Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Improving consistency, part of After Effects Apprentice 15: Creating a Sports Opening Title.
I took advantage of the break between movies to go ahead and preview this composition.…Let's see what I looks like so far.…(video playing)…I am pretty happy with the animation and the elements that I have.…However, it could use another level of refinement, and this is where you really…earn your money as a motion graphic artist.…It's not just saying I've got the camera move done, I've got all the layers…there, I must be finished.…No, you look at something critically and go, how can I unify the things better?…How can I improve for the look of my final piece?…In this particular case I'm looking at this end frame, and I really like the…subtle lines that Trish created on that video.…
However, I am noticing the same lines are much heavier on the floor and stroke…is much heavier on the text.…I think I'd like to unify the look between all of those.…Well, the text is easy. I just select my Dirtboard Devil double layer, go open…to the Character panel and scrub down the size of that stroke.…1 is a much more refined look. You could even do to something fractional…
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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