Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Analyze a complex shot with Uber key and the composition flowchart, part of After Effects Compositing 02: Matching Foreground to Background.
…In this lesson, I'll demonstrate the fundamental methods I…use to analyze an unfamiliar project in After Effects.…The first thing I like to do is just orient myself in the project.…And make sure that I'm starting with the root comp.…In a VFX project, there ideally should just be one root shot.…By highlighting the timeline and clicking the Tab…key, I get mini flowchart, or mini flow view.…This lets me navigate around and see how the different comps relate to each other.…So I can go upstream to nested comps or back down to the main comp.…
Once I know I'm in the main comp, I select…all the layers and press the U or über key.…This shows me all the key frames and…any expressions that are applied to these layers.…To see all of the adjusted properties,…whether they're keyframed or not, I use UU.…This is a different mode of the über key.…And it shows me every single property that is changed from the default.…For everything else, I look in these columns.…Now, your default view may look something like this and…you may use this button to switch from switches to modes.…
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- Matching color in black and white
- Matching levels with proportions
- Desaturating with tint
- Creating depth of field
- Reducing or removing grain
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1. Compositing Is Matching
2. More Complex Compositing
3. Introducing Depth
4. Organize Projects for VFX
5. Befriend Noise and Grain
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