Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Animated circle grid, part of After Effects Apprentice: 16 Creating a Medical Opening Title.
You've spent a couple of hours so far building this Opening Title Animation.…In reality, on a real job, we'd probably spend a few days and go through a few…proofs and iterations with the client.…In particular, I would spend at least another day seeing how I could massage …and improve the design I already have.…In this final chapter I'd like to go through some of the ideas I might employ to help dress this up.…To begin with, we do have a fairly interesting background going on here,…nice animated shapes.…We do have our Vital Signs traces, we do have our text, but I do think it could…have even a bit more going on in the background, a bit more of an interesting…animated wallpaper feel.…
Now the subject of this is HEART ATTACKS.…We have lab results and life sign displays, I think maybe something technical,…maybe circles as sort of represented molecules or blood cells might be a nice…thing to add to that background.…So I'm going to down and select my background layer, Layer>Pre-compose it, …leave all the attributes in my Final Comp.…
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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