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Adding Perspective with Animated Clouds

Lesson 70 from: Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Philip Ebiner

Adding Perspective with Animated Clouds

Lesson 70 from: Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Philip Ebiner

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70. Adding Perspective with Animated Clouds

Lessons

Class Trailer

Chapter 1: Introduction

1

Class Updates & My Favorite CC 2020 Updates

06:22

Chapter 2: After Effects Basics

2

Understand the After Effects Workspace

05:39
3

Starting a New Composition

08:15
4

CC 2018 Update - Starting a New Composition from Footage

01:55
5

Adding Media to Your Project and the Timeline

05:08
6

Using the Basic After Effects Tools

10:20
7

Create a Perfect Circle, Alignment, and Shape Colors

03:04
8

Working in the Timeline

10:59
9

Layer Properties

08:57
10

Quiz: After Effects Basics

Chapter 3: Animating with Keyframes

11

Animating in After Effects

07:35
12

Position, Scale, and Rotation Animations

05:17
13

Tips to Make Your Animations Look More Nautral

04:21
14

Using the Graph Editor

05:32
15

Challenge - Bouncing Ball

01:01
16

Solution - Bouncing Ball

13:00
17

Quiz: Animating with Keyframes

Chapter 4: Shapes and Solid Layers

18

Working with Solid Layers and the Ken Burns Effects

07:07
19

Working with Shape Layers, Strokes, and Paths

06:24
20

Adding Layer Styles like Drop Shadow, Bevel, and Gradients

03:44
21

Shape Effects - Trim Path Animations, Wiggle, and Zig Zag

05:54
22

Quiz: Shapes and Solid Layers

Chapter 5: Important After Effects Skills

23

Track Matte Animations - Make Layers Appear and Disappear

08:37
24

Using Pre-Compositions to Group Layers

05:34
25

Easily Reverse Complicated Animations

02:14
26

Playing with Time

05:54
27

Blend Modes

06:05
28

Stabilize Shaky Footage

04:04
29

CC 2018 Update - Previewing and Favoriting Fonts

00:46
30

CC 2019 Update - Responsive Design Time

03:36
31

CC 2019 Content Aware Fill

03:55
32

CC 2019 Create Motion Graphic Templates

08:37
33

Quiz: Important After Effects Skills

Chapter 6: Motion Graphics Projects

34

Intro to Motion Graphics Projects

00:53
35

Clean Lower Third

09:22
36

Logo Reveal Animation Bumper

13:25
37

Colorful Transition

16:59
38

Text with Mask Path Animation

10:05
39

Text Bubble Animation

13:39
40

Weather App 1

16:41
41

Weather App 2

08:21
42

Weather App 3

06:59
43

Quiz: Motion Graphics Projects

Chapter 7: Flat Animation Challenge

44

Flat Animation Challenge

02:47
45

Phil Designs his Flat Animation Scene

01:23
46

Animating Fireworks with the Repeater Effect

15:02

Chapter 8: Flat Animation Challenge

47

Removing Green Screen Background

06:46
48

Adding a Background that Matches the Foreground

07:55
49

Adding Motion to a Still Image with the Puppet Tool

06:26
50

Adding Movement with the Ripple Effect

06:07
51

Quiz: Flat Animation Challenge

Chapter 9: Green Screen (Chromakeying)

52

Intro to 3D

10:04
53

Swinging 3D Text Animation

12:11
54

Build Out Your 3D Composition

05:47
55

Animating Our 3D Scene

07:38
56

Create Stars in After Effects

05:11
57

Quiz: Green Screen (Chromakeying)

Chapter 10: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool

58

Using the Rotoscope Tool

06:55
59

Cleaning Up Your Edges

07:21
60

Finishing Our Rotobrush Animation

07:33
61

Quiz: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool

Chapter 11: Rotoscoping

62

Easy Screen Replacement with Masks

09:56
63

Replacing a Screen Version 2

13:49
64

Screen Replacement with Mocha

07:13
65

CC 2019 Update - Native Mocha AE Plugin

05:08
66

Quiz: Rotoscoping

Chapter 12: Screen Replacements

67

Using the Puppet Pin Tool

04:33
68

Animating Your Puppet Pins

03:04
69

Animated Blinking Eyes

08:21
70

Adding Perspective with Animated Clouds

07:10
71

CC 2018 Update - Advanced Puppet Pin Tool

02:08
72

Quiz: Screen Replacements

Chapter 13: Puppet Tool Animations

73

Applying Text Animation Presets

05:59
74

Create a Page Turn Effect with CC Page Turn

10:05
75

Radial and Linear Wipes

03:20
76

Color Correction in After Effects

03:33
77

CC 2019 Update - Selective Color Adjustments

03:25
78

Quiz: Puppet Tool Animations

Chapter 14: Motion Tracking

79

Motion Tracking Basics

09:51
80

Tracking Text and Visual Effects to Video Clip

06:21
81

Tracking Rotation and Scale

11:33
82

Adding Details to Our Text

04:04
83

Quiz: Motion Tracking

Chapter 15: Character Animations

84

Intro to Character Animations

01:31
85

Design Your Character

14:32
86

Rigging Your Character

02:50
87

Animating Our Character

09:55
88

Adding the Animated Background

09:12
89

Adding Details to Character Movement

06:46
90

Adding the Paper Cut Out Look

05:29
91

Quiz: Character Animations

Chapter 16: Exporting from After Effects

92

Exporting an H264 File from After Effects

07:03
93

Exporting from After Effects with a Transparent Background

04:03
94

Exporting from After Effects through Adobe Media Encoder

04:40
95

CC 2018 Update - Exporting an Animated GIF from Adobe Media Encoder

02:14
96

Create an Animated GIF from After Effects CC 2017

07:03

Chapter 17: After Effects Workflow & Tips

97

Audio Tips for After Effects

02:19
98

Working with Premiere Pro

05:54
99

Quiz: After Effects Workflow & Tips

Chapter 18: Expressions

100

Expressions Basics

07:24
101

Animate a Flickering Light with Expressions

17:35
102

Quiz: Expressions

Chapter 19: Conclusion

103

Conclusion

00:44

Final Quiz

104

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Adding Perspective with Animated Clouds

let's add some clouds to give this more perspective. So first I'm going to turn off the enable motion blur so I can work through this a little bit faster. Then I'm going to create my clouds. Now this is one instance where I like using a solid layer and not a shape layer so that I can add some feathering to the edges of the cloud which you know clouds don't have sharp edges. So I want that feathering. So press command. Why bring up your solid settings, choose white unless you want a different color. And I'll just call this cloud one. Then take your shape tool. I'm going to use the lips tool and create your clouds. I'm just clicking a few times to create a few different circles like so Now I'm going to select all of these masks by shift clicking the top one press F. To bring up feathering and just increase the feathering to get that soft edge. Okay so there's a couple of different ways that we could animate this to make it look like the owl is flying in sort of that three D. Space. The e...

asiest is if I drop this down below the owl and then I just do a position and scale animation. So let me do that. So let me bring up P. For position and scale with S. And then set those first key frames and then press you to bring up those and let me actually just move it into the place. So with my selection tool I'm going to move it over here, that's the starting place and then at the very end of our composition, I'm going to drop this to like 50 and move it up and to the left. So now throughout this composition it looks kind of like the owl is flying away from the cloud. Right? Okay, so let's do this one more time. So let me command. Why get another cloud? Okay lips I'm just doing this really fast because you know how to do it and I don't want to waste your time selecting all the mass. Press F. To bring up bothering. All right, let me put this beneath our owl P. For position s. For scale you to bring up those key frames. Let's drag them to the front And then let's go to the end and we will put the scale. Let's just do like 60% which makes a little bit of a difference. And we'll move it up and just a little bit to the left. Alright, so that's pretty cool. Those clouds in the background. Let's add one more cloud that it will look like the owl is actually flying through the cloud. And we'll do that with a three D. Layer. So the same thing. Let's actually we can just duplicate this first cloud. Press command D. And then let's put it above our owl. Then press you on our keyboard and let's just click the stopwatch icon to delete all the key frames that are on this layer for both position and scale. Then turn on three D. Now with one key frame or just with position, we can create this animation. So let's bring the position forward. So with that Z. Space it's actually just bring it down just a little bit. And then with the Z. Space we're going to drag to the left and I'm holding shift down until it's off of the frame. Just like that. Set a key frame, move that to the beginning and now I'm going to again move that back just like so and what you'll notice is it's not going through our al. Why is that? That's because our AL isn't three D. Enabled either. So let me undo that Select are out and turn on three d. for the AL Now back to our cloud one. If I take the Z. space for the position and drag you'll see that once it reaches zero it goes through the clock. The owl, which is pretty darn cool. So we're gonna just do that like so maybe to like there maybe move it to the left a little bit. Now let's just see what this looks like. So it's going over there through kind of through the owl's wing. So now let's take this last key frame and move all the way to the right. Okay so let's play through this and see how it looks. It looks pretty cool but it kind of gets small and if it's that close to the how it should be a lot bigger, so we can just take this scale actually bring it up really big. But now when I play through this, the cloud kind of comes out of nowhere and it goes right through our wall and I want to move it to the left a little bit, but moving it to the left with the position key frames now we'll take a little bit of too much time and it's kind of hard to judge where it's going to be if I go here and move the position because remember I can't just go here and move the position to the left because then the cloud is going to do this kind of funky turn, which doesn't really make sense, but instead what I can use is the anchor point. So if I press am I keyboard, the anchor point is another way to move around a layer after you've set key frames for the position. Now with the anchor point I can just click and drag and move this this layer over to the right, right here at the start of the composition, maybe even a little bit more Alex. Pretty good. So it's going to fly through and it's still pretty large here on the screen but it doesn't fly right in front of us. So remember that you always have that anchor point as sort of your backup plan. If your animation starts to look a little funny with your position and you want to move things around now, I would make a few tweaks to this. I think the clouds in the background are moving a little too fast now compared to the this cloud in the front. So a quick way to fix that is let me just closed down all of our key frames by selecting all and then pressing S and then let's bring up the key frames for the white solid and the cloud with you. Now let me go forward to about one second set key frames for the position scale for both of these layers and then replace these ones at the end with those new ones I just created. So this is kind of just lengthening out the animation, making it a little bit slower for those clouds in the background. You see what I just did there. We had that whole animation that was kind of fast over five seconds. So I just expanded that first basically second of the animation which makes those clouds in the background move a little bit slower. Awesome. So this is the animated owl tutorial. I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know if you have any questions and we'll see you in another lesson

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