Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Rendering, part of After Effects Apprentice: 01 Pre-Roll.
Previewing only happens inside After Effects.…Eventually you want to get your composition out of After Effects and into other…programs, like an editing system, or web page design software.…To do that, you need to go to Composition and select Make Movie.…That says, again, take my current forward composition--the one that has the…yellow outline around it--and let's go render that to disk.…The shortcut for making movie is Command+M on Mac, Ctrl+M on Windows.…This will open up to Render Queue.…You can indeed queue up multiple compositions and have them render one after…another automatically.…
The rendering process in After Effects has two steps: First it has to render…their frame, calculate everything involved in that one frame at the current time…and save it in memory.…The second step is to take that frame in memory and output it, save it to disk.…That's why you see two different items appear in the Render Queue, even though…you queued up only one composition to render.…Both of these have presets. For Render Settings, Best Settings is usually your…
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.
- Understanding the user interface
- Customizing the user interface
- Importing sources, including using Adobe Bridge
- Managing compositions
- Previewing work
- Rendering (exporting) a creation
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/09/2012. What changed?
A: We have added new sets of exercise files designed for After Effects CS5.5 and After Effects CS6. We also added a movie that shows our premium subscribers how to use the exercise files.