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Download Adobe After Effects CS5 Visual Effects and Compositing by Mark Christiansen PDF

By Mark Christiansen

ISBN-10: 032171962X

ISBN-13: 9780321719621

This can be the single ebook out there to concentration solely at the construction of visible results for After results clients, and is a one-stop source for someone who wishes in-depth reasons that demystify the world of visible results and the way they have been created, due to veteran writer Mark Christiansen's pleasant and available type. A completely packed, informative learn, this masterful consultant makes a speciality of explaining the basic innovations, positive factors, and strategies which are key to making seamless movie-quality visible results. clients who're ok with After results will discover a precious assessment of the basics - dealing with photos, viewing and modifying layers, animating sort, and extra - to allow them to the right way to paintings smarter and extra successfully. Readers of all degrees will study middle strategies for results compositing together with colour matching, keying, rotoscoping, movement monitoring, emulating the digicam, and concluding with utilizing expressions in After results, written by means of contributor and professional Dan Ebberts. a really beneficial appendix on scripting in After results is integrated to boot, written by way of Adobe engineer Jeff Almasol. the ultimate component of the e-book delves into inventive explorations, demonstrating expert results which are often visible in motion pictures and video games which readers can re-create. Readers also will locate entire insurance of all that is new and makes this model of Adobe's results programa must-have replace, together with the progressive new Roto Brush, all new results resembling the hot Refine Matte impact, new aid for colour Look-Up Tables, workflows that benefit from the all-new 64-bit help, inclusion of third-party instruments for extra creativity, and masses extra.

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28 It’s easy to miss that you can add multiple output modules to a single render queue item via Composition > Add Output Module or this context menu shown here. This is an immense time-saver, as each frame is rendered once and written as many times as you like. Several elegant and easily missed problem-solving tools are embedded in output modules: . 28). Separate output modules can be changed at once by Shift-selecting the modules themselves (not the render queue items that contain them). 29).

And even cooler, once you thoroughly understand the core effects, you can use them together to do things with After Effects that you might have thought required third-party plug-ins. Opened a project only to discover a warning that some effects are missing, and wondering which ones, and where to find them? com/ pt_effectsearch/) helps you locate missing plug-ins and where they are used. 33 Chapter 1 Composite in After Effects To apply an effect to a layer, my advice is to avoid the Effect menu and either context-click that layer, then use the Effect context menu, or double-click it in the Effects & Presets panel.

The Color Management tab (purple) gets a complete treatment in Chapter 11. The Interpret Footage icon in the Project panel is the easiest way to open the Interpret Footage dialog. Select a clip in the Project panel and click it, or press Ctrl+Shift+G (Cmd+Shift+G). Or, you can context-click and select Interpret Footage > Main. Alpha Effective compositing requires a thorough understanding of alpha channels, but only when something goes wrong with them. 13 shows the most visible symptom of a misinterpreted alpha channel: fringing.

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