It Works Like This

Check out the Ch16 Finished file in this chapter's folder on the book's DVD to see the results of the completed project. In this project, you'll see how to leverage the power of After Effects' Light layers and effects to create dramatic lighting. The main steps are as follows:

  1. Use a movie clip and several effects to create an atmospheric moving background.

  2. Create 3D text extruded from a 2D file for the main title by using the Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator effect.

  3. Animate the title into the scene.

  4. Create a smooth motion path nearly instantly for your light layer by using a mask.

A spotlight moves around the video footage.

The 3D title flies into the scene.

Animated shadows accentuate the 3D title's shape.

    Adobe After Effects 6.5 Magic
    Adobe After Effects 6.5 Magic
    ISBN: 0321267230
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2005
    Pages: 236

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