After Effects in Production: A Companion for Creating Motion by Trish Meyer

By Trish Meyer

Take your After results talents to a brand new point! Twelve step by step tutorials, designed by means of execs, discover quite a few inventive methods as they educate important layout suggestions and construction techniques.Updated for After results 6.5, this new version covers the main major model five and six positive factors together with 3D area, cameras, lighting fixtures, parenting, textual content, animation presets, paint, and expressions. each one conscientiously dependent venture offers the "why" at the back of the stairs, so that you can adapt those strategies on your personal designs and movement pictures paintings. All comprise undying ideas that may be of use for a few years to come.After results in creation additionally includes six case reviews of business initiatives created by means of award-winning studios akin to ATTIK, trust, Curious images, The Diecks workforce, Fido, and the authors' personal studio, CyberMotion. those aspect the combination of After results, 3D courses, stay motion, and numerous animation ideas, revealing the inventive ideas at the back of the spots in addition to the artistic innovations used to execute them. The enclosed DVD includes QuickTime video clips of every of the ultimate animations, permitting you to step via them frame-by-frame so that you can research them intimately. Take your After results talents to a brand new point! Twelve step by step tutorials, designed via execs, discover various techniques as they train invaluable layout thoughts and construction methods.

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5 seconds, which is about 45 frames; let’s fade out the flare over half a measure. ț Go to time 06:23. 0. ț Trim the out point of this layer at 06:23 by making sure it is still selected and pressing Option+] (Alt+]). ț Press Command+Option+B (Control+Alt+B) to set the work area to equal the length of this layer, and RAM Preview. Pretty cool! But the rays aren’t doing anything other than growing and contracting. ț With My_Flare still selected, press the letter O to locate to its out point, and increase the Angle parameter to give the rays a bit of movement.

Press Command+Option+B (Control+Alt+B) to set the work area to match the duration of the solid (06:00 to the end of the comp), and RAM Preview. The default settings produce a thin, fast-moving blue wave pattern. You’ll need to change some settings to create thick, slow-moving, light-colored waves. STEP 50: You’ll start by tweaking the frequency and speed of the waves. In the Effect Controls window, twirl down the Wave Motion section of the effect. The Frequency parameter sets how often a new wave is “born,” while the Expansion value sets how fast it moves.

Next, enable keyframing for the Brightness, Scale, and Angle parameters at time 05:25. ț Increase the Brightness parameter to somewhere over 100. You want the flare to illuminate most of the frame, with just a bit of dark in the corners. We chose a value of 140. ț Increase the effect’s Scale parameter. This increases the size of the center of the flare, increases the overall illumination, and makes the individual rays more pronounced. 00. After this initial blow-out, you want the flare to reduce in size over the next couple of musical beats, as the word Atomic comes up underneath.

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