Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Building the video panel, part of After Effects Apprentice 15: Creating a Sports Opening Title.
In this chapter you will build the video panels that appear in our 3D world.…Each one of these videos will be treated in their own pre-comp, and these panels…will also be used later to create reflections in the main comp.…You will notice that each video panel has a grid of 50x50 pixels which exactly…matches the floor, and this grid is applied on top of the video and then a block…dissolve transition brings on the video.…Because we're using a grid structure, we'll create each pre-comp as a square…pixel comp, even though the videos inside the comps will be non-square pixels.…
So let's get started with the first video panel which is of the skater.…I will select the MyPrecomps folder again and then select…Composition > New Composition.…I will call this comp Skater. And for the size, I'd like to make it a…multiple of 50 pixels.…The closest I can get to with the 720x486 video is a square pixel size of 650x450.…Just like the other pre-comps, this will also be a square pixel comp, a 29.97,…but I think the duration could be a little bit shorter. Let's just make it…
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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