Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Preview Team Project (beta), part of After Effects CC 2017: New Features.
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- [Narrator] Let's have a look at the team project beta in action. So to begin, I can either create a new team project or in this case, I'm going to open an existing one. Here are some of the team projects that I've been participating on and I'll just choose this one at the top. So before I open that, I'll just show you a few of the other options here in the manage team projects dialogue, specifically the collaborators. So right now, this project is just shared with Rose and so in this demo, I'm going to show you changes that are made between me and Rose.
That's also where you could add more collaborators. And there are controls here to archive a project, only show the ones that belong to me and to invite more people here on this invites tab. I'll say open. Okay, I'll open this comp and clearly there is some missing footage. Now in team projects, your footage is local. That could be on a network. It could be on your own machine.
It is not up in the cloud. Only the project is stored in the cloud. I can type missing to find the missing footage as usual and there is a missing clip. If I go into the file menu, you'll notice a number of options here are grayed out including the replace footage. So the normal methods don't all apply here. In this case, to fix this broken link to the footage, I'm going to go to team project, media management and here I'm shown the path to where the footage existed when this project was saved.
So I'll go down through the files here and there is the footage in question and now I can choose new media mapping. Now in fact, I happen to know this file was renamed and converted to an mp4 so I'll just choose this file and I'll close it and now I have the footage local. At this point, I'm also going to just edit this text with my text tool and I will call this kaboom.
Okay, so at this point, you'll notice that there is no save or save as option. Now, all the changes that I've made so far have been saved locally automatically, but they haven't been saved to the cloud yet. That doesn't happen until I share them so I can do that either by using this little icon here share my changes to the team project server or by going back under that edit menu and under team project choosing share my changes.
Now at this point, I can make a comment and I can say replaced asset and updated text and now I'll click share and I get a notification that the project has been updated and I need to sync to the latest version. So I'm going to cancel and I can grab the latest changes right here and now I see the resolved conflicts dialogue.
So clearly, Rose and I were working on the same element. So now I have an option. I can keep my version. I can accept the version that she shared or I can copy and rename mine and take the shared one. So in this case, I think that Rose made a mistake working on my comp and I'm going to go ahead and keep my version. And now I've successfully resolved it and I can share this new version.
And that is now stored on the cloud. So I was just on the phone with Rose and she told me that actually she heard from the client and the final text is actually meant to be boom and I got it wrong. Now I can see here that a change has been made so I'll just click on this and now the comp is closed again but if I open it, it has been changed back to boom.
So that in a very brief nutshell is team projects beta. If you want to try it yourself, for now you'll need an enterprise or a team license of Creative Cloud and a sense of adventure.
The November 2016 release is just the first of many for After Effects CC 2017. Mark will update the course as soon as new features are released. Check back often for new tutorials.
- Using the CINEMA 4D renderer
- Workflow improvements
- Syncing with Typekit
- Applying Unmult as an animation preset
- Performance enhancements
- Collaborating on team projects