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Adobe After Effects 3.1 Tutorial


Adobe After Effects 3.1 is a multi-layer, graphics, animation, and compositing program in which you have the ability to manipulate 2D layers in a 3D space. In this Virtual Training Company tutorial, Ian Cowles will guide you step by step through many small projects to help you learn AfterEffects 3.1 inside and out. You will learn about masking, framerates, and modeling techniques. Before long, you will be creating and rendering projects of your own! To get started, just click one of the movie links below.

Introduction

Introduction
About the Tutorials
Missing Footage

Concepts & Quickstart

Projects
Footage
Composition
Layers
Modeling
Rendering

Anatomy of After Effects

Project Window
Composition Window
Time Layout Palette
Layer Window
Tools Palette
Info Palette
Time Control Palette
Audio Palette
Shortcuts

Projects

Import Motion Footage
Interlaced Footage
3 to 2 Pulldown
Import Photoshop Files
Alpha Channels
Import Illustrator Files
Import a Project
Replace/Remove Footage

Compositions

New Composition
Framerate
Timecode
Layers in Time
Trimming Footage
Timestretch
Work Area & Preview
Render Your Movie

Keyframes

Keyframe Definition
Composition Time Markers
Position Keyframes
Motion Preview
Scale Keyframes
Rotate Keyframes
Opacity Keyframes
Keyframe Techniques

Masks & Transparency

Simple Mask
Bezier Masking
Complex Masking
Feather Mask
Mask Keyframes
Track Mattes
Layer Modes
Preserve Transparency
Color Key
Luma Key
Render Your Movie

Effects

Effects
Keyframing Effects
Blur & Sharpen
Channel
Distort
Image Control
Matte Tools
Perspective
Render
Stylize
Synthesize
Text
Time
Transitions
Video

Effects In Action

Setting Up
Lens Flare
Import 3D Files
Split Layer
Multiple Effects
Ripple Sequence
Type Sequence
Add Motion Blur
Add Audio Track
Render that Movie

Modeling Techniques

Motion Paths
Edit Motion Path
Spatial Interpolation
Auto-Orient Rotation
Value Graphs
Temporal Interpolation
Roving Keyframes
Time Remap
Layer Markers
Looping Footage

Complex Compositions

Nested Compositions
Pre-Compose
Prerender
Proxies

Rendering

Render Queue
Render Settings
Output Module
Compression Settings
3 to 2 Pulldown
Render Template
Output Template
Output Preferences


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