Learn how to create stunning visual effects with one of the most widely-used and highly-regarded compositing applications on the market—Adobe After Effects CC.
In this course, we’ll into the fundamentals you need to start creating visual effects (VFX) with After Effects. Discover how to build accurate masks and keys, use rotoscoping to separate foreground from background, perform motion and camera tracking, and add your own 3D elements to a scene. Learn how to use effects such as particles and noise to create fire, replace the sky, and more. Then dive into the world of virtual reality as we explore the immersive VR and 360-degree video features introduced in After Effects CC 2018. In the final project-based chapter, you can reinforce your new skills by putting techniques into practice with a real-world challenge.
Tracking masks in Motion
Utilizing the Roto Brush tool
Camera and motion tracking
Working with 3D layers
Creating destruction with Shatter
Creating fire with particles
Distorting layers with the Puppet tool
Compositing 3D renders
Creating virtual reality experiences
This movie covers the big picture concepts of After Effects for visual effects. You’ll briefly learn about compositions, layers animations, effects, 3d space and rendering.
One aspect of visual effects involves creating masks to isolate areas of our footage. Cutting out portions of our footage is called rotoscoping and in this movie we’ll see how we can use the pen tool to create animated masks.
Another way to create transparency in After Effects from footage is thru use of chroma key. Here’s a brief look at how using a green or blue screen is used for visual effects