Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Assembling the main comp, part of After Effects Apprentice: 16 Creating a Medical Opening Title.
Now that I've created these four Extra Video Pre-comps with framed pieces of video already in them, …I'll just swap them in for our placeholders in our Final Composition.…I'm going to scan somewhere here in time where I can see all my placeholders,…twirl up the camera just to save some space on the timeline.…Select my Extra 1 placeholder, select Extra Video 1 pre-comp in the project panel …and just like replacing footage, I am going to hold Cmd+Opt+/ on Mac …or Ctrl+Alt+/ on Windows to replace that placeholder with my composition.…
Now you're seeing the method to my madness, why I build things this way?.…Do the same thing for Extra 2, same thing for Extra 3 and same thing for Extra 4.…And now I've swapped in all these pre-comps that I've built for my placeholder solids.…As I scan through this to see how it looks, I have to admit I'm not as thrilled…with that extra video frame as I was originally.…I'm going to turn off my Title and Action Safe just to not obscure my view here.…
Yeah, I wish this overlapped a bit more here and that little tab is looking a little bit wimpy.…
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.
- Animating to music
- Arranging layers in 3D space
- Performing time stretches
- Working with 3D camera tracking
- Typesetting and animating text
- Adding effects like drop shadows and motion blur
- Creating and animating shape layers
- Building and delivering a broadcast package
Skill Level Intermediate
After Effects Apprentice: 14 Shape Layerswith Chris Meyer2h 20m Intermediate
The Creative Spark: Title Case, Typographic Artisanswith Jessica Hische28m 31s Intermediate
1. Roughing Out the Spot
2. Building the Hero Shot and Title
3. Creating Video Frames Using Shape Layers
4. Dressing Up the Background
5. Finalizing the Proof
6. Delivering the Results
7. Idea Corners
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