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Slot Machine Reels

A Tutorial by COLIN LEA By Ko Maruyama

Colin Lea, a regular in the DMN After Effects Forum has come up with a tutorial for creating animation that simulates slot machine reels. 

Colin has an eye for After Effects, not only because he creates effects and participates in the DMN Forums, is a segment coordinator, and he produces a weekly television show. 

More impressively is the fact that he does all this AND has produced this tutorial while making time for his homework. (Did I mention that he's also learning 3D modeling).

Colin is gunning for the position of online content manager for his TV production class as well. 

His class creates a 30-minute magazine style show that airs on his high school's TV channel every Sunday - - (Who's in class on Sunday?).  Colin may not be, but he's schoolin' here. 

Below is a modified version of a tutorial that Colin has sent me.  While the specific tutorial is a bit different that Colin's original, it's based on his idea - his method for creating the reels and animation.

Want to get more tips from Colin?  Check out the DMN After Effects Forum to find Colin's helpful replies.

While looking for imagery to complete this tutorial, and make it look like a true slot machine, I found that there aren't many graphic resources online.  So perhaps there'll be a graphic tutorial, or at least resource in the near future.  Until then, there are placeholders, keeping the whole tutorial in After Effects.

Check the movie for more...

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Ko Maruyama is a freelance animator in Los Angeles.  In addition to working on film and broadcast animations, Ko teaches at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design - focusing on motion design.  When working, writing or testing software allows, you can find him lending a hand in the After Effects board and lurking among the Cinema4D, Visual Effects and Photoshop posts within the DMNForums.
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