Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring continuous rasterization, part of After Effects Apprentice 08: Nesting and Precomposing.
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In the past few movies, we've been focusing on the internal render order that After Effects …uses when calculating each layer. …Normally it's Masks, followed by Effects, followed by Transformations, and if you have …it applied, followed by Layer Styles which happen last in this chain. …You can not drag and reorder these processing steps, but you can use precompositions to …divide up parts of the rendering task, for example, do an effect in a precomp, then move …to a final comp and perform additional transformations and masking, et cetera. …Understanding this render order goes a long ways towards demystifying what After Effects …is doing when it creates a composite. …However, After Effects does not always follow this rendering order and these exceptions …are what we're going to focus on in the next few movies. …We're still in the composition Render Order.aep. …Close all compositions you may have opened previously, then open up the Comp > Render …Example 3 > Rasterization. …The biggest exception is something called Continuous Rasterization, and this only applies …
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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