Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding text (new in CS6), part of After Effects Apprentice 12: Tracking and Keying.
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We have our poster applied to the side of our building.…Now to further enhance the shot I think it would be fun to hang some text out …in front of this building.…If you have been following along you can go ahead and use the project…you've already created.…If you've jumped straight into this movie and you have access to the Exercise Files …that come with this course, open up the Comp Camera Tracker 2 Text starter…(CT_2-Text*starter) and you'll see it's a very similar scene to what you have…created in the previous movies.…Now I want the text to track this face of the building, so I'm going to look for…a frame where it's facing me the most head on, that would be the most accurate…view of it, and I'd say that's at the very start of this composition.…
I need to see my Track Points again to create another surface for another layer,…so I'll select the footage I've tracked, press E and there's the 3D Camera Tracker …and there is my Track Points.…I'm going to lasso a bunch of points on the face of this building to average together …
The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
- Understanding motion stabilization and keying
- Performing a track
- Applying tracking to effects
- Keying with KEYLIGHT
- Replacing images
- Improving the composite
- Garbage masking
- Dealing with interlaced footage