1. Michele talks about getting started with Cineversity, 1on1 Training with a Maxon Trainer, setting up a Wacom tablet and the Help Menus.

    There are sync problems that I was trying to fix. After some research, it seems that the problem is from the USB mic and iSight - so it's right at the source. I'm not rerecording this video, so you'll have to just ignore the sync problem. Next time I guess I will just use the built in mic. Oddly, in Screenflow the problem was not at all obvious and I wasn't aware of the issue while previewing. It only shows up after exporting.

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  2. In this QuickTip, Harry Frank shows you how to manage lights with Trapcode products: how to light 3D layers and exclude emitter lights from those same layers.

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  3. Some people like to use Nulls or Solids as emitters in Particular, and some like to use Lights. But when is it best to use one or the other? Both have strength and weaknesses. Here you'll learn where an when to use them.

    Hey - it's not glamorous stuff, but this is some good Trapcode Particular info that will help you out when you need better control of your emitters.

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  4. In this very funny quicktip, After Effects Guru, Maltaannon, shows you how he used 3D Stroke as a stylized design element for an MTV Networks project, called "Uncompressed."

    Along with 3D Stroke, he'll use expressions to automate the process, making it easy to animate the combined elements.

    For more great tutorial fun, check out Maltaannon's website at maltaannon.com/

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  5. Create a 3D arrow using Trapcode Particular within AE.

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