Revolutionary After Effects 5.5 / Edition 1

Revolutionary After Effects 5.5 / Edition 1

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

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

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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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903450789
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
06/01/2002
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 8.93(h) x 1.07(d)

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Table of Contents

Welcome1
1Getting Started9
2An Overview of After Effects25
3Starting Up a New Project in After Effects45
4Importing and Compositing87
5Exploring the Timeline: Adding and Manipulating Clips121
6Building Layers, and Introducing 3D151
7Filters and Effects189
8Render It Right239
9Managing Projects263
CS1Case Study One: Android Child303
CS2Case Study Two: Creating a Web Site Banner333
CS3Case Study Three: Enhancing to Music353
Index393

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