Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Finishing the Muybridge promo, part of After Effects Apprentice 08: Nesting and Precomposing.
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Chris Meyer: Back in the first chapter in this lesson, we went ahead and took this…Muybridge sequence, replicated it eight times across a wide composition,…staggered the timing, arranged it nicely, and used that group as an element in…a final DV sized compositions.…But obviously, something is lacking like background, title, all sorts of element.…Let's go through a few steps to convert this into a promo or an show opener.…Now, in the exercise files that came with this project,…we gave you several abstract backgrounds to play with: this Alien Atmospheres…lighting effect, very interesting, this Code Rage which has a very busy modern…grungy look, and Digital Web, which despite having the web name which you would…think would be modern has a very old tiny look with this vignette and very…strong vertical elements.…
Now this might actually go nicely with this background, because Muybridge has an old type look.…So vignetting might be a nice touch and it also has a very vertical orientation to it.…
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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