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After Effects CS5.5 and CS6: New Creative Techniques

Video Description

These two courses are designed to get users of After Effects CS5 or CS5.5 up to speed with that latest version, CS6. Long-time user Chris Meyer demonstrates the new and changed features in detail, including showing potential applications and sharing both tips and gotchas. These courses have been designed with owners of the book Creating Motion Graphics 5th Edition (CMG5) in mind, as it uses the exercise files from that book as the starting point for most of these demonstrations, making this video set the official CS6 upgrade for CMG5.

Table of Contents

  1. CS5 and CS5.5 Creative Techniques
    1. Chapter 01: Introduction 00:01:37
    2. Chapter 02-01: Warp Stabilizer - Instant Gratification 00:07:26
    3. Chapter 02-02: Warp Stabilizer - Basic Parameters 00:06:25
    4. Chapter 02-03: Warp Stabilizer - Advanced Parameters 00:06:54
    5. Chapter 02-04: Warp Stabilizer - Outsmarting the Stabilizer 00:08:26
    6. Chapter 03-01: Enhanced 3D Lights, Cameras, and Effects - 3D Light Falloff 00:05:20
    7. Chapter 03-02: Enhanced 3D Lights, Cameras, and Effects - 3D Camera Depth of Field 00:05:15
    8. Chapter 03-03: Enhanced 3D Lights, Cameras, and Effects - Depth of Field Utilities 00:03:57
    9. Chapter 03-04: Enhanced 3D Lights, Cameras, and Effects - Orbit Camera Rigs 00:05:23
    10. Chapter 03-05: Enhanced 3D Lights, Cameras, and Effects - Camera Lens Blur Effect 00:04:36
    11. Chapter 04-01: Stereoscopic Tools in After Effects - The Stereo 3D Camera Rig 00:05:20
    12. Chapter 04-02: Stereoscopic Tools in After Effects - Stereo 3D Controls 00:03:35
    13. Chapter 04-03: Stereoscopic Tools in After Effects - 3D Glasses Effect 00:04:29
    14. Chapter 04-04: Stereoscopic Tools in After Effects - Focus and Convergence 00:07:40
    15. Chapter 05-01: Editing Audio in Adobe Audition - Simple Audio Workflow 00:06:23
    16. Chapter 05-02: Editing Audio in Adobe Audition - Dynamics Processing Tutorial 00:11:45
    17. Chapter 06-01: Tweaks for Geeks - Edit This/Look At That 00:02:11
    18. Chapter 06-02: Tweaks for Geeks - Searching and Sorting 00:04:05
    19. Chapter 06-03: Tweaks for Geeks - Source Timecode 00:04:01
    20. Chapter 06-04: Tweaks for Geeks - Enhanced Caching 00:04:59
    21. Chapter 06-05: Tweaks for Geeks - New Expression Options 00:04:26
    22. Chapter 06-06: Tweaks for Geeks - Save As CS5 00:03:08
    23. Chapter 07: Conclusion 00:01:37
  2. CS6 Creative Techniques
    1. Chapter 01: Introduction 00:01:57
    2. Chapter 02-01: Global Performance Cache - Global Performance Cache Introduction 00:02:00
    3. Chapter 02-02: Global Performance Cache - Global RAM Cache 00:06:16
    4. Chapter 02-03: Global Performance Cache - Persistent Disk Cache 00:05:14
    5. Chapter 02-04: Global Performance Cache - Cache Work Area in Background 00:02:19
    6. Chapter 03-01: Motion Graphics Features - Ray-traced 3D Renderer Introduction 00:02:46
    7. Chapter 03-02: Motion Graphics Features - Enabling Ray Tracing 00:03:53
    8. Chapter 03-03: Motion Graphics Features - Extrusion and Beveling 00:04:19
    9. Chapter 03-04: Motion Graphics Features - Transparency and Refraction 00:06:26
    10. Chapter 03-05: Motion Graphics Features - Reflections 00:04:23
    11. Chapter 03-06: Motion Graphics Features - Environment Maps 00:02:38
    12. Chapter 03-07: Motion Graphics Features - Targeting Specific Geometry 00:03:03
    13. Chapter 03-08: Motion Graphics Features - Bending Layers 00:02:35
    14. Chapter 03-09: Motion Graphics Features - Quality Versus Speed 00:05:59
    15. Chapter 03-10: Motion Graphics Features - Convert Vector Art to Shape Layer 00:04:12
    16. Chapter 04-01: Visual Effects Features - Visual effects features Introduction 00:01:34
    17. Chapter 04-02: Visual Effects Features - Performing an Initial 3D Track 00:03:52
    18. Chapter 04-03: Visual Effects Features - Refining the Track 00:06:09
    19. Chapter 04-04: Visual Effects Features - Creating a Camera and Layer 00:05:05
    20. Chapter 04-05: Visual Effects Features - Compositing Footage into the Tracked Scene 00:04:23
    21. Chapter 04-06: Visual Effects Features - Shadow Satchers 00:04:59
    22. Chapter 04-07: Visual Effects Features - Exporting 3D Camera Tracker Data 00:03:51
    23. Chapter 04-08: Visual Effects Features - Track in Mocha AE 00:06:18
    24. Chapter 04-09: Visual Effects Features - Rolling Shutter Repair 00:09:26
    25. Chapter 04-10: Visual Effects Features - Variable Mask Feathering 00:07:30
    26. Chapter 04-11: Visual Effects Features - Other Pen Tool Changes 00:02:03
    27. Chapter 05-01: Effects Updates - Effects Updates Introduction 00:01:42
    28. Chapter 05-02: Effects Updates - CycoreFX HD 00:08:28
    29. Chapter 05-03: Effects Updates - Adobe SpeedGrade .Look Files 00:07:07
    30. Chapter 06-01: Conclusion - A few Other Features and Enhancements 00:02:17
    31. Chapter 06-02: Conclusion - Upgrade Decisions 00:02:51