Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects: The Essentials by Chris Meyer

By Chris Meyer

Trish and Chris Meyer proportion ten-plus years of real-world creation adventure within the significantly acclaimed developing movement photos with After results. find out how this system works and get firsthand event with the good points those award-winning artists use. This full-color consultant is jam-packed with visible examples, and the accompanying CD-ROM is loaded with tasks that motivate you to perform their techniques.In this completely revised moment variation, developing movement photographs has been divided into volumes. quantity 1: The necessities is for all clients of the model 5.5 typical package deal. It covers the middle ideas and instruments you want to take on nearly each activity, together with keyframe animation, covering, mattes, and plug-in results. completely new chapters demystify the recent Parenting and 3D area positive aspects, and a clean introductory educational guarantees that even the most recent consumer can instantly commence having fun with this strong tool.Topics include:* gaining knowledge of advanced animation via keyframe and pace keep an eye on * mixing imagery utilizing mask, mattes, and modes * construction teams and hierarchies via parenting and nested comps * Thorough assurance of 3D layers, cameras, and lighting fixtures features a CD-ROM with a tryout model of Adobe After results 5.5 (Mac or home windows) in addition to 1000's of films, stills, items, and audio clips, unfastened plug-ins, and keyframe assistants from Boris FX, Walker results, electronic movie instruments, The Foundry, electronic Anarchy, and DigiEffects and inspirational pictures from Artbeats, electronic imaginative and prescient, and EyeWire.

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Click OK. ai as a Composition to get access to the individual characters. This title was created with a white fill, so no need to apply the Fill effect. But do set it to Best Quality (below). ƒ The characters look rather crunchy right now, so change all layers to Best Quality: Edit>Select All layers and type Command+U (Control+U). The layers will now be nicely antialiased in the Comp window. Step 44: Let's animate all the layers into position by 01:10, which is half a measure of music. Still in [7_Motives_precomp], move to 01:10 where the title should be resolved, and press Shift+0 to set a Comp marker here.

Adding Layers This chapter concentrates on the Comp and Timeline windows, but since you'll need some footage to practice with, go ahead and add at least one source to the My Creation comp. We've already imported various movies and objects in this chapter's example project; you'll find them in subfolders inside the Sources folder in the Project window (twirl these folders open if they aren't already revealed). Feel free to import your own sources (File>Import>File) to play with (Importing is covered in detail in Chapter 25).

Tip Shades of Gray You can change the pasteboard color in Preferences>Display. When you have multiple comps open, dragging a tab outside its window creates a new window, which allows you to see two Comp windows (or two Timeline windows) side by side for comparison. You can drag the tabs back and forth horizontally to sort them in the same window; when you have a lot of tabs, a scrolling bar will appear underneath the window's title bar.

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