After Effects CC Essential Training

with Ian Robinson
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After Effects CC Essential Training
Video duration: 0s 14h 52m Appropriate for all Updated Nov 03, 2014


Delve into the world of motion graphics, keying, and compositing in After Effects CC. In this course, Ian Robinson lays out six foundations for becoming proficient with After Effects, including concepts such as layers, keyframe animation, and working with 3D. To help you get up and running with the program, the course begins with a project-based chapter on creating an animated graphic bumper. Next, explore the role layers play in compositions and find out how to add style to your projects using effects and graphic elements. Last, see how to build 3D objects with CINEMA 4D Lite, as well as stabilize footage, solve for 3D cameras, and paint in graphics with the Reverse Stabilization feature.

Topics include:
  • Video terminology
  • Creating your first composition
  • Using layers, masks, blend modes, and track mattes
  • Parenting objects
  • Building complex objects with Pre-compose
  • Exploring the ray-traced 3D renderer
  • Understanding the order of effects
  • Creating 3D projects from Illustrator files
  • Lighting a scene
  • Animating type on a path
  • Using Keylight for green-screen footage
  • Rotoscoping
  • Archiving projects
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Hi, I'm Ian Robinson and welcome to After Effects Essential Training. In this course, we'll work on building a strong base of knowledge by covering the six foundations of after effects. Then, we'll start a project based chapter focused on getting you up and running quickly by creating an animated graphic bumper. To gain deeper understanding of compositions, we'll focus on how they work hand in hand with layers to create animation. Then, it's on to animating with keyframes, how to get started with parenting layers, and we'll even cover a few expressions.

From there, we move to learn how to add style to your projects with coloring effects, and animated graphic elements. We'll move to the next dimension and create true 3D elements with CINEMA 4D light. And, finally, we'll round out our coverage by learning how to stabilize footage, track footage, solve for 3D cameras, and how to properly use reverse stabilization when you need to paint animated graphics into your projects with Warp Stabilizer VFX.

Let's get started with After Effects Essential Training.

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