Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Quizzler challenges, part of After Effects Apprentice 08: Nesting and Precomposing.
- [Narrator] To build upon what you already 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 a 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, say you've been working on…a little design idea here, where in one composition…you've got a couple layers that have been moded together,…you've applied a couple of effects to them…to create this sort of xerox or mimeograph sort of look,…and you're using that as an element inside…a second composition where you've added a soft…feathered mask around that element.…
Your client comes in and takes a look at it and says,…yeah, they like where this is going, however,…they're bored with circles, could you make this a more…interesting shape, perhaps apply in warp effect to it?…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice.
- Grouping layers by nesting and precomposing
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 11/29/2012. What changed?
A: We added a new chapter, "Render Order Exceptions." It contains four new movies: Continuous rasterization, The Transform effect, Collapse transformations, and Compound effects. We also added a movie that shows our premium subscribers how to use the exercise files, including the new exercise files designed for After Effects CS6.