After Effects Apprentice (DV Expert Series) by Chris Meyer

By Chris Meyer

In case you are new to After results and wish to wake up to hurry speedy, After results Apprentice was once created only for you. With eleven center classes plus a enjoyable ultimate undertaking, you are going to fast get into this system and the right way to faucet its power - no matter if you need to create movement images for a community application, your company's video, or your personal self sustaining production.

In this publication, you will get a qualified point of view at the most crucial encompasses a movement photos artist must learn how to use this software successfully. you are going to learn how to creatively edit and mix layers, animate crowd pleasing titles, change a monitor on a working laptop or computer display screen, position a studio shot in anew surroundings, manage 3D house, and use results to generate pleasure or improve the realism of a scene. effortless to persist with step by step directions take you thru every one method, together with tasks that inspire you to specific it on your personal approach. you are going to study greater than simply the instruments; you are going to study abilities so you might instantly positioned to paintings on your personal projects.

Topics comprise how to:
* Animate, layer, and composite photos and text.
* manage keyframes to create extra subtle animations.
* Use mask, mattes, stencils and modes so as to add depth.
* deal with layers to lead them to more uncomplicated to coordinate.
* upload 3D for your animations.
* Use monitoring and keying to create specified effects.
* contains new CS3 beneficial properties; form layers, the Puppet instrument, Brainstorm, and Per-Character 3D Text.

DVD includes: All workout resource fabric and tasks in AE7 and CS3, video guided excursions, and films of the completed tasks.

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Keyframes provide two main functions: They define what a parameter’s value is at a specific point in time, and they contain information about how those values behave before and after that point in time. This behavior is referred to as a keyframe’s interpolation. It consists of two components: the velocity, or how fast a value is changing over time, and the keyframe’s influence, which boils down to how abruptly speed changes occur around the keyframe. A keyframe may have both incoming and outgoing velocity and influence.

For example, say you gave 4 or 5 starts to at least one file in this folder: Select Show 4 or More Stars, and only those files will shown. ) To import a file into After Effects 7, either double-click it, or type Co on Mac (Lo on Windows) for Open. ) To import multiple files at once, simply preselect them first. Bridge will return you to After Effects, with these files imported into your project. As you can see, Bridge can be very helpful when you have to sort through and select a large number of files, or files you are not familiar with.

Preview your work, edit to taste, and save your project! 31 Select the three photos, open Window > Align & Distribute, and click on Horizontal Center Distribution to evenly distribute their X positions (left). Click on Vertical Center Alignment to line up their Y positions (right). ൻ try it Swapping Layers It’s easy to replace the source for a layer you’ve already animated. After step 33, select the flower photo you did not use from the Project panel. Next, select a flower layer you would like to replace in the comp (make sure the other two are not selected).

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