Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Quizzler solution two: Sequenced fades, part of After Effects Apprentice 04: Layer Control.
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The second Quizzler challenge involved how would you go about building on…these layers in sequence.…You've learned how to do a lot of editing in this lesson, including how to slide…layers and fade things in and out, but are there any tools in After Effects…which might make this a little bit easier and help automate parts of the process?…Well, yes there is. Sequence Layers.…I'll go ahead and open up the Starter composition that came with the Exercise Files.…Here we have our four objects already in space, and let's go about trimming…and arranging them.…I mention when I laid out the challenge that I want these each beyond for two…seconds, then cross-fade for a third second.…
So let's give sequence layers the impression that each of these segments is…going to be three seconds long.…I am actually going to back up to 2:29, since the time from 0 to 2:29 is 3 seconds.…Select all my layers and remember that After Effects remembers the order…I select layers in.…So if I want that cell phone to be first, I need to select him first actually,…
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- Sliding and trimming
- Slip-editing and insert-editing layers
- Employing blending modes to enhance layers and composites
- Applying, modifying, and saving animation presets and layer styles
- Using adjustment layers to affect multiple layers
- Experimenting with effects using Brainstorm
- Understanding pixel aspect ratios