After Effects Apprentice. Real-World Skills for the Aspiring by Chris Meyer, Trish Meyer

By Chris Meyer, Trish Meyer

Whether you’re new to After results and need to wake up to hurry quick, or already a person who must familiarize yourself with the hot positive aspects, After results Apprentice was once created for you. With 12 center classes together with a trio of initiatives combining After results with CINEMA 4D Lite, you’ll faucet this program’s significant capability – even if you create movement photos for community tv, company communications, or your individual projects.

Fully up to date to hide the foremost new gains additional in After results CC, this variation of the ebook offers a qualified viewpoint at the most crucial encompasses a movement pics artist must grasp that allows you to use After results successfully. You’ll discover ways to creatively mix layers; animate attention-grabbing titles; control 3D area; colour key, tune or rotoscope present photos so as to add new parts; and use results to generate pleasure or increase the realism of a scene. effortless to stick with, step by step directions consultant you thru the positive factors, with causes of the "why" rather than simply the "how" at the back of each one approach. You’ll examine greater than simply the instruments; you’ll study abilities so you might instantly positioned to paintings expressing your personal rules on your productions.

USER point: Novice–Intermediate

Topics contain how to:

• Animate, edit, layer, and composite numerous media.

• manage keyframes and how they interpolate to create extra sophisticated animations.

• Use mask, mattes, stencils and mixing modes so as to add sophistication in your imagery.

• Create, animate, and extrude textual content and form layers.

• discover 3D area, together with utilizing CINEMA 4D Lite.

• Use monitoring and keying to create lighting tricks, comparable to changing reveal displays.

A significant other web site at www.routledge.com/cw/meyer makes on hand for obtain all workout resource fabric and After results CC venture records required to get the main out of this book.

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So feel free to gain some more practice by tweaking the G l o w l and Glow2 layers before moving on. Remember that keyframes selected i n the keyframe view will also be selected when you go into the Graph Editor, and vice versa. While you can use the Graph Editor to synchronize the timing of keyframes from one layer to another, you may find it easier to move keyframes i n the regular timeline. When synchronizing keyframes, press £777« to make the current time marker snap to keyframes, and add ES3 after you start moving keyframes to make them snap to existing keyframes and the time marker.

Add PIffn to constrain your dragging to horizontal or vertical moves. • Edit the size of the bounding box by dragging the handles at its corners and sides. Pressing H i (S3)) then dragging resizes it equally in both directions. When you're done getting a feel for editing the bounding box, type fcHQ (SSI 9 ) to undo back to where you started. Then click outside the bounding box to deselect it. 9 If you select multiple keyframes, they will be surrounded by a b o u n d i n g b o x . Dragging the corners of this b o x scales and time shifts the selected keyframes.

5 Along the bottom right of the main Bridge window are tools for deciding how your files are displayed. For example, drag the slider to change the thumbnail size. Then click on the View icons to the right of this slider. 6 Pick one of the files i n the 02_Sources folder, then click on the Label menu: This allows you to rate your preference for each file, as well as give it colored labels. Go ahead and give star ratings and colored labels to a few of the files. 11 tt/ta. « H I M I 9'2S/M. 1 J 7 Along the top right of the Bridge window, click and hold on the word Unfiltered.

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