Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Precomposing with Leave All attributes, part of After Effects Apprentice 08: Nesting and Precomposing.
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Trish Meyer: In the last movie, I took a boring gray apple and I used it as a matte and…filled it with a colorful movie.…Although I did end up with the look that I wanted, in this movie I'd like to…recommend a different workflow.…As a general rule, I do want to create a pre-comp with a track matte and the…fill all composited together.…That gives me the utmost flexibility so I can apply effects or keyframes to the…matte and the fills separately and in the main comp I can apply keyframes and…effects after the track matte has been composited.…
So if you are following along, I hope you didn't save the project, because we're…going to revert back to the original project.…And we are going to build it in a different way and that should bring me back…to exactly where I started with the Red Apple Starter comp and my boring gray apple.…So I'm working away and I have this great idea that I could make this apple…more interesting by adding a fill movie and let's just look at a couple of things here.…We have our composition, and you'll see it's five seconds long and it's a DV…
The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
- 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