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Adobe AfterEffects - Intermediate (In-House)

SquareOne Training
Course summary
Length: 2 days
Language: English
Location: United Kingdom
Next available date: Contact us for more information - United Kingdom

Course Description

This 2-day course follows on from the New User course and starts with CS workflow and interacting with Photoshop and Illustrator files. Moving into Keyframe interpolation, velocity graphs, 3D, expressions and the new raytraced 3D engine, this course takes your After Effects skills up to a new level.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Play with time
  • Write and edit Expressions
  • Build 3D scenes
  • 3D Extruded text and vectors
  • Track Masks and Mattes

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is suitable for existing users of Adobe AfterEffects who wish to build on their knowledge, or for those who have completed our New User course and wish to progress further.

Course Pre-Requisites

Delegates should have previous experience with Adobe AfterEffects and a basic knowledge within the package.

For more information on suitability, please send an enquiry here

Training Course Content

Keyframes Velocity

  • Different types of Keyframes
  • Keyframe graph editor
  • Type, Draw & Paint

Working with Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Dots - pixels & inches

Animation Assistants

  • Puppet, overlap and starch tools
  • Backgrounds - Shapes - Transitions - Synthetics
  • Downloading more Presets
  • Mask Feather Tool
  • Faster or more accurate parameter dragging
  • Using adjustment layers
  • Interpreting footage

Time

  • Time re-mapping
  • Frame Rate
  • Time Stretch time
  • Warp
  • Looping Footage
  • Speed effects and Modes
  • Frame MIx and Pixel Motion

Expressions

  • Writing a simple expression
  • Parenting or Pre comping
  • Expressions and parenting
  • Customise expressions with maths
  • Different parameters with expressions
  • Using ‘Time’ & ‘Index’ in expressions
  • Creating and linking Expression controllers
  • Converting to Keyframes and restoring
  • Audio to Keyframes for expressions linking
  • Expressions to motion tracks
  • Using Expression Controls
  • Controlling Depth of Field with Expressions

Rendering

  • Exporting files
  • Same Frame As / Photoshop
  • Rendering with alpha channels
  • Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue
  • Pre Render - Save Ram Preview
  • Fast Ram Previews
  • Audio Preview and Scrubbing

Shapes

  • Creating and interacting with shapes
  • Trim paths & animating lines with arrows
  • Add Repeaters and Wiggle Transform
  • Expressions to link paths and shapes
  • Centre Anchor point in layer content

Text

  • Glows - glints - light rays - burst and sweeps
  • Enable per character 3d
  • Animating type on a path
  • Mattes -Track Mattes Fills & Background
  • Alphas and Lumas
  • Pre-comping to resolve render order problems
  • Cropping comps for effects optimisation
  • Collapsing Transformations

Motion Tracking and Stabilizing

  • Warp Stabilizer
  • Mask Tracker
  • 3D Camera Tracker

Working with 3D

  • 1 - 2 node cameras
  • Multiple lights
  • 3D Layers
  • Multiple views
  • Local, world & view axis
  • Classic and Raytraced renderers
  • Fast previews and restrictions
  • GPU acceleration
  • Environmental Layers
  • Guide Layers
  • 2 Node 3D Fly Thru
  • Replacing temporary layers
  • Guide Layers
  • 1 Node Rostrum Camera animations
  • Animating anchor points in 3D
  • Using Orientation as offsets
  • Snapping in 3D spaces

Keys, Mattes and Masks

  • Understanding Different Types of Keying
  • Using KeyLight and targeting problem areas
  • Rotoscoping
  • Refining a Matte
  • Roto brush tool
  • Refine edge tool
  • Mocha for Mattes and Tracking
  • Graph Editor
  • Motion Sketch/Smoother
  • Tracking Masks
  • Mask Feather Tool

Expenses

This training course will be delivered in the form of a closed course at your company's premises and can be custom tailored to meet the needs and requirements of your particular organisation.

SquareOne can come to you no matter where you are based throughout the UK or Europe. The cost of this training course is available upon request.

Please send an enquiry here

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