Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Manipulating and customizing workspaces, part of After Effects Apprentice: 01 CC Pre-Roll.
- The layout of your user interface, which panels and frames…you have open, how you have them arranged, and how you have…them sized, is referred to as a workspace.…After Effects comes with several preset workspaces,…and as of version 13.6 and later, they appear in something…known as a workspace bar.…Previously, there was a menu to click on up here.…Now, you can quickly click on names of proper workspaces…and change in between them.…Whenever a panel does not have room to display all of your…available options, there's an Overflow menu.…
In this case, the workspace Overflow menu reveals several…other preset workspaces, plus the ability to edit which…workspaces appear on the bar, plus the ability to duplicate…or delete workspaces.…Whenever you've chosen one of these main workspaces,…underneath its options menu is the ability to reset it…to its original layout.…That's very helpful if you've created a mess, or if someone…else has been playing with your computer.…If you've made a modification to your workspace, which we're…
If you are still using a pre–Creative Cloud version of After Effects, such as CS6, we suggest you watch After Effects Apprentice 01: CS Pre-Roll instead. There have been numerous changes to the After Effects interface, especially in the area of previewing.
- Understanding what's where in After Effects CC
- Customizing the user interface
- Importing sources, including essential settings
- Managing compositions and composition hierarchies
- Previewing work
- Rendering (and exporting) an After Effects project