Join Alan Demafiles for an in-depth discussion in this video Collapse transformations, part of After Effects CC 2018 Essential Training: Motion Graphics.
- [Instructor] There's a magic button of sorts…inside of After Effects that does a little bit…of something cool.…I've heard some people call it the star button.…The official name is Collapse Transformations…or Continuously Rasterize…because the button does two functions.…I'll show you the first one here.…So I have an Illustrator file and I'm going to…go ahead and scale this up to 1,000%,…and as I do, you'll notice that the image quality…starts to degrade pretty quickly.…All these harsh edges.…It's like, really nasty.…
Well this is an Illustrator file…that has vector information.…It's all mathematical.…What's the deal?…Well, when we turn on our star button,…our Continuously Rasterize button,…you'll see that it clear up pretty quickly…and everything is razor sharp again.…So what's the deal?…Let's go ahead and go back down to 100%.…And what's happening is that After Effects…is taking that vector information…and rasterizing it, making it a bitmap,…or pixels, in this case.…And when we start to scale up,…and go to 1,000%, it's taking those pixels,…
- Working with shape layers and paths
- Animating compositions
- Animating type
- Animating 3D layers
- Creating 3D text and geometry
- Rendering your motion graphics
- Following an effective motion graphic workflow
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 05/07/2018. What changed?
A: We added videos on two new features in Adobe CC 2018: the Essential Graphics panel and master properties.
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1. Working with Shape Layers
2. Working with Animation
3. Working with Compositing
4. Working with Type
5. Basic After Effects 3D
6. 3D Geometry
7. Rendering for Motion Graphics
8. Motion Graphic Workflow Tips
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