Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Assembling the final comp, part of After Effects Apprentice 15: Creating a Sports Opening Title.
We built the first half of our promo and the second half as well. Time to put…them together in the final composition.…We have started a Final Comp for you that includes a spotted copy of the music;…we just need to add our component comps to this Final Comp.…So I'll take Main Comp 1, drag it down here to the timeline.…You remember that we only need it for four seconds, but we gave ourselves some…handle to extend out to five seconds.…I notice that its Speaker icon is turned on, and that makes me nervous that I…might be doubling up my soundtrack.…
However, if I press LL to reveal the waveform, I see no waveform is present.…If I press the Shift key to bring up the Comp mini navigator and go back to Main…Comp 1, you remember that we set the Guide layer switch for this soundtrack,…Layer > Guide layer, which means it only renders in its own comp and doesn't…render further down the chain.…So we are safe there.…I will go back to my Final Comp and drag in Main Comp 2.…I don't need to drag it to start later in time since I pre-trimmed Main Comp 2…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice.
- Building a 3D world
- Working with layered Illustrator files
- Synchronizing to music
- Using text animation presets
- Rendering strategies
- Working with widescreen video, including 4:3 center cut and safe area considerations
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Floor
2. The Video Wall
3. The Dial
4. Creating the Main Composition
5. The Camera Move
6. Creating a Title
7. Lighting and Shadows
8. Further Polish
9. Finishing the Comps
10. Client Changes
11. Render Strategies
12. Bonus: Creating the Ring inside After Effects
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