Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating the swivel, part of After Effects Apprentice: 15 Creating a Sports Opening Title.
Now that I'm done arranging and parenting my layers, I no longer need these two views.…I'm going to go back to 1 View, make sure it's set to Active Camera.…And actually, now that I am done arranging the frame, I'm also going to…press the apostrophe key to toggle off the action and title safe just to clean things up.…Let's decide when to time this animation move for these layers.…For reference, I'm going to look at the camera, press U to reveal its…keyframes, and I'm going to drag the current time indicator back to one of the…beats in the soundtrack and listen a little bit to get a feel for what's…happening at what time in the music.…
I'm going to press the Decimal Point key on the numeric keypad to preview just the audio.…(audio playing)…So for my first move, the camera does land here and the music pretty much…calms down from here on. (audio playing)…So I probably want to make my move in between the camera move animating or maybe…even overlap at a little bit.…And by the time the music is calmed down, so we can go ahead and focus on…
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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