After Effects Apprentice / Edition 1

After Effects Apprentice / Edition 1

by Chris and Trish Meyer, Chris Meyer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0240809386

ISBN-13: 9780240809380

Pub. Date: 04/20/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

If you're new to After Effects and want to get up to speed quickly, After Effects Apprentice was created just for you. With 11 core lessons plus a fun final project, you'll quickly get into the program and learn how to tap its potential - whether you want to create motion graphics for a network program, your company's video, or your own independent

Overview

If you're new to After Effects and want to get up to speed quickly, After Effects Apprentice was created just for you. With 11 core lessons plus a fun final project, you'll quickly get into the program and learn how to tap its potential - whether you want to create motion graphics for a network program, your company's video, or your own independent production.

In this book, you'll get a professional perspective on the most important features a motion graphics artist needs to learn to use this program effectively. You'll learn to creatively edit and combine layers, animate eye-catching titles, replace a screen on a computer monitor, place a studio shot in anew environment, manipulate 3D space, and use effects to generate excitement or enhance the realism of a scene. Easy to follow step-by-step instructions take you through each technique, including projects that encourage you to express it in your own way. You'll learn more than just the tools; you'll learn skills that you can immediately put to work in your own projects.

Topics include how to:
* Animate, layer, and composite images and text.
* Manipulate keyframes to create more refined animations.
* Use masks, mattes, stencils and modes to add depth.
* Manage layers to make them easier to coordinate.
* Add 3D to your animations.
* Use tracking and keying to create special effects.
* Includes new CS3 features; Shape layers, the Puppet tool, Brainstorm, and Per-Character 3D Text.

DVD contains: All exercise source material and projects in AE7 and CS3, video guided tours, and movies of the finished projects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240809380
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/20/2007
Series:
DV Expert Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

Pre-Roll; Basic Animation; Advanced Animation; Layer Control; Creating Transparency; Type and Music; Parenting and Nesting; Expressions and Time Games; 3D Space; Track and Key; Paint and Clone; New Features in CS3; Final Project

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