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By Mark Christiansen

This can be the one e-book within the After results marketplace to concentration completely at the construction of visible results, and is a one-stop source for a person who wishes in-depth causes that demystify the area of visible results and the way they have been created, due to veteran writer Mark Christiansen's pleasant and available kind. A completely packed, informative learn, this masterful consultant specializes in explaining the fundamental innovations, positive factors, and methods which are key to making seamless movie-quality visible results. clients who're happy with After results will discover a precious assessment of After results fundamentals—managing photos, viewing and modifying layers, animating sort, and more—so they could tips on how to paintings smarter and extra successfully. Readers of all degrees will research middle ideas for results compositing together with colour matching, keying, rotoscoping, movement monitoring, emulating the digital camera, and concluding with utilizing expressions in After results, written by way of contributor and specialist Dan Ebberts. the ultimate component to the e-book delves into inventive explorations, demonstrating expert results that readers will need to re-create. Readers also will locate accomplished assurance of all that is new and makes this model of Adobe’s results application one of these boon to video professionals of all stripes: searchable timelines and tasks, Photoshop 3D layers import, the caricature influence, Imagineer structures’ Mocha for Adobe After results, stronger workflow for cellular units, and extra. through the publication, attractive full-color examples reveal what is attainable, whereas the better half DVD deals demos of After results CS4, pattern pictures, and software program plug-ins.

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CHAPTER 1 Composite in After Effects Good surfing is power, speed, and flow. The rest of it doesn’t matter to me at all. —Gary Elkerton, Australian surfer Composite in After Effects T his is a book about visual effects compositing. If you use Adobe After Effects, the goal is to help you create believable, fantastic moving images from elements that were not shot together, and to do it with the least possible effort. This first section of the book focuses on effortlessness, offering a jump-start (if you’re new) or a refresher (if you’re already an After Effects artist) on the After Effects workflow.

8). 8 Collect Files resaves all source files from your project using the same organization and hierarchy as the Project itself. 13 Chapter 1 Composite in After Effects Let the computer do what it does best and automate a clean up of your source. Choose Collect Source Files: For Selected Comps; After Effects collects only the footage needed to create that comp. If you check Reduce Project as well, the unused source is also removed from the collected project. File > Reduce Project removes excess items from the project itself.

Need to combine two or more projects? Import one into the other (just drag it in), or drag several into a new project. 9). jsx script from the redefinery folder on the book’s disc into Adobe After Effects CS4 > Scripts > ScriptUIPanels, and you can then reveal it at any time from the bottom of the Window menu. This script takes nested folders with the same name as those closer to the root and merges them, while consolidating duplicate footage. It’s great for importing a project and maintaining a tidy structure.

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