Viewers: in countries Watching now:
Delve into the world of motion graphics, keying, and compositing in After Effects CC. In this course, Ian Robinson lays out six foundations for becoming proficient with After Effects, including concepts such as layers, keyframe animation, and working with 3D. To help you get up and running with the program, the course begins with a project-based chapter on creating an animated graphic bumper. Next, explore the role layers play in compositions and find out how to add style to your projects using effects and graphic elements. Last, see how to build 3D objects with CINEMA 4D Lite, as well as stabilize footage, solve for 3D cameras, and paint in graphics with the Reverse Stabilization feature.
Whenever you've built a graphic that seems to be rather render intensive or processor intensive. You might want to consider actually caching that off into your cache. So the computer doesn't have to constantly recompute it. Or, you can go ahead and pre render that element, and import it back into your project. That would swap out the stuff that the application is trying to compute with pre-rendered file, like a QuickTime or an image sequence. Now if we look at a project here, we have a green screen key and it has several layers. If you scrub with timeline here you can see the green screen kind of moving around the scene.
Let's say I don't want to pull this green screen again but they don't really need to pre-render it, but I do want things to move a little more quickly. Well, I could click on layer 3. And hold down Shift and click on layer 1 to select all the layers. Then, let's go up under layer, and choose pre-compose. This way, I can isolate all of those layers in their own composition. I'll call this GS pre-comp. And let's click OK. Now the precomp layer, I can go ahead and double-click on to open up the precomp. Now, I can go up under composition and choose cache work area in background. And then I'll get a progress window over here in the info panel that'll let me know whether or not that's actually been rendered. Now, since it's caching in the background, we can continue working. Now if we wanted to do a prerender what I'll do is open this GS comp again. In here I'll go ahead and load up this footage to render by going up under composition and choose Add to Render Queue. Now when I do that let's click on our output module and change it to the Lossless with alpha output.
I want you to click on the names Lossless with Alpha. And in here, we have a post-render action, just under the format pulldown. So let's click on that, and choose Import & Replace Usage. Now when I click OK, I can go ahead and render the scene. When it's finished rendering this precomposition, what it'll do is import the movie file and then swap it. Into our green screen composition. To show you that in action I am going to go ahead and just render this.
I'll click render and as its rendering I'm going to press the Caps Lock key to stop it from loading any preview frames. Now notice when it's done rendering. I have a QuickTime file in my Project panel. Let's double-click on the GreenScreen Composition in our Project panel. And now you can see it's automatically swapped out my pre-compt with a rendered QuickTime. I'm going to go ahead and press CAPS LOCK again so that we can see exactly what we're dealing with. But since this is a QuickTime file, I can actually scrub through things a lot more quickly. So remember, if you have complicated graphics or any other complicated builds, you can save yourself a lot of time by either caching that area so you can come back to it as you're working.
Or just pre-rendering the whole thing so you can bring it back in and just use it like a normal source layer.
Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about After Effects CC Essential Training .
Here are the FAQs that matched your search "" :
Sorry, there are no matches for your search "" —to search again, type in another word or phrase and click search.
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.