After Effects 5.0/5.5 Hands-On Training

After Effects 5.0/5.5 Hands-On Training

by Lynda Weinman, Craig W. Newman, Craig Newman
     
 

UntitledAdobe After Effects gives Web developers and designers the tools to createsophisticated motion graphics and effects, but tools are worthless withoutexpert guidance. If you work with After Effects—or would like to—you cannow turn to one of the top pros in the… See more details below

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UntitledAdobe After Effects gives Web developers and designers the tools to createsophisticated motion graphics and effects, but tools are worthless withoutexpert guidance. If you work with After Effects—or would like to—you cannow turn to one of the top pros in the field for her hard-won advice on howto get the most out of this powerful program, and how to do it quickly.After Effects 5 Hands-On Training (HOT) brings classroom-testedlessons designed by Web guru Lynda Weinman and her coauthor, Craig Newman,right to your desktop.

The projects in After Effects 5 HOTlead you through the basics ofAfter Effects and beyond: Lynda and Craig designed the dozens of hands-onexercises around specific, real-world projects that teach core techniquessuch as managing footage, hierarchical layering, masking, creating effects,and rendering. Throughout the book, you'll find practical tips anddiscussions of the design principles that inform the projects. Anaccompanying CD includes the lesson files, as well QuickTime movies thatillustrate key techniques.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201754698
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Edition description:
Book & CD-ROM
Pages:
621
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.02(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1Background2
2Interface10
3The Project24
4The Composition40
5Timeline, Keyframes, and Animation62
6Playing with Time124
7Previewing Movies150
8Layers174
9Parenting262
10Effects296
11Masks356
12Track Mattes390
133D Layers422
14Expressions486
15Audio514
16Rendering Final Movies530
A: Resource Appendix590
B: Troubleshooting Appendix594
Index598

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