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Tutorial: Compositing 3D In After Effects | Alien Invasion Part 2

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Learn how to composite an alien spaceship onto footage.

If you haven't checked out part one of this series you're going to want to do that first.

Ready to make those aliens invade? We are! In this second part of our Alien Invasion series we're going to get to the meat and potatoes of this lesson and composite our alien ship into Joey's peaceful Florida neighborhood. You'll learn how to track a 3D object into shot footage and then get into a TON of compositing tricks to make it look like a real alien invasion is happening.

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