QubaHQ witha new tutorial on creating dead accurate reflections that will work with any object type in After Effects, to watch the tutorial make clicky here. If you remember a while back, VideoCopilot had a reflection tutorial, as well as a friendly free plugin that allowed you to cue up reflections easily.

100% Accurate Reflections Tutorial Preview from Quba Michalski on Vimeo.

“In this After Effects tutorial I will demonstrate to you how to build a two-camera rig in order to create perfect 3D reflections. using this technique, you will be able to reflect not only 3D layers, but also lights, particles, as well as any plug-in that obeys the movement of AE’s 3D camera.

The setup is trivially easy when using hand-animated cameras, but in the second half of the video I also show you how to create a more complex rig for use with Video Copilot’s Sure Target 2 camera controls.

Running time: 51 min
Difficulty: Easy (you will be surprised how easy)
Required tools: After Effects (CS3 and above)
Optional plug-ins: VC Optical Flares, Knoll Light Factory, Trapcode Lux, Trapcode 3D Stroke, Trapcode Particular

You can view the tutorial and download project files at: