In this video, learn how to composite your animated character with an alpha channel into an After Effects scene.
- You have a PNG sequence from Character Animator,…and you want to import it into After Effects…for more options and effects.…So let's do it.…(upbeat music)…So to get started in After Effects,…you can create a new composition…by clicking on this new composition button,…or bringing down Composition…and clicking on New composition,…or clicking Control + N on a PC or Command + N on a Mac,…or you can bring in your footage…into your project folder here,…and simply drag your footage into the composition window,…and it'll create a new composition based…on the footage that you have.…
Let's get started with importing our footage,…and let's see what some of the options are.…So here's the PNG sequence that we created…in our last video.…Now, if I click on one image, doesn't matter which one,…and I drag it into my project window,…it brought in a single image, just the one I had selected.…Well that's not what I want.…Let's try importing 10,…let's see if it will bring that in as an image.…Copy that over.…Nope, it brought all of them in as individual images.…
- Creating a list of production needs
- How the varied styles of animation impact production
- Creating usable digital puppets
- Working with drawn characters, objects, and CG characters
- Adding value to the look of your production
- Exploring various audio recording options
- Organizing files for production, backup, and transport
- Using animation cycles
- Building and editing a scene
- Troubleshooting issues
- Tricks for enhancing your production
- Post-production and delivery
Skill Level Beginner
After Effects Guru: Character Animatorwith Ian Robinson2h 19m Intermediate
2. Puppet Production Issues
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