Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Arranging layers in 3D space, part of After Effects Apprentice 16: Creating a Medical Opening Title.
My next step in this creative process is coming up with some basic arrangement…of these layers in 3D space that I might want to move the camera around.…Now one common thing to do is something like a gallery wall.…We have a bunch of pictures on a wall and then you move the camera, passing,…ending up on the final picture that you want to focus on.…To do that, I'm going to need a much bigger view port in my Final Comp panel …and just this 100% view of my final rendered image.…So I'm going to hold on Cmd or Ctrl, pressing the minus key to zoom down a…little bit to give myself some more room to work here.…
Then press and hold the spacebar to temporarily get the Hand tool move things over.…Let's say I want to do a camera move from left to right ending up on our final…high definition video.…I'll start dragging up my layers in space.…I'm just trying out some different arrangements for where I might want …to place these videos.…I can go ahead and place things randomly by different arrangements, seeing what you like.…
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
Premiere Pro and After Effects: Creating Title Graphicswith Chris Meyer26m 23s 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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