Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Block Dissolve effect, part of After Effects Apprentice 15: Creating a Sports Opening Title.
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In the last movie, we created our Skater comp, added the Skater movie, and then…created a solid and applied the Grid Effect to it.…Now, we'd like to apply a Block Dissolve that will animate on the movie.…We'll apply the Block Dissolve to a separate layer.…We don't want to apply it to the movie itself because we want the…Block Dissolve to exactly line up with the grid, and the grid has a relationship with…the size of the comp, not the size of the movie.…So I am going to apply the Block Dissolve to an Adjustment layer.…
I will select Layer > New > Adjustment layer, and that will create a container layer--…an empty layer at the top of the composition.…Any effects I apply to the adjustment layer will apply to all the layers below.…But to be more accurate, it applies an effect to a copy of a composite…of all the layers below.…The effect I will apply is Effect > Transition > Block Dissolve.…It's the very first transition.…The first parameter, Transition Completion, is what you would use to transition on…
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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