Breaks down the six foundations of After Effects mastery—compositions, layers, animation, effects, 3D, and rendering—and provides real-world projects designed to reinforce your skills.
Master the art of rotoscoping—creating an animated selection with masking and paint tools—using After Effects.
Learn how to use the extensive range of tools in 3ds Max to render out elements for compositing in After Effects.
Build a complete 3D motion graphics sequence in CINEMA 4D Lite, the introductory version of CINEMA 4D included with After Effects CC.
See how to produce high-quality keys that fit well within their new scenes, while retaining the subtle details that make the results believable, in After Effects.
Delve into the world of motion graphics, keying, and compositing in After Effects CC.
Learn how to composite a 3D animated flag into a live-action shot using After Effects and CINEMA 4D.
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.
Shoot and animate your own stop-motion films with an iPad, smartphone, or DSLR camera and the iStopMotion app for Mac OS and iOS devices.
Recombine render-pass sequences of a space scene from Maya and add special effects in After Effects.
Learn how to animate and render a professional-looking 3D space scene with Maya.
Learn how to replace what's shown onscreen by inserting different images or video, using the tools in After Effects and mocha AE.
Learn how to create stunning visual effects and motion graphics for your video projects using a tool you already know and love: Adobe Photoshop.
Learn to create Harry Potter–style smoke, fire, and explosions with particle systems in After Effects.
Reveals time-saving features for navigating to specific timecodes, adjusting keyframes, changing layer behavior, and other tips for mastering the Timeline panel.
Learn how to create 3D models in the CINEMA 4D Lite plugin offered with After Effects CC, in the first installment of After Effects Guru.
Learn to destroy a building with a fireball, using an After Effects 3D environment, Maya dynamic simulations, and matte painted elements.
Guides you through the keying process in Premiere Pro, After Effects, and other popular tools like Primatte Keyer and zMatte.
Remove an unwanted building from a live-action plate and replace it with a new matte painting that is motion-tracked.
Harness the power of the CINEMA 4D MoGraph module to create complex animations with only a couple of keyframes.
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.
Simulate a large crowd using live-action footage of a small group of people, 3D renders, and Photoshop artwork.
Learn how to shoot and edit green screen footage and images.
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.
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.
Teaches you advanced techniques for roto painting, motion tracking, multipass mattes, multiple keying layers, simulated lighting effects, painting on video background plates, and more.
Find out about the surprisingly powerful compositing tools that are available in Premiere Pro and see what you can achieve without ever leaving your editor.
Demonstrates how to render an animation in CINEMA 4D and apply two different visual styles in After Effects.
How to take advantage of Photoshop CS3 Extended's revolutionary 3D and video capabilities.