Lynda – After Effects CC 2018: VFX Essential Training

Lynda – After Effects CC 2018: VFX Essential Training

Learn how to create stunning visual effects with one of the most widely-used and highly-regarded compositing applications on the market—Adobe After Effects CC. In this course, Alan Demafiles dives into the fundamentals you need to start creating visual effects (VFX) with After Effects. Discover how to build accurate masks and keys, use rotoscoping to separate foreground from background, perform motion and camera tracking, and add your own 3D elements to a scene. Learn how to use effects such as particles and noise to create fire, replace the sky, and more. Then dive into the world of virtual reality as Alan explores the immersive VR and 360-degree video features introduced in After Effects CC 2018. In the final project-based chapter, you can reinforce your new skills by putting techniques into practice with a real-world challenge.

Topics include:
Creating transparency
Tracking masks in Motion
Utilizing the Roto Brush tool
Keying
Camera and motion tracking
Working with 3D layers
Using effects
Creating destruction with Shatter
Creating fire with particles
Distorting layers with the Puppet tool
Compositing 3D renders
Rendering
Creating virtual reality experiences