How to Use the 3D Camera in After Effects | Motion Design Tutorial


Intimidated by the 3D Camera in After Effects? Don’t be! Jess Riley is here to show you exactly how to master it in your motion graphics. ? Download unlimited After Effects templates with Envato Elements:

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Are you ready to take your motion graphics and visual effects to the next level? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this step-by-step tutorial, we’ll guide you through the exciting world of After Effects’ 3D camera tools, helping you create stunning, immersive animations that will captivate your audience.

What You’ll Learn:

• Understanding the 3D Space: We’ll demystify the 3D environment in After Effects, breaking down its core concepts and terminology.

• Working With Layers: Learn how to properly prepare your layers for 3D animation, including adjustment layers, text, and images.

• Creating a 3D Camera: Dive into the interface and settings necessary to create a 3D camera layer, exploring options like depth of field and focal length.

• Camera Animation: Master the art of camera animation by setting keyframes and understanding the graph editor to achieve smooth, dynamic movements.

• Layer Interaction: Discover how to interact with 3D layers and manipulate their position, rotation, and scale in the 3D space.

• Depth and Perspective: Learn how to create depth and perspective in your scenes, making your animations look more realistic and engaging.

• Tips and Tricks: We’ll share our expert tips and tricks to help you avoid common pitfalls and accelerate your 3D camera skills.

• Real-World Examples: Throughout the tutorial, we’ll showcase real-world examples to demonstrate the practical applications of these techniques.

Whether you’re a beginner looking to dip your toes into the world of 3D animation or an experienced After Effects user wanting to expand your skill set, this tutorial has something for everyone.

Our instructor, Jess Riley, is a seasoned motion graphics artist with years of experience in After Effects. With a clear and engaging teaching style, Jess will make even the most complex concepts easy to understand.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to elevate your motion graphics and VFX game with the power of After Effects’ 3D camera. Hit that subscribe button, turn on notifications, and let’s dive into the fascinating world of 3D animation together!

Here’s what you’ll learn:

00:00:00 Intro
00:00:36 Welcome to After Effects
00:00:45 Why use the 3D camera, real-life example
00:01:36 Setting up a 3D camera in After Effects
00:02:03 Creating a control null
00:02:28 Preparing your layers for 3D
00:03:30 Understanding your camera control null
00:03:50 Different view types when working in 3D
00:04:18 Point of Interest vs. Orbiting Point
00:05:30 Animating our 3D camera
00:07:54 Separating keyframe dimensions
00:09:50 Parallax effect
00:18:54 Final effect, thoughts and feelings, tips and tricks

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