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Hands-On Motion Graphics with Adobe After Effects CC

By : David Dodds
Book Image

Hands-On Motion Graphics with Adobe After Effects CC

By: David Dodds

Overview of this book

If you’re thinking seriously about making and publishing your videos with professional editing and animation, look no further! Adobe After Effects is a popular tool among video editors and YouTubers to enhance their videos and bring them to life by implementing visual effects and motion graphics. This book will take you right from the basics through to the advanced techniques in Adobe After Effects CC 2018. You will start by setting up your editing environment to learn and improve techniques to sharpen your video editing skills. Furthermore, you will work with basic and advanced special effects to create, modify, and optimize motion graphics in your videos. Lastly, you will not only learn how to create 2.5D animations, but also get to grips with using Cinema 4D Lite to build and animate complete 3D scenes. By the end of the book, you’ll have learned how to package a video efficiently with the help of the projects covered.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Hands-On Motion Graphics with Adobe After Effects CC
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Chapter 7. Developing a VFX Project Using the 3D Camera Tracker

In this chapter, we will learn how to use the powerful compositing tools that After Effects is known for. Compositing is the process of bringing all of your VFX elements together in a convincing way. Compositing is a skill that is used in virtually every visual effects shot in the movie industry. This will be increasingly important as you continue working with motion graphics. In this chapter, we will focus on taking a scenic shot and replacing elements in the shot with photos. We will cover the following topics:

  • Creating a polished shot-replacement video

  • Using the 3D camera tracker

  • Using the Quick Selection tool

  • Using color-correction effects

  • Compositing photos into tracked footage