Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a video panel, part of After Effects Apprentice: 15 Creating a Sports Opening Title.
Now that we have our floor in place, let's put something on top of it.…So let's just say this Skater panel layer.…Again I am going to use the shortcut Command+Forward slash on Mac, Ctrl+Forward slash on Windows,…to add to the composition.…If your Current Time Indicator is at the very start of the comp, it may be…difficult to see the layer clearly because the block dissolve hasn't…really brought it on yet.…Go ahead and scrub that Current Time Indicator a little bit later until you…see the entire layer.…Again, it enables 3D layer switch.…Since we do want the wall to stay upright there's no need to flip its…X dimension, but I do need to change its height so that it sits nicely on that floor.…
I am going to type P to reveal its position and Shift+A to also reveal its Anchor Point.…The Position parameter actually tells you where the Anchor Point of a layer is.…Anchor Points default to the very middle of layers.…If I want the bottom of this layer to sit on the floor this might require a…little bit of math to see what the correct position is, or you can move the…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice.
- Building a 3D world
- Working with layered Illustrator files
- Synchronizing to music
- Using text animation presets
- Rendering strategies
- Working with widescreen video, including 4:3 center cut and safe area considerations
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Floor
2. The Video Wall
3. The Dial
4. Creating the Main Composition
5. The Camera Move
6. Creating a Title
7. Lighting and Shadows
8. Further Polish
9. Finishing the Comps
10. Client Changes
11. Render Strategies
12. Bonus: Creating the Ring inside After Effects
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