Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Transform effect, part of After Effects Apprentice: 08 Nesting and Precomposing.
- [Instructor] To recap our dilemma,…with Continuous Rasterization turned off…for this vector-based layer…Transformations are occurring after Effects,…and that means the Rotation and the Scale are happening…after the Bevel Alpha and the Drop Shadow.…The good things are the Drop Shadow distance…and the Bevel Alpha size are both being scaled up…along with the layer,…the negatives are the Bevel Alpha angle…and the Drop Shadow angle are being rotated…as the layer is being rotated.…If we enable Continuous Rasterization…for this vector-based layer…Transforms are occurring before Effects…and now the Rotation is happening…before the Effects are applied,…which is a good thing for the Drop Shadow…and Bevel Alpha direction,…but it's a bad thing for the size of the Bevel Alpha…compared to the ever-expanding type…and for the Drop Shadow distance.…
You can use pre-composing to solve some of these problems,…but in this movie we're going to use the Transform effect,…which is a different solution.…I'm going to show you two different ways…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice.
- Grouping layers by nesting and precomposing
- Identifying and solving render order issues
- Navigating composition hierarchies
- Editing a precomp while viewing the result in another composition
- Preserving the frame rate of a nested composition
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 11/29/2012. What changed?
A: We added a new chapter, "Render Order Exceptions." It contains four new movies: Continuous rasterization, The Transform effect, Collapse transformations, and Compound effects. We also added a movie that shows our premium subscribers how to use the exercise files, including the new exercise files designed for After Effects CS6.