Understanding parallax


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Understanding parallax

We're going to jump ahead right now to a nearly completed project. Now we're going to break all these techniques down in greater depth later, but I'd like you to see how that planning document becomes a real animation. In this case, I've brought in the three layers from our file, and if you look at this, you'll see there's the Brick, the Couple, and the trees or the Bush in front. There they all are, the background, our subject, and the plants in the foreground.

Here is the After Effects camera, and notice that as I drag through, the camera has been animated, so it's moving up from the ground, revealing our subject, and because the brick is further away, you get a different rate of movement for those. It really feels like there's some depth. Enhancing that depth is the fact that we've actually added some lights, so we have a spotlight pointed at our subjects, creating a shadow on the back wall, and that's definitely helping.

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Understanding parallax
Video duration: 1m 58s 1h 30m Intermediate

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Understanding parallax provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Motion Control 3D: Bringing Your Photos to Life in Three Dimensions with After Effects and Photoshop CS6

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Video
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After Effects Photoshop
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