Stereoscopic 3D in After Effects

In this course, we will create 3D experiences directly in After Effects. We'll learn how to make stereoscopic 3D imagery and gain a deeper understanding of the mathematics of stereo imagery, tips for creating safer stereo renders, and building After Effects camera rigs to create one of the most powerful effects in cinema. Software required: After Effects 7 and up.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 13, 2009
Duration
2h 50m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 13, 2009
Duration
2h 50m
Description

In this course, we will create 3D experiences directly in After Effects. We'll learn how to make stereoscopic 3D imagery and gain a deeper understanding of the mathematics of stereo imagery, tips for creating safer stereo renders, and building After Effects camera rigs to create one of the most powerful effects in cinema. This course contains nearly three hours of project-driven training and step-by-step examples for any artist using After Effects. Popular highlights include a stereoscopy overview, the rules of safe stereo, anaglyph filtering, stereo 3D workflow, After Effects camera rigs, 3D objects in After Effects, mathematics of stereo imagery, creating interactive guides to help visualize, color-correcting stereo imagery, compositing stereo pair renders from Maya, expressions, controlling zero parallax, interaxial separation, creating a camera dolly system, animating cameras with the dolly system, Photoshop 3D layers, 3D assets with Photoshop, assembling multiple compositions with expressions, zero parallax controls in 3D scenes, interaxial separation controls, avoiding keystoning and other stereo distortions, creating a stereo camera rig for Photoshop 3D objects. Software required: After Effects 7 and up.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello and welcome to Stereoscopic 3D in After Effects, presented by Digital-Tutors, an Adobe Authorized Training Center. My name is Papa Georgio, and I've had the opportunity of teaching in the CG industry for over a decade, and I've had the privilege to teach millions of artists from a wide range of companies like Pixar and Rhythm & Hues, to faculty and students at awesome schools like Ringling and The Art Institutes, and now I'm excited to guide you through our exploration of stereo 3D, and the process of building stereo camera rigs directly inside of After Effects. Now this is something you definitely won't find out of the box. Within the past few years, stereo is becoming really, really popular, because movie goers really enjoy that interactive feel and that experience. While this particular 3D experience may be new to many people, this technique of creating illusion and depth has been around for years. With various technical advancements that have caused this technique to evolve, big studios like Disney, Sony, DreamWorks, they're all able to use stereo to create 3D movies that you see at the box office. And due to the high demand from studios and artists, the Motion Graphics Team here at Digital-Tutors spent the past two months dissecting the stereo pipeline, and built custom curriculum for you so you can learn that workflow and technique on how to build your own custom stereo rigs inside of After Effects in a matter of hours. So what we're going to do is we're going to begin by covering a simple stereo effect, and how to refine the camera rig to be a sturdy, production-ready solution. Then we'll spend a great deal of time going over the math and the formulas used to properly create stereoscopic imagery. Now, don't let the math and formulas discourage you because we've spent a great deal of time making sure that this process is not only easy to follow and understand, but easy to implement in your own projects. After we get all of that foundation built, we're going to talk about the process of taking a 3D object out of an application like Maya, or you could use any application for that matter, use it inside of After Effects while still keeping the object as a 3D object. We'll then use that object to produce a stereo render within our custom rig. And finally, we'll talk about doing some color correction of the anaglyphic renders, as well as how do we composite anaglyphic renders from different rendering packages like a package from Maya for example. So, after completing all of this training, you're going to be able to build your own stereo rigs inside of After Effects that are the same ones that are used inside of major motion pictures, and you're going to be able to efficiently and creatively put these motion graphic practices to use on really any project that you've got set up. As an added bonus, we've added a pair of anaglyphic 3D glasses for you, if you're purchasing the eDownload version of this product, not a problem, we're going to mail those directly to you so that way you can follow along with the training, so it's going to be pretty exciting. As you can see, there is a ton of material to cover, and you're going to learn a lot about stereo production and how to create your own imagery in addition to being better equipped to work in a stereo pipeline.