Chris Meyer's After Effects Apprentice (DV Expert Series) PDF

By Chris Meyer

ISBN-10: 0080475795

ISBN-13: 9780080475790

ISBN-10: 0240809386

ISBN-13: 9780240809380

If you are new to After results and need to wake up to hurry speedy, After results Apprentice was once created only for you. With eleven center classes plus a enjoyable ultimate venture, you are going to quick get into this system and how one can faucet its capability - no matter if you need to create movement pictures for a community application, your company's video, or your individual self sustaining production.

In this booklet, you will get a qualified viewpoint at the most vital includes a movement photographs artist must learn how to use this software successfully. you are going to discover ways to creatively edit and mix layers, animate crowd pleasing titles, change a monitor on a working laptop or computer video display, position a studio shot in anew setting, manage 3D house, and use results to generate pleasure or improve the realism of a scene. effortless to keep on with step by step directions take you thru each one method, together with initiatives that motivate you to precise it on your personal means. you are going to study greater than simply the instruments; you will examine abilities so you might instantly placed to paintings on your personal projects.

Topics comprise how to:
* Animate, layer, and composite pictures and text.
* control keyframes to create extra sophisticated animations.
* Use mask, mattes, stencils and modes so as to add depth.
* deal with layers to cause them to more straightforward to coordinate.
* upload 3D on your animations.
* Use monitoring and keying to create unique effects.
* contains new CS3 positive aspects; 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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You can now: • Move the set of keyframes in time by sliding the bounding box left and right. Add S 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 C (L) then dragging resizes it equally in both directions. When you’re done getting a feel for editing the bounding box, type Cz (Lz) 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 bounding box.

1 Open After Effects. Then select the menu item File > Browse, which will launch Adobe Bridge. You will notice that it is similar to After Effects in that it has a single application window, divided into several frames that contain tabbed panels. You can resize the frames by dragging the bars between them; you can also re-dock some of the panels. Go Up Filter Menu Rotate Create a New Folder Item Delete Item Switch to Compact Mode Favorites/Folders resize panels Image Preview Movie player controls (if selected item is a movie) Metadata/Keywords Thumbnails View Options menu (Metadata or Keywords) Cancel Apply Smallest Thumbnail Size Thumbnail Size slider Largest Thumbnail Size Filmstrip View Details View Versions & Alternates View A DVA N C E D A N I M AT I ON — Lesson 2 37 2 Under the Window menu select Workspace > Reset to Default Workspace.

A keyframe may have both incoming and outgoing velocity and influence. For example, if you are animating position, and a keyframe has an incoming velocity of zero (which means it will come to a stop) with a very high influence, the object would seem to slowly glide into its new position. If its velocity was zero but the influence was very low, the object would instead seem to abruptly stop when it reached that keyframe. A DVA N C E D A N I M AT I ON — Lesson 2 35 Most keyframes are temporal, meaning they describe how values change over time, and these changes can be viewed and edited in the Graph Editor.

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