VISC209 - Rendering & Animation

Prerequisites:VISC 201.
Examines the virtual world of 3D and how it can be applied as an illustration and animation element in multimedia. Students will explore navigation, modeling, rendering, animation, and camera and lighting techniques.

AE Graph Editor

Advanced keyframing with After Effect's Graph Editor

In this lesson, we will go over how to affect motion behaviors by using AE's Graph Editor.

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Text Animation

Advanced keyframing with After Effects text tool

In this lesson, we will go over how to create animated text effects using both text animation and path text.

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3D Layers

Adding an extra dimension to our After Effects layers

In this lesson, we will go over how to create 3d layers for a Star Wars-esque opener.

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Motion Tracking & Stabilization

Tracking elements and stabilizing our shots in After Effects.

In this lesson, we will learn how to use the Tracker tool in After Effects to stabilize a shaky camera shot.

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How to Green Screen

Using chroma keying and Keylight in After Effects.

In this lesson we will learn about chroma key techniques and removing certain colors from video footage. Additionally, we will learn how to create our own green screen from neon poster board.

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Animating Handwriting

Creating the self-writing effect

Have you ever seen the effect where something appears to be drawn or written on its own? We will learn how to recreate that effect in AE in this lesson.

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Production

Camera setup and lighting

In this lesson, we will be discussing the advantages of using camera rigs and external lighting to add production value to your shots.

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Time Remapping

Manipulating space and time in After Effects

We will be working with high-speed video and manipulating the speed of it.

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