Join Alan Demafiles for an in-depth discussion in this video Null object parenting, part of After Effects CC 2018 Essential Training: Motion Graphics.
- [Instructor] Taking simple components…and building them up to create something…more complex is a common thread…in the Visual Language of Motion Graphics.…With compositions, the more layers you have…in a comp, the harder of a time you'll have…trying to control all of them.…Here in this movie, we'll look at how we can…use null object to add broader control…to 3D layers.…So here in this composition, I've got four…3D layers, I've got a background, a 2D null,…and a camera.…And so if I wanted to move this group…of 3D layers, I can certainly shift click them all…and move them around.…
However, that's going to be kind of cumbersome each time…I need to pick them up and move them.…I'd need to re-select and this doesn't even come to address…what happens when I need to rotate everything…all together.…I'd have to go through each one and rotate…each one separately?…Sounds really cumbersome.…Let's go ahead and undo that.…Instead, we can take our 3D nulls and parent…them to a null object.…So here, my null here is 2D, but that doesn't…
- Working with shape layers and paths
- Animating compositions
- Animating type
- Animating 3D layers
- Creating 3D text and geometry
- Rendering your motion graphics
- Following an effective motion graphic workflow
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Working with Shape Layers
2. Working with Animation
3. Working with Compositing
4. Working with Type
5. Basic After Effects 3D
6. 3D Geometry
7. Rendering for Motion Graphics
8. Motion Graphic Workflow Tips
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