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Apple Shake 4.1 tutorial, this video will focus on how to use macros.
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Hey guys this is Eric from Fonica Studio School and I am here to show you a little bit about macros and how to make your own. So, to begin with, I am going to use a few macros that I have got from I bought, paid for or got free from other web sites. I want to bring to a couple here and guys let see what I got here. I have all this lens flares and I bring this lens flare here, you can see, its pretty good and then let me go back and let me go to my after effects plug-ins which is right here, about tons of them. I am going to go down here to track code shine and I am going to bring to, so I have a couple different looks here. As you can see there is our track code shine and this IE nodes for shake are really good After Effects. A lot of stuff you can do in After Effects is right here for shake for you and it is a beautiful thing, it really is. Everything from this track nodes star gloze to explodes, to texts, text puffs, scatter effects, circles, ellipses color keys, after effects color keys, there is after effects blends, after effects channel mixes, after effects A-blurs. All kinds of good stuff for After Effects users. If you are curious about shake. So, now we have these two little things here. This is about trap code applied to it, this is just kind of a lens flare behind it.
Now, what if I want to see this? How do they make this lens flare? How do they do it? Well, go over here and select your node, okay. Right click and then go all the way down until it says macro. There will be a sub menu with three selections. Make macro, show macro or hide macro. We are going to say show macro internals and this will bring up this little box. Now, when we bring this box over here, I will open it up for you. This is the inside of that node and everything that you see inside the nodes, inside of shape, all the plug-ins, all the extras that I got can all be made from scratch using the nodes that comes with shape and this is how they put together those nodes to make this effect. If you want to see how one is made, you just go into it and you can see it right here, adjust it and you can go in and look what each step looks like, and what the adjustment for are each step and you know, how they add them together.
When you want to close your macro, you should go to the ring box here and that closes it down. Same way with this track code shine. If I want to see the inside of it, I go to macro, show macro internals, I think it’s the same way when we use look at in. Here we go, here are track code shine internals. Let us see what this one looks like. This one probably a little bit simpler than the last one. Yap, that is all there is to it. Monochrome, IE threshold, after vex threshold, re-order, layered node, the blur node, the contrast RGB and then you can try to reconstruct this on your own. Look out its very simple tree but then again if you want to get more thumb flex, just look at our rainbow fire plug-in, just right here. Just bring it over here and see what the inside of it looks like. Now, this one as you can see is tons more complicated. This one here is no joke. Let me open it up for you so you can see better. But if you are curious about how they do these complex things, all this was done with the internal nodes in the combo shake. Now, look at this right here. This are the nodes that are inside that.
This is what took to make up that rainbow lens flare. It really is amazing to go in and look at how they have done everything, and how it is made and what a real professional node looks like. You can see how big this is for such a small result, obvious done the right way the way it should be done. So, let us close that back down and that is all you get from that butt. You also get all this adjustment, you know, with it. So, okay, so that is how to check out your macros. What if you want to make your own macro? How do you do that?
Okay, well let me answer some text here. And I am going to show you how to make a macro. This is a common blur macro. I am going to slit one node here and go to filter and looks like the blur, and slit my text node again, put them all layer tab and branch off from I ad. Okay, now we have this two. I am going to pop my blur down into my IE ad. Okay, now when I blur, adjust my blur, its going to make my text blow, as you can see. But this is like thing glow. Now, what if you wanted to heat this blow? What if you want to keep it and have it as a node in your nodes over here, that is called a macro, same thing as a node and if you made this into a macro, you know, you could 5:55 and then replace the text for your own or just leave the text off it all together and do it that way, see. So, here is how you make a macro. Here are these two with little nodes here, is what making that mob blur, okay. So, I am going to select them both and turn to green. I am going to right click, put in the macro and go down to make macro. Now, this box will come up and what this does, this will ask you what do you want to allow to be adjusted in the macro. What adjustments do you want, to show up down here in the perimeters box. You can adjust, check all this stuff and make it all available. I recommend you keep it to a minimum. Here is where you name it. I am going to name it test blur, like that and I am going to click okay. I am going to leave the same. This is just an example but if I wanted to adjust the internal spread, I could turn that on.
So, if I wanted to adjust the clip mode and float percent in the I ad. You can turn it on and it will turn the percentage on. I want to look that in and turn this on and will say okay. Now, what happened? Ii don’t seem like nothing happened but go to your other users tab, scroll down and there it is as you see test blur, right there. Now, I am not going into how to make an icon, okay but you can make icons for that. And we can go over that in another tutorial. So, now I have this test blur. Did you see when I take them in there, I have this little blur and go and I have my spread available that I have last selected. I have my percent available as selected and I have my pixels available that I have selected when I said made macro.
So there we go. All I have to do is plug the text in to my test blur, no matter what it may be and there it is. I do not have to go through and be all the blur in the I ad. I just plug in the macro I made then I adjust it with few setting uploaded to having the node. It’s that simple guys. If you have any questions please, please, get a hold of me. I’ll be more than happy to answer. I hope you have learned something, put together your own macro guys. Build a slue of them, build blurs and glows and pans and stance, anything that is interesting that you like. You turn it into a macro and use it because it going to help like cut down on two nodes, right there and if I want to see what is inside my test blur, I can open it up. It really helps cut down on the confusion and it is easy to use. So, I really hope you guys have learned something and I will see you next time.