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Adobe After Effects CS6 Course

7hrs (100 Lessons) 2012-10-25

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Adobe After Effects has been the industry-standard special effects compositing application and this latest release is no exception. Version CS 6 introduces a wide range of exciting new features including the 3D Camera Tracker, 2D Vector Layers, Rolling Shutter Repair, Bend 2D Layers, Global Performance Cache, SpeedGrade LUT Import, Ray Trace Renderer, and Variable-Width Mask Feathering. In this VTC course, author and expert Dwayne Ferguson will cover all that and more so that you can get started building visually compelling comps and effects in no time. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

There is some really exciting stuff to talk about in this release of After Effects which is CS6. There's some tools that you won't be able to live without once you get used to them. I'm going to show you how to use them in this course. Now just a little sneak peak at one of the projects we'll be working on later on. You know this is in progress, this is, it's an Ancient Glacier, it's going to be really cool. But some of the things that will enhance your performance as far as workflow is the Global Performance Cache. Now you see this green line here? For those of you who are familiar with After Effects you know that whenever you do a render, when you hit the Spacebar you see this little green line that tells you that the frames are stored in, in the cache. Well let's say I grab something and then use it like this. Well all of a sudden that's stuff gone and I have to re-render. But if I change my mind I press Command or Control Z, boom it's back. That never happened before. We would have to re-render ever if we undid something. So that's just one example of a performance enhancement right there. Now we also have a really awesome 3D Camera Tracker. That's right, you heard me. After Effects can now track in depth. Which means we'd be able to place new artwork on billboards, on sides of buses and that kind of stuff. You're going to love when you see that. So definitely check out that lesson. Now if you love Adobe Illustrator like I do, you can create your logos, you can create your graphics inside of Illustrator, bring them into After Effects and extrude them, like the 3D models. So imagine taking your logo and extruding it and you could do all kinds of cool stuff, rotate it, whatever you need to do. And so it's 2D vector layer extrusion, awesome stuff. It also has a new Renderer. So we have the ability to go to our Settings here and we can change the Renderer to a Ray-traced 3D which is going to be used quite a bit in this course because a lot of the new effects rely on that Renderer to give it the extra umph. So it's awesome stuff right there. Now for you photographers and filmmakers, sometimes you'll notice that your footage comes out a little crazy because the way camera's work is that there's a rolling shutter effect. So that it you know it's actually a photograph at the top of the picture and then slowly goes down to the bottom. Sometimes that causes distortion. Well there's a Rolling Shutter Repair Filter now and we can easily change and fix those problems. There's also the ability to apply a different type of mask as you see here. We have a Mask Feather Tool which gives you a lot of control in controlling exactly what parts of your mask are going to be sharp and blurry. And last but not least you can work with Adobe SpeedGrade to create all kinds of LUT Files or Look-Up Tables for your comps to really change the way they look. Great stuff all around guys. So I'm excited, hope your excited. Let's go ahead and learn some After Effects CS6.  

  • Course: Adobe After Effects CS6
  • Author: Dwayne Ferguson
  • SKU: 34380
  • ISBN: 978-1-61866-072-5
  • Work Files: Yes
  • Captions: No
  • Subject: Multimedia & Video
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Introduction

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The Interface
The Workspace (03:18)

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Panels (03:32)

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Folders (04:17)

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Templates (03:04)

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Import Footage
Pro Import (03:07)

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Import Media (03:24)

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Image Sequences (04:46)

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Work with Comps

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Precomps (04:38)

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Layers (06:07)

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Alpha Channel (04:57)

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Animation
The Timeline (03:40)

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Keyframes (05:08)

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Auto-Keyframe (05:21)

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Properties (04:30)

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Presets (04:57)

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Behaviors (03:28)

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Graph Editor (06:34)

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Expressions (04:15)

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Presets (03:46)

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Painting Effects

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Paint (03:17)

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Roto-Brush (03:21)

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Mask and Blend
Masks (03:36)

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Generators

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Puppet Tool
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Overlap (03:01)

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Key and Track

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Track Points (03:25)

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Stabilization (04:45)

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Special Effects
Bend 2D Layer (04:46)

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Solids (03:48)

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Brainstorm (04:37)

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Hair (04:01)

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Distortion (04:29)

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Dynamics (04:53)

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Audio
Import Audio (03:15)

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Place Audio (03:33)

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Markers (03:31)

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Edit Video
Safe Zones (02:27)

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Edit Footage (04:23)

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Lights and Cameras
X / Y / Z (04:02)

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Lights (05:18)

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Shadows (03:41)

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Cameras (06:52)

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Color Correction

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Color LUT (03:23)

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Render and Output

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Project: Dark Tower

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Project: Mixmaster Logo

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Project: Ancient Glacier

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Credits

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