Using common elements


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Using common elements

Chris Meyer: If you have access to the exercise files that came with this project, open up the comp AEA_Nesting_2-Common. If instead you're working out of our book After Effects Apprentice, 2nd Edition we're in Lesson 6. Open up the comp 06c-Nesting2.aep. Select this, click Open, and like with the previous chapter we're going to open up the Finished Movie folder, then watch a movie the result we are trying to attain. Here you see we have a simple move on a map that is larger in our original composition and three plates with different cities on them are popping up over time.

Notice that those backing plates are identical for each of the cities. Whenever you have a common design element that you will be using repeatedly inside a project, it's a great idea if you can create just one of them and then point back to that one original rather than recreate it from scratch every single time you need another one. That way if you needed to make a change that basic template element, y...

Using common elements
Video duration: 5m 30s 2h 25m Intermediate Updated Nov 29, 2012

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Using common elements provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 08: Nesting and Precomposing

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Video
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After Effects
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