Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Building an extra-wide composition, part of After Effects Apprentice 08: Nesting and Precomposing.
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Chris Meyer: Let's open our first exercise file.…I'll go to File > Open Project and if you have the exercise files that came with this lesson, …select AEA_Nesting_1-Grouping.aep.…If instead you are working from my book, After Effect Apprentice 2nd Edition,…we're in Lesson 6 and you want to open up the project file 06 Nesting1.aep.…I'll click Open and let's see where we're going with this.…I'm going to open up Finished Movie. Double-click Human Main_final which will…open it in this Footage panel.…
If you're using After Effect CS4, hold Option on Mac or Alt on Windows and…double click to get in this panel and I'll press 0 of the numeric keypad to RAM preview.…What I've here is multiple copies of this image sequence of the Muybridge man…walking, all moving as a group across my screen.…I could duplicate this clip multiple times and animate each one…individually, but that's just asking for trouble, particularly if the client…wants to change the speed later on,…I want to scale them up or scale them down, etcetera.…
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®.
- Grouping layers by nesting and pre-composing
- Identifying and solving render order issues
- Navigating composition hierarchies
- Editing a precomp while viewing the result in another composition
- Preserving the frame rate of a nested composition