Advanced After Effects Creative Cloud (CC) Training

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In this Advanced After Effects CC training class, students will learn advanced-level features of the program.

Our instructor-led online classes are conducted in the Creative Cloud (CC) 2014 version of the software. Your instructor will point out the minor differences between versions where they exist. For our custom instructor-led online and onsite classes, we use the version of the software you use in your office.

  1. Learn about grouping layers to make them easier to coordinate.
  2. Learn to use expressions.
  3. Learn to add a new dimension to your animations.
  4. Learn essential skills for creating special effects.
  5. Explore paint, roto brush, and puppet tools.
  6. Learn about creating, animating, and extruding vector-based shapes.
  1. Parenting and Nesting
    1. Parenting, Nesting, and Expressions Defined
    2. Assigning a Parent
    3. Parenting, Opacity, and Effects
    4. Parenting with Null Objects
    5. Nesting to Group Layers; Using Guides
    6. Editing Precomps
    7. Nesting a Common Source
    8. Navigating Composition Hierarchies
    9. Sizing Precomps
    10. Precomposing a Group of Layers
    11. Precomposing a Single Layer
    12. Render Order Explained
    13. Splitting Work between Comps
    14. Precompose Options Compared
    15. Using Precomposing to Reorder
    16. Edit This, Look at That (ETLAT)
    17. Continuous Rasterization
    18. Collapsing Transformations
    19. Compound Effects
  2. Expressions and Time Games
    1. Using the Pick Whip to Create Expressions
    2. Altering Expressions
    3. Stabilizing Shadows
    4. Matching Value Ranges (The Linear Expression)
    5. Looping Keyframes
    6. Expression Tips
    7. The Wiggle Expression
    8. Expression Controls
    9. Keyframing the Wiggle Expression
    10. Creating a Master Controller
    11. Converting Sound to Keyframes
    12. Frame Blending
    13. Pixel Motion
    14. Pixel Motion Blur
    15. Stop-motion Tricks; Preserve Frame Rate
    16. Preserve Frame Rate with Effects
    17. Adding Handle with Freeze Frames
    18. Time Remapping (Varispeeding)
    19. Using the Graph Editor to Smooth Time
  3. 3D Space
    1. Moving and Rotating Layers in 3D Space
    2. Multiplanning Effects
    3. 3D Motion Paths
    4. Multiple Views
    5. Adding a Camera; Camera Settings
    6. Using the Camera Tools; 3D views
    7. Moving and Animating Cameras
    8. Building a Camera Rig
    9. Layer and Camera Auto-orientation
    10. Camera Depth of Field Blur
    11. 3D Lights
    12. Materials Options
    13. Casting Shadows
    14. Light Transmission
    15. Light Falloff
    16. Adjustment Lights
    17. Ray-traced 3D Renderer
    18. Extrusion and Beveling
    19. Fast Previews
    20. Bending Footage Layers
    21. Transparency; Index of Refraction
    22. Reflections
    23. Environment Layers
    24. Ray-tracer Image Quality
    25. CINEMA 40 Renderer Preview
  4. Track and Stabilize
    1. Warp Stabilizer
    2. Reversible Stabilization
    3. Point-based Tracking and Stabilization
    4. Creating Track Points
    5. Applying Stabilization
    6. When Tracks Go Wrong
    7. 2D Motion Tracking
    8. Applying a Motion Track
    9. Tracking Interlaced Footage
    10. Radio Waves Effect
    11. Applying Tracks to Effect Points
    12. Planar Tracking with Mocha AE CC
    13. Pasting the Mocha Track into After Effects
    14. Mocha Shape
    15. 3D Camera Tracker
    16. Defining the Plane; Moving the Target
    17. Creating a Track Null; Parenting
    18. Adding 3D Text
    19. Creating a Shadow Catcher
    20. Rolling Shutter Repair
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this After Effects class:

  • Basic knowledge of After Effects.
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