In After Effects CS4 New Features, Chad Perkins explains all the changes and improvements in the latest release of Adobe's popular motion graphics application. Many of them are small workflow refinements that increase productivity, while some are revolutionary, like the new Unified Camera tool, the ability to import 3D objects via Photoshop files, and the new ways to work with compositions. Chad also discusses each of the latest effects, the enhanced integration with other CS4 applications, new rendering features, and much more. Example files accompany the course.
Using the new light wireframes for 3D effects
Navigating comps quickly
Applying new effects, like Turbulent Noise and Bilateral Blur
Using Blur Visualization and other Timeline features
Converting text to masks or shape layers
Working with a greater variety of supported formats