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Build Out Your 3D Composition

Lesson 54 from: Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Philip Ebiner

Build Out Your 3D Composition

Lesson 54 from: Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Philip Ebiner

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54. Build Out Your 3D Composition

Lessons

Class Trailer

Chapter 1: Introduction

1

Class Updates & My Favorite CC 2020 Updates

06:22

Chapter 2: After Effects Basics

2

Understand the After Effects Workspace

05:39
3

Starting a New Composition

08:15
4

CC 2018 Update - Starting a New Composition from Footage

01:55
5

Adding Media to Your Project and the Timeline

05:08
6

Using the Basic After Effects Tools

10:20
7

Create a Perfect Circle, Alignment, and Shape Colors

03:04
8

Working in the Timeline

10:59
9

Layer Properties

08:57
10

Quiz: After Effects Basics

Chapter 3: Animating with Keyframes

11

Animating in After Effects

07:35
12

Position, Scale, and Rotation Animations

05:17
13

Tips to Make Your Animations Look More Nautral

04:21
14

Using the Graph Editor

05:32
15

Challenge - Bouncing Ball

01:01
16

Solution - Bouncing Ball

13:00
17

Quiz: Animating with Keyframes

Chapter 4: Shapes and Solid Layers

18

Working with Solid Layers and the Ken Burns Effects

07:07
19

Working with Shape Layers, Strokes, and Paths

06:24
20

Adding Layer Styles like Drop Shadow, Bevel, and Gradients

03:44
21

Shape Effects - Trim Path Animations, Wiggle, and Zig Zag

05:54
22

Quiz: Shapes and Solid Layers

Chapter 5: Important After Effects Skills

23

Track Matte Animations - Make Layers Appear and Disappear

08:37
24

Using Pre-Compositions to Group Layers

05:34
25

Easily Reverse Complicated Animations

02:14
26

Playing with Time

05:54
27

Blend Modes

06:05
28

Stabilize Shaky Footage

04:04
29

CC 2018 Update - Previewing and Favoriting Fonts

00:46
30

CC 2019 Update - Responsive Design Time

03:36
31

CC 2019 Content Aware Fill

03:55
32

CC 2019 Create Motion Graphic Templates

08:37
33

Quiz: Important After Effects Skills

Chapter 6: Motion Graphics Projects

34

Intro to Motion Graphics Projects

00:53
35

Clean Lower Third

09:22
36

Logo Reveal Animation Bumper

13:25
37

Colorful Transition

16:59
38

Text with Mask Path Animation

10:05
39

Text Bubble Animation

13:39
40

Weather App 1

16:41
41

Weather App 2

08:21
42

Weather App 3

06:59
43

Quiz: Motion Graphics Projects

Chapter 7: Flat Animation Challenge

44

Flat Animation Challenge

02:47
45

Phil Designs his Flat Animation Scene

01:23
46

Animating Fireworks with the Repeater Effect

15:02

Chapter 8: Flat Animation Challenge

47

Removing Green Screen Background

06:46
48

Adding a Background that Matches the Foreground

07:55
49

Adding Motion to a Still Image with the Puppet Tool

06:26
50

Adding Movement with the Ripple Effect

06:07
51

Quiz: Flat Animation Challenge

Chapter 9: Green Screen (Chromakeying)

52

Intro to 3D

10:04
53

Swinging 3D Text Animation

12:11
54

Build Out Your 3D Composition

05:47
55

Animating Our 3D Scene

07:38
56

Create Stars in After Effects

05:11
57

Quiz: Green Screen (Chromakeying)

Chapter 10: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool

58

Using the Rotoscope Tool

06:55
59

Cleaning Up Your Edges

07:21
60

Finishing Our Rotobrush Animation

07:33
61

Quiz: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool

Chapter 11: Rotoscoping

62

Easy Screen Replacement with Masks

09:56
63

Replacing a Screen Version 2

13:49
64

Screen Replacement with Mocha

07:13
65

CC 2019 Update - Native Mocha AE Plugin

05:08
66

Quiz: Rotoscoping

Chapter 12: Screen Replacements

67

Using the Puppet Pin Tool

04:33
68

Animating Your Puppet Pins

03:04
69

Animated Blinking Eyes

08:21
70

Adding Perspective with Animated Clouds

07:10
71

CC 2018 Update - Advanced Puppet Pin Tool

02:08
72

Quiz: Screen Replacements

Chapter 13: Puppet Tool Animations

73

Applying Text Animation Presets

05:59
74

Create a Page Turn Effect with CC Page Turn

10:05
75

Radial and Linear Wipes

03:20
76

Color Correction in After Effects

03:33
77

CC 2019 Update - Selective Color Adjustments

03:25
78

Quiz: Puppet Tool Animations

Chapter 14: Motion Tracking

79

Motion Tracking Basics

09:51
80

Tracking Text and Visual Effects to Video Clip

06:21
81

Tracking Rotation and Scale

11:33
82

Adding Details to Our Text

04:04
83

Quiz: Motion Tracking

Chapter 15: Character Animations

84

Intro to Character Animations

01:31
85

Design Your Character

14:32
86

Rigging Your Character

02:50
87

Animating Our Character

09:55
88

Adding the Animated Background

09:12
89

Adding Details to Character Movement

06:46
90

Adding the Paper Cut Out Look

05:29
91

Quiz: Character Animations

Chapter 16: Exporting from After Effects

92

Exporting an H264 File from After Effects

07:03
93

Exporting from After Effects with a Transparent Background

04:03
94

Exporting from After Effects through Adobe Media Encoder

04:40
95

CC 2018 Update - Exporting an Animated GIF from Adobe Media Encoder

02:14
96

Create an Animated GIF from After Effects CC 2017

07:03

Chapter 17: After Effects Workflow & Tips

97

Audio Tips for After Effects

02:19
98

Working with Premiere Pro

05:54
99

Quiz: After Effects Workflow & Tips

Chapter 18: Expressions

100

Expressions Basics

07:24
101

Animate a Flickering Light with Expressions

17:35
102

Quiz: Expressions

Chapter 19: Conclusion

103

Conclusion

00:44

Final Quiz

104

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Build Out Your 3D Composition

in the next few lessons we're going to build this three D. Space scene and then this one we're going to start by just building out the composition within the three D. Space. So create a new composition 1920x1080. I'll just call this one space scene so we know what one we're working with. five seconds is fine. Let's actually make it a little bit longer because I think a little more slower animation might work better for this. Okay so now let's bring in our different graphics so we can bring them all in at once. So our sun, our moon, our earth and our asteroid drag them onto our timeline and I like to order them in the way that they're going to be positioned in three D. Space. So in the back is the sun. In the front is the Earth, the moon is behind the Earth and then the asteroid is behind the moon right now though the sizing is all off for all of these files and that's just because the file sizes for these images are off. If I bring the sun to the top you'll see that it's a lot smaller ...

than the Earth. But obviously in reality the sun is many, many times the size of the earth or the moon or the asteroids. We can play around with the sizing of things both with the scale properties but also with where it is in three D space select all of your layers and turn on the three D button so that we can play with them in three D. Space. I like to start with one object and then kind of move from there. So let's start with the sun. So I'm going to turn off all my other layers and now with the sun bring up your position and I'm going to just drag to the right Now. I already did this so I know that around 20,000 Is where we're going to start. So I'm just going to type in 20 1000. So now this son is really, really far away from our camera. Depending on the size of the image though, it might look smaller or bigger now for you, it should look like this if you're using the same settings, but a different object might look different. For example, if we bring up the Earth really quickly bring up the position and type in 20,000. you'll see that it's still bigger than the sun, which doesn't make sense because if it's in the same position, the same distance from you, it should be a lot smaller. And that's why when we actually do this, we might scale it down. But the earth isn't going to be 20, points away from us. Let's next bring up the asteroid. So let's press p to bring up our position And I like to do these things fairly uniform and then play around with them later. So just from what I'm thinking, I'm going to put this at 15,000. Okay, so that's still pretty big. So I'm going to bring up the scale and then scale it down. So I put it at 15,000 which makes it smaller. But if it's not small enough I can use scale to adjust it now with the moon, bring up position with the moon, it's a lot closer to the Earth than the sun is or maybe even this asteroid. So I'm going to put this at just and let's bring up the Earth position and we'll just leave this at zero. Actually, the Earth though is really big. So I'm going to bring up the scale, drag it down So we'll put the earth about this size. So like 27%. And then using these tools, these arrows that pop up from the layer, I can drag it to the right or left and you'll see if I bring up the position and then I click this X. Zero. It is just just the X. Axis so I can't even move it up or down if I tried. Which is a good way to work with your three D. Compositions if you don't want to accidentally move it or up or down. If I just click this Earth itself without clicking one of these arrows and I try to drag to the right or left. It adjusts both the X and the Y. So let's just adjust this to the left just a little bit and now we see that the moon is really big. So we're gonna make the moon a lot smaller. So let's take the scale, Make it like 50 and we'll drag the moon a little bit to the right something like so now if we take our camera tool we'll be able to see this a little bit better. But remember if I just click on the camera tool and try clicking around, nothing happens because we don't have a camera layer so go up to layer new camera that's fine those settings. And now I can click around and you can see you know kind of what's happening With our layers in three d. space. We can also change our view to say the top view. And if we zoom out Let's just do 12%. Actually let's go to like 3%. What you can see if I use my hand told to drag up is that you see the different layers, you can see our sun, our asteroid, our moon. Those are just those lines that right now are out of frame and then our earth is in our composition itself. Let's go back to our active camera Fit up to 100%. So now we have set up our layers in three D. Space let's make sure that the earth is extended all the way next we're going to add an animation. So that's coming up in the next lesson

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