Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Auto-keyframe mode, part of After Effects CS5 New Creative Techniques.
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After Effect CS5 also includes several new ways of manipulating layers.…Some are just some nice enhancements, some are a bit larger.…For example, it mow has an Auto-Keyframe mode.…How many of you have been intimidated by all those little keyframing stopwatches…in After Effects or started removing a layer and realized you forgot to enable…keyframing and it didn't remember anything that you did?…Well there is an Auto-Keyframe mode now in After Effects, but there are some…gotchas to using it.…So let's take a look at it.…Here I have a layer in After Effects and I've enabled its 3D Layer switch.…
One of the challenges with 3D layers is that there is many different ways…of defining rotation.…If I press R to reveal the parameters, you'll see there's an Orientation…parameter with three different numbers, and three different Rotation parameters,…x, y, and z. All have an animation stopwatch.…Now there is a Rotate tool in After Effects.…W for a "rotate" is the shortcut, I'm not making this up, and you can go ahead…
Chris and Trish Meyer have been using After Effects since version 1.0 and have written ten books about the program, and they are always among the first to dive into each new version and discover what it offers to their fellow motion graphics artists. Chris takes you under the hood and explains how each new feature works in After Effects CS5. This course covers both the technical and creative implications of this latest release, including tutorials on the new Roto Brush tool and mocha version 2, blending modes, text options, and new and improved user interface elements in Adobe After Effects CS5. Numerous examples show the most efficient ways to use the new features and avoid potential pitfalls when applying techniques. Chris ends with a discussion of which users will get them most out of upgrading to After Effects CS5.
- Reviewing After Effects' 64-bit system requirements
- Mastering the new Roto Brush tool plus Refine Matte
- Warping with FreeForm
- Motion tracking with mocha version 2
- Matting with mocha shape, including adding motion blur
- Extruding in 3D with Repoussé
- Importing RED footage
- Using Color Finesse and updated blending modes