After Effects CS6: Introduction & New Features (EC111657)

Get an overview of the power of After Effects CS6, the industry-standard video-compositing, motion-graphics-design and animation tool from After Effects giant Brian Maffitt.
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Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Self Paced

Domain / Subject : Engineering & Technology

Function : Information Technology(IT)

Duration : 12 Months

Difficulty : Medium

About the course

Get an overview of the power of After Effects CS6, the industry-standard video-compositing, motion-graphics-design and animation tool from our After Effects Expert Trainer. Review the After Effects workflow and see how it integrates with the Creative Suite, how it can be used in television and film to create special effects, how to composite scenes with blue/green screen keying, and complete creative tasks like drawing, 3D, and titles.

 Then this series will take a closer look the latest and greatest new features of After Effects CS6, including the Global Performance Cache, 3D Camera Tracker, Ray-traced 3D, Variable Mask Feathering, 3D Environment Maps, 3D Material options, Rolling Shutter Repair and more.

Course Highlights

  • Get an introduction to Ray-traced 3D with an in-depth look at extruded vector layers
  • Discover the new Mask Feather tool and why it's so important
  • Examine 3D bendable layers and their properties
  • Transform a 2D layer into an Environment Layer and discover what an Environment Map is

Course Study Format

This course is delivered through ONLINE method. The course is available for you to complete at your convenience over a 12 month period.

Course Setup

All the content is not available at once. In order to make the course more manageable and to ensure you do not run out of time, the course is split into parts.

Study Hours

This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor.


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  • Basic workflow and terminology
  • Project and Flowchart Panels
  • Composition and Layer Panels
  • The Timeline
  • The Preview Panel
  • Enhanced performance
  • New and updated effects
  • Working in 3D
  • Optimizing for high performance
  • Global Performance Cache
  • 3D Camera Tracker
  • Introduction to Ray-traced 3D
  • Ray-traced 3D, extruded text, and shapes
  • Variable Mask Feathering, Part 1
  • Variable Mask Feathering, Part 2
  • 3D Bendable Footage and Composition Layers
  • 3D Environment Map
  • 3D New Material options
  • Fast draft preview renderer
  • Fast previews
  • Layer Bounding Boxes and Selection Indicators
  • Vector Footage Art-to-Shape conversion with ILCS6
  • Rolling Shutter Repair


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