Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Collapse transformations, part of After Effects Guru: Mastering the Timeline.
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Let's take a look at additional comp uses collapse transformations.…I've selected the bear, the tag, and the number, and I want to precompose those.…Let's call that bearnest.…And now, as I apply scaling, you'll notice that it becomes pixelated.…As such, it's important to enable Collapse Transformations.…Without Collapse Transformations.…
With, which brings in the vector data.…If I decide I want to apply an effect, this works out okay.…Putting the drop shadow on the precomp itself, allows us to apply the effect.…And notice, in this case, that it's only applied to the bear and…the tag.…But the text which is sitting above…the tag doesn't show the individual drop shadow.…This would be different than copying this effect.…
Let's step in here for a second.…And paste it to all three individual layers.…And in that case, you see that an unwanted effect is created, where the 25 has…it's own shadow being cast onto the tag. Let's choose Undo here.…And that's a much more desirable behavior.…So in this case, continuously Rasterize, as well as…
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- Scrolling the timeline
- Switching from frames to timecode
- Using shy layers
- Retiming keyframes
- Nudging keyframes
- Using the Draft 3D, Brainstorm, and Graph Editor switches
- Frame blending with switches
- Splitting, naming, and locking layers
- Using composition markers
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4. Switches Revealed
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