Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects, Fourth Edition: by Chris Meyer

By Chris Meyer

Trish and Chris Meyer percentage fifteen years of real-world movie and video construction event contained in the severely acclaimed growing movement images with After results. greater than a step by step evaluate of the gains in After results, you'll learn the way this system thinks for you to become aware of your personal visions extra speedy and successfully. This full-color e-book is jammed jam-packed with counsel, gotchas, and sage suggestion to help you continue to exist no matter what your subsequent venture throws at you. growing movement snap shots 4th variation has been seriously revised, reuniting the former volumes plus including specified assurance of latest positive factors brought in After results 7 and CS3 expert to shape one great, crucial reference. The enclosed DVD-ROM includes resource photos and venture documents for the varied workouts which support toughen each one suggestion. The DVD additionally contains over one hundred eighty pages of extra info, together with long Bonus Chapters on Expressions and Effects.Authored in CS3, additionally integrated is entry to a loose internet bankruptcy written for CS4. * unfastened CS4 internet bankruptcy incorporated with the booklet* getting to know animation by utilizing keyframes, movement paths, and the Graph Editor* mixing imagery utilizing alpha channels, mask, mattes, modes, and stencils* development teams and hierarchies via parenting and nested comps* prolonged insurance of style animation, paint instruments and 3D house* complicated topics akin to keying, movement monitoring, expressions, and video matters* comprises over one hundred eighty PDF pages of bonus content material at the DVD* large assurance of the hot CS3 positive aspects together with the form and Puppet instruments, Brainstorm, per-character 3D textual content, colour administration, and extra!

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If you are not familiar with choosing and editing colors, press F1 (or select Help > After Effects Help) and search for Adobe Color Picker. New in CS3: The Color Picker sports an eyedropper so you can pick up a color from anywhere else on the screen. Note: If you’d prefer to use the color picker that comes with your system, open Preferences > General and toggle on the Use System Color Picker switch. 32 Creating a Composition// 2 The Background Color The background color is a temporary back plate used to make viewing the contents of a Comp or Layer panel easier.

Dragging a source to the Create a New Composition button creates a new comp with the same dimensions, duration, and frame rate as the source. If you drag multiple sources to the Create a New Composition button, 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. Side-by-Side View When you have multiple comps open and want to see them side by side, you can use this handy shortcut. Select the Comp panel and press: Command+Option+Shift+N (Control+Alt+Shift+N) This splits the frame containing the active viewer and creates a new viewer on the right that is locked.

There are a couple of shortcuts to toggle the safe areas overlay on and off: Option+click (Alt+click) on the Choose Grid and Guide Options button in the The “safe areas” shown overlaying the Comp panel. Place all critical elements within the Title Safe area. You can also toggle Comp panel, or press the apostrophe key. This overlay can be toggled on and off on a comp-by-comp basis. the safe areas on and off by pressing the apostrophe key. 28 Creating a Composition// 2 Grids Grids are handy when you need help visualizing the comp in halves or thirds, or you need help delineating a specific number of pixels of spacing.

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