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.
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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.…
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- 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