Earlier in this lesson when we had you build this RoboTV composition we gave you…a couple of movies to use as your background.…We gave you this movie which had a nice generic soft curtain of light sort of…feel and we used this as a lighting effect, and we used this movie which had a…very blocky sort of pattern meant to mimic some of the square blocky pattern…that we saw in the other elements in RoboTV.…Well, these were actually created using a plug-in in After Effects known as Fractal Noise.…And Fractal Noise is a good utilitarian plug-in to use.…
Therefore, I am going to show you how we created these two backgrounds using the…Fractal Noise effect.…You don't need any source files to do this, because you are just going to use…solids and plug-ins already inside After Effects.…The first thing I'm going to do is create a new composition and you have a few…choices as to what size you make this composition.…You could make it the same size as your final overall composition.…In this case, we are creating an NTSC DV size Comp.…
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.