Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview of Main Comp 2, part of After Effects Apprentice 15: Creating a Sports Opening Title.
Main Comp 1 is intended to serve as the first half of this promo that you…have been building.…Main Comp 2 will have many of the same elements; therefore, we are not going…to make you rebuild the whole thing from scratch. But we have left you a few steps left to do.…First off, let's see where we are heading.…The final project is saved down here in the Finished Movie.…I'll double-click that to open up in the Footage panel, press 0 on numeric…keypad to RAM preview it. It takes just second to load.…(video playing)…You will see that part 2 has two video panels on it as opposed to one, and that…the two rotate as a unit to transition between the two videos and also to reveal…the final bit of text.…
So let us see what we have built so far and what's left for you to do.…I am going to go back to the Comps folder and open up Main Comp 2*starter.…We have left you a lot of notes to show you what's doing what.…Here is the music soundtrack that's already been spotted for you.…Here is our Camera move, I am going to press U to reveal its keyframes as…
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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