Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Idea corner one: Alternative camera movements, part of After Effects Apprentice 03: Advanced Animation.
Earlier in this lesson, we used the anchor point to animate a fake motion…control camera move around this large photo of these cars.…Well, you've learned a little bit since then so let's apply some of those ideas…and techniques to make this more interesting.…For example, we've been playing with Motion Blur to make very fast camera…moves look interesting.…We've played a little bit with Hold keyframes.…Let's try out some ideas on this photo.…I want to make a new composition.…Before I make a comp, I should select the folder I want to put it into.…Since this is the Idea Corner section, I'll select that folder.…
I go Composition > New Comp.…After Effects remembers my last settings, the last comp I created.…640x480, NTSC video rate of 29.97 is fine with me.…7 seconds was the last duration I entered.…I'll keep that for now.…I can always change it later,…shorter or longer, and give this comp a useful name like camera move 2. Click OK.…I have my blank comp.…Go down to my image.…If you have the exercise files that came with this lesson, you can drag Auto…
After Effects Apprentice is created by Trish and Chris Meyer and designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice.
- Understanding how keyframes work under the hood
- Controlling the anchor point to create more predictable animations
- Mastering the Graph Editor for the ultimate control over keyframes
- Animating parameters including motion paths
- Hand-drawing motion paths to simplify complex movements
- Applying and tweaking Motion Blur
- Using hold keyframes
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Q: This course was updated on 11/09/2012. What changed?
A: We have updated the movie dealing with Time Display to be applicable to working with different versions of After Effects (from CS4 to CS6). We also added a movie that shows our premium subscribers how to use the exercise files, including the new exercise files designed for After Effects CS6.
Q: This course was updated on 11/07/2016. What changed?
A: We updated five videos to stay up to date with the latest changes in After Effects CC.