After Effects Apprentice: Real-World Skills for the Aspiring by Chris Meyer, Trish Meyer

By Chris Meyer, Trish Meyer

No matter if you’re new to After results and need to wake up to hurry fast, or already a person who must get to grips with the recent gains, After results Apprentice was once created for you. With 12 center classes together with a trio of initiatives combining After results with CINEMA 4D Lite, you’ll easy methods to faucet this program’s enormous power – no matter if you create movement pictures for community tv, company communications, or your personal projects.

Fully up to date to hide the key new positive aspects extra in After results CC, this version of the ebook provides a certified viewpoint at the most vital contains a movement photographs artist must grasp so that it will use After results successfully. You’ll discover ways to creatively mix layers; animate crowd pleasing titles; manage 3D house; colour key, song or rotoscope current pictures so as to add new components; and use results to generate pleasure or increase the realism of a scene. effortless to persist with, step by step directions advisor you thru the positive factors, with reasons of the "why" rather than simply the "how" in the back of each one procedure. You’ll examine greater than simply the instruments; you’ll examine talents so you might instantly positioned to paintings expressing your personal rules on your productions.

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If all of the frames inside the work area have been cached, playback will stop. If the frames have not all been cached yet, then just the already cached frames will loop; you will need to press º again to stop playback. In either case, the current time indicator keeps its original time. As of After Effects CC 2015, you can edit your composition while a preview is still playing. If you need to move the current time indicator without stopping play­ back, press and hold the S key while dragging its head – otherwise, playback will stop.

Its Scale parameter should already be revealed (if not press Ss to also reveal Scale). Click on the animation stopwatch for Scale to enable keyframing. This creates an initial keyframe with the current Scale value. • Move the current time indicator to 00:00 (shortcut: H). Scrub the Scale parameter in the timeline while watching the result in the Comp panel and pick a larger starting size; we used 50%, although it can be larger or smaller than its final Scale value, depending on the visual effect you want.

Once you navigate to the footage, right-click on it, and select Open with > Adobe After Effects from the menu that pops up. psd as a Footage item and merge layers. Lesson 1 — BASIC ANIMATION 24 Creating a New Composition 7 Select the Comps folder you created in Step 3. That way, the new comp you are about to create will automatically be sorted into it. Then either select the menu item Composition > New Composition, or use the keyboard shortcut Cn (Ln). A Composition Settings dialog will open in which you can determine the size, duration, and frame rate of your new comp.

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