Год издания: 2016
Автор: Meyer C., Meyer T.
Издательство: Focal Press
Серия: Apprentice Series
Качество: Издательский макет или текст (eBook)
Интерактивное оглавление: Да
Количество страниц: 432
Описание: Whether you’re new to After Effects and want to get up to speed quickly, or already a user who needs to become familiar with the new features, After Effects Apprentice was created for you. With 12 core lessons including a trio of projects combining After Effects with CINEMA 4D Lite, you’ll learn how to tap this program’s vast potential – whether you create motion graphics for network television, corporate communications, or your own projects.
Fully updated to cover the major new features added in After Effects CC, this edition of the book presents a professional perspective on the most important features a motion graphics artist needs to master in order to use After Effects effectively. You’ll learn to creatively combine layers; animate eye-catching titles; manipulate 3D space; color key, track or rotoscope existing footage to add new elements; and use effects to generate excitement or enhance the realism of a scene. Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions guide you through the features, with explanations of the "why" instead of just the "how" behind each technique. You’ll learn more than just the tools; you’ll learn skills that you can immediately put to work expressing your own ideas in your productions.
USER LEVEL: Novice–Intermediate
Topics include how to:
• Animate, edit, layer, and composite a variety of media.
• Manipulate keyframes and the way they interpolate to create more refined animations.
• Use masks, mattes, stencils and blending modes to add sophistication to your imagery.
• Create, animate, and extrude text and shape layers.
• Explore 3D space, including using CINEMA 4D Lite.
• Use tracking and keying to create special effects, such as replacing screen displays.
Exploring the After Effects landscape.
Lesson 1 – Basic Animation 20
Building your first animation while you learn a typical After Effects workflow.
Lesson 2 – Advanced Animation 44
Manipulating keyframes to create more refined animations.
Lesson 3 – Editing Layers and Effects 70
Learning how to trim layers and enhance them using blending modes and effects.
Lesson 4 – Creating Transparency 100
Using masks, mattes, stencils, and keying to cut out portions of a layer.
Lesson 5 – Type and Music 140
Animating text and working with music are essential to motion graphics design.
Lesson 6 – Parenting and Nesting 174
Grouping layers to make them easier to coordinate.
Lesson 7 – Expressions and Time Games 206
Using expressions and playing with time.
Lesson 8 – 3D Space 230
Adding a new dimension to your animations.
Lesson 9 – Track and Stabilize 274
A key to visual effects work is removing or re-creating camera movement.
Lesson 10 – Paint, Roto, and Puppet 306
Exploring Paint, Roto Brush, and the Puppet tools.
Lesson 11 – Shape Layers 336
Creating, animating, and extruding vector-based shapes.
Lesson 12 – CINEMA 4D Lite 360
Integrating a 3D application into the After Effects timeline using CINEWARE.
Perfecting your renders, as well as dealing with other video issues.