Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 30, 2014
Duration
1h 9m
Description

In this tutorial, we will explore many of the 3D features available in Adobe After Effects. We will start by taking 2D layers and converting them to 3D, which unlocks new attributes and adjustable properties. We'll create lights and shadows in our 3D world, and we'll go over how we can create a 3D camera and manipulate it manually or by creating rigs that control movement and focus. We'll finish by learning about the ray-traced 3D renderer and the features that you can utilize using ray-traced, such as shape layer and text extrusion, bending footage, reflection, and transparency. This training will touch on the basics for working with 3D space in After Effects so you can take these principals and apply them in your own projects. Software required: After Effects CC 12.0.

About the author
About the author

Alex is a motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Starting out his career in illustration and design gave Alex a firm foundation in the more traditional forms of art. As he refined his skills, he eventually was pulled into the world of motion animation, as well as product design. It was there that Alex was able to take his artistic skills to new heights and really develop himself as a well-rounded CG artist.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, I'm Alex with Digital-Tutors. In this series of tutorials, we'll talk about some of the 3D features available in After Effects. We'll start by taking 2D layers and converting them to 3D, which unlocks new attributes and adjustable properties. We'll talk about creating lights and casting shadows in our 3D world and we'll go over how we can create a 3D camera and manipulate it manually or by creating rigs that control movement and focus. We'll finish by talking about the ray-traced 3D renderer and the features that you can utilize using the ray-trace, such as shape layer and text extrusion, bending footage, reflection, and transparency. This course will touch on the basics for working with 3D space in After Effects so you can take these principles and apply them in your own projects. We'll get started in the next lesson by converting 2D layers to 3D layers.