Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video RoboTV: Finishing touches, part of After Effects Apprentice: 07 Parenting.
Next, let's put in the backgrounds so we have something more interesting…than black to look at.…I'm looking at this so I'm seeing a lot of plywood on this ramp, a lot of…plywood on this street circuit, and a lot of the squares and things have been put together.…I'm seeing squares in the plots of land underneath and of course squares in…the robo frame as well.…So some background layer or texture that echoes this square pattern maybe appropriate.…I'm going to go to my stock footage collection or I can go ahead and create…something in After Effects using one of its plug-ins like Fractal Noise.…
It just so happens I have already made a couple of layers I think might be…appropriate, but at the very end of this lesson I'll show you how I made these backgrounds.…One thing I have created is this animated blocky pattern.…We'll play for you that.…And I thought that might be appropriate, given the square patterns and all the…videos I'm playing around with and then the frame itself.…I have a second layer like that I call a lighting layer.…
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.
- Preparing files
- Making parenting connections
- Arranging the frame and arm
- Using null objects
- Crafting anthropomorphic-style animations
- Avoiding problems with non-uniform scaling
- Animating Fractal Noise
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 11/20/2012. What changed?
A: We added new movies on using the exercise files that come with this course, and added an additional set of exercise files designed for After Effects CS6.