Revolutionary After Effects 5.5 / Edition 1

Revolutionary After Effects 5.5 / Edition 1

by Peter Reynolds, Darren Smith, Ned Soltz, Paul Logan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1903450780

ISBN-13: 9781903450789

Pub. Date: 05/31/2002

Publisher: Apress

The final cut is only the beginning.

The 5.5 release of Adobe's comprehensive compositing and visual effects tool offers an unparalleled range of special effects options to the digital video maker. With new 3D tools, brand new effects and increased productivity and workflow management, After Effects 5.5 is the last word in creating stunning visual experiences

Overview

The final cut is only the beginning.

The 5.5 release of Adobe's comprehensive compositing and visual effects tool offers an unparalleled range of special effects options to the digital video maker. With new 3D tools, brand new effects and increased productivity and workflow management, After Effects 5.5 is the last word in creating stunning visual experiences for video, film and the web.

Revolutionary After Effects 5.5 brings you everything that this version has to offer—both Standard Version and Production Bundle—and will teach you everything you need to have sheer digital beauty, on your desktop, in the palm of your hand.

Whatever your level, this book delivers the core skills, advanced techniques and real-world case studies to send your digital video projects sky-high. Revolutionary After Effects 5.5 covers all you need to know, before you need to know it, backing up every piece of theory with solid practical tutorials.

What this book covers:

  • Setting up your hardware and importing material from a wide range of sources
  • Compositing and building layers
  • Animation and effects
  • Rendering your composite for digital video or the web
  • Three full case studies: Compositing a CGI animation, creating a web site banner, and enhancing a music video—putting it all into practice

What you’ll learn

Who this book is for

Revolutionary After Effects 5.5 will radically improve your output if you are:

  • A digital editor looking to advance your skills and polish your productions
  • A digital artist wishing to enhance your skillset and quickly master a complex package

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903450789
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
05/31/2002
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

  • 1 - After Effects: What its all About and How to Set it up
  • 2 - An Overview of the Software Features
  • 3 - Setting Up a New Project in After Effects
  • 4 - Importing and Compositing
  • 5 - Explorng the Timeline: Adding and Manipulating clips
  • 6 - Building Layers and Introducing 3D
  • 7 - Filters and Effects
  • 8 - Render it Right!
  • 9 - Managing Projects
  • CS1 - Android Child
  • CS2 - Creating a Website Banner
  • CS3 - Ehancing to Music
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