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.
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.…
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.
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
After Effects Apprentice: 14 Shape Layerswith Chris Meyer2h 20m Intermediate
Premiere Pro and After Effects: Creating Title Graphicswith Chris Meyer26m 23s Intermediate
The Creative Spark: Title Case, Typographic Artisanswith Jessica Hische28m 31s Appropriate for all
1. Roughing Out the Spot
2. Building the Hero Shot and Title
3. Creating Video Frames Using Shape Layers
4. Dressing Up the Background
5. Finalizing the Proof
6. Delivering the Results
7. Idea Corners
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