Adobe After Effects 6.5 Magic by James Rankin, Anna Ullrich

By James Rankin, Anna Ullrich

Animation Presets, a complicated Clone instrument, scripting help, and a strong new colour correction method are only a number of the purposes you are chomping on the bit to get all the way down to paintings with After results 6.5. In those pages, a grasp of the medium permits you to do exactly that, providing a sequence of tasks that discover each point of Adobe's animation and results powerhouse. via targeting the components that may be problematical for pro clients - no matter if simply because they current thorny matters or simply because they draw on thoroughly new positive aspects - this quantity offers the concentrated, useful guide you must maximize your After results productiveness. each one lesson presents need-to-know information, confirmed options, and top practices for numerous After results 6.5 features: from uploading and coping with photos to viewing and modifying layers, animating style, and extra. The spouse CD contains QuickTime tutorial video clips, resource code, and records for the entire book's initiatives.

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Psd file from the DVD into the Graphics folder. Building the Transitions The transitions you'll build in this chapter are inspired by retro designs of the 1960s and 70s. There's a positive madness for all things retro these days, which just so happens to work well with solids that are left in their "natural" state. 37 38 The orange transition The idea behind the transitions is simple: a set of concentric squares that radiates out to wipe the screen and then comes back in to reveal a new scene. Simple, yes, but really snazzy, too!

Go to time 1;08, and paste the keyframes on layer 2. Paste the keyframes again on the remaining layers at the following points in time: Layer 3: 1;11 Layer 4: 1;14 Layer 5: 1;17 Layer 6: 1;20 The staggered Scale keyframes [View full size image] The squares should now radiate out for 25 frames, hold for 10 frames, and then collapse into the center for 25 more frames. Save your work, and preview the animation. Generating the other transitions You need to create the same transition in the other three colors chosen for this spot: 1.

7. Change the BG Green layer's name to BG Purple, and change the color to pale purple (RGB: 187, 168, 255). Changing the layout and colors for the purple section 58 59 The Vertical Bar and Horizontal Bar must be moved, sized, and colored to match the new layout: 1. Go to time 4;10. Change the color of the Vertical Bar layer to RGB 214, 209, 255 and its dimensions to 116x540. 2. Move the layer to Position 137, 329. 3. Change the Horizontal Bar layer's color to 214, 209, 255 and its dimensions to 720x115.

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