Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Rendering the final movie, part of After Effects Apprentice 02: Basic Animation.
Now, it's time to render my animation to disk.…Before I render, I'll make sure to save the project.…And with the Comp panel active, I will select Composition > Make Movie.…The shortcut is Command+M on Mac, Ctrl+M on Windows.…When you make a movie, the Render Queue will open, and it will add this…composition to the Render Queue.…You can also add a composition to the Render Queue by dragging it directly…from the Project panel.…Notice the Render Queue opens in the same frame as the Timeline.…
Now in the Pre-Roll lesson, we covered the Render settings in the Output module.…So just to recap, Best Settings means it will render at quality and full…resolution, meaning every pixel will be rendered.…The only setting I'd like the change is Time Span.…The default is to use the work area only.…I want to make sure my time span is set to the full length of the comp.…You might be able to want to update the Render Setting template itself.…In the Output Module, I will click on Lossless to open the Output Module Setting.…
After Effects Apprentice is created by Trish and Chris Meyer and designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice.
- Starting a project from scratch
- Building a composition
- Arranging and transforming layers interactively and numerically
- Animating parameters including motion paths
- Applying and re-using effects
- Creating variations and rendering the final movie
- Importing layered Photoshop files
- Understanding alpha channels
- Avoiding common mistakes
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/09/2012. What changed?
A: We added new movies on using the exercise files that come with this course, and working with the Global Performance Cache in After Effects CS6. We have also added exercise files designed for After Effects CS6.
Q: This course was updated on 11/07/2016. What changed?
A: We updated eight movies to stay up to date with the latest changes in After Effects CC.