Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 1, 2013
Duration
3h 17m
Description

In this series of tutorials, we will go over the steps needed to create a rotating city animation in After Effects. We will start by going over some of the initial setup you need to know for how the Illustrator files should be saved and arranged. Then we bring those files into After Effects and learn lots of time saving tips and techniques for animating these layers. We go over some camera animation as well as 3D animation of individual layers. Towards the end of the training, we go over some compositing techniques that make our 2D illustrator layers look much more life-like, as if they had been filmed with a real camera. Software required: After Effects CS6, Illustrator CS6.

About the author
About the author

Laura is a passionate visual effects and motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Ever since her first exposure to After Effects in college, Laura has had an eternal drive to learn more about motion graphics, and teach others what she has discovered. Laura began working at Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company) as a motion graphics artist, creating visually-appealing advertisements and informative art for the site.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello. I'm Laura with digital-tutors. In this series of tutorials, we will go over the steps to create this rotating city animation in After Effects. We will start by going over some of the initial set up you need to know for how the Illustrator file should be saved and ranged from the very start. Then, we bring those files into After Effects and learn lots of time saving tips and techniques for animating these layers in a convincing way. We go over some camera animation as well as 3-D animation of individual layers. Towards the end of the course, we will go over some compositing techniques that make our 2D Illustrator layers look much more lifelike as if they had been filmed with a real camera. This course goes over the process for creating our spinning city. But it moves quickly, and you need to have some After Effects knowledge before you try to tackle this one. I would recommend the Beginner's Guide to After Effects if you've never used After Effects before. So let's go ahead and get started by importing some of our first files.