10 Best Real-Time Animation Tools

10 Best Real-Time Animation Tools

For someone new to the world of animation, especially real-time animation, the industry and what’s available can appear downright bewildering. There are a great many solutions it seems, starting with Autodesk’s wonderful, but pricey solutions, to free and shareware solutions. There are of course the most well-known and perhaps also the most popular solutions such as Autodesk’s solutions, Kinemac for the Mac and Reallusion’s iClone4. But there are plenty of other options as well.

 
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Amazing Tilt-Shift Miniature Faking Videos

Amazing Tilt-Shift Miniature Faking Videos

Selective focus through the tilt of lens is often used to simulate a miniature scene. This effect (sometimes also known as dollhouse effect, tilt-shift effect, etc) can be easily obtained by using high-end cameras which allow tilting of the lens. Apart from using specialized cameras/lenses to simulate miniature effect, basic digital after treatment can give similar results and offer greater flexibility. As shown in our previous tutorial, you can easily choose the region that is sharp and the amount of blur. Furthermore, these options can be made after the actual shoot.

 
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After Effect Cross-Processed Preset

After Effect Cross-Processed Preset

Cross-processing was used during the age of film cameras to give photographs a unique look. Technically it is the process of treating a film with the chemicals usually used for different type of film –like developing transparency film with  C41 process. Cross-processed After Effects Preset will help you to digitally add this effect to your footage.

 
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Create a Typing Text Effect using jQuery

Create a Typing Text Effect using jQuery

For long now flash has been dominating the interactive web animation, using JavaScript was a daunting task. But introduction of frameworks like jQuery, MooTools, Scriptaculous, etc have made animating web component much easier. Another advantage of using these frameworks over flash is that they are search engine friendly. Though search engine do not index JavaScript, actual content is present in html or other SEO friendly code.

 
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