Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 9, 2013
Duration
3h 54m
Description

Welcome to Volume 4 of the Quick Start to After Effects, a series of specially constructed courses meant to be followed in sequence and interspersed with valuable exercises to reinforce learned concepts. In this volume, you will learn about the 3D aspects of After Effects and how to use them to create a 2. 5D style animation. We learn how to set up our assets to occupy 3D space and how to animate a camera through them. We learn some tricks for precomposing 3D layers while still being able to use a camera with them in the main composition. We also top the course off with a few lens effect lessons to add to the realism of our shot. By the end of the volume, we have a fully animated and composited shot of trees, water, and animals. These courses are designed to be taken in sequence so we really encourage you to start with Volume 3 before continuing with this section. We also encourage you to take advantage of the assignments that follow each volume. These assignments will allow you to take what you've learned and apply those tools and techniques to your own projects. Software required: After Effects CC v. 12.0.0.404.

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, and I'd like to welcome you to Volume 4 of the Quick Start to After Effects, a series of specially constructed courses meant to be followed in sequence and interspersed with valuable exercises to reinforce learned concepts. In this volume, we'll learn about the 3D aspects of After Effects and how to use them to create a 2. 5D-style animation. We'll learn how to set up our assets to occupy 3D space and how to animate a camera through them. We'll learn some tricks for pre-composing 3D layers while still being able to use a camera with them in the main composition. We also top the course off with a few lens effect lessons to add to the realism of our shot. By the end of the course, we have a fully-animated and composited shot of trees, water and animals. These courses are designed to be taken in sequence, so we really encourage you to start with Volume 3 before continuing with this section. We also encourage you to take advantage of the assignments that follow each volume. These assignments will allow you to take what you've learned and apply those tools and techniques to your own projects. So, with that, let's begin.