Insane short film created entirely in After Effects with some help from BG Renderer by Stu Maschwitz. Includes a must-watch making of that will blow your mind.

The Making of TANK

Tools used

  • BG Renderer
  • VectorKit
  • Magic Bullet Looks
  • Magic Bullet Film
  • Prolost EDC
  • Universe Holomatrix II
  • Triune Scores: 80s Synth
  • Magic Bullet Renoiser
  • Prolost Boardo
  • Quadro

Author Notes

Putting aside current 3D modeling techniques, Red Giant’s Chief Creative Officer Stu Maschwitz looked to the past and built a visual homage to vector arcade games of the 80’s entirely in Adobe After Effects, using math, code, and hundreds of hours of painstaking animation work. TANK tells the story of a team of pilots that must take on a weapon of mass destruction in a battle to save their world.

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