Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating variations, part of After Effects Apprentice: 16 Creating a Medical Opening Title.
I've decided that rather than creating unique frames for each of my extra…videos, I'm going to save some time by reusing this one master frame.…The first thing I'm going to do is select this one frame I've made and give it its own composition.…That way, it'll be easier to find and edit and have changes to it rippled…throughout the rest of my project.…The problem is, I didn't think of this ahead of time, but that's no problem.…I'm going to right-click on extra frame, and choose Pre-compose.…Pre-compose is your ability to go back in time and create a comp chain you…should have created if you knew ahead of time what you were doing.…
So I'll go to Pre-compose, give this a new name like Extra Frame Master.…Let's go ahead and open up that New Comp so we can look at it and click OK.…Now if I tap the Shift Key, you'll see that that Extra Frame Master is used in…Extra Video 1 and still looks the same as it did before. Perfect!…I'm going to twirl up this Intermediate Comps folder just to save some space.…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice.
- Animating to music
- Arranging layers in 3D space
- Performing time stretches
- Working with 3D camera tracking
- Typesetting and animating text
- Adding effects like drop shadows and motion blur
- Creating and animating shape layers
- Building and delivering a broadcast package
Skill Level Intermediate
After Effects Apprentice: 14 Shape Layerswith Chris Meyer2h 20m Intermediate
The Creative Spark: Title Case, Typographic Artisanswith Jessica Hische28m 31s Intermediate
1. Roughing Out the Spot
2. Building the Hero Shot and Title
3. Creating Video Frames Using Shape Layers
4. Dressing Up the Background
5. Finalizing the Proof
6. Delivering the Results
7. Idea Corners
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