Animate with Depth: Cameras, Lights and 3D Layers in After Effects | Rich Armstrong | Skillshare

Animate with Depth: Cameras, Lights and 3D Layers in After Effects

Rich Armstrong, Product Designer

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22 Lessons (3h 10m)
    • 1. Intro

      1:48
    • 2. The 2.5D Stage

      0:58
    • 3. Get Your Artwork into After Effects

      8:29
    • 4. Arranging Your Layers in 3D Space

      12:41
    • 5. Adding Cameras

      10:38
    • 6. Parenting 3D Layers

      9:12
    • 7. Precomping 3D Layers

      9:41
    • 8. Animating Cameras and 3D layers

      25:30
    • 9. Rendering

      4:05
    • 10. Project Time

      17:11
    • 11. And There Was Light

      9:49
    • 12. More Lights

      9:23
    • 13. Material Options

      10:10
    • 14. Useful Camera Techniques

      7:58
    • 15. Rollercoaster Cameras and Auto orientation

      9:25
    • 16. Multiple Camera Angles

      11:53
    • 17. Make Better Stuff Faster

      7:00
    • 18. The Flickering Layers Issue

      11:42
    • 19. Your Project

      1:17
    • 20. Conclusion

      1:04
    • 21. Bonus! Layer-art in After Effects

      4:46
    • 22. Bonus! Make a cube

      5:16
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Project Description

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Produce a animated 3D postcard for your favourite city

Start by sketching your composition, Illustrating, designing and laying it out in Illustrator and/or Photoshop. Then bring it into After Effects to add cameras, lights, and animation! All the steps and principles will be explained in the class.

If you're pressed for time, I've provided an Illustrator file containing many (and more) of the elements I used to create my animated postcard. Feel free to use it as a starting point – arrange, scale, rotate, change colors etc, before importing into and animating in After Effects.

Here are a few resources that'll help:

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