Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 1, 2012
Duration
1h 25m
Description

We will learn how to make layers 3D, and how to work with 3D cameras and lights. We will also learn all the little tips and tricks to using 2D and 3D layers together and using pre-comping and collapse transforms to correctly have our various layers interact. From there we will dive deeper into the 3D camera and learn how to create a null dolly system to make it easier to work with the camera and create transitions that we expect. Finally, we will learn some neat things we can do in 3D, like per character 3D transforms on text and the powerful depth of field system which gives us realistic depth blur and bokeh. SoftwareRequired: After Effects CS5.5

About the author
About the author

Chris is a VFX author at Pluralsight. Along with creating and recording training, he also manages the support team and works closely with the production development team. He began his career working freelance and quickly realized that he wanted to find a company where he could use his talents to help people succeed in the CG industry.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi, I'm Chris with Digital-Tutors. In this series of tutorials, we'll learn how to manipulate and work with 3D layers in After Effects. We'll learn how to make layers 3D and how to work with cameras and lights. We will also learn all the little tips and tricks to using 2D and 3D layers together and using pre-comping and collapsed transformations to correctly have our various layers interact. From there, we will dive deeper into the 3D camera and learn how to create a null dolly system to make it easier to work with the camera and create transitions that we expect. Finally, we'll learn some neat things we can do in 3D like per character 3D transforms on text and the powerful depth of field system which gives us realistic depth blur and bokeh. Now this course goes over the basics of working in 3D space in After Effects, so that you can begin working with 3D projects and experimenting with 3D in your own projects. To begin this course, you really only need to know how to use After Effects so if you need a refresher, check out our Beginner's Guide to After Effects before starting this course. So, with that said, let's go ahead and get started in the next lesson.