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Introduction to 3D in After Effects CS5.5

by Chris Glick

In this series of After Effects tutorials, we will learn how to manipulate and work with 3D layers in After Effects. SoftwareRequired: After Effects CS5.5

What you'll learn

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

Along with creating and recording training, he also used to manage the support team and work closely with the production development team at Digital-Tutors, now a Pluralsight company. 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. Chris has likely watched more Pluralsight creative training than anyone on the planet, and its evidenced by his Einstein-sized brain and encyclopedic... more

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