Modifying camera paths


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Modifying camera paths

Because camera paths are generated with keyframes, you can take advantage of several different options inside of After Effects to improve them. We can add Ease, we can add Bezier handles, all sorts of things to make this scene more natural. Let's start with this first image here, and as I drag through you see that there are three sets of keyframes. This middle keyframe was randomly placed to add some motion and have this tilt up. Well, that's going to feel like a bit of a bump in a camera move, because the smoothest way to make a curved line is just two points.

If I right-click on this keyframe, I could tell it to Rove Across Time, and what that's going to do is naturally determine where that keyframe should be placed so it doesn't feel like a bump in the camera path, and that's important. It will smooth out the motion, and as we continue to make additional adjustments that works really well. For example, if I want to have a little resolution at the end of the shot, I could pu...

Modifying camera paths
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Modifying camera paths provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Motion Control 3D: Bringing Your Photos to Life in Three Dimensions with After Effects and Photoshop CS6

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