Join Ian Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Delivering animation with transparency, part of After Effects Guru: Animating Logos.
When it comes time to render out your…finished animation, if you want to render it with…any semblence of transparency, you should probably go…through a couple preparation steps, before you actually output.…So to show you what I mean, let's jump into our project.…If we look in the project here you can see I've…got a bug element that we've created, obviously from the last video.…Now this bug element does definitely…have transparency.…If I go to my color channels here I can…open up my alpha channel, and sure enough, there's my transparency.…
Now, with things that are rather dim like this, what I…recommend doing is rendering your Alpha channel with a straight mat.…So to do that, I'm going to go…open the Composition and choose Add to Render Queue.…And in my render queue here, under my Lossless settings,…I'm going to choose RGB plus a, and under Color, I'm going to choose Straight.…What this does is, tells After Effects to automatically fill in any extra…information it needs to, to fill out the edges of that animation.…
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- Optimizing bitmap and vector logos
- Repeating animation with the Keyframe Assistant
- Animating with colors
- Animating type logos
- Building and saving transitional elements
- Rendering your animation