Creating a composition


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Creating a composition

Before we make a new composition, I'm going to select the Comps folder. That way the new comp I create will automatically be sorted inside this folder. Now there are various ways of making a new comp: you can go under the Composition menu, select New Composition, or use the shortcut, Command+N on Mac, Ctrl+N on Windows. I'd like to use the button at the bottom of the Project panel: Create a new Composition. Whichever method you use, the Composition Settings dialog will open. Now the first thing we'll want to do is give our composition a useful name.

No, Comp 1 is not useful name. So let's call this First Animation. You'll notice the composition dialog has two tabs: Basic and Advanced. We'll look at some of the advanced features later in this series. For now, let's just focus on the Basic tab. Here is where you select the Width, Height, Pixel Aspect Ratio, and Frame Rate, and these settings can all be saved as a preset. You'll notice there's a lot of presets t...

Creating a composition
Video duration: 2m 55s 2h 19m Beginner Updated Nov 09, 2012

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Creating a composition provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 02: Basic Animation

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Video
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After Effects
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