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Cameras are notoriously difficult to get to grips with in After Effects. In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains some of the behaviors and problems that are common to camera animation and then shows how to do a simple one dimensional animation, while pointing out why that solution cannot be used for more than one dimension (x,y or z rotation).



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Re: Animating a Camera 1: Camera Difficulties
by Kirk Brady
Great tutorial, Andrew. I'm going on to Part 2!
Re: Animating a Camera 1: Camera Difficulties
by Andrew Devis
Thanks Kenny, good to hear from you :o)

There will actually be a part 2 and a part 3! Part 2 is how to build a simple rig and how important layer order is (and why) and part 3 is about linking up the rig to a controller layer and then how to use the controller layer as a way of moving the point of view of the whole rig.

I am sure that there are still lots of issues with cameras that I can still address but at least this is a start.

All the best
Andrew

... because it's all about stories ...
Re: Animating a Camera 1: Camera Difficulties
by Kenny Miracle
Great tut, Andrew! I've been in a constant wrestling match with AE's camera for years now :) This was very helpful. Look forward to #2.

Peace,

Kenny Miracle

http://www.kennymiracle.com


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