Introduction to Compositions in Adobe After Effects


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Understanding compositions

I like to think of compositions in After Effects much like a stage in a theater. It's the place where you set everything up for your final animation. To create a composition, all you have to do is go to the Project panel and click on this button down here at the bottom or go up to the Composition pulldown menu and choose New Composition. In here, we can name our composition or choose a custom preset. For this course, we're going to be using the preset DVCPRO HD 23.976.

But of course, that's not going to be quite good enough. I'd like to change things a little bit more by changing the Width to 1280 and then click on the Pixel Aspect Ratio pulldown and make sure it's set to Square Pixels. I like working in Square Pixels with graphics just because I found, for me, it tends to make things a little bit easier. Now just for the sake of ease of use, I'd like to change my Frame Rate to 24. You can leave yours 23.976 but, like I said, my comps are going to be built at 24 f...

Understanding compositions
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Understanding compositions provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ian Robinson as part of the After Effects CS6 Essential Training

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