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By Mark Christiansen

This is often the single e-book within the After results marketplace to concentration completely at the construction of visible results, and is a one-stop source for an individual who desires in-depth factors that demystify the world of visible results and the way they have been created, because of veteran writer Mark Christiansen's pleasant and available variety. A completely packed, informative learn, this masterful consultant makes a speciality of explaining the basic innovations, beneficial properties, and strategies which are key to making seamless movie-quality visible results. clients who're happy with After results will discover a invaluable overview of After results fundamentals—managing photos, viewing and modifying layers, animating sort, and more—so they could easy methods to paintings smarter and extra successfully. Readers of all degrees will study middle recommendations for results compositing together with colour matching, keying, rotoscoping, movement monitoring, emulating the digicam, and concluding with utilizing expressions in After results, written via contributor and professional Dan Ebberts. the ultimate element of the ebook delves into artistic explorations, demonstrating expert results that readers will need to re-create. Readers also will locate entire assurance of all that is new and makes this model of Adobe’s results application one of these boon to video professionals of all stripes: searchable timelines and initiatives, Photoshop 3D layers import, the comic strip influence, Imagineer platforms’ Mocha for Adobe After results, superior workflow for cellular units, and extra. in the course of the publication, attractive full-color examples display what is attainable, whereas the spouse DVD bargains demos of After results CS4, pattern pictures, and software program plug-ins.

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Set up one item, and only thereafter, add the rest. The location of the first becomes the default. Composition corresponds directly to settings in the Timeline; here you choose whether to keep or override them. The more complex options, such as Proxy Use, are described in Chapter 4. 97 video—as well as motion blur and frame blending (Chapter 2). Options contains one super important feature: “Skip existing files,” which checks for the existence of a file before rendering it. This is useful for splitting sequences between sessions (see Chapter 4 for details on how to use it).

Customize the Workspace Simply by choosing the Minimal workspace and adding the Project panel, you’ve customized the workspace; switch to another workspace and back and you’ll see that the Project panel remains until you choose Reset “Minimal” in the Workspace menu. Want to keep your new configuration? Save the Workspace under the same menu. 2 Each of the six possible drop zones is highlighted in color; drag one panel over another to reveal each of these targets. Dropping on the center or along the top has an identical result.

Sometimes it’s difficult to locate a missing file or frame in your project. You may have used the Find Missing Footage checkbox in previous versions, and you may wonder where it has gone. You’re not alone. 7 Missing footage is replaced with color bars, both in the Project thumbnail and anywhere the footage appears in the project. New in After Effects CS4, you can reveal all missing files in a Project by typing the word “missing” in the Project search field, highlighted in yellow. 7): . missing . unused .

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