Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Refining the camera move, part of After Effects Apprentice: 16 Creating a Medical Opening Title.
We have our basic Camera Move Key framed.…Now let's go about testing and refining it.…I almost never leave keyframes linear.…Sometimes I'll do it for a particular bouncy effect, but quite often, it doesn't…look very smooth or professional.…I'm going to go ahead and select all of those keyframes and choose …Animation>Keyframe Assistant>Easy Ease…just to add some nice, smooth accelerations and decelerations to my camera move. …Okay. Let's do a quick RAM Preview of this initial move.…
I'll press 0 on the numeric keypad and calculate that Ram Preview.…It will go fast because solids take almost no time to render.…(music playing)…Not bad, but to be honest, I'm not all together thrilled with it.…
I like the multi-planing here, but those video layers are just so too…disconnected from each other.…I wish they overlapped more, because that will give me more of a sense of…mystery as they uncovered and revealed sections of each other.…Here's a couple of ways I could go about that.…I could go about maybe rearranging them in Z space, moving everybody closer together …
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
The Creative Spark: Title Case, Typographic Artisanswith Jessica Hische28m 31s Intermediate
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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