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Adobe After Effects: Advanced

About SquareOne

SquareOne is among the UK’s leading providers of IT training & Consultancy to businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Our passion is to deliver flexible, inspiring, motivational and cost effective training which brings about tangible improvements in productivity to unlock your hidden potential.

Course Objectives

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 After Effects 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

Training Locations

This training is delivered as a closed course at your company's premises. We can bring our mobile IT classroom to any UK or European location, so no matter where you are based, SquareOne can come to you.

Course Details

Duration: 3 Days

Timings: 09:30 - 16:30

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


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Upcoming Courses

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