After Effects Apprentice: 11 3D Space

After Effects Apprentice: 11 3D Space

After Effects Apprentice: 11 3D Space is an Intermediate level tutorial on 3D + Animation, compiled by an expert, Chris Meyer. This tutorial is an absolute base for a person who needs to get better at his/her 3D + Animation skills. It provides you a thorough grip 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: 11 3D Space
Author Chris Meyer
Publish Date 10/19/2011
Skill Intermediate
Duration 4h 34m
Topic 3D + Animation
Video Tutorials 52
Last Update 11/10/2016

This installment of the After Effects Apprentice series introduces 3D space in Adobe After Effects. Authors Chris and Trish Meyer highlight key design considerations for working in 3D and provide step-by-step instructions for enhancing a scene with 3D lights and cameras. The course explores integration between Photoshop and After Effects, including modeling 3D objects with Repoussé extrusions and creating dimensional still images, and offers tips on using the different Axis Modes and maintaining maximum quality in 3D. There’s also a chapter dedicated to the ray-traced 3D renderer, introduced in After Effects CS6, which allows you to build 3D layers into your composites, with realistic motion blur, depth of field, and reflections.

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:

  • Keyframing motion paths in 3D
  • Managing multiple 3D views
  • Auto-orienting cameras along a path
  • Creating shadows
  • Understanding Vanishing Point Exchange
  • Importing a 3D model into Photoshop Extended
  • Scaling in 3D
  • OpenGL acceleration

After Effects Apprentice: 11 3D Space : Video Lessons

  • Welcome2m 34s
  • Software versions and exercise files3m 19s
  • Comparing 2D and 3D5m 21s
  • Rotation in 3D4m 47s
  • Keyframing in 3D4m 55s
  • Multi-planing workaround in 2D3m 21s
  • Using 3D views6m 45s
  • Natural multi-planing in 3D5m 3s
  • Keyframing a fly-in5m 24s
  • Editing 3D motion paths5m 43s
  • Auto-orienting a layer along its path2m 2s
  • Adding a camera to a composition9m
  • Comparing camera presets2m 48s
  • Using the camera tools with the active camera4m 48s
  • Using the camera tools in the alternate views4m 50s
  • 3D view options1m 58s
  • Animating a 3D camera6m 20s
  • Creating an orbit camera rig5m 42s
  • Extending your camera rig4m 31s
  • Auto-orientation with 3D cameras7m 33s
  • Depth of field blur in CS5.5 and later5m 47s
  • Controlling the focal plane in CS5.5 and later5m 12s
  • Iris properties in CS5.5 and later6m 16s
  • Creating a 3D light6m 35s
  • Working with Point lights3m 20s
  • Working with spot lights3m 38s
  • Enabling ray-traced 3D in CS63m 26s
  • Extrusions in CS63m 39s
  • Bevels in CS65m 39s
  • Bending layers in CS65m 35s
  • Transparency in CS64m 20s
  • Refraction in CS64m 6s
  • Targeting Surfaces in CS63m 23s
  • Reflections in CS67m 35s
  • Environment layers in CS65m 40s
  • Quality vs. speed in CS64m 43s
  • Quizzler challenge for CS61m 42s
  • Quizzler solution for CS69m 51s
  • Vanishing Point Exchange in Photoshop Extended9m 17s
  • Vanishing Point Exchange in After Effects4m 38s
  • Importing a 3D model into Photoshop Extended in CS5.5 and earlier9m 7s
  • Creating 3D objects using Repoussé in CS5.5 and earlier9m 46s
  • Live Photoshop 3D inside After Effects in CS5.5 and earlier8m 17s
  • Introduction to dimensional stills3m 41s
  • Cutting up the source image2m 25s
  • Repairing the layers in Photoshop8m 26s
  • Animating the resulting layers in After Effects6m 26s
  • Rotation vs. orientation3m 15s
  • Understanding the axis modes4m 4s
  • Scaling issues in 3D4m 57s
  • OpenGL acceleration in CS5 and earlier6m 23s
  • Fast previews in CS6 and later6m 39s

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