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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Trish Meyer; Chris Meyer
|Description:||xii, 307 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).|
|Contents:||Pre-roll: Exploring the After Effects landscape --
Basic animation: Building your first animation while you learn a typical After Effects workflow --
Advanced animation: Manipulating keyframes to create more refined animations --
Layer control: Learning how to trim layers and enhance them using Blending Modes and effects --
Creating transparency: Using masks, mattes, and stencils to cut out portions of a layer --
Type and music: Animating text and working with music are essential to motion graphics design --
Parenting and nesting: Grouping layers to make them easier to coordinate --
Expressions and time games: Using expressions and playing with time --
3D space: Adding a new dimension to your animations --
Track and key: Tackling several essential skills for creating special effects --
Paint and clone: Using paint and vector paint to make your mark --
New features in CS3: Exploring Brainstorm, the Puppet tool, and Shape layers --
Final project: Putting your newfound skills to work in a fun project --
Appendix: Rendering: Unleashing your creations on the world.
|Series Title:||DV expert series.|
|Responsibility:||Trish & Chris Meyer.|
Table of Contents:
Pre-roll. Exploring the After Effects landscape -- Lesson 1. Basic animation -- Lesson 2. Advanced animation -- Lesson 3. Layer control -- Lesson 4. Creating transparency -- Lesson 5. Type and music -- Lesson 6. Parenting and nesting -- Lesson 7. Expressions and time games -- Lesson 8. 3D space -- Lesson 9. Track and key -- Lesson 10. Paint and clone -- Lesson 11. New features in CS3 -- Lesson 12. Final project -- Appendix. Rendering.
"After Effects Apprentice" provides a strong foundation for the aspiring motion graphics designer or visual effects artist. It is an excellent resource to help users get up to speed in After Effects