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After Effects 7 Animation Techniques
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After Effects 7 Animation Techniques

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In After Effects 7 Animation Techniques, Jeff Foster shares methods and best practices for creating fantastic animation. From setting up a camera and getting the right angles, to imitating the movement of the human skeleton and animating text layers, Foster explains everything you need to know to create and edit animations for the most realistic effects. Exercise files accompany the training videos, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.
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  1. 46s
    1. Welcome
      46s
  2. 31m 3s
    1. Prepping Photoshop CS2 layer prep for 3-D layers
      5m 26s
    2. Setting up and animating a camera
      8m 38s
    3. Animating lights in 3-D
      6m 47s
    4. Animated layers in 3-D
      3m 34s
    5. Putting it all together for a complex scene
      6m 38s
  3. 40m 14s
    1. Gravity: the freefall
      6m 55s
    2. Gravity: a smooth landing
      9m 29s
    3. Gravity and collision: bounce and hang time
      4m 36s
    4. Gravity and recoil: the yo-yo
      9m 42s
    5. Inertia and friction: what a drag
      4m 32s
    6. Combining the techniques for complex animations
      5m 0s
  4. 16m 5s
    1. The classic sudden stop
      5m 36s
    2. Bouncing and falling: defying the rules of gravity
      10m 29s
  5. 42m 2s
    1. Planet 1: Earth stop
      6m 54s
    2. Planet 2: Mars bounce
      11m 44s
    3. Planet 3: Moon pop-up
      7m 32s
    4. Planet 4: Saturn drop
      5m 35s
    5. Completing the scene by adding camera and lights
      10m 17s
  6. 12m 8s
    1. Kinematics animation and parenting
      6m 2s
    2. The knee bone's connected to the leg bone
      6m 6s
  7. 36m 12s
    1. Textacy: fly-in zoom titling
      5m 9s
    2. Textacy: horizontal scanning titles
      9m 55s
    3. Textacy: bouncy 3-D titles
      6m 7s
    4. Textacy: What's the buzz?
      4m 11s
    5. Photoshop text layers with displacement
      10m 50s
  8. 14m 39s
    1. Luminance mattes from movies
      3m 59s
    2. Painting a transition
      4m 14s
    3. Animating 3-D layers for transitions
      6m 26s
  9. 33s
    1. Goodbye
      33s

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After Effects 7 Animation Techniques
3h 13m Intermediate Apr 21, 2006

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In After Effects 7 Animation Techniques, Jeff Foster shares methods and best practices for creating fantastic animation. From setting up a camera and getting the right angles, to imitating the movement of the human skeleton and animating text layers, Foster explains everything you need to know to create and edit animations for the most realistic effects. Exercise files accompany the training videos, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.

Topics include:
  • Creating layer content with Photoshop
  • Setting up and using a camera
  • Cause and effect: the rules of gravity
  • Bouncing, popping, and stopping
  • Kinematics: how people move
  • Animating text layers
  • Custom scene transitions
Subjects:
3D + Animation Video Motion Graphics Animation
Software:
After Effects
Author:
Jeff Foster

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