Chris Meyer's Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects: The Essentials PDF

By Chris Meyer

Trish and Chris Meyer proportion ten-plus years of real-world construction adventure within the significantly acclaimed developing movement pics with After results. learn the way this system works and get firsthand event with the positive factors those award-winning artists use. This full-color consultant is jam-packed with visible examples, and the accompanying CD-ROM is loaded with initiatives that motivate you to perform their techniques.In this completely revised moment variation, developing movement images has been divided into volumes. quantity 1: The necessities is for all clients of the model 5.5 typical package. It covers the middle techniques and instruments you want to take on almost each activity, together with keyframe animation, covering, mattes, and plug-in results. absolutely new chapters demystify the hot Parenting and 3D area beneficial properties, and a clean introductory instructional guarantees that even the most recent consumer can instantly begin having fun with this robust tool.Topics include:* gaining knowledge of advanced animation via keyframe and pace keep an eye on * mixing imagery utilizing mask, mattes, and modes * development teams and hierarchies via parenting and nested comps * Thorough assurance of 3D layers, cameras, and lighting encompasses a CD-ROM with a tryout model of Adobe After results 5.5 (Mac or home windows) in addition to countless numbers of films, stills, gadgets, 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 photos from Artbeats, electronic imaginative and prescient, and EyeWire.

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Ai layer should still be selected. ai (the source to use instead). Either Option (Alt) and drag-and-drop as you did with the skyscraper footage in the previous comp, or use the shortcut Command+Option+/ (Control+Alt+/). The title will change to read "Robert T. Payne" and the layer will twirl back up. Press UU again, and you'll see that your custom attributes are still there. Turn on the Safe Areas grid and reposition the doctor's title in the bottom left-hand corner of Title Safe. Select Window>Close All when you're done, and Save your project.

This abstract movie will add a smoky lighting effect to the detective movie. If the Modes panel isn't visible, press F4 to toggle to it, and choose Color Dodge for the AB_AlienAtmospheres layer. RAM Preview, and notice how the highlights play subtly across the background, while adding a nice blue tint. Creating a Track Matte Dark Motives is based in downtown Los Angeles, so the show's producers would like you to use city scenes somewhere in the main title. You've decided to include a video of Los Angeles at night in a vertical bar alongside each hero.

A third way to create a comp is to drag a source item directly to the Render Queue window (discussed in Chapter 26) – After Effects will create comps for them as if you had dragged them individually to the New Composition icon. Dragging a source to the New Composition icon creates a new comp with the same dimensions, duration, and frame rate as the source. If you drag multiple sources to the New Composition icon, you have the choice of creating one comp per source, or one comp that contains all of the sources either stacked or sequenced one after the other.

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