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In this course, author Ian Robinson introduces Adobe After Effects CS6 and the world of animation, effects, and compositing. Chapter 1 introduces the six foundations of After Effects, which include concepts like layers, keyframes, rendering, and moving in 3D space. The rest of the course expands on these ideas, and shows how to build compositions with layers, perform rotoscoping, animate your composition with keyframes, add effects and transitions, and render and export the finished piece. Two real-world example projects demonstrate keying green screen footage and creating an advanced 3D composition with the expanded 3D toolset, an important addition to CS6.
All right, now since you've completed After Effects CS6 Essential Training, let's look at some other courses you can use to continue pushing your knowledge. In the lynda.com training library, you might want to check out Chris and Trish Meyers' series After Effects Apprentice. In this series, they go in-depth over just about any tool you could possibly think of in the After Effects workflow. You can also check out After Effects: Principles of Motion Graphics where we explore how After Effects is used specifically for creating motion graphics.
If you're into character animation you might want to check out Creating Animated Characters in After Effects. And of course, you could check out Design in Motion, an ongoing series by Rob Garrott where you'll explore not only how to create motion graphics in After Effects, but also CINEMA 4D. Finally, of course, you should check out the Adobe forums, specifically the After Effects forums. In here, you can post your questions or check out what other users have been experiencing. Once again I just want to say thank you.
This has been Ian Robinson for After Effects CS6 Essential Training. I'll see you next time.
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