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Learn to motion track your own footage with mocha, and use its rotoscoping tools to create complex masks and roto splines.
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.
Build a complete 3D motion graphics sequence in CINEMA 4D Lite, the introductory version of CINEMA 4D included with After Effects CC.
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.
Delve into the world of motion graphics, keying, and compositing in After Effects CC.
Explore the new 2D and 3D features and improved performance in Nuke 7, the premiere compositing package for visual effects in film and television.
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.
Demonstrates how to light an object onto a live-action still plate, using Maya, Nuke, and Photoshop.
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.
Covers the basics of rendering images and animation and compositing those elements with effects in a single movie with CINEMA 4D.
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.
Create and animate complex composites using mattes, keys, and intraframe effects—elements that allow editors and motion graphics artists to seamlessly combine and animate multiple layers of content—with Avid Media Composer.
Teaches you advanced techniques for roto painting, motion tracking, multipass mattes, multiple keying layers, simulated lighting effects, painting on video background plates, and more.
Explores the new features found in the 3D digital compositor Nuke 6.
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.
Shows how to create a 15-second promotional video that looks and feels like a professional advertisement.
Provides both a solid foundation of the Nuke 5 core functions of keying, motion tracking, and color correcting, and an overview of 3D compositing.
Demonstrates how to use MatchMover, Toxik, and Backburner with Maya’s existing powerful feature set to create engaging 3D animations.
Paced comfortably for beginners, this course also reveals numerous advanced tricks and techniques.
Demonstrates the strengths and weaknesses of five different keying tools.