Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Using precomposing to rewire the render order, part of After Effects Apprentice 08: Nesting and Precomposing.
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In the previous movie we fixed the problem with the visual rendering order by using two compositions.…We nested one competition into a second and then we could pick and choose which attributes rendered in which comp.…That was a fairly simple example, and we could fix it with Nesting because our first composition…only had one layer in it.…But that's not a very real world example, so in this movie, I'd like to show you how…to fix a similar problem using Pre-compose instead of Nesting.…
I'm still using the Render Order project, and if you have any Comps open, let's close…them all up by selecting Close All from the Composition Panel.…The comp I want to open is in the Render Example 2 folder, and it's called Circle. I'll RAM Preview.…What we have here is the same movie we were using earlier.…It's been masked, and we have a number of effects applied to it, and there is a title…and a background movie.…
The problem I'm having with this movie is that I've masked it into a perfect circle,…but the effects I've applied are skewing it and distorting it so that it's no longer a circle.…
The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
- Grouping layers by nesting and pre-composing
- 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