Animate characters into real-world scenes

Have you ever seen a commercial where an animated character is painted onto a real background and wondered how it was done? Using a brick wall example, I'll show you the techniques needed to animate a character into a real-life scene - without making a mess or getting your hands dirty with paint. I'll also share some tips for making your character seem as though it has been painted directly onto its background.

For this tutorial we will be using After Effects and some composite tricks - such as blending modes, alpha mattes and simple expression techniques - to achieve a realistic look in your animation. Once mastered, you'll be able to apply the same processes to your own character animations and to more complex projects.

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