Trapcode Tao Octopus

Here is another character made with Trapcode Tao in Adobe After Effects and inspired by Hank the octopus from Pixar’s Finding Dory.  Created with animated Tao lights and the repeat paths option for the tentacles.  Trapcode Particular was used for the ink. 

My 100th Video on YouTube

This is my 100th Video uploaded to YouTube.  

My first video I uploaded was the Mini Bond short film in 2009, which has so far been viewed 1,403 times.

My top 5 most viewed videos so far are –

1 – Avengers Tesseract Cube Tutorial

2 – Element 3D Transitions Tutorial

3 – Lights Camera Action

4 – Popcorn Animation

5 – Mini Bond 007 “A View too Short”

The first 100 videos were fun to make and I look forward to what the next 100 will be.


Trapcode Tao Penguin

Another character made with Trapcode Tao in Adobe After Effects, this time a Penguin.  Made the same way as the Snail and the Robot with Tao lights.  Trapcode Mir was used for quick and simple ice bergs in the background and Element 3D for the one that the penguin is standing on.

Trapcode Tao Robot Character

A classic robot character made with Trapcode Tao.  Animated Tao Lumi lights were used for the robots eyes and control panel.

Trapcode Tao Snail

A Snail character, made with Trapcode Tao, animated lights and null objects in Adobe After Effects.

Retro Logo Animation

A retro logo animation with Element 3D.  The mountains in the background are done with Trapcode Mir and the stars with Trapcode Form.  The Tron Light Cycle was made in 3DS Max and it’s light trail is made with Trapcode Particular.  The TV model is from The Pixel Labs free Vintage pack  which was imported into Element 3D.  The retro look on the TV screen was done with Red Giant Universe.

Mandelbulber Fractal Images

Been experimenting with Mandelbulber for Linux.   Mandelbulber is free software for creating 3D fractals. Mandelbulb 3D is also available for free on Windows and Mac.

Here are some images I’ve rendered out with only a few settings changed from the original fractal.  

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from JEH Designs.  

Plugins used – Element 3D, Newton 2, Trapcode Particular.


Merry Christmas (2016)

Merry Christmas from JEH Designs.


Some Animations with Newton

Here are some of my first animations with Newton the physics engine from Motion Boutique.  It’s a fun plugin, I’m looking forward to what I can create with it.