Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up the final pose, part of After Effects Apprentice: 15 Creating a Sports Opening Title.
Now that we have a good end pose that we are happy with, let's add an animated…camera around our scene.…Now since I am going to be playing around with the camera, I might lose this…pose. And I want to remember what it looks like, so I'll make sure this display's…forward and go ahead and save a snapshot of that particular display.…That will make it easier for me to come back to this reference frame.…Next I'll go to Layer > New > Camera.…Shorter camera lens presets have more exaggerated 3D-ness to them.…It will exaggerate the space between layers.…
Small movements will seem larger, so when creating motion graphics we often go…to a shorter preset just to make our life easier, just to get more bang for our buck.…So I'll pick the 28-millimeter preset, and I'll make sure that I have a two-node camera.…Older version of After Effects default to a two-node camera where you have a…separate position and point of interest where the camera is being aimed.…Newer versions of After Effects have added a type pop-up directly in the Camera…
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.
- Building a 3D world
- Working with layered Illustrator files
- Synchronizing to music
- Using text animation presets
- Rendering strategies
- Working with widescreen video, including 4:3 center cut and safe area considerations
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Floor
2. The Video Wall
3. The Dial
4. Creating the Main Composition
5. The Camera Move
6. Creating a Title
7. Lighting and Shadows
8. Further Polish
9. Finishing the Comps
10. Client Changes
11. Render Strategies
12. Bonus: Creating the Ring inside After Effects
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