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After Effects’ 3D Future!

“In today’s #Mochat discussion about new features in After Effects Creative Cloud 2014 on Twitter, Adobe’s Todd Kopriva was asked about the future of ray-traced 3D in After Effects and his response was surprising but not entirely unexpected. Todd was asked if development will continue on ray-traced 3d and responded with a resounding no, explaining that “it’s dead to us” and that future efforts will be on integration with Maxon Cinema 4D and 3D plug-ins. Raytraced-3D will remain in After Effects until there’s a suitable replacement, but will no longer be developed.” – John Dickinson | Motionworks

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The Mega List Adobe After Effects Tutorials for Beginners

After Effects BannerAre you a beginner to After Effects and need tutorials to learn about compositions, timeline, layers, masking, keyframes, etc. Oh, there are many places to learn! Here is a list in no particular order, and it might not look that long, however, each link has dozens, even hundreds of tutorials. Need After Effects or Adobe Creative Cloud?

Getting started with After Effects (CS4, CS5, CS5.5, CS6 and CC)
Todd Kopriva of Adobe has put together this wonderful list of resources for learning AE. See also: Adobe After Effects CC Essentials for Beginners

After Effects basics tutorials by Andrew Devis
Another big list from Todd Kopriva. This one goes into detail on all sorts of topics such as Timeline basics, Shape Layers, Parenting and more.

Adobe.tv – Adobe After Effects
Lots of video tutorials for Adobe After Effects

After Effects Help – The Adobe After Effects support page goes over workflow, projects and compositions, importing footage, layers and more.

10 Basic After Effects tutorials for beginners – This list is getting a bit long in the tooth (old), however, pretty much everything is still relevant in the current version of AE. Topics covered include Time Remapping, keying, and Expressions.

Toolfarm After Effects Tutorials – These tutorials run the gamut from easy to complex and there are a lot! The site is in the middle of a revamping so it will be much prettier in a month or two. Use the search to find what you need or click the Show Tutorial Navigation on the right in the meantime.

CG MotionBox – Mostly medium to advanced but you will find some great stuff to learn.

AE: Tutorials by Mikey – Lots of video tutorials from Mikey Borup. I believe he is putting out a two videos per week!

Video Copilot After Effects Basic Training – Yes, you already know about Andrew Kramer’s great tutorials. It’s probably why you started to learn After Effects! Learn more about Video Copilot products.

MamoWorld’s Basic After Effects Guru Lessons – Makers of plug-ins such as Auto Lip Sync, MaskTracker+ and Mocha Import for Nuke have a step-by-step free video series covering keyframes, masks and adjustment layers, color correction and more.

The Beginners Guide to After Effects – CreativeBloq covers layers, comps, expressions and more.

That’s enough for now. If you know of a great resource that I missed, please let us know.

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Free: After Effects CS6 New Features Workshop

Free course on After Effects CS6 by Todd Kopriva.There’s a FREE course over at video2brain taught by Todd Kopriva to help you get up to speed with the new stuff and the changes in After Effects CS6. Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes.

“Adobe After Effects CS6 has lots of new and enhanced features in many areas of the program, from importing and compositing to effects and especially 3D animation. In this free course, Adobe Technical Support Lead Todd Kopriva walks you through all of them, including extruded text and shapes, the ray-traced 3D renderer, the 3D camera tracker, fast previews, and variable-width mask feathering. You’ll also learn about changes to performance and the user interface, and how these can affect your workflow.”

Check it out here.

(There’s also a course on Premiere CS6.)

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Free: After Effects CS6 New Features Workshop

Free course on After Effects CS6 by Todd Kopriva.There’s a FREE course over at video2brain taught by Todd Kopriva to help you get up to speed with the new stuff and the changes in After Effects CS6. Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes.

“Adobe After Effects CS6 has lots of new and enhanced features in many areas of the program, from importing and compositing to effects and especially 3D animation. In this free course, Adobe Technical Support Lead Todd Kopriva walks you through all of them, including extruded text and shapes, the ray-traced 3D renderer, the 3D camera tracker, fast previews, and variable-width mask feathering. You’ll also learn about changes to performance and the user interface, and how these can affect your workflow.”

Check it out here.

(There’s also a course on Premiere CS6.)