Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Placing the background, part of After Effects Apprentice 16: Creating a Medical Opening Title.
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If you're jumping straight into this movie and you have access to the…exercise files, you can go ahead and pick up the action from Intermediate…Comps, O3 Camera Move.…This has the music are already spotted, has our Placeholder layers already set…up in place and has a Camera Move already created for you.…However, I am going to continue with our final comp composition that we've already been building.…Before I start replacing these Placeholders with the actual content, I think …I'd like to have a background in this composition just to have something more…interesting to look at and I can see my layers in context.…
When working in 3D environments like this, you can either put a 2D background…behind your 3D layers that way it will always stay in the same position and…always fill the frame, or you can place a very large image far back in space so…that it moves along with the rest of your layers in your Camera Move.…For projects such as this, I prefer things that have some animation and some…color and some motion in the background, but I don't want to be too interesting.…
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- Animating to music
- Arranging layers in 3D space
- Performing time stretches
- Working with 3D camera tracking
- Typesetting and animating text
- Adding effects like drop shadows and motion blur
- Creating and animating shape layers
- Building and delivering a broadcast package