5 HIDDEN FEATURES in AFTER EFFECTS



5 hidden secret handy features in after effects 2021

00:00 Intro
00:47 01 Convert Audio to Keyframes
02:30 02 Motion Sketch
04:40 03 Create Masks from Text
07:20 04 Link Focus Distance to Layer
08:00 05 Content Aware Fill
08:34 Outro

In this new tutorial by flomotion you will learn five hidden features within after effects, that are not here by default.
All the features are huge time savers and come in super handy!

Hidden Feature number one:
Convert audio to keyframes. With this feature you can convert an audio layer, song, sound effect into keyframes, that you can then use to drive an animation. The louder the sound, the higher the value for the keyframe slider.

Hidden Feature number two:
Motion Sketch. Learn how to record the motion of your mouse or pen on your graphic tablet to get some really natural organic motions for your animations. As a bonus you will learn how to auto orient an object along a path, and how to animate text along a path as well as how to copy a position path onto a mask path

Hidden feature number three:
Convert text to a path or shape layer. Now you learn how you can create really cool looking motion graphics by creating paths and shapes out of text

And as a bonus tipp you will learn how to link your layer name to the source text, so whatever your layer name is, the text will be the same with this easy expresion:
text.sourceText = thisLayer

Hidden Feature number four:
Link focus distance to a layer or null object. In this tipp I am going to show you how to find the exact focus within 3d and therefore make the most out of Depth of Field for your 3d scenes!

Hidden feature number five:
The last feature is the best and the one that saved me most of the time: Content aware fill
With this feature you can remove unwanted objects from your footage, like disturbing persons or objects and even logos

You will find different vfx elements here:
ACTION VFX: https://www.actionvfx.com/?ref=flomotion

VIDEO EQUIPMENT:
Camera:
Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K: https://amzn.to/3hDCp5e
Lenses:
Panasonic Leica 8-18 mm F2.8-4.0: https://amzn.to/3fy0dWr
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm F2.8: https://amzn.to/30VGLPg
Monitor:
Feelworld FW 279 4k: https://amzn.to/2N8SpOH
Extra Stuff:
Metabones EF-MFT Speed Booster: https://amzn.to/3hEEldE

PHOTO EQUIPMENT
Camera:
Canon EOS R: https://amzn.to/3fv7rua
Lenses:
Canon RF 24-105mm F4: https://amzn.to/2BmNirG
Canon 50mm F1.8 STM: https://amzn.to/30SWgaE
Extra Stuff:
Canon EF – EOS R Adapter: https://amzn.to/2Bl1IIu
DJI Ronin Gimbal: https://amzn.to/2Bhu6eH

AUDIO EQUIPMENT:
Mic Shure SM7b: https://amzn.to/2UYjpVv
Mic Rode smartLav+: https://amzn.to/3df11xG
Interface Focusrite Scarlett: https://amzn.to/2YdDWHF
Headphones AKG K702: https://amzn.to/2YaLCKw

PC & HARDWARE:
HP ZBook 17: https://amzn.to/2CeBUyd
McBook Pro: https://amzn.to/2UXRN2D

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Duration: 00:09:30

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