Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Finishing the Muybridge, part of After Effects Apprentice: 08 Nesting and Precomposing.
- [Instructor] 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 them nicely,…and used that group as an element in a final TV sized…composition.…But obviously, something's lacking, like background,…title, all sorts of elements.…Let's go through a few steps to convert this into…a proper promo or 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 you would think would be modern,…has a very old-timey look with this vignette,…and very strong vertical elements.…Now this might actually go nicely with this background.…'Cause Muybridge has an old tech look,…so vignetting might be a nice touch and it also has…a very vertical orientation to it.…So let's start by putting digital web behind the…
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.
- Grouping layers by nesting and precomposing
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 11/29/2012. What changed?
A: We added a new chapter, "Render Order Exceptions." It contains four new movies: Continuous rasterization, The Transform effect, Collapse transformations, and Compound effects. We also added a movie that shows our premium subscribers how to use the exercise files, including the new exercise files designed for After Effects CS6.