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Tracking Text and Visual Effects to Video Clip

Lesson 80 from: Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Philip Ebiner

Tracking Text and Visual Effects to Video Clip

Lesson 80 from: Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Philip Ebiner

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80. Tracking Text and Visual Effects to Video Clip

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

Tracking Text and Visual Effects to Video Clip

now what do we do? We're going to use a null object. So go to layer new and click null object. We've used these in the past and this is basically an invisible object that we can attach properties too in our tracker panel, click edit target and make sure that it's applying to the null object that we created. So for you it might say Noel one for me it says Noel nine. Just because I've been working on this project file. So I've created a bunch of other Noel objects but make sure it's on the null object that you've created in this timeline. And then click Ok once you have that target selected, click apply Now before you do that or before I do that I'm going to show you that if I drop down our bird settings you have this new motion trackers drop down. If I drop that down, we see our tracker one that we've done. If I drop that down even more we see all of these key frames. These are key frames for the position and all kinds of things of this track point. Now if I click apply we're going to s...

ay apply dimensions to X and Y. Yes because I wanted to apply to the X axis and the Y axis. You'll notice the key frames turned red because in my no object. Now if I open that up under transform we have key frames applied to the position of this null object. Now nothing happens if I play through this that it you know, nothing is going to change. What can we do with the null object though? We can attach things to it. So if I go and I add some text tweet tweet little Bird and let's make sure that's a good size, I'm going to make it white using the Garman default font, don't use that that often put it right here and let's just go actually to the very beginning and position it where we want. Maybe we want it up here right now. Now if I play through this nothing happens. But if I go back to the very first frame and I parent the text layer to the null object using the pick whip tool and dragging to the whole nine or this drop down menu under parent. If you don't see that, just click the toggle switches modes button down here. Two no nine. Now whatever the null nine does happens to our text layer, that is pretty incredible. Right? Really cool. So what you can do if you had any sort of mistakes in the tracking, you can go in and we can move this around. So say I go to this frame and I thought oh it didn't move enough, I can move our not our text actually we want to move the knoll and we can do that just by clicking and dragging the position key frames. So let me just go crazy though and put it over here and you'll see what happens whoops, that frame goes all the way over here but then this next frame goes back to where it was tracked. So you gotta be careful, you gotta be subtle with it. If you move one frame you might have to move all of the frames after that a little bit um depending on how it was tracked, one thing I did too, make this look a little bit better was add a little bit of motion blur to the the text itself and enable it on our timeline right there, that motion blur just helps a little bit, makes it look a little bit more natural to me. So that's the basics of motion tracking. So you can imagine you can attach text to a train going across your frame or two, you know, really anything moving in your clip, we could also attach sort of effects, say we want to change the color of this bird food or this treat that's the bird is getting. What we can do is go up to Laird knew adjustment layer. Now if you don't really care about this, go ahead and move on to the next lesson. But I wanna just go through the visual effects side of things more than just the motion graphics side of things and then go into your effects and presets. Go to Hugh and saturation and add this hue saturation color correction to the adjustment layer. I'm going to put that right above our bird. Now let's change the hue and you'll notice that everything changes. Not just this, this little bird food. So what we want to do, right? Let's go back to the very beginning is create a mask around this adjustment layer. So I'll just go in here and I'm just doing this really quickly. But you know you can do this a little bit more slowly. If this was for a real project, go around here, let's press f to add some feathering and there's different ways to do this. This mask is just that easiest way, the quickest way. Now if we parent the adjustment layer to the null object and we play through this, this adjustment affects this area and it sticks with it. If it wasn't attached to the null object, it would just stay in that one area. Crazy. Right? So this is how you can, you know, you can imagine if you wanted to add like flames or something on someone's hands, you know someone's moving around and you attach the flames to the motion of the hand or the person running by or or if you want it to be on a house on caught on fire, you can attach it to the house. And even if your cameras moving the flames will be attached to that house. So let me just delete that because I don't really want that. And so this is the basics of motion tracking and the next lessons, we're going to get a little bit more in depth with the other versions, which include both rotation and scale tracking.

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