In this video, record a scene and export a movie file.
- You created animated a great animated scene and you're ready to export the movie. Luckily, it only takes a moment. (hip hop music) So, whether your scene is complete or you want to add it to other footage in Afterfex or an editing suite like Adobe's Premier Pro you may want to export a movie file. So let's take a look at a short little clip that I've created here. It's five seconds long. Let's see what it is and then we'll go through what it takes to export.
- Here's to the light of my life. - Nice and sweet and simple. That sounds great. Now let's just make sure that we're set to the right length. Now when I originally recorded this it was about nine seconds long. You can see how long the blue bands are here. But I only need five seconds of it. So, make sure I click up here under project on export the name of this scene. And the duration. Originally it was 25 seconds and you can see it's all bright colored background.
Well I only need five seconds of it. So I went through. I changed it. And you can see it's only going to export what's in the lighter band here. So the first five seconds of it. Now we're going to go to file. And export. And we're going to export a movie file here so this is video via the encoder. I love using the encoder. The default is an MP4 file. Using the H two six four codec. And I'm going to save it into my movies folder. So make sure you set where you want it to go.
We're going to name this export test. I'm going to click save. Now that will open up my media encoder. So once your Adobe media encoder opens up you'll see up here this is the file that we're about to export. The default the H two six four. Now any time you want to start it you just hit on the green arrow up here and that starts the render. But you don't need to do that. You could just leave this the way it is and set up other scenes and you'll see them stack.
So you could have five, ten, twenty different scenes that will all export together when you click on the start que. Now the default, as we said, is the H two six four. So you could do the drop down here. Choose any other format that you want. The preset we already have it set at the match source at a high bit rate but there's lots of other presets here as well. I can change where my file's going to go if I didn't set it up right the first time. Or, if I click here where it says match source this will open up another window where I have again the same options here for the format.
Same options here for preset. If I set up new settings I can save my preset. Here's the information that summarizes everything. I can adjust if I want to export just the video or video and audio. It will show me what it looks like. So I can change any number of settings that I want in here. I don't need to right now. I've been preset exactly the way I want it. When I'm ready I simply click on the start que button. The play button. And wait for it to render. And you can see the render bar growing underneath and get an idea of how long it'll take.
Okay great. Well I see that it finished encoding. Let's go over to the folder where I saved it. We'll open that open. And one of the first things I always do once I finish exporting is I go through and I watch the movie. And it's really important to make sure that everything exported properly cause issues I've run into is maybe it's too short. It all didn't export. You know I might have set the export parameters wrong. Maybe some of the layers were turned off and I had forgotten to turn them on. You know any number of little things. You want to make sure you view it before you send it off to somebody.
So let's take a look real quick. - Here's to the light of my life. - [Mark] Alright that looks good. So I'll go ahead and close that. And I can close my encoder cause it's done. So in the encoder you can export as many scenes as you want all at once. So the work that you're doing during the day, just add them all up, export to the encoder but don't run it until your about to head out for lunch or maybe going home for the evening. That way you're not sitting around and waiting for your computer to render.
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- Creating a list of production needs
- How the varied styles of animation impact production
- Creating usable digital puppets
- Working with drawn characters, objects, and CG characters
- Adding value to the look of your production
- Exploring various audio recording options
- Organizing files for production, backup, and transport
- Using animation cycles
- Building and editing a scene
- Troubleshooting issues
- Tricks for enhancing your production
- Post-production and delivery