Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Duplicating precomps, part of After Effects Apprentice: 15 Creating a Sports Opening Title.
If you remember, in the final animation we actually had three video screens, the…Skater, the Glider, and the Windsurfer.…Now that we have done all this work with the Skater movie, it's very simple to…create duplicate comps for the other two video panels.…I will bring the Project panel forward.…We've actually provided in the Finished Comps folder, inside the Precomps folder, all the…duplicate comps that you will need.…For instance, here is the Skater_ finished comp and the Reflection, the Glider…and the Glider Reflection, the Windsurfer and the Windsurfer Refection.…
But if you are creating these elements with your own footage or just curious how…we created these duplicate comps, let me show you how easy that is.…I will return to the Skater comp that's in the MyPrecomps folder, and I will duplicate it.…You can use the shortcut Command+D on Mac, Ctrl+D on Windows, or use…Edit > Duplicate and that creates a duplicate called Skater 2.…I will double-click to open it--and this is an exact duplicate of the skater…
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.
- Building a 3D world
- Working with layered Illustrator files
- Synchronizing to music
- Using text animation presets
- Rendering strategies
- Working with widescreen video, including 4:3 center cut and safe area considerations
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Floor
2. The Video Wall
3. The Dial
4. Creating the Main Composition
5. The Camera Move
6. Creating a Title
7. Lighting and Shadows
8. Further Polish
9. Finishing the Comps
10. Client Changes
11. Render Strategies
12. Bonus: Creating the Ring inside After Effects
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