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MoChat 20 Transcript & Summary

Last night on MoChat, everyone brought out their links. Unfortunately I was traveling and unable to participate, but Justin Younger stepped up to lead the chat. A lot of great links were passed around. I tried to compile & organize them in these lists, but one or two might have slipped through. If I missed something (or if you have more to add), let us know in the comments!

Inspiration

Learning

Plugins/Scripts/Stock

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Welcome to #MoChat! ‘s taking the reins from here. Rough schedule 9-Inspiration 9:15-Learning 9:30-Plugins/Scripts 9:45-Forums8:59 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

If anyone has any questions for us, let us know. #mochat9:01 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

RT : If anyone has any questions for us, let us know. #mochat9:01 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Alright fellas! Lets get some links for some awesome inspirational resources related to motion graphics! #mochat9:01 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Motionographer is my favorite inspiration site: http://t.co/NLEYy26n #mochat9:02 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

I gots one.. link to show me the “defining” effects. So I saw someone using set matte, can I get a description of that? #mochat9:03 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

I just go to Vimeo and look at the staff picks. Or what other peeps on Twitter are posting. #mochat9:04 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Dribble’s good too for design stuff. #mochat9:05 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

The best place to start for something like that is a search of the After Effects Help document: http://t.co/kVjidcRv #mochat9:05 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

RT : Motionographer is my favorite inspiration site: http://t.co/fiLSHT62 #mochat9:05 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

RT : Motionographer is my favorite inspiration site: http://t.co/NLEYy26n #mochat9:05 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

For Set Matte specifically, start here: http://t.co/00aTg6RC #mochat9:06 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

can you clairfy, Ronn? #mochat9:06 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

RT : If anyone has any questions for us, let us know. #mochat9:06 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

RT : Motionographer is my favorite inspiration site: http://t.co/NLEYy26n #mochat9:06 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

http://t.co/liHWPAYg or http://t.co/zk0xhN4m both are great…but can be nsfw at times. #mochat9:08 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

RT : Motionographer is my favorite inspiration site: http://t.co/NLEYy26n #mochat9:09 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

I like this one too: http://t.co/KfWtwLF8 #mochat9:10 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

thank you #mochat9:11 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

We try to post a good mix of inspirational and instructive material on our Facebook and Twitter accounts: http://t.co/ZFWa4lz9 #mochat9:12 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

very similar to ffffound, thanks! #mochat9:12 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

came out a couple days ago on motionographer but if you havent seen it.. its great! http://t.co/WbQKyVE6 #inspiration #mochat9:12 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Any more inspirational websites? #mochat9:13 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Dont forget http://t.co/7mWpcadV! Fantastic artists on there. #mochat9:14 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Never used set matte but I like the possibility of eliminating tons of track mattes in my comps. #mochat9:14 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Inspirational sites: http://t.co/9JINUGxo http://t.co/Ed91A5zc http://t.co/ok3RtQBZ http://t.co/YrAYhS8A www.cghub.vom #mochat9:15 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Waiting for someone to link to their own site. That would be funny, tee hee hee. #mochat9:17 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Also dont forget to go on Tumblr and add some amazing artists to follow. #mochat9:18 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Weeeoooo. I made it. Where are we at #mochat ?9:19 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Inspirational sites: http://t.co/9JINUGxo http://t.co/Ed91A5zc http://t.co/ok3RtQBZ http://t.co/YrAYhS8A http://t.co/wh8Rncw4 #mochat9:19 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

RT : Motionographer is my favorite inspiration site: http://t.co/NLEYy26n #mochat9:19 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

inspirational sites.. Let it rip sir.. you have a ton 8) #mochat9:20 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

This one’s good for purdy lettering: http://t.co/6wiZFq9e #mochat9:20 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

learning sites, has a huge list of cool tuts, and #mochat9:20 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

The difficulty is finding time to peruse these on a daily basis. #mochat9:21 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Here’s a collection of resources that we pulled together for people just getting started with After Effects: http://t.co/sDVMgedr #mochat9:21 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

RT : Motionographer is my favorite inspiration site: http://t.co/NLEYy26n #mochat9:21 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Yea, what sort of sites do you guys learn new techniques or styles from? #mochat9:21 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Here’s a set of many, many websites in several languages, all about After Effects, mograph, post-production: http://t.co/xDdeYXA9 #mochat9:22 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

RT : Heres a collection of resources that we pulled together for people just getting started with AE: http://t.co/mPWgtqXt #mochat9:23 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Don’t have link , but “ProVideocoalition” has an “AEportal” with ‘this week in ae’ #mochat9:24 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

I likes http://t.co/5Vlo4uhL http://t.co/NQnQ8N72 http://t.co/nd4nFRVe http://t.co/hYqq3Oxi to name only a few ๐Ÿ™‚ #mochat9:24 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

RT : If anyone has any questions for us, let us know. #mochat9:25 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

I like all the tutsplus sites: https://t.co/cWPSaqIU #mochat9:25 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

I like what Al Heck does. Good c4d tutorials I wish he had time to work on it some more. http://t.co/FtjZ6QlV #mochat9:25 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Or I just go to YouTube. #mochat9:25 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Here’s a link to Rich Young’s most excellent AE Portal blog on ProVideo Coalition: http://t.co/KYBxOlv8 #mochat9:25 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

For expressions: http://t.co/45AN1arQ #mochat9:26 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

it’s sometimes mograph related, but I’m always guaranteed to get lost here: http://t.co/0TNKLyQp #mochat9:26 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Will this be recapped? I’m currently in/out of service. #mochat9:26 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

I am inspired by Video Copilot both by creative tutorials and innovative software. #mochat9:27 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

thanks that’s the one I wanted to share:) #mochat9:27 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

i’ll bookmark tutorials and attempt to reverse engineer the look/anim before i watch. anyone else? #mochat9:28 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Yea we will put it up on the site soon, and maybe even give a nice list of resources. #mochat9:28 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

True. You can’t beat Dan’s site for expressions and scripting stuff. #mochat9:28 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Gotta go with https://t.co/DWXsZzKz http://t.co/bFWEBclc http://t.co/GlFVInL8 for the great tuts. #mochat9:28 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Alright fellas, lets get links to some awesome plugins/scripts! #mochat9:30 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Some great textures can be found here: http://t.co/7dcbWmIb #mochat9:30 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

I’m extremely(!) biased, but I like the After Effects material on video2brain quite a lot: http://t.co/NvX7QLBQ #mochat9:30 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

sometimes I like to browse around on pinterest and look for cool photos and then I think, “how can I turn this into a motion graphic”#mochat9:31 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

A fellow name Ayato did spectacular AE stuff that due to language issues you had to figure out for yourself. #mochat9:33 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

oldie but a goodie After Effects tute site: http://t.co/uoM4zU8h #mochat9:33 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

I used some of these expressions (which I categorize under “scripts”) the other day http://t.co/o00x5fHC #mochat9:33 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

no I usually just watch it first to get the gist. then try to creat without watching again. #mochat9:33 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

wow. An Ayato mention mere seconds apart in tweets #mochat9:34 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

There are several great websites for scripts listed at the bottom of this page: http://t.co/cOARjQzM #mochat9:34 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Im sure its been mentioned, but lately I have gotten great scripts like Orient Horizon and Mocha Import Plus from AESCRIPTS. #mochat9:35 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

What are some awesome plugins/scripts you guys know of? #mochat9:35 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Knoll Unmult! Free and stuff! http://t.co/pM6zIC8n #mochat9:36 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

you know what they say about great minds.. I guess it works for you guys too. 8) #mochat9:36 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

anyone using DuIK tools? http://t.co/YZ00XEoe I had it installed a while ago and found it great! #mochat9:36 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

You could always go for some of these free plugins from AE TUT+ http://t.co/xbmmmc1b #mochat9:36 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

i had a long day at work and forgot its Tuesday night #mochat #fail9:36 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

what about presets as well? #mochat9:37 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

I am very partial to VC Element3D plugin. Been loving the work I have done with it. #mochat9:37 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

yeah Unmult by is a great free plugin #mochat9:37 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Yes! Mostly the fun animation helpers. #mochat9:38 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

definitely! #mochat9:38 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Gran Machine also has some very handy free scripts out there. #mochat9:39 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

DuIK is amazing! Everyone who rigs needs that. #mochat9:39 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Love me some VC SureTarget as well. Great for some quick camera setups. #mochat9:39 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Love E3D as well. Opens up new possibilities. #mochat9:39 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

has mentioned them before … he uses them #mochat9:39 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Gray Machine #mochat9:40 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

I need to check into that one actually #mochat9:40 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

We’ve got batches of free animation presets and scripts here http://t.co/EuGIT9kk and here http://t.co/e5CPf005 #mochat9:40 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Back in the day, the one to have was ICE. hardware accelerated AE plugins! #mochat9:40 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Now the one to have is GPU accelerated plugins ๐Ÿ˜€ #mochat9:41 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

DuIK is also great for natural movements on any layer, even if not rigged. It has a “wiggle” feature thats great #mochat9:41 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

SureTarget is free and very useful.. FYI #mochat9:42 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Whenever we encounter a useful script, plug-in, or other extension, we post about it on Facebook and Twitter: http://t.co/ZFWa4lz9 #mochat9:42 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Definitely allows for quick edits and lots of versions/variations without importing lots of 3D renders which save time #mochat9:43 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

I wish I could write scripts, I’ve got some ideas that I cant do with presets, but I don’t know how ๐Ÿ™ #mochat9:44 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Gotta run, thanks for the tips guys! #mochat9:44 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

#FXPHD has a class on script writing by the “man” himself Lloyd Alverez FYI #mochat9:45 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

I put could you in contact with my friend. He writes some personal ones we have used at work. Very handy ๐Ÿ™‚ #mochat9:45 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Hasta Pasta #mochat9:45 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

I even learned basic modelling in Blender to help prepare 3rd party models for use in E3D. More great software. #mochat9:45 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

I know forums have fallen to the wayside since social media blew up, but does anyone have forums to recommend? #mochat9:45 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

We can help you on the scripting forum: http://t.co/hiKYsgEz or on AE Enhancers: http://t.co/8jyph9kc #mochat9:46 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Great forums. Product specific for Adobe, Creative Cow… #mochat9:46 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Still check Creative Cow every now and then #mochat9:47 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

The After Effects user-to-user forum is a great place to get help: http://t.co/nNN321dz #mochat9:47 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

throwing my link in before the chat ends. Love what Stu Maschwitz has to say on his site: http://t.co/hOrZ4R16 #mochat9:48 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Sketchup 3D warehouse -> http://t.co/ns3f3U5P (obj export) -> Element 3D TONS of models now available! #mochat9:48 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

scripts for ae or c4d or something else? #mochat9:48 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

RT : We’ve got batches of free animation presets and scripts here http://t.co/EuGIT9kk and here http://t.co/e5CPf005 #mochat9:49 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

http://t.co/3LNlrbtx http://t.co/twWRpeli http://t.co/VGjMqvIg http://t.co/YOxxwQdm are a few i visit on the regular #mochat9:49 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

wish I had the money to get me som fxphd training. They just did a python c4d course #mochat9:50 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

RT : Still check Creative Cow every now and then #mochat9:51 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Not FXPHD, but I just finished a Lynda course on Blender that was extremely well done. #mochat9:51 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

RT : There are several great websites for scripts listed at the bottom of this page: http://t.co/cOARjQzM #mochat9:51 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Getting tons of awesome resources here guys, we can spend the last 10 mins of mochat on open discussion of resources you guys use! #mochat9:52 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

I have a question for everyone: I notice that noone recommended the official documentation as a resource. Why not? Serious question. #mochat9:52 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

before digital tutors, fxphd and gnomon blew up, http://t.co/lCOrunN8 was a great training site. #mochat9:52 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

here’s a hint: take a look at c4d’s in app context sensitive help structure. #mochat9:53 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

When printed manuals came with software I religiously went thru them. Now that they dont, not so much. #mochat9:54 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Offical documentation is awesome but its non-specific so its hard to search and apply. Tutorials are specific ppl want that #mochat9:54 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Google is a solid resource too lol #mochat9:54 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

but more often than not, the answer to very technical problem is answered in the official documentation. #mochat9:55 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Aye #mochat9:55 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

RT : There are several great websites for scripts listed at the bottom of this page: http://t.co/cOARjQzM #mochat9:55 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

re: Google… I was just thinking that. I learn as I need to know (mostly). #mochat9:56 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Twitter is on my list of cant live without resources #mochat9:56 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

How to use is addressed. Technical problems or bugs, not always in the manual. #mochat9:56 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

RT : We’ve got batches of free animation presets and scripts here http://t.co/EuGIT9kk and here http://t.co/e5CPf005 #mochat9:56 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

also because when i open up help, i have to deal with this and i don’t wanna http://t.co/zKY3k4cR #mochat9:57 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Twitter is good for finding those things you didn’t even know you need to know. #mochat9:57 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

true, not always, but I would argue that its more often than not a user problem the documentation could answer. #mochat9:57 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Ugh. I feel your pain. Use the online HTML version or PDF: http://t.co/0ndQAEar #mochat9:58 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

That has not been my experience. This is why I frequent the forums in hopes of informed and or Adobe feedback. #mochat9:58 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Alright guys, we are going to be wrapping up here! Thanks for logging in to talk! #mochat9:59 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Yes, why does Air love to be updated so much? #mochat9:59 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

how to efficiently search for information about After Effects: http://t.co/MB88Vy02 #mochat10:00 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

I wish I knew. Different part of the company. #mochat10:00 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Thanks for coming out guys! #mochat10:01 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Thanks for hosting, Justin. #mochat10:02 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Thanks for coming out. We will get the script up as soon as possible. #mochat10:03 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

Thank you . Got 7 or 8 new bookmarks. Now I just need the time to view them. #mochat10:03 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

RT : We’ve got batches of free animation presets and scripts here http://t.co/EuGIT9kk and here http://t.co/e5CPf005 #mochat10:04 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

RT : There are several great websites for scripts listed at the bottom of this page: http://t.co/cOARjQzM #mochat10:05 PM EST Nov 20th, 2012

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MoChat 11 Transcript & Summary

Last night on MoChat, we discussed Cinema 4D plugins & scripts. Some presets snuck their way in there, too. There were quite a few handy links & plugins being tossed around. Several I had not heard of, but that’s not saying much since I’m still relatively new to the Cinema 4D community. Below is a list of the resources that came up last night. The full transcript follows.

Resources

Plugins

Presets

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