A great technique use is to take a photo and extrude it into 3D space. This is a simple way to create a virtual set by combining a little bit of perspective with some simple sources. In this movie, join Richard Harrington as he walks through how to create a backdrop in Adobe After Effects by extruding a still in 3D space.
- Sometimes when working with still images,…I'll create 3D versions to really add…a bit more depth to my scene.…Let me show you how.…Now, this file has already been cut up,…but you can open up the Photoshop document,…and if you look at the Layers version,…you'll see that it's just been cut in pieces.…The mountain was cut out and the cactus were as well.…Now this was done pretty easily using a series of layers…and if you need to learn more about masking and selections,…you can watch some of the other courses here…in the online library.…
But by cutting things into pieces…and then clearly labeling them,…this is going to be pretty easy to use.…So, now back here inside of After Effects,…let's take a look.…You can import something using File, Import, File…and bring in that Photoshop document as a composition.…And you just click the Open button.…That's what's been done here.…Now the reason why I brought it in as a composition…and didn't tell it to crop the layers…is so that the bounding boxes are all identically sized.…
- Keying in Premiere Pro vs. After Effects
- Importing footage to key
- Stacking layers in Premiere Pro
- Using the Ultra Keyer
- Using KEYLIGHT
- Enhancing a key with 3D lights
- Deciding when to use a third-party tool
- Processing backdrops in Photoshop
- Exchanging transparency data
Skill Level Intermediate
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VFX Techniques: Crowd Replication with After Effectswith Lee Lanier2h 54m Intermediate
After Effects Compositing: 4 Color Keyingwith Mark Christiansen2h 7m Intermediate
1. Deciding Where to Key Your Footage
2. Importing Footage to Key
3. Keying in Adobe Premiere Pro
4. Keying in Adobe After Effects
5. Selected Third-Party Keyers
6. Processing Backdrops in Photoshop
7. Backdrop Techniques
8. Exchanging Transparency Data
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