Introduction to Adobe After Effects CC

Introduction to Adobe After Effects CC
After Effects CC software lets you deliver cinematic visual effects and motion graphics faster than ever before with new Global Performance Cache. Extend your creativity with built-in text and shape extrusion, new mask feathering options. Get into motion graphics – come learn what After Effects CC can do!

Who Should Attend

Video, animation and graphics professionals who need a working knowledge of Adobe After Effects CC.

Prerequisites

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Course Outline

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.
Lesson 1: Parenting
  • Understanding Parenting
  • Simple Pickwhipping
  • Parenting to a null
  • Using Parenting for positioning
  • Using Parenting in Special Effects
  Lesson 2: Other Effects
  • Time remapping
  • Understanding Compound Effects
  • Gradient Wipe
  • Displacement Map
  Lesson 3: Transfer Controls
  • Understanding Layer Blending Modes and how to change those using shortcuts
  • Using Track Mattes
  • Understanding precomposing and nesting
  • Stencil and Silhouette
  • Preserve Transparency
  Lesson 4: Tracking/Stabilizing
  • Understanding tracking
  • Using the tracker
  • Warp Stabilizer
  • Track Motion
  • Mask Tracker
  • Using single-point motion tracking
  • Using multipoint tracking
  • Stabilize Motion
  • Tips for better tracking
  Lesson 5 (optional): Mocha
  • Set-up
  • Understanding Planer tracker
  • Create rough shape with x-spline layer tool
  • Show planar surface view
  • Search area properties
  • Send results
  Lesson 6: Expressions
  • Introduction to Expressions
  • Simple Pickwhipping
  • Using expressions to animate to the rhythm of music
  • Adjusting the expression direction
  • Adjusting the expression parameters
  • Adjusting the rate of change
  • Adjusting the final value
  • Creating a loop using expressions
  • The wiggle expression
  Lesson 7: Keying
  • Understanding Keying
  • Shooting Techniques for easier Keying
  • Using Garbage Mattes for easier Keying
  • Using Keylight
  • Refining the Matte
  Lesson 8: Using the Roto Brush Tool
  • About rotoscoping
  • Getting started
  • Creating a segmentation boundary
  • Fine-tuning the matte
  • Freezing your Roto Brush tool results
  • Changing the background
  • Adding animated text
  • Outputting your project
 

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