Red Giant shares a cool Halloween themed tutorial and free project file that is best browsed using AEViewer in After Effects

Tools used

  • AEViewer
  • RG VFX Suite
  • Magic Bullet Suite
  • RG Universe

Author Notes

Halloween is getting closer, and while we don’t have any candy to hand out, we do have a few tricks and a treat, in the form of a new tutorial and an insanely awesome project file from Red Giant’s own Lead Designer, Leo Hageman. 

Leo has created an easy-to-use project with 100 different eye presets, based on characters from Hollywood movies and TV shows. So in this tutorial, Leo walks you through using our free digital contact lens project file so you can get up and running quickly. 

NOTE: there are two versions of the project file. One that uses only native effects in Adobe AE CC2019, and an enhanced version that uses VFX Suite and Magic Bullet Suite.

We’ll also cover a few other resources:

AEViewer Plugin 

Unsplash Photography 

Stan Winston School 

ActionVFX Stock FX Footage 

Triune Color: Horror LUTs

Download the project file:

More Info:

0:00 - Intro

1:00 - Eye Gallery

1:53 - Master Properties

4:00 - Monster FX Makeup

5:02 - Extending Comp Length

5:17 - Keying Green Screen Footage

5:36 - Makeup/Blemish Cleanup

6:12 - Tracking Eyes

7:35 - Syncing Eyes

8:35 - Track Mattes

9:15 - Plate Stills

9:45 - FX Footage

9:54 - Compositing with Supercomp

10:54 - Color Grading with Magic Bullet Looks

11:02 - Add Grain with Magic Bullet Renoiser

11:10 - Handheld Look with Universe Camera Shake


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