Setting up nested compositions


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Setting up nested compositions

So now that we have our Photoshop files pretty much ready to go, we can bring them into After Effects and then break them up into separate composition so that we can animate it a little bit more quickly. So let's go ahead and do that. So I have got my Photoshop files saved out here and I'm going to go into After Effects and then just go Import, File and I'm on my Desktop/Exercise Files/Monsterpiece and we are in Assets/Photoshop, to follow along with me on that.

So we have got Frank scene 7 version 3, that's what we are working on. Now it's going to ask us whether we want to import as footage, composition, crop layers composition and the layer options doesn't really matter. I'm just going to merge my layer styles into footage. I don't think I have any, but if I do then we will go ahead and just make everything go faster. So again what this does is it brings in all my layers right here, all gazillion and +1 layers, and it creates a composition with all those layers....

Setting up nested compositions
Video duration: 4m 29s 4h 6m Intermediate

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Setting up nested compositions provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the After Effects CS3: Animating Characters

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3D + Animation
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After Effects
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