Photorealistic 3D Text in Adobe After Effects
 Photorealistic 3D Text in Adobe After Effects
English | 52m | Video: 720p

 

This course will cover the basics of creating 3D text in Adobe After Effects CC using no third-party plugins. It will introduce 3D lighting, reflections, camera motion and photorealism topics along with covering some workflow ideas and options to help customize your animation. While having some experience with 3D in After Effects will open up more options for an animation, this course will help even a beginner create a 3D text logo.

Lynda - After Effects: Animated Write-on Type
Lynda - After Effects: Animated Write-on Type
English | 1hr 34m | Video: 720p | Subtitles | Project files

 

The write-on animation effect is a familiar one to most motion graphics artists. But making your animated flowing type appear seamless can be tricky. In this course, instructor Ran Ben Avraham provides a fresh take on this popular effect, sharing techniques that can help you take it several levels forward in Adobe After Effects. He begins by going over the familiar way of creating the write-on effect. Next, he breaks down the steps for a cleaner, more advanced solution—one in which the bits and pieces of your text won't be revealed ahead of time, regardless of the complexity of the font or text. Plus, learn how to add secondary animation to make your effect really stand out. The result is a delightful, quick, and springy write-on animation that will give your work a new boost.

Lynda - Compositing Text and Video in After Effects
Lynda - Compositing Text and Video in After Effects
English | 2hr 53m | Video: 720p | Subtitles
 

Get a glimpse behind the scenes of a real-world commercial made with After Effects—and learn advanced techniques for compositing text and video. This project-based course shows how to build a 20-second promo featuring seamless integration between type and video footage. Learn how to decode a client brief, present design concepts for sign-off, create an offline edit in Premiere Pro, and finalize the project in After Effects. Along the way, instructor Eran Stern weaves in tips, shortcuts, and professional techniques that will amaze both veteran After Effects users and new motion graphics artists. Get insights into compositing, text design, rotoscoping, and particles, and recommendations for third-party plugins for color correction, atmospheric effects, particles, and more.