Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring Collapse Transformations, part of After Effects Apprentice 08: Nesting and Precomposing.
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When we were working with the Continuous Rasterization in the previous two movies, you might have …noticed that this switch had a second name attached to it, Collapse Transformations, and …that's what we'll discuss in this movie. …I want to go ahead and close all my comps, I'm still in Render Order.aep, and I'm going …to open up the comp Collapse Transformations, Collapse*starter. …Here we have a very simple composite of a watch face over a background. …The watch face has been set to Overlay mode, so it has an interesting interaction with the background. …This is the composite in Normal mode and here's the composite in Overlay mode. …And we also, see that we have an effect applied, namely a drop shadow, and the transforms are …pretty much at their defaults including a 100% scale. …So After Effects is following it's normal order of applying a drop shadow, calculating …the transforms, then using the blending mode to composite this layer on top of those underneath. …Let's play a couple of games here. …
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- Grouping layers by nesting and pre-composing
- Identifying and solving render order issues
- Navigating composition hierarchies
- Editing a precomp while viewing the result in another composition
- Preserving the frame rate of a nested composition