Make Things Float in After Effects

Make Things Float in After Effects

Learn how to make things float easily in After Effects. This tutorial is taught by Zach King and comes with free project footage so you can follow along with the training.


  1. Mario Neves January 14, 2013 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    Hello Zach, i just would like to tell you that you have a lot of talent and i cane see very well that u will go really really far.
    I have been watching all ur videos and they are great and i have been learning a lot as well, thank you for that because is really helpful. I have 29 years old and i am originaly from Portugal but living in UK and i am starting to create some documentaries and short films and you have been giving me really a lot of ideas to create many things and learn something on after effects too because is a program that i like to work as well but i know the basic still :).
    By the way what is the iMac u have? And how powerful is it? Because i use windows 7 with after effects and i have a processor i5 2.0 GHZ and a graphic with 2 G Ram dedicated and 8 G memory ram and is so so so slow to render something, even with my Sony Vegas as well.
    Can you give me some advise please?

    Thank you so much and i will be looking forward for more videos from u.

    Best regards

    Mario Neves

    • Cooper January 16, 2013 at 4:40 am - Reply

      Mario, your problem is probably in the computer’s video card. My last computer matched the specs you listed and I had the same issue. You’ll need a more powerful graphics card and at least 12 gb of ram to make it run smoothly, I’m afraid.

      • Mario Neves January 16, 2013 at 7:22 am - Reply

        Hi Cooper, thank you do much for the advise and at least I know that I was not the only one having this issue. So is what I will do, place more ram and look forward for a new graphic as well. What one u recommend me that can be a good graphic for this kind of editing? Best regards

  2. visioncut January 14, 2013 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    just to mention that the Free Dark Reflection Template that you offer in your page is not working on media fire… it can´t be downloaded.

  3. Houston January 15, 2013 at 1:41 am - Reply

    Its very awesome how to a new person using AE you lead the tutorial in a way that makes it easy to pick some tip that with help you with other projects.

    • Amy January 17, 2013 at 6:55 am - Reply

      You are truly a gem Zach to all of us in the film community. I am learning so much by following your work. Please continue your God given talent.

  4. Anonymous January 17, 2013 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    Hi CAN you show me how to float in Final Cut Pro x ?

  5. danny greer January 18, 2013 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Great info Zach! Really fun use of AE compositing and keying techniques. We’ve shared this video on our blog:

  6. Carson January 18, 2013 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    Beautifully taught. Your voice is soothing zach.

  7. Anonymous January 22, 2013 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    Can you please show us how to accomplish this in Apple Motion 5?

  8. Dugun salonlari February 5, 2013 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    so good tnks all

  9. Claude Monet February 6, 2013 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    Thanks guys! Im totally new to AE and learned a lot from your videos, now im not looking at a strange gray video software anymore, you opened a new world 😀
    peace from germany 🙂

  10. Anonymous August 31, 2013 at 10:13 am - Reply

    makuku!! nimetoka 254 semeni awooh!!

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