Trent Armstrong is a motion graphic designer and video producer for
Igniter Media Group in Dallas, TX, and the producer and host
of The MannersCast, a podcast about everyday manners for everyday folks.
Trent is also the founder of the Dallas After Effects User Group. Email email@example.com for more
In this tutorial from Creative COW Contributing Editor Trent Armstrong, you'll see how to use Expressions to animate reflected light across text. You can get great results using only ingredients included free with AE, including track mattes and the AE Camera.
Learn how to save time and money using Expressions to create an otherwise difficult effect: animating the visibility of a lens flare as it passes behind objects -- including ones that aren't completely opaque.
Creative COW member Trent Armstrong shows you expression features that apply all the way from After Effects 5 to today. He combines his experience as an average expressions user with tips and shortcuts for many core features that every AE user will be able to start using today.