Transitions can be useful devices for switching scenes. In this video, learn about how and when to use them.
- [Instructor] Transitions can be useful devices for switching scenes. These examples were generated using Boris Sapphire, which is a third-party plugin, and then pre-rendered. They can be used as mattes if required, so you already have a library of transitional wipes at your disposal. We can also look at some of the animation presets After Effects has to offer. If we come over to our effects and presets and find transitions, let's just look at some of the wipes here. Drop this down. So there's quite a few here. Let's look at the wedge wipe preset. So as before, we can drop this onto our solid layer or onto the layer in the timeline here or you could just double-click it with the layer selected. So with the layer selected, double-click from the animation presets list and it will be applied. So we can see that we have our effect controls. And we're using the radial wipe effect to create this. So let's just scrub through and see what we get. That's being wiped on as we scrub through. Feel free to explore some of the other transitions that are native to After Effects. And they're a great starting point if you're in a hurry. But the focus of this chapter will be to build several transition devices from scratch which we'll use to switch between the messages of our branded content.
This course was created by Andy Needham. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.
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