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MAD VFX in After Effects

Learn how to create mad visual effects and implement them into your live action videos in After Effects. 

The course starts on January 7, 2020
PRESALE IS OPEN! Save 50% with a presale price.

What will I be capable of after I complete the course?

You will learn how to create sci-fi effects from very distant future and crazy 3D compositions using Element 3D plugin, how to track your live action videos and implement all this beautiful stuff into them. You will also learn how to create your own Instagram masks.

Level
Intermediate ?

You already have some experience working with the software and understand its basic principles. You are familiar with the interface.

Lessons
20+
Duration
6h+

Who will benefit from this course?

Motion Graphics Artists

who want to create visual effects in a completely new way, combining 2D and 3D techniques.

In the course, we will take a close look at a huge number of advanced animation techniques with both built-in After Effects features and various plugins that significantly broaden the possibilities of After Effects, such as Element 3D, Trapcode Form, etc.

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Beginner VFX Artists

who use After Effects as one of their tools and want to go deeper in creating Sci-Fi effects.

The work of the author is fully focused on creating HUD elements and glitches. Also, you will learn the principles of working with various effects and get to know how to combine them so as to get the visual style you want.

Film makers and Video Editors

Who have basic After Effects knowledge and want to complement their videos with quality effects as well as organically implemented 3D objects.

You will learn to create and animate different HUD & Glitch elements really fast. Moreover, you’ll study the main tracking and compositing techniques to seamlessly implement your animation into live action videos.

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What will I learn in the Mad VFX course?

Each section contains a set of lessons of up to 150 mins of video materials + Home Assignments. It’s a drip course and you will get a section per week.

Visual effects are closely connected with 3D. VideoCopilot’s Element 3D is a powerful tool that allows you to create really mind-blowing 3D compositions with materials, textures and lightning directly in After Effects. So, in this section Eduard will guide you through all the most necessary features of this tool and break down one of his own shots. He will also show you how to prepare your 3D models for animation in Element 3D using Cinema 4D. After completing this set of lessons you will be able to create your own full-fledged 3D comps.

In this section you will learn a bunch of techniques to create cyber effects with a big variety of technogenic distortions and futuristic interfaces.

Eduard will teach you how to create glitches and HUDs using built-in After Effects tools as well as show you how to use 3rd party scripts & plugins. You will also get an exclusive Motion Elements pack from the author which you will be able to use in your personal and commercial projects.
It’s time to place your beautifully crafted 3D comps and sci-fi elements into your live action videos. You will learn how to track your videos inside After Effects and how to combine everything together to achieve a nice feel of augmented reality.
The author will explain his approach on the example of one of his own shots starting from an idea and finishing with hitting the render button.
Author will break down his approach on the example of another of his shots starting from idea and finishing with hitting render button.
Want to apply this knowledge to have some fun on Instagram? Eduard will show you how to use Spark AR and breakdown one of his coolest Instagram masks.

What kind of software do I need?

50% DISCOUNT ON ELEMENT 3D

Adobe After Effects + Element 3D v.2.2 or higher

Most of the work will be done with the help of these tools. Element 3D allows importing models, texturing them, uploading HDR cards, animating and even modeling in After Effects a little bit.

Cinema 4D or any other 3D Software

For preparing objects and simple modeling, we will use Cinema 4D. But the principles that we are going to talk about are applicable to any other editor. That’s why you can use the one you already have, be it Blender or Maya, 3DS Max or any other.

Having applications and scripts is a plus

It’s cool if you have such applications as Adobe Illustrator, RedGiant Trapcode Form and Data Glitch. This is optional, but they might save you time.

Enroll now and Save 50% on element 3D and all its bundles

https://www.videocopilot.net/

About the Author

Eduard Mykhailov

My name is Eduard and my job has literally saved my life. I love experimenting and, probably, that is why I like this sphere with its immense potential for creativity so much. Normally, I draw inspiration from the life itself and from the desire to do something really cool (you know, like cool characters in the movies - you just want to be like one of them). What inspired me to make this course is that idea that sharing with others and helping them gives you one of the best feelings in the world.

  • 6+ hours of educational video material
  • Unique author’s techniques
  • Exclusive Motion Elements pack from the author that you can use in your personal and commercial projects
  • Closed facebook community where you can ask any question
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MAD VFX in After Effects

Learn how to create mad visual effects and implement them into your live action videos in After Effects. 

Level
Intermediate ?

You already have some experience working with the software and understand its basic principles. You are familiar with the interface.

Lessons
20+
Duration
6h+

Frequently asked questions

You can find After Effects here: https://www.adobe.com/products/aftereffects.html.
It will be enough to work with a trial version for some time, but we highly recommend buying a license.

You can purchase Element 3D plugin and learn recommended system requirements here: https://www.videocopilot.net/products/element2/

The trial version will be sufficient to work with for some time, but we highly recommend buying a license. You can purchase Cinema 4D or download a trial version here https://www.maxon.net/en-us/products/cinema-4d/overview/

Minimum System Requirements Adobe After Effects

Windows

  • Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II processor; 64-bit support required
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. See the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows 8 support.*
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 3 GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)

macOS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • macOS v10.6.8 or higher
  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 4 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)

Minimum System Requirements Cinema 4D

Windows 7 SP1 64-bit or higher on Intel or AMD 64-bit CPU with SSE3 support or MacOS 10.11.6 or 10.12.4+ with 64-bit CPU running on Intel-based Apple Macintosh 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended), OpenGL graphics card supporting OpenGL 4.1 (dedicated GPU recommended)

The GPU renderer requires an NVIDIA or AMD graphics card on Windows or AMD on MacOS that supports OpenCL 1.2 or newer. Metal support requires MacOS 10.13.2 or newer. We recommend at least 4 GB VRAM for GPU rendering.

If no presale or discount activities are happening, you can contact us to receive a $50-off coupon. We provide coupons for countries with not-so-good exchange rates and for students.

We consider a country with a not-so-good exchange rate a country, where the currency rate is more than $1 to 10 units of local currency. For example, 10.5 Botswana Pula equals $1. If your country's currency rate is lower than 1:10, we do not consider your country as a country with a not so good exchange rate.

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Please double check if there are any presale, sales or discount activities happening as we do not provide coupons during these periods.

If you're disappointed for whatever reason, you'll get every cent back within 14 days after the purchase. Pay attention, it only applies to the single full-price purchase of the course. So if you would like to use a discount coupon, or any monthly payment plan, keep in mind that you will be not eligible for the refund.
Yes, all the artwork you create on the course belongs to you. You can share and tweet and dribbble whatever animation you create. We would be grateful if you mention our school while sharing, we have @motiondesignschool accounts almost on every network.
Yes, all the lectures, videos, and lessons will stay with you.
It is advisable to have basic knowledge of After Effects. That means to know how to create a shape, layers, how to set keyframes, how to adjust Speed Graphs, apply Effects, etc.
This course has subtitles, which makes the content easier for understanding and lets you check the unknown words in the dictionary, if needed.