Adobe After Effects 6.5 Studio Techniques by Mark Christiansen

By Mark Christiansen

Able to study the visible results secrets and techniques used at such modern studios as commercial mild + Magic and The Orphanage? Adobe After results 6.5 Studio suggestions conjures up you to take your paintings to the following point with realworld examples and insider innovations. Get blockbuster effects with no the massive funds as you delve deep into the essence of visible results. This booklet is going past traditional step by step guideline, educating you bread-and-butter results for you to adapt and mix for numerous tasks. actual suggestions from genuine pros: no one does it higher, and now they're going to convey you ways. realize the keys to examining your pictures from Stu Maschwitz, visible results manager for famous person Wars, Episode One and Sin urban. liberate the mysteries of linear colour area with Brendan Bolles, co-creator of the eLin plug-ins. grasp primary results ideas with Mark Christiansen, After results expert for The Orphanage at the Day After the next day. Compositing necessities: regardless of how subtle the impact, all of them commence from an identical development blocks. discover what you have been lacking approximately colour and lightweight matching, keying, movement monitoring, rotoscoping, operating with movie, and extra. complicated suggestions: Your aim will be results so strong that not anyone notices them. From sky alternative to explosions, from smoke to fireside, discover ways to carry your photographs to lifestyles and improve scenes with out someone ever realizing what they're seeing isn't really a hundred% actual. spouse CD-ROM: expert instruments produce specialist effects. Demo models of plug-ins from Andersson applied sciences, purple great software program, Frischluft, and Trapcode will increase your paintings. cease hoping on ready-made ideas and pre-built results. the best way to building up and customise your individual results with the instruments at handyou'll be surprised at how far better the implications glance!

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Section I: Working Foundations 43 44 Section I: Working Foundations The Auto-Zoom When Resolution Changes setting found in Preferences > Display enables you to use the keyboard shortcuts to change resolution, and the Composition window zooms in or out so that the Magnification setting matches resolution. I find this useful only in cases where I'm doing a lot of zooming in and out to check details followed by short previews, such as when pulling a color key or rotoscoping. 2. 2. Keyboard Commands for Changing Display Resolution RESOLUTION Full Half Quarter KEYBOARD SHORTCUT Ctrl+J/Cmd+J Ctrl+Shift+J/Cmd+Shift+J Ctrl+Shift+Alt+J/Cmd+Shift+Option+J Zooming and navigating around footage at first seems the same as in other Adobe applications: Hold down the spacebar or activate the Hand tool (H) to move its position around in the window.

Guide Layer prevents the gradient from appearing in any subsequent comp or render; here it is nested into a main comp that shows only a checkerboard background (right). 48 Section I: Working Foundations Section I: Working Foundations 49 [View full size image] [View full size image] Section I: Working Foundations 49 50 Section I: Working Foundations Changing the Channel Why are single channels useful? " Another way in which you will want to continually check your work is by studying footage one color channel at a time or by looking only at the alpha channel.

Unfortunately, your preview speed may be much slower. 32). Assuming that you don't want this adjustment layer to render, you can set it, too, to be a guide layer. Most of the time, this won't be necessary. If you ever complain that you can't preview a single channel at full-speed, however, remember this simple work-around. It will work for any preview-only effect you wish to set. 32. The same result, displaying only the green channel, but this time using the Shift Channels effect applied to an adjustment layer, which is also set as a guide layer.

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