Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Keyframing the camera, part of After Effects Apprentice: 15 Creating a Sports Opening Title.
So here is my final pose. I then want to use variation in this to create…something a bit more jaunty.…Now the middle and right mouse buttons the track X, Y and track Z tools work just as expected.…However, if I use the left mouse button to get the orbit camera tool, I notice…that the Skater kind of spins off the screen way too fast.…The reason that's happening is a point of interest is set pretty close to the…camera. That's what giving me this exaggerated movement.…So in this case, we're going to undo. Press V to return to the Selection tool.…Move the point of interest to be more in line with video screen. I will press the…Shift key to keep on even keel here.…
Put it right around my video wall.…Proceed to go back to Unified Camera tool.…And now when I use the Orbit tool, I am getting a much more predictable,…controllable pane of my scene. Now undo.…Okay, this is my end pose. I am happy with it.…Let's pick a good time in the music to end up on this pose.…I'll scroll down in the timeline to my music.…
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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