Join Andy Needham for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Creating a Show Open in After Effects and CINEMA 4D.
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If you are a premium member of lynda.com, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this course. Each folder relates to one of the chapters in this course. We have some start files for After Effects and cinema 4D, and also some CS6 versions, if you're using that version of After Effects. If you open one of these after effects files, you'll probably run into a warning about missing footage. So, I'll show you how to reconnect that. Select the clip, right-click, and choose, replace footage with file.
Navigate to where the footage is, in the exercise files folder, and choose the image sequence, and click open. If you're following along with the course. By the end of chapter three. We render out our 3D animations to this render folder, on the desktop. Which you won't have unless you followed the instructions at the end of chapter three. So if you open one of the chapter four project files, those will show missing media as well. So let's just take a look at how we'd reconnect that. If we select one of the passes, and right click and choose Replace Footage with File, if we navigate to the desktop, where our renders are, and select the pass, and click Open.
Not only will After Effects find that pass, it'll find any additional missing items as well. But of course you won't have that folder, unless you created it at the end of chapter three. In the footage folder, there's also the raw clips that we'll be using throughout the course. If you're a standard, annual or monthly member, you don't have access to the exercise files, but you can follow along with your own assets. Now let's get started.
Want to create the same effect in Nuke? Check out Creating a Show Open in Nuke X and CINEMA 4D.
- Using CameraTracker to track a shot
- Solving the camera data
- Setting a ground plane
- Importing the logo
- Animating the logo with the inheritance effector
- Randomizing particle motion
- Lighting the scene
- Compositing in After Effects