Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Outputting for web, part of After Effects Apprentice: 15 Creating a Sports Opening Title.
Finally, your client may ask you for a small web version, such as half size,…particularly with high-def video.…It's very common to deliver 960 wide, rather than a 1920 wide final render.…So from the Output Module there, After Effects gives you several different…options: Flash video, the newer flavor of it, that's based on the H.264 Codec or H.264 itself.…H.264 has become a very common web format, but again, check with your…client, see what they want.…
Depending on which variant you choose, After Effects does provide some…additional format options for the Encoder.…I'll cancel out of there.…If your client is asking for say a half-size video, again, this is where the…Resize dialog comes in handy.…In this case I kept Lock Aspects Ratio on, and I set up half of the dimensions…for the Width, and automatically I was given half dimensions for the Height.…Just your client may ask you for different target size depending on the layout…of, say, the web page. Maybe there are columns or say 620 pixels across. By keeping…
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.
- Building a 3D world
- Working with layered Illustrator files
- Synchronizing to music
- Using text animation presets
- Rendering strategies
- Working with widescreen video, including 4:3 center cut and safe area considerations
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Floor
2. The Video Wall
3. The Dial
4. Creating the Main Composition
5. The Camera Move
6. Creating a Title
7. Lighting and Shadows
8. Further Polish
9. Finishing the Comps
10. Client Changes
11. Render Strategies
12. Bonus: Creating the Ring inside After Effects
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