Why apply effects to solids?


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Why apply effects to solids?

There is another case where the combination of blending modes and effects comes in really handy and that's if you are trying to use an effect that create some sort of lighting effect like a Lens Flare. If you have the Exercise Files that came with this lesson, go ahead and open up the Project panel. If you can't see it, slide this bar along the top of its frame until you can see the word Project. Now I'm going to open up comp 07-Effects Solids Modes*Starter. If you don't have the Exercise Files, just create a comp with any piece of footage that might make sense with say a Lens Flare applied.

Now here I have a night scene and I've decided it might be interesting to include an additional Lens Flare off some light in this scene. Normally, you may think well to apply an effect like Lens Flare, I select my footage, search for Lens Flare, and apply that directly to my footage. Now you have a Lens Flare. It does have a flare center, an effect point, you can drag around and it...

Why apply effects to solids?
Video duration: 7m 11s 2h 40m Beginner Updated Nov 15, 2012

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Why apply effects to solids? provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 04: Layer Control

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After Effects
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