Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Screen Replacement with After Effects and mocha AE.
If you have access to the exercise files that come with this course, your exercise files folder will contain these items. A Screen Replacement After Effects Project and two source files. A standard def, computer screen that we're going to be putting on our laptop computer, and a half hi-def size piece of footage of a user typing on a laptop computer. The After Effects project file is for After Effects CC, or Creative Cloud, the reason I had to do it in this latest version Is that we are going to be using the roto brush plus refine edge tool.
And that's saw significant updates between CS6 and CC. The After Effects project looks like this. Inside the comps folder will be your starter composition. I've saved in this comps progress points folder the composition at various points along this course. So, if you jump into this course at some point after the start, or if you get lost or have difficulty with one of the steps, go ahead and open up the comps progress points folder, and pick up the appropriate composition at that point in this course. If you don't have access to the exercise files, that's okay, the main point of this course is to show you the general steps required for a process like this.
Not to focus on solving only one exercise. If you want, you can go ahead and get a piece of stock footage that is similar to this one or you can go and shoot your own footage. Just make sure that you use a handheld camera so the screen moves and that the actor or something partially obscures the screen, so that you can get some practice, rotoscoping. And with that, we'll dive into the actual work, starting with the tracking part of this problem.
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- Tracking in mocha AE
- Corner pinning in After Effects
- Rotoscoping with Roto Brush and Refine Edge
- Matching color and depth of field
- Reversible stabilization with Warp Stabilizer VFX