesome tutorial

 

Thanks and I am looking forward to more.

 

Hmmm... any idea what the problem is in IE?

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Actually, I think I had the ActiveX classid set incorrectly, which IE needs, and it's like a 30 digit number. I believe I've got it correctly set now. If anyone else has the IE and still uses it, I'd appreciate a gander at the link to see if it is working. I have absolutely no way of testing IE myself.

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Actually, I think I had the ActiveX classid set incorrectly, which IE needs, and it's like a 30 digit number. I believe I've got it correctly set now. If anyone else has the IE and still uses it, I'd appreciate a gander at the link to see if it is working. I have absolutely no way of testing IE myself.

 

It still doesnt work for me (vista)

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Welcome to Harry J. Frank's world where "starry backgrounds" are "mandatory". ;)

And... "anemic"!? Whoa, whoa, whoa... Professor MoGraph... you use those words with the Ad Agencies?

All my clients use words like Sizzle, and Shizzle, and Zazzier®.

 

You are officially my favorite tutorial guy, ever. You got a great sense of humor and your instruction is crystal clear (and I don't even really like working in AE and you made it look kinda fun). It also takes a real genius to find a "second level" to a cliche'.

 

BTW, when you mention being inspired by old techniques using diffraction patterns, were you referring to the HBO behind the scenes? Because that starburst method flipped my f'ing lid when I first saw it.

 

As always... big thanks for sharing.

 

-m

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