Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects: Essential & Advanced Techniques by Chris MeyerTrish and Chris Meyer share fifteen years of real-world film and video production experience inside the critically acclaimed Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects. More than a step-by-step review of the features in After Effects, you will learn how the program thinks so that you can realize your own visions more quickly and efficiently. This full-color book is jammed full of tips, gotchas, and sage advice that will help you survive whatever your next project throws at you.
Creating Motion Graphics 4th Edition has been heavily revised, reuniting the previous two volumes plus adding detailed coverage of new features introduced in After Effects 7 and CS3 Professional to form one massive, essential reference. The enclosed DVD-ROM contains source footage and project files for the numerous exercises which help reinforce each concept. The DVD also includes over 180 pages of additional information, including lengthy Bonus Chapters on Expressions and Effects.
Authored in CS3, also included is access to a free web chapter written for CS4.
* Free CS4 web chapter included with the book
* Mastering animation through the use of keyframes, motion paths, and the Graph Editor
* Blending imagery using alpha channels, masks, mattes, modes, and stencils
* Building groups and hierarchies through parenting and nested comps
* Extended coverage of type animation, paint tools and 3D space
* Advanced subjects such as keying, motion tracking, expressions, and video issues
* Includes over 180 PDF pages of bonus content on the DVD
* Extensive coverage of the new CS3 features including the Shape and Puppet tools, Brainstorm, per-character 3D text, color management, and more!
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Trish and Chris Meyer are principals in Crish Design formerly known as CyberMotion , an award-winning motion graphic design studio. They teach motion graphics at numerous events around the country. We'll explain the different types of alphas, how to create them, and how to manage them; 2: Working with Photoshop Includes the oft-misunderstood concept of Continuous Rasterization and how this affects the rendering order; 4: Paint Since it offers some features not supported by Paint, we demonstrate ways to use it in production.
But, before I get further, it should be noted that Trish and Chris Meyer are highly regarded in the field of motion graphics, having an extensive background some 17 years and a plethora of professional work to their credit. A look at their website, Crish Design , would definitely be worth your time. They are also very active educators, with their online training at Lynda. At over pages, this book is packed and I mean packed cover-to-cover with information. And while reading through it, I had to wonder just how many hours the authors must spend to be able to continually update this title so well.
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Trish and Chris Meyer share over 17 years of hard-earned, real-world film and video production experience inside this critically acclaimed text. More than a step-by-step review of the features in AE, readers will learn how the program thinks so that they can realize their own visions more quickly and efficiently. This full-color book is packed with tips, gotchas, and sage advice that will help users thrive no matter what projects they might encounter. New chapters cover the revolutionary new Roto Brush feature, as well as mocha and mocha shape. The print version is also accompanied by a DVD that contains project files and source materials for all the techniques demonstrated in the book, as well as nearly pages of bonus chapters on subjects such as expressions, scripting, and effects. Here at Walmart. Your email address will never be sold or distributed to a third party for any reason.
Vector graphics are made up of lines and curves defined by mathematical objects called vectors , which describe an image according to its geometric characteristics. Examples of vector graphics elements within After Effects include mask paths, shapes on shape layers, and text on text layers. Raster images sometimes called bitmap images use a rectangular grid of picture elements pixels to represent images. Each pixel is assigned a specific location and color value. Video footage, image sequences transferred from film, and many other types of images imported into After Effects are raster images. Vector graphics maintain crisp edges and lose no detail when resized, because they are resolution-independent.