Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects by Chris Meyer

By Chris Meyer

* fifth version of best-selling After results publication through popular authors Trish and Chris Meyer covers the real updates in After results CS4 and CS5
* Covers either crucial and complex recommendations, from easy layer manipulation and animation via keying, movement monitoring, and colour administration
* spouse DVD is filled with undertaking documents (for CS5), resource fabrics, and approximately 2 hundred pages of bonus chapters

Trish and Chris Meyer proportion over 17 years of genuinely-earned, real-world movie and video creation event within this severely acclaimed textual content. greater than a step by step overview of the positive aspects in AE, readers will learn the way this system thinks so as to discover their very own visions extra speedy and successfully. This full-color e-book is full of suggestions, gotchas, and sage recommendation that may aid clients thrive it doesn't matter what initiatives they may encounter.

Creating movement pictures fifth version has been completely revised to mirror the recent positive factors brought in either After results CS4 and CS5. New chapters hide the innovative new Roto Brush function, in addition to mocha and mocha form. The 3D part has been increased to incorporate operating with 3D results resembling Digieffects FreeForm plus workflows together with Adobe Repoussé, Vanishing aspect trade, and 3D version import utilizing Adobe Photoshop prolonged. The print model is usually followed via a DVD that includes venture documents (for CS5) and resource fabrics for all of the recommendations tested within the ebook, in addition to approximately 2 hundred pages of bonus chapters on topics equivalent to expressions, scripting, and effects.

Subjects comprise: Animation recommendations; Layer administration; Modes, mask, and Mattes; getting to know 3D house; textual content Animation; results & Presets; portray and Rotoscoping; Parenting, Nesting, and Collapsing; colour administration and Video necessities; movement monitoring and Keying; operating with Audio; Integrating with 3D purposes; Puppet instruments; Expressions; Exporting and Rendering; and lots more and plenty more.
 
* consumers please word that documents at the DVD that accompany the print model of this ebook are usually not to be had should you purchase the Kindle or different digital models of the publication. additionally, the fifth variation is for CS5; all undertaking documents supplied are for CS5 only.

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The result is much faster interaction. The downside is that some features are not supported by OpenGL. A full list of what features OpenGL is capable of accelerating can be found in Help > After Effects Help; search for “Render with OpenGL”. Features that are not supported are not calculated. 06a] with either of the OpenGL modes enabled: There will initially be a slight pause as the source images are loaded into the image buffer on the video card, but then After Effects will respond quickly to your movements.

Although we have focused on previewing the Comp panel, RAM Previewing works in the Layer and Footage panels as well. This is especially useful in the Layer panel where you can take advantage of the View popup menu to isolate the results of masks or effects applied to a layer. Creating a Composition// 2 Saving RAM Previews When frames are cached in RAM, a green bar appears above the timeline. When they are cached to disk, a blue bar appears. When you request to see frames cached to disk, they will be reloaded more quickly into RAM.

If you don’t have enough free memory to preview the desired length of time, you can use Shift+RAM Preview and set its options to skip frames, or reduce the Resolution of your comp. 4 megabytes if it were previewed at Full Resolution, but only 342K per frame if previewed at Half Resolution. In other words, setting the resolution to Half allows you to render four times as many frames with the same amount of RAM. For maximum playback performance, set Magnification to match Resolution (50% Magnification for Half Resolution and so forth).

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