Join Alan Demafiles for an in-depth discussion in this video Build a basic camera rig, part of After Effects CC 2019 Essential Training: Motion Graphics.
- [Instructor] By using null objects…in conjunction with cameras,…we can create rigs that make controlling them…in After Effects easier…than by manipulating the camera alone.…Here, we'll take a look at the advantages…of using a simple camera rig comprised of a camera parented…to a null object.…Here in my scene, I've got several 3D layers…and I've got a two-node camera…and that has a point of interest…which controls where the camera's pointing.…Down below here, you see I have a car with a road.…I can also orbit around with this setup using this position.…You'll see that it's orbiting around a point of interest.…
This poses a couple disadvantages.…One is that I can't really move my point of interest…in my composition window here.…If I wanted to move it,…I'd have to come over here to my active window…and go to like the front view and there's my UI.…I can actually click and drag this point of interest…around now and in order to see that in conjunction…with my camera view,…I'd have to come here and switch this over…
- Working with shape layers and paths
- Animating compositions
- Animating type
- Animating 3D layers
- Creating 3D text and geometry
- Rendering your motion graphics
- Following an effective motion graphic workflow
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1. Working with Shape Layers
2. Working with Animation
3. Working with Compositing
4. Working with Type
5. Basic After Effects 3D
6. 3D Geometry
7. Rendering for Motion Graphics
8. Motion Graphic Workflow Tips
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