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Adobe After Effects: Advanced (In-House)

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Adobe After Effects: Advanced (In-House)

This 3-day course follows on from the intermediate and starts with advanced 3D and tracking with a heavy focus on interacting with other CC applications, and Cinema 4D. This course takes your AfterEffects skills up to a new level and gets you ready to take the ACE exam.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Use the 3D Camera Tracker
  • Interact with Cinema4D and Other CC applications
  • Use scripts
  • Create Kinetic Type Create and use a render farm

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  • In Company
  • United Kingdom
  • English

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is suitable for existing experienced users of Adobe AfterEffects, who wish to gain an understanding of its higher functions or those who have completed our Intermediate course and wish to progress further.

Course Pre-Requisites

Delegates should have previously attended a Adobe AfterEffects Intermediate course or have extensive experience within the package.

For more information on suitability, please send an enquiry here

Training Course Content

Advanced 3D

  • Creating a 3D Room
  • Shining Lights Through Glasses/Windows
  • Material Properties in Detail
  • Text in 3D
  • Lighting Text
  • Working with Multiple Null Objects
  • Animating Multiple Cameras

Advanced Motion Tracking

  • 3D Camera Tracker
  • Creating Nulls text - solids and shadow catchers
  • Paint in graphics with Reverse Stabilization

3rd Party Effects and Scripts

  • Newton
  • Boris Effects
  • Realsmart Motion Blur
  • Trapcode
  • Sapphire
  • VFX Fxfactory‎
  • Ease and Wizz

Advanced Colour Correction

  • Overview of the Colour Correction Tools
  • Matching Grain
  • Working with Channels
  • 32bpc - Understanding Super White/Black
  • 32bpc - Creating Neon Glows

Working with Image Sequences

  • Advantages/Disadvantages
  • Using Still Images to Create a Time Lapse

Advanced Techniques

  • Scripts
  • Using Markers
  • Cache work area in background
  • Brainstorming Keyframes
  • Clone Stamp Tool
  • Brush Tool animations and alphas
  • Adjustment Layers and the Puppet Tool
  • Creating Kinetic Type
  • Render settings and output templates
  • Swapping out layers & comps
  • Selecting and moving layers with shortcuts
  • Illustrator to AE animated lines and dashes with hyper glows
  • Duplicating comps in Timeline or Project Panes - differences
  • Pre-rendering with Import and Replace Usage
  • Pasting paths from Photoshop into AE Shapes
  • Animating and improving the AE shapes paths
  • Character Rigging and Parenting

Media Management

  • Archiving your projects
  • Removing unused footage
  • Moving compositions between projects

Format Issues and Rendering

  • Video Formats, Compatibility and Issues
  • Field Order
  • 3:2 Pull-down
  • luminance and IRE
  • 4:3, 16:9, SD, HD, 4K & 8K
  • Pre-rendering & Proxies
  • Render Farms and Watch Folders


  • Particle playground
  • Particle System 11
  • CC Particle World
  • CC Pixel Poly
  • Shatter and Custom Maps
  • 3rd Party Particle Plug-ins

Cinema 4D Integration

  • Creating C4D files in After Effects
  • Using C4D Lite
  • Sending Camera and ground plane data to C4D
  • Returning to After Effects and C4D interaction
  • Render settings and the multipass workflow

Why choose SquareOne Training

25 years' experience of delivering quality IT Training Services

All trainers Certified Microsoft Office Trainer (MOS) or higher

Public and in-house training throughout the UK


This training course will be delivered in the form of a closed course at your company's premises and can be custom tailored to meet the needs and requirements of your particular organisation.

SquareOne can come to you no matter where you are based throughout the UK or Europe. The cost of this training course is available upon request.

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