Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Starting a new composition, part of After Effects Apprentice 15: Creating a Sports Opening Title.
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Now that Trish has shown you how to build pre-comps with our various components…in it, I'm going to show you how to take these components and create some main…compositions to build our final promo.…I'm going to take a peek at what our goal is here.…Our final composition is 10 seconds long, and it looks like I have a division…here at the 4-second mark.…So I am going to create two different main comps, one that covers the first four…seconds of the final, and a second that covers the remaining six seconds of it.…I'll close this comp for now, choose my Comps folder, and go to…Composition > New Composition.…
If you like, you can also click on this Create a New Comp button down the bottom…of the project panel.…New Comp, I am going to choose the size of NTSC Widescreen Square Pixel, we can…always render to an anamorphic pixel format later on.…Even though I only need four seconds, I'm going to set a duration of five seconds…just to make sure I have a little bit of extra handle, in case we decide to do a…
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- Building a 3D world
- Working with layered Illustrator files
- Synchronizing to music
- Using text animation presets
- Rendering strategies
- Working with widescreen video, including 4:3 center cut and safe area considerations