After Effects CS4 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickPro by Antony Bolante

By Antony Bolante

The following to get filmmakers, net designers, broadcasters, and electronic artists of every kind on top of things on After results CS4—and in time to satisfy their subsequent deadline—is everyone's favourite task-based advisor. via step by step directions, superior by means of assistance, sidebars, and lots of visible aids, veteran video editor Antony Bolante exhibits readers find out how to successfully and successfully import and deal with photos, view and edit layers, practice results, animate variety, and extra. they're going to know about key good points with genuine global examples of ways and while good points will be used, together with what is new in After results CS4: the addition of Imagineer System’s Mocha for Adobe After results, which permits clients to do movement monitoring for tough photographs; the facility to export wealthy media compositions from After results to Adobe Flash; searchable timelines and tasks, plus more straightforward composition navigation; the facility to import Photoshop 3D layers; self sustaining keyframing of X, Y, and Z axis positions; the hot caricature influence for growing an lively glance to reside photos; and lots of extra improvements.

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Because the interface’s design is intuitive and common to several Adobe programs, it won’t be covered in detail here. ”  $VTUPNJ[JOHUIF8PSLTQBDF The After Effects interface consists of an interconnected system of panels contained within frames. Unlike a collection of freefloating windows that can be arranged like playing cards on a tabletop, frames are joined together in such a way that the interface may remind you of a mosaic or stained glass. Resizing one frame affects the adjacent frames so that, as a whole, the frames always fill the screen (or, more strictly speaking, After Effects’ main application window, which most users maximize to fill the screen).

To save time, you may want to work in 8 bpc initially and then switch to 16 bpc when you’re ready for critical color processing. Although you can set the bit depth from the Project Settings dialog, it’s more convenient to toggle the bit-depth mode by Option/Alt-clicking the bit depth display in the Project panel.  *NQPSUJOH'PPUBHFJOUPB1SPKFDU 5PJNQPSUB¾MFPS¾MFT  Do one of the following: S Choose File > Import > File to import one item. 10). 11). VMUJQMF'JMFT EJBMPHBQQFBST 8IBN
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An After Effects project appears in the Project panel as a folder containing compositions and footage items. 'JHVSF*OUIF*NQPSU'JMFEJBMPH
MPDBUFBO"EPCF 1SFNJFSF1SPQSPKFDUBOEDMJDL0QFO 'JHVSF4QFDJGZUIF1SFNJFSF1SP TFRVFODFTZPVXBOUUPJNQPSUBT DPNQPTJUJPOTJO"GUFS&GGFDUTBOETFMFDU XIFUIFSZPVXBOUUPJODMVEFBVEJP 5JQT N The Dynamic Link feature allows an After Effects project to appear as a clip in a Premiere Pro sequence and reflect any changes you make without an intermediate rendering step.

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