After Effects 5.0/5.5 Hands-On Training
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After Effects 5.0/5.5 Hands-On Training

by Lynda Weinman, Craig W. Newman, Craig Newman
     
 

ISBN-10: 020175469X

ISBN-13: 9780201754698

Pub. Date: 08/01/2002

Publisher: Pearson Education

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

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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.

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.
Interface.
Project.
Setting up First Project. Importing Assets. Organizing Your Project.

Composition.
Starting a new composition from scratch. Opening an Existing Comp.

Timeline, Keyframes and Animation.
Bringing in Assets. Setting Position Keyframe. Previewing the Motion. Editing the Motion. Auto Orient on Curved Path. Motion Blur. Copying and Pasting Keyframes. Moving Multiple Keyframes. Changing the type of Keyframe. Roving Keyframes.

Basic Properties.
Opacity. Scale. Rotation. Anchor point.

Previewing Movies.
Wireframe Previews. Preview with trails. RAM preview. Region of interest. Dynamic resolution and degrading resolution. Examination of the Time controls and how to use them. Play modes. Palindrome infinitely.

Layers.
Layer Basics. Blending Modes. Labeling Layers. Shy Layers. Solo Button. Lengthening or Shortening Layer Time or Length. Using Markers. Splitting Layers. Replacing Layer. Working with Sequenced Footage. Layer Transparency. Creating Solid Layers. Aligning Layers. Adjustment Layers. Layer Modes.

Parenting and Pre-Composing.
Parenting Layers. Animating Children. Pre-Composing. Chart-Parenting vs. Pre-Composing. Pre-Composing Adjustment Layers.

Effects.
Applying Effects to Layers. Multiple Effects. Rearranging Order of Effects. Effects Workflow. Basic Text. Type on a Path. Basic Numbers. Dropshadow Effect. Dropshadow Troubleshooting. Chart-Gallery of effects.

Mask basics.
Creating a Simple Mask. Creating a Complex Mask. Feathered Masks. Locking your Mask.

Track mattes & modes.
What is a Track Matte? Creating an Alpha Track Matte. Animating Footage Inside a Track Matte. Animating Footage Inside a Motion Track Matte. Chart-Overview of Various Screen Modes.

3D Layers.
Making a Layer 3D in the Timeline. Material Options. Viewing Footage in Different Views. Adding Lights. Adding Cameras. Basic Camera Functions in Timeline. Auto Orienting Camera on Motion Path. Auto Orienting Objects to Face Camera. Using Illustrator Files. Previewing 3D.

Expressions.
Adding an Expression to a Layer Property. Using an Expressing of One Layer Property to Affect Another. Viewing Expressions Motion Values. Expressions Library. Editing Expressions by Hand. Disabling Expressions (or by error). Deleting Expressions. Converting Expressions to key frames. Expressions Workflow. Null Objects. Replacing Null Layer with Footage or Image.

Audio.
Adding Audio to Your Composition. Previewing Audio. Auto Synching. Raising and Lowering Volume Levels. Viewing the Audio Levels while Previewing.

Rendering Final Movies.
Render Queue. Output Module. Rendering Audio. Render Settings. Rendering Streaming QuickTime. Saving a Movie with a Mask or Motion Mask. Exporting File as Macromedia Flash. Saving RAM Preview as a Rendered Movie. Creating and Using Rendering Templates. Collecting Files for Delivery (Network Render or Transport). Network Render.

Production Bundle.
Vector Paint. Keying Effects. Warping Effects. Particle Playground.

Case Study.
Composition Flowchart View. Selecting and Opening Footage. Arranging Views.

TroubleShooting.
QuickTime Appendix.
Video Format Appendix.

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