Category Archives: Newton Tutorial

Faking Physics in Newton and Element 3D

By Adrian Jensen

In this tutorial I will be going over the steps of setting up a 2d physics simulation in Motion Boutique’s Newton, and then tying 3D models to it using Element 3d. Then I’ll go over how to tweek the keyframes to make the physics appear to be more 3D. I’ll share some tips for animating a 3D camera. Finally I’ll go over making the shots looks good. I’ll go through two examples.


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Create Physically Accurate Strings Using Newton

By Ran Ben Avraham

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create physically accurate ropes as we make use of the new “Joints” option in Newton 2. We will be testing out various physical parameters for different objects and we’ll solve the different problems that may pop up during the simulation. So fire up After Effects and let’s get started!


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Introduction to the New Features in Newton 2

By Ryan Boyle

This is an introduction to the new features of Newton 2. Newton is a 2D physics simulator that allows users to apply various simulations like gravity, collision, and bounce to their layers in After Effects. We’re going to work through a few scenarios to see how to set up and execute a simulation.


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Designed by Apple – Newton Tutorial

This tutorial by Lloyd Alvarez from aescripts shows how to use Newton to create the physics simulation sections of the “Designed by Apple” spot created by Buck.

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BattleBlock Theater Tutorial

By Derek Lieu

This tutorial covers a few basic techniques for using Newton which I learned while animating the cutscenes for the game BattleBlock Theater.

This tutorial covers:

-Creating masks to serve as “ball and socket” joints.
-Throwing objects in Newton using kinematic layers.
-Using masks to add physics simulations to overlapping layers.
-Basics for using joints in Newton 2

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