Join Lee Lanier for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up the project in After Effects, part of VFX Techniques: Crowd Replication with After Effects.
We are now ready to start working in After Effects. I have After Effects CS6 open right now.…It's just an empty project, there is nothing in it.…We can use this to import background footage and get started.…As we discussed, image sequences are often used in visual effects work, and we are going…to bring in our first image sequence.…When we work with sequences, it is important to make sure we pay attention to the resolution,…the frames per second, and the duration.…We can get started by going up to File > Import > File.…And even though image sequence is composed of many individual files, we could bring those…in as a single unit in After Effects.…
I want to navigate to my Footage folder and within that folder is a folder called WideSpeaker,…in this sort of background, image sequence was converted from the original video.…When you are working with the image sequence, all you have to do is to click on the very…first frame of the sequence, in this case 000.png.…Once you click on the very first one, you will see that in the lower left-hand corner…
- Setting up your project
- Removing camera jitter
- Motion tracking CG renders
- Creating light effects
- Keying with Keylight
- Solving bad matte edges
- Rotoscoping green screen footage
- Color grading to match elements
- Relighting the scene
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started
Reviewing image sequences4m 13s
2. Tracking and Integrating Renders
3. Working with Greenscreen
4. Color Grading and Rendering
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