After Effects CC 2017 Essential Training: The Basics
After Effects CC 2017 Essential Training: The Basics is an Beginner level study on 3D + Animation, written by the creator, Mark Christiansen. This study is a critical foundation for an individual who needs to sharpen his/her 3D + Animation expertise. It gives you a strong understanding on 3D + Animation, Compositing, Motion Graphics, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, After Effects, 3D + Animation, Compositing, Motion Graphics, Photography, Video, Visual Effects and After Effects.
After Effects CC is powerful, versatile, and complex. But if you need to learn it for the first time, it helps to break down the program into its very basics. This course is designed to help absolute beginners understand the fundamental concepts and techniques that make After Effects the flagship motion graphics and compositing application—without bogging you down with too many options or theories. In the first chapter, instructor Mark Christiansen shows the simplest way to guide a shot from start to finish through the program, working with its most popular features: the Timeline, layers, keyframes, effects, and the Render Queue. The second chapter features a short motion project that shows how all the tools come together in a real-world workflow. Start here to learn everything you need to get up and running with After Effects CC 2017.
- Starting a project
- Using the Timeline
- Organizing with layers
- Controlling animation with keyframes
- Using effects and 3D
- Working with type
- Rendering in After Effects
- Creating a simple animation, start to finish