3D Animation

The 3D animation course is targeted on developing participant’s animation skills. It focuses on the 12 principles of animation to demonstrate a solid understanding of weight, timing, spacing, etc.

3D Animation Training Course

The 3D animation course is targeted on developing participant’s animation skills. It focuses on the 12 principles of animation to demonstrate a solid understanding of weight, timing, spacing, etc.

This course provides skill development in 3D modeling and rendering techniques using lighting, staging, and special effects for digital output.

There is emphasis on the production of three-dimensional (3D) animation as final digital outputting using modeling, rendering and animation software.

 

 Tools: Adobe Aftereffect, Maya Or Max, Premiere Pro

Getting To Know The Workflow

  • Getting started
  • Creating a project and importing footage
  • Creating a composition and arranging layers
  • Adding e­ffects and modifying layer properties
  • Animating the composition
  • Previewing your work
  • Optimizing performance in After Effects
  • Rendering and exporting your composition
  • Customizing workspaces
  • Controlling the brightness of the user interface
  • Finding resources for using After Effects

 

 Creating A Basic Animation Using Effects And Presets

  • Getting started
  • Importing footage using Adobe Bridge
  • Creating a new composition
  • Working with imported Illustrator layers
  • Applying e­ects to a layer
  • Applying an animation preset
  • Previewing the e­ects
  • Adding transparency
  • Rendering the composition

 

 Animating Text

  • Getting started
  • About text layers
  • Installing a font using Adobe Fonts
  • Creating and formatting point text
  • Using a text animation preset
  • Animating with scale keyframes
  • Animating using parenting
  • Animating imported Photoshop text
  • Animating type tracking
  • Animating text opacity
  • Using a text animator group
  • Animating a layer’s position
  • Timing layer animations
  • Adding motion blur

 

Working With Shape Layers

  • Getting started
  • Creating the composition
  • Adding a shape layer
  • Creating a self-animating shape
  • Duplicating a shape
  • Creating custom shapes
  • Positioning layers with snapping
  • Animating a shape
  • Creating nulls from paths
  • Previewing the composition

 

 Animating A Multimedia Presentation

  • Getting started
  • Adjusting anchor points
  • Parenting layers
  • Precomposing layers
  • Keyframing a motion path
  • Animating additional elements
  • Applying an effect
  • Animating precomposed layers
  • Animating the background
  • Adding an audio track

 

  Animating Layers

  • Getting started
  • Simulating lighting changes
  • Duplicating an animation using the pick whip
  • Animating movement in the scenery
  • Adjusting the layers and creating a track matte
  • Animating the shadows
  • Adding a lens flare effect
  • Adding a video animation
  • Rendering the animation
  • Retiming the composition

  Working With Masks

  • About masks
  • Getting started
  • Creating a mask with the Pen tool
  • Editing a mask
  • Feathering the edges of a mask
  • Replacing the content of the mask
  • Adding a reflection
  • Creating a vignette
  • Adjusting the timing
  • Trimming the work area

 

  Distorting Objects With The Puppet Tools

  • Getting started
  • About the Puppet tools
  • Adding Position pins
  • Adding Advanced and Bend pins
  • Stiffening an area
  • Animating pin positions
  • Using the Puppet tools to animate video
  • Recording animation

 

  Using The Roto Brush Tool

  • About rotoscoping
  • Getting started
  • Creating a segmentation boundary
  • Fine-tuning the matte
  • Freezing your Roto Brush tool results
  • Changing the background
  • Adding animated text
  • Outputting your project

 

 

  Performing Color Correction

  • Getting started
  • Adjusting color balance with levels
  • Adjusting color with the Lumetri Color effect
  • Replacing the background
  • Color-correcting using Auto Levels
  • Motion tracking the clouds
  • Replacing the sky in the second clip
  • Color grading

  Creating Motion Graphics Templates

  • Getting started
  • Preparing a master composition
  • Setting up a template
  • Adding properties to the Essential Graphics panel
  • Providing image options
  • Protecting the timing of a section
  • Exporting the template

 

  Using 3D Features

  • Getting started
  • Creating 3D text
  • Using 3D views
  • Importing a background
  • Adding 3D lights
  • Adding a camera
  • Extruding text in After Effects
  • Working with Cinema 4D Lite
  • Integrating the C4D layer in After Effects
  • Finishing the project

 Working With The 3D Camera Tracker

  • About the 3D Camera Tracker effect
  • Getting started
  • Tracking the footage
  • Creating a ground plane, a camera, and the initial text
  • Creating additional text elements
  • Locking an image to a plane with a solid layer
  • Tidying the composition
  • Adding a final object
  • Creating realistic shadows
  • Adding ambient light
  • Adding an effect
  • Previewing the composition

 

  Advanced Editing Techniques

  • Getting started
  • Stabilizing a shot
  • Using single-point motion tracking
  • Using multipoint tracking
  • Creating a particle simulation
  • Retiming playback using the Timewarp effect

 Rendering And Outputting

  • Getting started
  • About rendering and output
  • Exporting using the Render Queue
  • Creating templates for the Render Queue
  • Rendering movies with Adobe Media Encoder
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