In this tutorial, Daniel goes over some simple ways for adding texture to your text and then adds animation for this 3D movie title sequence. Learn how to align test to the center of the project window, how to use a guide layer, how to create an alpha track matte. This animation uses motion blur, spotlight, and a lens flare.. Also, create a reflection for the text with gaussian blur applied to it.
In Part 2, Daniel gently introduces you to 3D layers and using lights to create an animated movie title sequence.
Daniel Bryant demonstrates some quick, believable techniques for simulating 3D with 2D effects and animation in After Effects by making a sample TV commercial tag.
Tom Green shows off the new camera blur effect in After Efects CS5.5 as well as the ability to work with AEP files directly from the Flash compressor.
Franklin covers new workflow techniques in CS5.5 and efficient ways to complete projects faster including creating a new composition from files, exporting into Premiere Pro CS5.5, saving a backwards compatible version, changing the dual time display as well as the improved disk caching.
Franklin goes over how to master the new Warp Stabilizer tool in AE CS5.5, including the subspace warp feature and the synthesize edges option.
The Rotobrush tool in After Effects CS5 automates the tedious task of selecting an object over the duration of a video clip. In this tutorial, Tom Green shows how easy it is to select the subject from one clip and drag it onto a new background clip.
One of the most powerful animation features of CS5, learn how to control your animations in different ways using spatial interpolation and temporal interpolation techniques.