Join Lee Lanier for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of VFX Techniques: Space Scene 02: Compositing in After Effects.
If you're a premium member of the lynda.com library, you have access to all of the exercise files used throughout this course. These files can found in the exercise files folder, here's mine on my desktop, let's take a look. That contains two sub folders, the AE files folder. This is all the after effects projects files. And then the footage folder. This contains all the renders created in Maya in the previous step of this project. It also contains some stock footage. These are arranged as image sequences, which we'll discuss further throughout the course.
If you don't have access to the exercise files, you can follow along with your own Material. So let's get started.
- Setting up the project in After Effects
- Combining background elements
- Layering render passes
- Adapting stock footage
- Adding After Effects particles
- Color grading the composite
- Adding camera shake and grain