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 in control on After results CS4—and in time to fulfill their subsequent deadline—is everyone's favourite task-based advisor. via step by step directions, more desirable by means of assistance, sidebars, and lots of visible aids, veteran video editor Antony Bolante exhibits readers how one can successfully and successfully import and deal with photos, view and edit layers, observe results, animate sort, and extra. they will know about key positive aspects with actual global examples of the way and whilst beneficial properties 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 tricky pictures; the power 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 reliant keyframing of X, Y, and Z axis positions; the recent sketch influence for developing an lively glance to dwell pictures; and lots of extra improvements.

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JHVSF5IFJNBHFTFRVFODFBQQFBSTJOUIF 1SPKFDUQBOFMBTBTJOHMFJUFN 5JQT N By default, a still image sequence’s frame rate matches the project’s frame rate. You can change the default interpretation of an image sequence’s frame rate by choosing After Effects > Preferences > Import (Edit > Preferences > Import). N You can change an image sequence’s (or any motion footage’s) frame rate using the Interpret Footage dialog. See the section, “Setting a Footage Item’s Frame Rate,” later in this chapter for details.

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