After Effects Apprentice: 07 Parenting

After Effects Apprentice: 07 Parenting

After Effects Apprentice: 07 Parenting is an Intermediate level study on 3D + Animation, written by the creator, Chris Meyer. This study is a critical pillar for an individual who needs to excel in his/her 3D + Animation talent. It gives you a strong understanding on 3D + Animation, Motion Graphics, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, After Effects, 3D + Animation, Motion Graphics, Photography, Video, Visual Effects and After Effects.

Free Download - After Effects Apprentice: 07 Parenting
Author Chris Meyer
Publish Date 5/25/2011
Skill Intermediate
Duration 1h 40m
Topic 3D + Animation
Video Tutorials 17
Last Update 11/9/2016

Parenting is a way to group multiple layers within the same composition inside After Effects. In this course, Chris Meyer shows how to set up a parenting chain, discusses what makes a good parent, and demonstrates several techniques using parenting, such as creating a title animation with a minimal number of keyframes, building a geometric construct, and bringing an anthropomorphic robot arm to life. Sidebar topics include avoiding a scaling gotcha with parenting and creating abstract backgrounds using the Fractal Noise effect.

The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer’s book, After Effects Apprentice.

Topics include:

  • Preparing files
  • Making parenting connections
  • Arranging the frame and arm
  • Using null objects
  • Crafting anthropomorphic-style animations
  • Avoiding problems with non-uniform scaling
  • Animating Fractal Noise

After Effects Apprentice: 07 Parenting : Video Lessons

  • Overview1m 25s
  • Software versions and exercise files3m 19s
  • Parenting basics5m 14s
  • Parenting with null objects9m
  • Working with geometric constructs8m 2s
  • Preparing files4m 28s
  • Building the parenting chain5m 51s
  • Arranging the frame6m 13s
  • Animating the arm8m 9s
  • Animating titles7m 19s
  • RoboTV: Keyframe interpolation7m 3s
  • RoboTV: Text animation8m 6s
  • RoboTV: Finishing touches6m 51s
  • Dealing with non-uniform scale issues4m 32s
  • Setting up3m 3s
  • Using soft lighting effects6m 2s
  • Working with block patterns5m 29s

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