Understanding precomposing


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Understanding precomposing

In this chapter, we are going to look at an important After Effects feature called Pre-composing. Basically, that is when you take a series of layers and group them together into another composition. There is a few reasons why you'd want to do that, and I have a few examples for you. So, hopefully that idea will crystallize as we go through these. Basically, I want to reiterate the problem we have with our last example. We had this biker girl who is biking and she's actually made up of several layers. There is pedals and a crank and the bike and she has two Legs, and there's a lot there.

So, animating her like kind of driving on the screen is a little bit more complex in that. So, what we are going to do is we are going to group these layers together into a composition that will be a layer in this composition. So, click on layer #6, the Biker Body layer - that's the topmost layer - and then hold the Shift key down and click on layer 12, the Biker Right Leg layer, which is an...

Understanding precomposing
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Understanding precomposing provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chad Perkins as part of the After Effects CS5 Essential Training

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