The Ultimate Guide to 3D in After Effects

Jake Bartlett, Motion Designer

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31 Lessons (4h 46m)
    • 1. Trailer

      1:36
    • 2. Class Overview

      1:45
    • 3. Basics of 3D in AE

      8:14
    • 4. 3D Cameras Overview

      22:48
    • 5. Camera Transform Controls

      6:48
    • 6. Camera Options

      16:29
    • 7. Two Node Cameras

      8:38
    • 8. One Node Camera Rig

      3:41
    • 9. 3D Layer Types

      14:32
    • 10. Light Types and Controls

      25:41
    • 11. 3D Layer Material Options

      8:10
    • 12. My Class Project Overview

      12:43
    • 13. First Camera Pass

      33:04
    • 14. Second Camera Pass

      11:23
    • 15. Final Styling and Effects

      20:44
    • 16. Real World Examples

      4:44
    • 17. Rack Focusing

      3:46
    • 18. Smooth Camera Moves

      8:59
    • 19. Start Your Project

      1:01
    • 20. C4D Renderer Overview

      11:52
    • 21. Animating 3D Text

      2:02
    • 22. Styling 3D Text

      1:59
    • 23. C4D Material Options

      12:10
    • 24. 3D Text Material Overrides

      11:02
    • 25. Movie Title

      5:28
    • 26. Extruding Shapes and Curving Layers

      4:06
    • 27. 2 for 5 Burger Ad

      7:32
    • 28. Creating a Seamless Backdrop in 3D

      3:52
    • 29. Animating Extruded Text

      3:47
    • 30. 3D Skillshare Logo

      6:10
    • 31. Thanks!

      0:50
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About This Class

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The world of 3D can be daunting, but it's too exciting and the possibilities it opens up make it impossible to ignore. After Effects gives you the ability to take advantage of 3D, and in the Ultimate Guide to 3D in After Effects I'm going to show you how!

In this comprehensive course you'll learn everything there is to know about working in 3D in After Effects and start adding depth to your compositions in no time.

With each quick video we’ll cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Basics of 3D space
  • All 3D camera, light and layer controls & options
  • Building and animating 3D scenes
  • Advanced camera animation techniques
  • Rendering with both standard and Cinema 4D render engines

And much, much more.

By the end of this course you'll know everything you need to work confidently in After Effects 3D. I've created several sample projects that you can download and follow as I teach through the lessons. Along the way you'll see how I approach unique scenarios, and even how I used 3D in some of my real world client work. As always, your classmates and I will be available for project feedback, answering questions, and sharing inspiration.

You should have a basic understanding of Adobe After Effects’ user interface and functionality. Every step will be clearly explained in each video, but we won’t be spending a lot of time learning how to do basic functions. If you're new to After Effects, check out The Beginner's Guide to Animating Custom GIFs or The Beginner's Guide to After Effects first. I'll see you in class!