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Learn how to add a custom, motion-tracked logo to your show openers with After Effects and CINEMA 4D.
Pull 3D motion tracks and match camera moves without leaving After Effects, using CameraTracker. Learn how to track and solve shots, refine solves, and use the data in compelling 3D composites.
Learn how to digitally extend a set with After Effects. Create a missing wall in the composite and add a moving scene outside windows.
Learn how to extract sound bites from on-camera interviews with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.
Learn to create rope, cable, hair, and string-like effects that lead to realistic motion and elasticity with C4D's Dynamics module.
Learn how to create lens flare—the popular visual effect seen in commercials, TV shows, and feature films alike—with the After Effects plugin Optical Flares.
Reveals time-saving features for navigating to specific timecodes, adjusting keyframes, changing layer behavior, and other tips for mastering the Timeline panel.
Guides you through the keying process in Premiere Pro, After Effects, and other popular tools like Primatte Keyer and zMatte.
Shows how to create a bumper graphic and an identity spot that are animated to music, and transition the tools and techniques to your own projects.
Learn to add motion graphics and color effects to your footage, and retime the results.
Learn to master Trapcode Form and create stunning visual effects and motion graphics.
Create significantly more professional footage with tools that do everything from removing noise to performing high-end color grading.
Remove an unwanted building from a live-action plate and replace it with a new matte painting that is motion-tracked.
Motion graphics artist Eran Stern shares techniques for using After Effects to create an eye-grabbing sci-fi visual effect.
Harness the power of the CINEMA 4D MoGraph module to create complex animations with only a couple of keyframes.
Walks you through the Element 3D third-party compositing plugin for After Effects.
Shows how to build complex composites with After Effects and mocha, where motion graphics are mapped to live-action footage of an actor's face.
Leads you through the creative and technical process of building an opening title sequence from scratch in After Effects, from working in 3D space to creating type and shape layers to writing expressions.
Simulate a large crowd using live-action footage of a small group of people, 3D renders, and Photoshop artwork.
Pulls together skills taught in the previous After Effects Apprentice installments to create a real-world video promo, from building artwork to assembling 3D precomps and setting the project to music.
Learn how to shoot and edit green screen footage and images.
Shows how to create and animate vector-based artwork directly inside After Effects.
Takes a creative tour of the Paint, Puppet, and Roto Brush tools in After Effects.
Learn two key visual effects skills: motion tracking and keying.
An introduction to 3D space in After Effects, plus advanced 3D workflows involving Photoshop.
Demonstrates several ways to manipulate time in After Effects.
Learn how to use multiple compositions to group layers, accommodate client changes, and rewire the internal render order in After Effects.
Shows how to create simple but very useful expressions in After Effects that can be put to work on a wide variety of jobs.
Capture footage of everyday objects and combine it with effects in popular postproduction tools like After Effects and Premiere Pro, resulting in rich, abstract backdrops for your project.
Shows how to set up a parenting chain, discusses what makes a good parent, and demonstrates several techniques using parenting.
Discover how to transport your photos into a three-dimensional world using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects.
Learn key techniques that can help you build compelling broadcast graphics and tell a short story with huge impact.
Discover how to create render passes in Maya, recombine the passes in After Effects, and motion track the passes to live-action video footage that contains a moving camera or a moving character.
Shows how to turn a daytime summer scene into a nighttime winter scene using Photoshop and After Effects, with illustrator David Mattingly's production-proven matte painting techniques.
Takes an in-depth look at the new and enhanced features in After Effects CS6.
Veteran After Effects user Chris Meyer gets you up to speed quickly with the new features in After Effects CS6, including 3D camera tracking and the new 3D rendering engine for ray-traced 3D rendering