Total Training for Adobe After Effects CS4 - Level 1

Video Description

Total Training for After Effects CS4 - Essentials

This is a great course for those who would like to be introduced to the world of motion graphics and the fundamentals of After Effects.

Table of Contents

  1. CHAPTER 1: WHAT'S NEW IN ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS CS4
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Working with Photoshop® 3D Layers 00:04:04
    3. Using Dynamic Link to Remove Noise in Soundbooth® 00:03:22
    4. The New Timeline Search Feature & Pre-comp Flow Chart 00:03:50
    5. Introducing the Cartoon Effect 00:02:22
  2. CHAPTER 2: INTRODUCTION TO AFTER EFFECTS
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Basic Video Concepts 00:03:43
    3. Importing Files 00:05:08
    4. Project Panel Overview 00:04:09
    5. Creating a New Composition 00:04:17
    6. Placing Footage in the Composition 00:02:18
    7. Creating a Film Strip Effect with Multiple Movies 00:05:59
    8. Timeline Panel Overview 00:04:52
    9. Timeline Switches, Time Ruler & Work Area 00:10:37
    10. Composition Panel Overview 00:04:48
  3. CHAPTER 3: ANIMATION BASICS
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Exploring the Transform Properties 00:04:28
    3. Introduction to Keyframing 00:05:21
    4. Interpolating Keyframes 00:10:48
    5. Practicing Interpolation 00:04:17
    6. Copying & Pasting Keyframes 00:03:48
    7. Creating a Loop 00:03:50
  4. CHAPTER 4: WORKING WITH MASKS
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Introduction to Masks 00:06:57
    3. Animating Masks 00:05:21
    4. Working with Mask Interpolation 00:05:52
    5. Rotoscoping 00:08:28
    6. Using Masks for Position Keyframes 00:06:13
    7. Creating a Simple Animation Using Masks 00:10:59
  5. CHAPTER 5: ANIMATING TEXT
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. An Introduction to Text in After Effects 00:03:40
    3. Using Text Presets 00:04:17
    4. Creating Text on a Path 00:05:25
    5. Creating a Preset 00:02:41
    6. Animators: Range Selector 00:04:12
    7. Animators: Add Property 00:01:29
    8. Animators: Two or More Range Selectors 00:02:21
    9. Animators: Adding a Wiggly Selector 00:02:46
    10. Working with Text from Photoshop 00:01:58
  6. CHAPTER 6: ANIMATION HELP
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Using Motion Sketch & the Smoother 00:06:08
    3. Using the Wiggler 00:04:44
    4. Working with Auto-Orient & Split Layer 00:06:12
    5. Time Remapping 00:05:43
    6. Animating Stills Using the Anchor Point 00:07:02
  7. CHAPTER 7: PARENTING & BASIC EXPRESSIONS
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Parenting Basics & Null Objects 00:08:33
    3. Animated Man Exercise 00:04:09
    4. Stacking Ruler Exercise 00:02:56
    5. Text Animation Exercise 00:06:21
    6. Introduction to Basic Expressions 00:06:07
    7. Applying Expressions for Wiggle & Loop 00:03:49
    8. Using Expressions with Audio Files 00:06:45
  8. CHAPTER 8: BASIC COMPOSITING
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Applying Layer Blending Modes 00:05:51
    3. Creating a Track Matte 00:05:38
    4. Keying & Keylight 00:05:21
    5. Compound Effects: Gradient Wipe & Displacement Map 00:07:17
    6. Compound Effects: Wave World & Caustics 00:07:40
    7. Pre-composing & Nesting 00:06:33
  9. CHAPTER 9: STABILIZING & TRACKING
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Stabilizing a Shot 00:06:09
    3. Tracking a Point 00:04:50
    4. The Tracker Panel & Motion Tracker Options 00:05:21
    5. Corner Pin Tracking 00:03:37
    6. Mocha for After Effects 00:07:16
  10. CHAPTER 10: PARTICLES & PAINT
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Introduction to Particle Playground 00:05:48
    3. Breathing Tiger Exercise 00:06:15
    4. Introduction to Paint 00:03:12
    5. Creating an Invisible Pen Effect 00:06:09
  11. CHAPTER 11: INTRODUCTION TO THE 3D ENGINE
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Introduction to Camera Angles & Monitor Views 00:06:06
    3. Creating 3D Text with Lights & Shadows 00:06:21
    4. Setting Up a 3D Scene 00:06:46
    5. Animating a 3D Scene 00:09:08
    6. Working with Vanishing Point 00:04:39
  12. CHAPTER 12: SHAPE LAYERS & THE PUPPET TOOLS
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Creating a Shape Layer 00:05:18
    3. Animating Shapes with Repeater & Brainstorm 00:05:58
    4. Using the Puppet Pin & Puppet Starch Tools 00:03:46
    5. Using the Puppet Overlap Tool 00:01:33
    6. Animating with the Puppet Tools 00:03:38
  13. CHAPTER 13: RENDERING & EXPORTING
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Using the Render Queue 00:06:25
    3. Working with Adobe Clip Notes 00:05:32
    4. Exporting for Flash® 00:04:30
    5. Credits 00:00:12

Product Information

  • Title: Total Training for Adobe After Effects CS4 - Level 1
  • Author(s): Luisa Winters
  • Release date: November 2008
  • Publisher(s): Total Training
  • ISBN: 0827911350099