1. This 15 minute tutorial shows how to get After Effects layers to follow the animation of another layer with a delay. When using various layers with staggered delays, the animation appears to ripple through the layers like a wave.

    The effect is set up using expressions to create a robust and centrally adjustable system. The tutorial is aimed at beginner to intermediate level (with expressions, that is, not After Effects in general!)

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  2. An 8 minute Quick Tip showing a possible way to use the Layer Control (Expression Control) and demonstrating some of the special requirements that the Layer Control Expression Controller requires and why.

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  3. This 20 minute After Effects Expressions tutorial shows you how to create a moving wave across a number of 3D layers that's controlled by a slider parameters on a controller layer. It's a simple exercise in creating a movement system across multiple layers. It's aimed at intermediate expressions users.

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  4. 18 minute quick tip, showing how you can use a text layer in After Effects to control a simple bar chart.

    This could act as the basis for a more complicated set up. The core of the expression is parsing the contents of the text layer as Javascript code, and using a series of indexed layers to respond to changes to the text layer.

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  5. 10 minute After Effects expressions tutorial, detailing how to use toWorld() and fromWorld() to make a robust camera targetter that doesn't care if camera, target or both are parented to other layers.

    First of a series of ten tutorials showing some very cool and very useful expressions that are only a few lines long.

    Video is in SD on Vimeo, but you can download it in HD, look down and to the right on this page!

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    Part 2 of my tutorial series about manipulating After Effects 3D space is now available. This time were looking at rotations, toWorldVec and fromWorldVec, and how to use these to create cool effects.

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