Join Ian Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Mograph Techniques: Retiming and Tracking Footage.
If you're a premium member of the lynda.com library, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this course. Once downloaded, open the Exercise Files folder and you'll see that we have five different folders. Each one of these folders pertain to the chapter that we'll be working in. While there are multiple videos within each chapter, there may not be an exercise file directly associated with each video. So use the ones that are available for that specific task. Now all of these After Effects files reference footage in our Footage folder.
In here, you'll find Video, Reference Edits, Reference Graphics, Logo Graphics and we have a Pre-renders folder. So anytime you open up an After Effects project, if it's missing something, chances are it's in your Footage folder. Whenever you're working with your exercise files, if you need to move these to an external drive or a different system drive, you want to go ahead and make sure to copy the entire folder as one cohesive unit. That way, After Effects won't lose any links between the project files and their Footage. If you don't have access to the Exercise Files, you can follow along from scratch or with your own assets.
So let's get started.
- Analyzing a rough cut
- Tracking with mocha
- Adding and animating spheres
- Creating an animated logo with particles
- Adding dynamic motion
- Color correcting the back plate
- Blending particles emitters
- Retiming layers with prerenders
- Adjusting speed with Timewarp
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Isolating the Base Layer Video
Analyzing the rough cut2m 7s
2. Tracking Footage
3. Adding Graphics
4. Adding Color Correction and Finishing Touches
Next steps1m 21s
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