You can also stabilize motion, in which case the tracking data is used to animate the tracked layer to compensate for movement of an object in that layer. You can link properties to tracking data using expressions, which opens up a wide variety of uses.
Sep 22, 3D Layers: Make sure to return the setting to your main camera before rendering Cameras: Only one camera will be active per scene if you have more than one camera, the top camera layer will be the active one. You can activate a different camera by choosing it from the camera view options in the composition window or turning it on eye symbol while turning off all other cameras.
Use Point of Interest and Position for most of your camera animations do not set rotation keys Point of Interest—orients the camera angle acts like rotation Position—moves the entire camera Use "Camera Options" to control Depth of Field and other lens-specific properties Note: Spot most popular —has the same controls as 3D cameras Parallel—has the Point of Interest control, allowing you to cast it in a certain direction without creating the same light fall-off as with the Spot light Point—allows you to change the position of the light source but does not have a particular direction or light fall-off Ambient—lights the entire scene evenly, allowing you to create base lighting so that when you use a Spot light, you never have an entirely black area ; Keep this light at very low intensity and always combine with another light-source Combine multiple light-sources for a more realistic, dimensional environment Casting shadows: To cast shadows, select the light source s you want to cast the shadows and turn on the "CAst Shadows" option off by default Select the object that you want to cast shadows, go to Material Options and turn "Cast Shadows" on Make sure the object that will receive the shadow has "Receive Shadows" turned on in teh Material Options on by default Material Options: Use Material Options to control the way the object reacts to light sources in the scene highlights, shadows, surface texture, etc WEEK 3: Sep 15, Importing Photoshop layers: Footage gives you an option to import the psd file as a flat image or choose a specific layer Composition—Document Size will import your photoshop layers as separate AE elements and automatically combine them into a comp, preserving original layer positions.
For complex animations, I recommend this import option. After Effects does not recognize Illustrator sublayers as individual layers. In order to import separate layers from Illustrator, make sure you create a new layer for every independent element. After Effects has a slightly different importing menu for Illustrator files than for Photoshop files, though the options remain the same: Choose footage or composition from the top of the menu Choose document size or layer size from the bottom of the menu You can also choose to import an individual layer Masks: To create a mask, make sure you have a layer selected Use the geometric tools or your pen tool to apply the mask shape.
When using the pen tool, you must make sure to close the path in order for the mask to work. Use the selection tool to click on individual vector points. Once the vector point is selected, you can click and drag.
When adjusting your mask shape, make sure you have at least one point selected before dragging. Keyable mask properties click on the "stop watch" symbol next to each property to begin setting keys: Solid layers are a powerful tool.
Using AE native elements saves you from having to deal with file-linking issues. Shape layers are great for creating ambient, background animations To create a Shape layer, use the geometry or pen tool without having a layer selected.Dec 31, · Angie Taylor shares a free tutorial from the After Effects CS5: Learn By Video DVD on how to use the Puppet tool in After Effects, Animating Characters with the Puppet tools.
For more, see Puppet tools overview and resources in AE Help, Animate a character in After Effects (with 3 links to detailed posts by Todd Kopriva), and other posts tagged.
attheheels.com This is the first part of my Animated Growing Vine tutorial! This video focuses on Photoshop and how to set up the vine image so that it can be easily imported into After Effects. For Photoshop Brush's and more tips check my website! After Effects does not recognize Illustrator sublayers as individual layers.
In order to import separate layers from Illustrator, make sure you create a new layer for every independent element. After Effects has a slightly different importing menu for Illustrator files than for Photoshop files, though the options remain the same.
Learn about tracking and stabilizing motion workflows in After Effects. Learn to use the point tracker, the different effects and settings available for tracking.
This video from the After Effects CS5: For example, to animate a cloud above a person’s head, position the feature region on the head and move the attach point above the. Denna pin hittades av Tim Tim. Hitta (och spara!) dina egna pins på Pinterest. Project created in After Effects CS4 and are compatible with newer versions of After Effects.
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