Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with compound effects, part of After Effects Apprentice 08: Nesting and Precomposing.
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I would like to conclude this section on render order exceptions by showing you one more case …where the way After Effects renders layers may not be exactly what you expected. …I've opened up the composition Compound Effects.aep, and I'm going to open up the one comp, Compound Effects*starter. …Here we have a pulley and a background layer. …Let's say our boss would like to use this pulley as a textured embossed bug in one corner of the video. …I'm going to press the apostrophe to bring up the action and title safe grids, select …my pulley, tuck it down here, down in the very edge of action safe to make sure it's …not cropped off by the bezel of any old TV, type S for scale, scale down a little bit …and position it, and you can do this to taste. …I am going to go ahead and make it fairly innocuous and put it down here in the corner like that. …And just for good measure I'm going to add an Animation Preset to it called Rotate Over Time. …This is a behavior that automatically rotates a layer as time marches on. …
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- 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