Enhancing Moho Scenes in After Effects
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Enhancing Moho Scenes in After Effects

Create impressive visuals by enhancing your animations in After Effects!
3.2 (3 ratings)
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52 students enrolled
Created by Chad Troftgruben
Last updated 9/2018
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 11 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Properly export and enhance animated scenes in After Effects
Requirements
  • Basic understanding of the tools and timeline in After Effects
Description

With After Effects, you can go into your animated cartoons and add  visual flare, even if your scene in a different software. If you're an animator looking to add some neat effects to help visual fidelity, then this course is for you!

While Moho is used to create the animation showcased, these methods can be applied to any animation software, just as long as you're able to export out layers separately.

More specifically, In this course we will:

  • Take a scene from Moho, properly export it for After Effects editing

  • Arrange a 3D scene using a 2D workspace

  • Add depth of field with manual blurring

  • Create blooms are glows for excitement

  • Integrate additional particles through our Moho/After Effects workflow

  • Add final touches like heat waves and auto motion blur

Who this course is for:
  • Animators who are looking to add visual flare to their scenes
Course content
Expand all 22 lectures 01:37:56
+ Welcome!
2 lectures 03:13

In this video I will overview what you will be learning in this course.

Preview 02:06

It is recommended you have basic knowledge of After Effects before purchasing this course. This includes knowing how to use the timeline, the basic tools and masking.

Preview 01:07
+ Preparing Assets for After Effects
4 lectures 14:09

Before we move over to After Effects, it's important you assemble your layers for export. In Moho, we will use Layer Comps to save time.

Preview 03:39

With our assets now separated into Layer Comps, we can move the file to Moho Exporter to set up Image Streams for export.

Preview 05:18

With our layers exported, we can move over to After Effects and assemble the Project Panel with the images.

Importing Image Sequences into After Effects
02:08

With the assets imported into After Effects, we must now rearrange the layers so the ordering on screen makes sense.

Arranging Layers in Proper Order
03:04
+ Enhancing the Assets
4 lectures 17:38

Please refer to AE Project Files.zip from Lecture 6 for access to this tutorial's project file.

A simple thing we can do to quickly enhance a scene is add some depth of field. In this video, we go through this processing using the Camera Lens Blur.

Preview 04:04

Please refer to AE Project Files.zip from Lecture 6 for access to this tutorial's project file.

By using masking, we can split the lava layer in half to blur out the backend for more visual flare.

Blurring the Lava Layer
07:32

Please refer to AE Project Files.zip from Lecture 6 for access to this tutorial's project file.

In addition to the camera lens blur, we can add some motion blur to the smoke to help with atmosphere and speed.

Adding Smoke Blurs
02:58

Please refer to AE Project Files.zip from Lecture 6 for access to this tutorial's project file.

By dropping in the Glow effect, we can change the way our main layer looks with a few settings adjustments.

Making the Lava Glow
03:04
+ Adding New Animated Elements
5 lectures 27:33

Please refer to AE Project Files.zip from Lecture 6 for access to this tutorial's project file.

By using After Effects' amazing particle plugins, we can animate out some sparks to help add danger and excitement to the shot.

Preview 07:32

Please refer to AE Project Files.zip from Lecture 6 for access to this tutorial's project file.

Continuing to use Particle World, we will create some quick, simple bubbles we can incorporate into the shot.

Animating Bubbles
03:02

Please refer to AE Project Files.zip from Lecture 6 for access to this tutorial's project file.

We will create some quick, simple particles that will be used to hide the rough edges of the rocks.

Animating Rock Bubbles
03:25

Please refer to AE Project Files.zip from Lecture 6 for access to this tutorial's project file.

In this lecture we will use Adobe Media Encoder to convert our three new particles to image streams for Moho import.

Exporting Particles Through Media Encoder
02:57

In this lecture we will import our new particles into Moho and arrange them to help build the scene further.

Implementing Effects in Moho for Proper Tracking
10:37
+ Finalizing Our After Effects Scene
7 lectures 35:23

Please refer to AE Project Files.zip from Lecture 6 for access to this tutorial's project file.

We are now back in After Effects and ready to implement the new particles we exported out from Moho.

Adding New Effects to After Effects Comp
03:34

Please refer to AE Project Files.zip from Lecture 6 for access to this tutorial's project file.

By using camera blurs on the new image streams, we can start the process of easing the new particles into the shot.

Blurring New Moho Effects
04:14

Please refer to AE Project Files.zip from Lecture 6 for access to this tutorial's project file.

Color blend modes are incredibly powerful and can change the look and feel of a scene. In this video we will change the look of some of the particles using this feature.

Preview 08:42

Please refer to AE Project Files.zip from Lecture 6 for access to this tutorial's project file.

Masking can play a big role when enhancing scenes in After Effects, especially when converting 3D objects to 2D. In this video we will manually mask out some particles in the front to avoid exporting out another asset from Moho.

Masking the Big Foreground Bubble
08:45

Please refer to AE Project Files.zip from Lecture 6 for access to this tutorial's project file.

In this video we will add a filter to the background to help bring focus to the foreground.

Adding a Gradient Filter
04:31

Please refer to AE Project Files.zip from Lecture 6 for access to this tutorial's project file.

In the final step we will add a heat wave to the scene, create some pixel motion blur, and set it up for export in Adobe Media Encoder.

Preview 04:44

In this lecture I give my final thoughts on what we have learned.

Final Thoughts
00:53