Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video And there's more..., part of After Effects CC 2013 New Features.
…In the previous chapters I showed you the real…big features that have been added to After Effects.…However, there's lots of small features that get added along the way as well.…I'll run though a few of them here.…One that's going to trip some of us up is the Comp Mini-Flowchart.…If you have nested compositions, before you could…place your cursor somewhere, such as over the Comp…panel, tap the Shift key, and you would…get a Mini-Flowchart But you're not getting it anymore.…That's because it's moved it to the Tab key.…
The Shift key is used by the operating system for many functions and was…getting in the way of After Effects…trying to open this very handy little Mini-Flowchart.…So, if you want to use the Mini-Flowchart in the…future, get used to hitting Tab instead of Shift.…Speaking of pressing the Shift key, there's also…been an addition to the Shift parenting feature.…I am going to press Shift + F4 to open up the Parenting panel.…A nice recent addition to After Effects is when you try…to parent one layer to another you had a couple of options.…
The September 2013 update brought the new Rigid Mask Tracker, as well as additional ways to scale up footage cleanly, while the highlight of the December 2013 update was the ability to convert parametric shape layers to Bézier paths, and Bézier paths into shape layers. The NAB 2014 update shows off important new integration with Adobe Premiere Pro and Typekit, as well major updates to effects. Smaller yet still important new and enhanced features in each release are also touched on throughout. As always, Chris doesn't just show you where these new features are, but how to apply them to your own projects, along with preferred working practices and potential gotchas.
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- Integrating with CINEMA 4D
- Using the Refine Edge tool to fine-tune mattes
- Applying Reverse Stabilization
- Preserving scale while stabilizing
- Working with layer snapping
- Finding missing footage, fonts, and effects
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 01/14/2014. What changed?
A: Chris added two new chapters covering updates to After Effects CC. Chapter 5 covers the new Rigid Mask Tracker and footage scaling capabilities and Chapter 6 covers the ability to convert parametric shape layers to Bezier paths and Bezier paths into shape layers.
Q: This course was updated on 5/8/2014. What changed?
A: We twelve new movies, covering what's changed in After Effects CC since the May 2013 initial release, the changes released in October 2013, and the changes announced at the 2014 NAB Show, such as Premiere Pro and Typekit integration, and effects masks.
Q: This course was updated on 11/20/14. What changed?
A: Four movies were updated to reflect changes in After Effects CC 2014.1. Additionally, seven new movies were added, covering changes to the interface, the release of CINEWARE v2 and CINEMA 4D Lite R16, updates to mocha, Dynamic Link color management with Premiere Pro and Media Encoder, and more.
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After Effects CC 2013 Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson14h 51m Appropriate for all
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November 2014 Update
NAB 2014 Update
December 2013 Update
October 2013 Update
May 2013 Initial Release
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