Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Quizzler challenges, part of After Effects Apprentice 08: Nesting and Precomposing.
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Chris Meyer: To build upon what you've learned in the previous chapters inside this lesson,…we have a couple of Quizzler challenges for you.…Both of them involve understanding the render order inside After Effects and…using that combination of nested compositions plus some other tricks you've…learned in other lessons to solve these problems.…If you have access to the exercise files, open up the Quizzler.aep composition.…For your first challenge, so you've been working on a little design idea here,…where in one composition, you've got a couple of layers that have been molded…together, you apply a couple of effects to them, you create a sort of xerox or…mimeograph sort of look,…and you are using that as an element inside a second composition where you have…added a soft feathered mask around that element.…
Your client comes in and takes look at and says yeah, they like the way this is…going, however they are bored with circles. Could you make it some more…interesting shape, perhaps playing a Warp effect to it?…
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- 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