Precomposing to group layers


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Precomposing to group layers

Trish Meyer: In the next couple of chapters I'll show you how to use the pre-compose option. If you have the exercise files, go ahead and open the pre-composed_1_Move project. In the next chapter, we'll use the second project called pre-compose leave. When you open the project, it's very simple. There's only one composition called wiredfruit. I'll open that and inside this composition there are five layers. The top layer is a 3D animation of a wireframe apple and layers two and three are a title layer and a subtitle.

And in the background we have two movies that are blended together. If I select the top three layers and press E for effects, you can see that I have the Drop Shadow effect applied to all three layers. Of course because I have three different Drop Shadow effects, every time I update the drop shadow on the Apple I have to make sure, I copy and paste the same settings to the other two layers. So it might not be the most efficient way of working, but it does a...

Precomposing to group layers
Video duration: 9m 42s 2h 25m Intermediate Updated Nov 29, 2012

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Precomposing to group layers provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 08: Nesting and Precomposing

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Video
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After Effects
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