Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of After Effects Compositing: 1 Intro to VFX.
- This course includes project files to accompany the video lessons, so you can follow along. You can access these by opening the After Effects project that appears in the video. In the top bar, you can see the path and name of the video I used when I recorded the class. The last part after that final forward slash is the name of the specific After Effects project we're working with in that lesson. Each project may contain multiple compositions. So be sure to start with the comp whose name corresponds to the one you see open and forward in the lesson.
If, when you open the file, you see a warning that source files are missing, or if you type "missing" into the project panel search field and see one or more missing files listed, do the following. First, make sure you have all of the examples downloaded. Next, re-link any one of the missing files. I prefer to right-click on the missing item and choose "Replace Footage". Once you select the correct source footage file, any other unlinked source footage in the same folder will be automatically found by After Effects, and you're ready to get started.
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 06/22/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: an overview of moving selections; an overview of the camera for compositing; and an overview of what makes an image cinematic.