Multimedia Graphics & Animation – Fall 2017

Precomposing

Learn how to pre-compose (or precomp) to speed up your After Effects workflow.

November 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm Comments (0)

Express Yourself

This lesson covers the Wiggle, Time, and LoopOut expressions, as well as the Slider Control effect.

Here’s the exact way you need to type the expressions used in the above video:

  • wiggle(6,30)
  • time*360
  • loopOut()

Change the numbers in the above examples to suit your need.

In addition, here is the text file to copy and paste the “bounce” expression into any keyframed parameter.

November 16, 2017 at 7:15 pm Comments (0)

Motion Tracking part 1

In this first part of motion tracking tutorials, I’ll show you how to use the camera tracker in After Effects, in order to realistically “glue” new elements (like text or images) to existing camera footage.

You can download video clips to practice on here.

November 9, 2017 at 6:25 pm Comments (0)

Green Screen / Chroma-Keying in After Effects

This tutorial shows how to use masks and the Keylight effect to produce an effective green screen project.

 

Here are some files you can use to practice with.

In addition, this link will provide additional resources for free-to-download green screen videos: http://www.filmmakerspot.com/free-green-screen-footage/

October 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm Comments (0)

Building a 3D Environment

How to make floors, a wall and a ceiling, using solid layers and images.

October 19, 2017 at 11:00 pm Comments (0)

3D Lighting

A comprehensive tutorial introducing the use of 3D lights, and explaining the difference between the various types of lights available in After Effects.

 

 

October 19, 2017 at 10:00 pm Comments (0)

Intro to 3D

How to create (and animate) 3D layers and cameras.

October 19, 2017 at 9:00 pm Comments (0)

Particles

An introduction to particles in After Effects, using the Particle Systems II effect to cover concepts and workflow.

October 5, 2017 at 9:00 pm Comments (0)

How to export a movie from After Effects

A brief, but very important, tutorial. Watch this to understand how to get your work out of After Effects, so the world can be envious of your talents…(or just so I can grade your projects).

BTW, if you hear any weird noises in the background, it’s just my dog chewing on my foot while I was recording this.

September 28, 2017 at 8:10 pm Comments (0)

Working with video in After Effects

This tutorial explains how to import, edit, play, and manipulate video clips in After Effects.

Here’s a zip file, containing an assortment of clips for you to practice with.

September 28, 2017 at 6:45 pm Comments (0)

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