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Ray-tracing with Typography in After Effects

Course Summary

In this series of After Effects tutorials, we will learn how to use the new Ray-tracing feature in CS6 to create 3D animated typography and shapes. Software required: After Effects CS6.


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    Course Syllabus

    Introduction and Project Overview
    - 1m 28s

    —Introduction and Project Overview 1m 28s
    Ray-tracing with Typography in After Effects
    - 3h 39m

    —Choosing Your Text 7m 59s
    —Using the Spiral Tool 7m 4s
    —Joining Paths to Make the Swirls Longer 9m 17s
    —Adding Smaller Secondary Spirals 5m 22s
    —Adding Color with Graphic Styles 11m 36s
    —Using the Blend Tool 11m 44s
    —Positioning the Dots 5m 13s
    —Moving Each Path to a Top-layer 7m 28s
    —Importing as a Composition 7m 2s
    —Turning the Illustrator Layers to Shape Layers 6m 17s
    —Using Trim Paths 15m 18s
    —Adding Trim Paths Keyframes for the Remaining Layers 12m 33s
    —Adjusting the Timing 12m 56s
    —Animating the Dots 10m 55s
    —Adding the Lights 7m 13s
    —Adding the Cameras with Null Controls 16m 13s
    —Switching from Classic 3D to Ray-traced 3D 6m 55s
    —Extruding the Shapes and Text 7m 43s
    —Preventing Z-fighting 9m 20s
    —Fine-tuning the Shadows 4m 20s
    —Rendering as a .png Sequence 6m 29s
    —Adding Motion Blur to Your Render 11m 9s
    —Additional Compositing Polish 15m 17s
    —Rendering as an H.264 4m 22s


Course Fee:
USD 29

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations and Digital Media & Games Community

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