Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects: Essential and Advanced Techniques / Edition 5

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Overview

After Effects CS5.5 Update:

/tv.adobe.com/show/after-effects-cs55-new-creative-techniques/

Chris and Trish Meyer have created a series of videos demonstrating how to use their favorite new and enhanced features in After Effects CS5.5. Virtually all of these videos use exercise files from Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects (5th Edition for CS5) as their starting point, extending the usefulness of this book for its owners. These videos may be viewed for free on AdobeTV.

* 5th Edition of best-selling After Effects book by renowned authors Trish and Chris Meyer covers the important updates in After Effects CS4 and CS5
* Covers both essential and advanced techniques, from basic layer manipulation and animation through keying, motion tracking, and color management
* Companion DVD is packed with project files for version CS5, source materials, and nearly 200 pages of bonus chapters

Trish and Chris Meyer share over 17 years of hard-earned, real-world film and video production experience inside this critically acclaimed text. More than a step-by-step review of the features in AE, readers will learn how the program thinks so that they can realize their own visions more quickly and efficiently. This full-color book is packed with tips, gotchas, and sage advice that will help users thrive no matter what projects they might encounter.

Creating Motion Graphics 5th Edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the new features introduced in both After Effects CS4 and CS5. New chapters cover the revolutionary new Roto Brush feature, as well as mocha and mocha shape. The 3D section has been expanded to include working with 3D effects such as Digieffects FreeForm plus workflows including Adobe Repoussé, Vanishing Point Exchange, and 3D model import using Adobe Photoshop Extended. The print version is also accompanied by a DVD that contains project files and source materials for all the techniques demonstrated in the book, as well as nearly 200 pages of bonus chapters on subjects such as expressions, scripting, and effects.

Subjects include: Animation Techniques; Layer Management; Modes, Masks, and Mattes; Mastering 3D Space; Text Animation; Effects & Presets; Painting and Rotoscoping; Parenting, Nesting, and Collapsing; Color Management and Video Essentials; Motion Tracking and Keying; Working with Audio; Integrating with 3D Applications; Puppet Tools; Expressions; Exporting and Rendering; and much more.

Customers who buy an electronic version of the book can contact Dennis McGonagle (dennis.mcgonagle@taylorandfrancis.com) or Peter Linsley (peter.linsley@taylorandfrancis.com) with their receipt and Focal Press will grant access to the companion files.

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Editorial Reviews

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Meyer's Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects excerpted on ProSoundWeb
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A book/CD-ROM guide explaining how to use Adobe After Effects to create animation, composites, and special effects for TV and film. Combines clear explanations of program fundamentals with example projects and color illustrations. Examples and step-by-step tutorials on the accompanying CD-ROM demonstrate creative techniques plus working practices and shortcuts. The CD-ROM also contains movies, stills, objects, and audio clips, plus a try-out version of the software. The authors own and operate an award-winning motion graphics project studio. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240814155
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/15/2010
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 768
  • Sales rank: 351,548
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Trish and Chris Meyer are principals in Crish Design (formerly known as CyberMotion), an award-winning motion graphic design studio. The Meyers are authors of the well-known reference book Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects, considered the bible in its field, as well as the best-selling introductory After Effects/motion graphics book, After Effects Apprentice. They teach motion graphics at numerous events around the country. Crish Design has done work for NBC, ABC, HBO, Fox, TLC, New Line, and Paramount, plus corporations ranging from Apple to Xerox.
Trish and Chris Meyer are principals in Crish Design (formerly known as CyberMotion), an award-winning motion graphic design studio. The Meyers are authors of the well-known reference book Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects, considered the bible in its field, as well as the best-selling introductory After Effects/motion graphics book, After Effects Apprentice. They teach motion graphics at numerous events around the country. Crish Design has done work for NBC, ABC, HBO, Fox, TLC, New Line, and Paramount, plus corporations ranging from Apple to Xerox.

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Table of Contents

Creating a Composition, Basic Animation, The Anchor Point, Advanced Animation, The Layer Essentials, Trimming, Motion Blur, Blending Modes, All About Masking, All About Track Mattes, Stencils and the 'T', 3D Space, Cameras, Lighting in 3D, Parenting Skills, Nesting Compositions, Precomposing, Collapsing Transformations, Textacy, Applying and Using Effects, Effects Roundup, Compound Effects, Presets & Variations, Color Management, Keying, Frame Rate Manipulation, Motion Stabilization, Motion Tracking, Paint and Clone, Vector Paint, Working with Audio, Express Yourself, Import and Interpret, Integration 101, Integration with 3D Applications, Video Issues, Rendering Queue, Advanced Rendering, Prerendering and Proxies

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