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After Effects Adv | Training Course

This course is for motion graphics designers making the final push to expert status.
The ultimate power-user course for Adobe After Effects.


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After Effects Adv | Training Course

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What will I learn?

  • Master keyframe interpolation
  • Use time remapping and expressions effectively
  • Explore advanced effects and 3D layers
  • Understand render order and image stabilization
  • Learn Cinema 4D integration
  • Free digital course assets
  • Free post-course helpdesk support
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  • Average Score 4.9 out of 5
  • Delicious lunch provided
  • Certificate of Achievement
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Day One

Keyframing Techniques

  • Keyframe interpolation
  • Understand spatial vs. temporal
  • Graph editor use to control keyframes
  • Creating Overshoot easily

Time Remapping

  • Blocking areas with keyframes
  • Time remap within the graph editor
  • Frame blending
  • Time remap effects
  • Using expressions to control time flow

Expressions in Detail

  • Most common expression problems
  • Creating simulations with simple maths
  • Linking properties in a more complex manner
  • Getting better control of the values
  • Using Variables
  • Dimensions - How many values?
  • The Linear expression
  • Global or Local controls
  • Creating complex expression setups
  • Distance checks and averages
  • Making out own Depth based effects
  • Creating speed based effects
  • Using expressions with 3D layers
  • Solving 2D and 3D layer problems
  • The toComp expression - an essential tool

Advanced Effect Usage

  • Procedural textures
  • Better use of simulation effects
  • Fixing effect problems using expressions
  • Logo disintegrations
  • Custom particle effects
  • Footage analysis - what to look for
  • Using effects to detect errors and compression
  • Simulating Camera Aberrations from real cameras
  • Chromatic aberration and Specular bloom

3D Layers - Advanced Techniques

  • Creating a flexible camera set up
  • Better placement of layers in 3D space
  • Complex movement with the Orbit Null
  • 3D space problems - frames of reference
  • Creating an environment
  • Resolution issues
  • 3D or Camera aware effects
  • Particle systems in 3D
  • Advanced Layer placement - auto orientation to camera

Day Two

Render Order

  • Understanding how After Effects processes effects and layers
  • Solving the most common composition problems
  • Practical examples of render order problems and solutions

Image Stabilisation

  • Understanding the Warp stabiliser effect
  • Checking for perspective distortion

3D Camera Tracking - 3D with Real Footage

  • Understanding the track data
  • Compositing layers into a real shot
  • Depth and scale issues
  • Effect usage in the 3D scene
  • Correct depth resolution with toComp
  • Creating a new background plate
  • Using the camera track for compositing
  • Using the track to help with Rotoscope areas
  • Exporting the camera for Cinema 4D integration

Creating a Procedural Custom Logo Animation Using Expressions

  • Creating the logo in illustrator
  • Import and setup
  • Creating the expressions to drive the animation with no keyframes
  • Random motion and rotation
  • Refining the animation
  • Building custom controls
  • Effects and overlays
  • Precomposing and then unfolding the 3D

Cinema4D Integration

  • Creating assets in Cinema 4D and usage
  • 2.5D vs Real 3D - understanding the difference
  • Compositing 3D elements into a camera track shot

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