Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring components for editors, part of After Effects Apprentice 15: Creating a Sports Opening Title.
Now the advantage of having with Multiple Output Modules for one…composition is it only needs to render the frame once.…And then you can write that frame multiple times.…This is far more efficient than rendering multiple copies of the same composition.…However, say you're handing this over to an editor.…Rather than giving him your Final Comp, they may ask for your components in case…we want to re-edit it later or create their own transition.…In this case, we've cued up Comp 1 and Comp 2 and rendering it either to the…codec that the editor requested or to the Lossless preset to get the maximum quality.…
Our Main Comp 1 was a short composition anyway. We'll handle at the end.…We do indeed want to render that whole composition.…But you might remember, Main Comp 2 was longer than the content that was in it.…And in that case, we had set up a work area that matched the actual content that…was supposed to go to the editor.…So this is a case where you do indeed want to make sure you have Work Area Only turned on.…
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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