Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying sequence layers to footage, part of After Effects Apprentice 04: Layer Control.
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Next, I'd like to show you a really great tool in After Effects that will…automatically arrange your layers in time for you.…I could keep working with this Comp ahead but I am going to clean things up and…open up a brand-new comp.…If you have the Exercise Files, it's 03a-Sequence-Full Frame*start.…Here I have already trimmed a number of source layers to be the durations that I want.…By the way, if I want to solo these, I can go ahead and turn on the Solo…switch for a layer.…It's this little solid dot in the A/V Features column.…Turn on that switch for the corresponding layer and now I'll see just this layer.…There is my pan up, turn that off, turn on the next one, look at City Rush.…
That's just a segment of that layer that I chosen. And Cityscape.…That's the segment I've chosen there, and finally Jet Landing, coming in and…touching down and a little bit of that bounce.…So those are my four layers already trimmed, and as you already know from the…previous movie you could go ahead and slip edit these if you want to use a…
The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
- Sliding and trimming
- Slip-editing and insert-editing layers
- Employing blending modes to enhance layers and composites
- Applying, modifying, and saving animation presets and layer styles
- Using adjustment layers to affect multiple layers
- Experimenting with effects using Brainstorm
- Understanding pixel aspect ratios