Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Application ideas, part of After Effects CS5 New Creative Techniques.
Now, that you have used Roto Brush to create yourself a nice matte for your…shot, what you are going to do with it?…Well, there is a few obvious things.…One is background replacement.…Say you wanted to set him in different room.…You need to do two things.…One, you need to do something such as Roto Brush to separate this foreground…from your background.…And two, you'll need to track that background shot and apply that same tracking…to your new background, so that it has the same motion as the old background and…all the parallax and perspective works.…That's with some traditional rotoscoping type of application.…
But additionally, you can get very creative.…Once you have separated the foreground from the background, you can do things with it.…In this case, I have my separated foreground.…I have done a little bit of color correction on him to make him a little bit…yellow skinned than red skinned.…I've taken a duplication of my Roto Brush layer and I've added the layer style…Outer Glow to it, so that he's got a nice, glow coming from around him.…
Chris and Trish Meyer have been using After Effects since version 1.0 and have written ten books about the program, and they are always among the first to dive into each new version and discover what it offers to their fellow motion graphics artists. Chris takes you under the hood and explains how each new feature works in After Effects CS5. This course covers both the technical and creative implications of this latest release, including tutorials on the new Roto Brush tool and mocha version 2, blending modes, text options, and new and improved user interface elements in Adobe After Effects CS5. Numerous examples show the most efficient ways to use the new features and avoid potential pitfalls when applying techniques. Chris ends with a discussion of which users will get them most out of upgrading to After Effects CS5.
- Reviewing After Effects' 64-bit system requirements
- Mastering the new Roto Brush tool plus Refine Matte
- Warping with FreeForm
- Motion tracking with mocha version 2
- Matting with mocha shape, including adding motion blur
- Extruding in 3D with Repoussé
- Importing RED footage
- Using Color Finesse and updated blending modes
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Native 64-Bit Application
2. Roto Brush
3. mocha and mocha shape
4. Adobe Repoussé
Repoussé in Photoshop CS58m 44s
5. New Effects
6. Updated Effects
7. New Layer Manipulation Options
8. Other Enhancements
Final analysis4m 12s
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