Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Synchronizing effects to music, part of After Effects Apprentice: 16 Creating a Medical Opening Title.
In the end, I've decided to go ahead and create five copies of my Vital Signs…shape layer animation and I arranged them in 3D space interspersed in and out of…my different lab results' text.…I also renamed them Vitals Signs, one, two, three, four, and five so I could…keep track at them in the Timeline panel.…We are just starting to get pretty full and pretty busy now.…Let's see what this animation looks like so far.…I'll switch back to 1 View temporarily, put my cursor over the Comp panel and…type the Tilde key so you can see this as a full resolution. …(music playing)…That's pretty nice.…
I'm going to press Tilde to go back to my normal display, and return to 4 Views-Bottom.…However, one problem is that those Vital Signs are a bit too obvious right now.…I could blur them and reduce their opacity to go ahead and match the Lab Results layers.…But you know what would it be even better?…What if the amount of the blur for these signs was timed to the music?…Well, we could keyframe that based on all of these markers, or we can use…
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.
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
After Effects Apprentice: 14 Shape Layerswith Chris Meyer2h 20m Intermediate
The Creative Spark: Title Case, Typographic Artisanswith Jessica Hische28m 31s Appropriate for all
1. Roughing Out the Spot
2. Building the Hero Shot and Title
3. Creating Video Frames Using Shape Layers
4. Dressing Up the Background
5. Finalizing the Proof
6. Delivering the Results
7. Idea Corners
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