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Tutorial: Compositing 3D In After Effects | Alien Invasion Part 1

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Florida is full of many strange things, including massive floating Alien Motherships.

Ok, so maybe those Alien Motherships aren't an everyday occurrence, but in this two part series you'll learn how to make them a regular every day thing. In these next two lessons Joey is going to show you everything you need to know to make a VFX shot that makes it look like aliens are invading your home town. You'll learn how to model, texture, and light an alien ship using Cinema 4D and Photoshop. You'll then take that 3D render and bring it into After Effects where you'll composite it into Joey's once peaceful Florida subdivision. By the end of this two part series you'll have a pretty good idea on how to make VFX shots like this on your own.
In this tutorial you'll be in Cinema 4D working on the alien ship, getting it ready for it's debut. We want to give a quick shout out to the amazing folks at Premium Beat. If you ever need affordable stock music or sound effects, we can’t recommend them enough. Check out the Resources tab for more info on Premium Beat.

Download the alien invasion project file for After Effects.

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