Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Using sequence layers with objects, part of After Effects Apprentice 04: Layer Control.
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There are times where that Cross Dissolve option comes in really handy, mainly…if your sources do not have the same size or shape or otherwise have partial…transparency or complex alpha channels.…I'll open up this next comp, 03b- Sequence - Alpha, and look at these sources.…I'll solo one at a time.…I've got an old-fashioned cell phone, a microscope, an old-fashioned computer monitor.…You can tell these are old models, huh? How quickly technology changes! And a wireframe wheel.…
They each have complex alphas so they don't completely obscure one another when…they are all turned on top of each other.…If I were to select all of them, right-click, go to Keyframe Assistant >…Sequence Layers, Overlap 1 second and say Dissolve Front Layer, the same thing I…did for the Full Frame videos,…you will see my problem.…I'll type U to see my keyframes.…As the phone starts to fade out, the layer underneath the microscope immediately…pops on at full opacity, which is very distracting, and as this starts to fade out, …
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- Sliding and trimming
- Slip-editing and insert-editing layers
- Employing blending modes to enhance layers and composites
- Applying, modifying, and saving animation presets and layer styles
- Using adjustment layers to affect multiple layers
- Experimenting with effects using Brainstorm
- Understanding pixel aspect ratios