Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding vital signs to our world, part of After Effects Apprentice: 16 Creating a Medical Opening Title.
Now that we have created a nice prototype for our Vital Signs display, …let's place one of them in our 3D world and see how it works out.…I'm going to select my Shape layer, I think I'm going to temporarily turn off…Trim Paths, so I get to see the entire trace for the entire duration of the…composition, copy, go to my Final Comp and Paste.…Then I might rearrange my layers here to place it at the very top of my stack.…Now I have my Vital Signs trace going throughout my comp, toggle back to switches.…
It's 2D layer initially. I'll make it a 3D layer.…Again, it jumps to the center of the composition world which is over here…where our Hero video is, I'm going to push it back in Z, and you'll see it start to appear here now.…It appeared roughly around where our text was and look at it at various parts in our world.…It needs to be centered up so I can see it during the camera move.…So I am going to center it roughly in our world.…It looks like I might need to scale it up too.…So I'm going to press S for Scale, and Shift P for position to make it easy to…
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.
- Animating to music
- Arranging layers in 3D space
- Performing time stretches
- Working with 3D camera tracking
- Typesetting and animating text
- Adding effects like drop shadows and motion blur
- Creating and animating shape layers
- Building and delivering a broadcast package
Skill Level Intermediate
After Effects Apprentice: 14 Shape Layerswith Chris Meyer2h 20m Intermediate
The Creative Spark: Title Case, Typographic Artisanswith Jessica Hische28m 31s Appropriate for all
1. Roughing Out the Spot
2. Building the Hero Shot and Title
3. Creating Video Frames Using Shape Layers
4. Dressing Up the Background
5. Finalizing the Proof
6. Delivering the Results
7. Idea Corners
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