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 all types up to the mark on After results CS4—and in time to satisfy their subsequent deadline—is everyone's favourite task-based advisor. via step by step directions, better through advice, sidebars, and lots of visible aids, veteran video editor Antony Bolante exhibits readers easy methods to successfully and successfully import and deal with photos, view and edit layers, practice results, animate variety, and extra. they will know about key positive aspects with actual international examples of ways and whilst gains 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 tough photographs; the power to export wealthy media compositions from After results to Adobe Flash; searchable timelines and tasks, plus more straightforward composition navigation; the power to import Photoshop 3D layers; autonomous keyframing of X, Y, and Z axis positions; the hot sketch impact for growing an lively glance to dwell pictures; and plenty of extra improvements.

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5PDIPPTFB8FMDPNFTDSFFOPQUJPO  Launch After Effects CS4. 1).  In the Welcome screen, select any of the following. 4). Thereafter, launching After Effects opens a new, untitled project without opening the Welcome screen. 5). The Welcome screen appears. 'JHVSF5PNBLFUIF8FMDPNFTDSFFO BQQFBSBOZUJNFBGUFSTUBSUVQ
DIPPTF )FMQ>8FMDPNFBOE5JQPGUIF%BZ  In the Welcome screen, select the Show Welcome and Tip of the Day at Startup check box. The Welcome screen appears the next time you launch After Effects.

N The Comp panel also has a View Layout pop-up menu, which allows the panel to display multiple images simultaneously. Seeing the adjustments you make to a comp from several perspectives at once is particularly useful when you’re working with 3D layers. ” 'JHVSF©UPTFFJUTJNBHFJOUIFQBOFM 'JHVSF$MJDLUIF-PDLJDPOJOUIFQBOFMµTUBCUP UPHHMFJUGSPNVOMPDLFE© 'JHVSF©UPMPDLFE  6TJOH7JFXFST N $IBQUFS 0QFOJOH3FMBUFE1BOFMT "VUPNBUJDBMMZ 0QFOJOH3FMBUFE1BOFMT"VUPNBUJDBMMZ Some tasks—specifically, creating text and painting on a layer—not only require using a particular tool, but also an associated set of panels.

After Effects not only imports all the layers as footage items but also arranges the layers in a composition of the same dimensions. 29). $IBQUFS 5PJNQPSUBO"EPCF1IPUPTIPQPS *MMVTUSBUPS¾MFBTBDPNQPTJUJPO  Choose File > Import > File. The Import File dialog appears.  Select an Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator file. 32): Composition - Cropped Layers— Imports each source layer at its native size Composition—Imports each source layer at the document’s size 'JHVSF*OUIF*NQPSU"TQPQVQNFOVPGUIF *NQPSU'JMFEJBMPH
DIPPTFUIFBQQSPQSJBUFPQUJPO *NQPSUJOHB-BZFSFE'JMFBTB$PNQPTJUJPO  Click Import.

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