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.
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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 …
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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