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Adobe After Effects 6.5 Studio Techniques by Mark Christiansen

By Mark Christiansen

Able to research the visible results secrets and techniques used at such modern studios as business gentle + Magic and The Orphanage? Adobe After results 6.5 Studio strategies conjures up you to take your paintings to the following point with realworld examples and insider ideas. Get blockbuster effects with no the large finances 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. genuine suggestions from genuine execs: not anyone does it greater, and now they will exhibit you the way. observe the keys to examining your photographs from Stu Maschwitz, visible results manager for celebrity Wars, Episode One and Sin urban. release the mysteries of linear colour house with Brendan Bolles, co-creator of the eLin plug-ins. grasp basic results suggestions with Mark Christiansen, After results expert for The Orphanage at the Day After day after today. Compositing necessities: regardless of how refined the influence, all of them begin 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 strategies: Your aim could be results so solid that nobody notices them. From sky substitute to explosions, from smoke to fireside, discover ways to convey your pictures to existence and improve scenes with out a person ever understanding what they're seeing isn't really a hundred% genuine. spouse CD-ROM: specialist instruments produce specialist effects. Demo types of plug-ins from Andersson applied sciences, pink monstrous software program, Frischluft, and Trapcode will improve your paintings. cease counting on ready-made suggestions and pre-built results. the best way to building up and customise your personal results with the instruments at handyou'll be surprised at how far better the implications glance!

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Although the automatic settings in After Effect are great most of the time, it pays to understand how they work for those times you need to do some manual tweaking. Take a closer look. Interpreting Footage This book generally eschews the practice of taking you menu by menu through After Effects. Sometimes, however, the UI perfectly encapsulates a set of production challenges. The Interpret Footage dialog, then, is like a section-by-section checklist of all that can go wrong when you import footage: misinterpreted Alpha, incorrect Frame Rate, misadjusted Fields and Pulldown settings, incorrect Pixel Aspect Ratio.

Just as green areas at the top of your Timeline window indicate frames that have been cached to RAM, blue areas have been cached to the Disk Cache. In most cases, even setting this to the default 2 GB (2000 MB) size greatly extends your caching capability without occupying needed disk space (because you shouldn't be filling your drives to more than 90% of capacity anyhow, and even modest machines have tens if not hundreds of gigabytes of space these days). If RAM previews are still slowing you down by taking too long to render and refined motion is not critical to your preview, you can take advantage of the option to skip frames in RAM preview.

It pertains to specific options for dealing with time and space (see Chapter 4) and for working with motion blur and 3D (see Chapter 9, "Virtual Cinematography"). Previewing Like a Pro Nothing sets you apart as a visual effects pro more than the way you examine footage. I had a tax accountant years ago who dealt solely with artists, who encouraged me to write off my VCR (this was before DVDs were common currency) and any movies I rented. She told me that the IRS had no idea of the way that effects people look at moviesback and forth over the same section, frame by frame, and so onnor the wear and tear it puts on video equipment.

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