Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Organize a VFX comp down in number of layers, part of After Effects Compositing 02: Matching Foreground to Background.
…Ask anyone with experience in the app what they like least about After Effects.…And the result will be nearly unanimous.…Pre-comping.…Now, motion graphics artists have more justification…to create dozens or even hundreds of layers.…But for visual effects, it's usually a mistake if…your comp, has more than, about a dozen layers.…In this lesson I'm going to show you really briefly,…the benefits of keeping things more tidy and organized.…
So, here is a comp that is nearly complete.…And you can see it has about 14 layers.…Not too bad.…Course I can't see them all, without either reducing…my view up here, or bringing this up full screen.…I'll do that.…And my layers are even very nicely labeled,…so I didn't stick with the source names.…I went in and hit Return and gave them individual names.…And I toggle between them of course, using this layer name source name toggle.…That's pretty good.…The thing is though, this isn't easy to scan.…
I can't really tell much about how this is organized.…Even though I have these good labels, so.…
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- Desaturating with tint
- Creating depth of field
- Reducing or removing grain
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1. Compositing Is Matching
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3. Introducing Depth
4. Organize Projects for VFX
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