Universe has a dashboard in Premiere and After Effects that simplifies the way you work with effects by providing visual options and a preset gallery all in one place. Learn how to access it and apply effects in a brand-new way.
- [Tutor] In this movie, we're going to talk about working with the red giant universe dashboard. And this dashboard is only available in Adobe premier pro and after effects while red giant universe works in several NLEs, including final cut pro 10, avid media composer and DaVinci resolve. On top of premiere pro and after effects, you'll only find the dashboard in these Adobe programs. To follow along if you have access to the exercise files and have premier pro and universe installed on your system, head to the universe premier pro folder, and under trans coded universe, you'll see that there is a premiere pro project file, the P-R-P-O-J file, you'll need the latest version of premiere pro 2020 installed on your system. And once you do, simply open your project file inside of premiere pro 2020. Once you do premiere pro will launch your projects and you should see the zero underscore three dashboard intro sequence pop-up. For any reason that you don't, inside your project panel, simply head to the exercise files folder and inside the chapter zero folder, double click the zero underscore three sequence, and it will be ready to go. In the event that you need to reconnect to media, you can head to the footage folder, make sure that all of your clips are selected in this folder. So by pressing command A or Ctrl A and by right clicking on one of these files, you can choose the link media option. By doing this you'll be able to reconnect the media in that same premiere pro folder that we saw. To bring up the dashboard, simply head to the window menu, to extensions, and you'll find the RG universe dashboard. Same thing inside of after effects. I would recommend that if you're going to be using this quite a bit, which you should if you have universe, is to duck it somewhere for easy access whenever you bring it up. For the time being I'm just going to put it next to my bin and here we can see it. And let's head simply right over here by clicking on the word universe, to see all of the effects included inside of universe. Once you get more and more familiar with universe, you should keep in mind that you can go in here and when you a certain effect that you like such as camera shake, you can Mark one of these as a favorite. This makes it easier to find later on and with over 80 plus effects, now you can simply go to your favorites and find any of your favorite effects listed here. Heading back to universe, the other thing I should mention about this view is the ease of use of getting familiar with a certain effect. In this example, I'm actually going to head over here to the edge glow effect and we're going to just single click it and under it are a series of presets that you can now apply to a given selected clip or asset. I'll choose to apply the warm preset. And you should also note here that this is a favorite that you can Mark as well. This will just Mark the edge glow as a favorite. Unlike other premier pro effects where you don't have visual cues to what they do minus the LaMettry panel, this a very efficient way to work. You could head into a specific category such as even transitions. Now let's go to the channel blur and as you hover scrub over it, you'll be able to see what the transition does. And then if you single click, it will reveal all of the transition possibilities or presets that have been created for this specific transition. Now there's a little gear icon at the top of this as well, which allows you to see a few different things that are activated automatically. These are showing tool tips and thumbnails, but you can also do a few things like clear the most recent effects or your favorites if you want to start from scratch. And if you needed to, you could always close the dashboard after applying an effect preset. I prefer to have mine open for the main reason that in the majority of cases inside of premiere pro and after effects, I find myself looking at more and more presets that I want to work with and I don't want to close it right away. So there's a little bit of an overview of the universe dashboard. We'll get more familiar with this in the next few movies, and actually even save it to our workspace.
This course was created by Nick Harauz. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.
- Leveraging blurs
- Making transitions pop
- Laying out lots of text
- Animating logos without keyframes
- Building HUD displays
- Saving presets and stacked effects