Join Lee Lanier for an in-depth discussion in this video Constructing the motion graphics, part of VFX Techniques: Building Replacement with After Effects.
We've successfully tracked our first 3D layer and that's a billboard.…We'll play it back.…You can see it's following along quite nicely.…Now it's a bit boring right now so let's jazz it up.…It'd be great to turn this into an electronic billboard the style you'll see for…news updates or the text scrolls across.…Now we do have enough motion graphic tools inside After Effects to complete that task.…So let me go straight to the billboard composition and the first thing I want to do…is make two new solids.…
One solid will become the background for a logo like the company that sponsors the…sign and the second solid will become the field where the text scrolls across.…So Layer>New>Solid and this first solid I'm going to make black.…I'm not worried about the size right now;…we'll deal with that in the second.…And the second layer or second solid, I am going to make a dark blue.…Now you can choose a slightly different color that's fine.…There are two new solids.…
Now they are the same size as the composition right now. What I can do is…
Learn how to track the footage with the Adobe After Effects 3D Camera Tracker, replace areas such as the sky, rotoscope moving elements such as buildings and cars, and integrate a digital matte painting so it gains appropriate shifts in perspective and scale. You'll also apply color-grading techniques and learn how to fabricate reflections. The course also covers an alternative motion-tracking workflow with the Foundry CameraTracker plugin.
- Using the After Effects 3D Camera Tracker
- Applying tracking data to 3D layers
- Constructing and refining motion graphics
- Keying out the sky
- Rotoscoping to remove and save features
- Using the Foundry CameraTracker plugin
- Creating reflections
- Color grading