Preparing the file for After Effects


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Preparing the file for After Effects

With our digital matte painting finished, we're ready to take the finish into After Effects and create an animation. However, you don't want to bring this multilayered work file into After Effects. All these layers will make the project larger that needs to be and harder to deal with. First, make sure you've saved this work file with all of the layers before you start this process. We will reduce the number of layers for After Effects, but you may want to return to the many-layered version to make corrections. So go up to the top menu and save your project. Then save it again under a new name.

I'm going to name it the same as the original plate ~MountainChalet_671035, and add "ForAE," or For After Effects, at the end. Then save it as a layered Photoshop file. Now you need to reduce the number of layers in this new file. What I need for After Effects is the landscape separate, the sky separate, and the Multiply and Overlay layer is separate so I can fade them on....

Preparing the file for After Effects
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Preparing the file for After Effects provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by David Mattingly as part of the Digital Matte Painting: Changing a Scene From Summer to Winter

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