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Publisher Comments:

"Precise, comprehensive, and friendly. A perfect reference for the beginner and, indeed, the experienced user. I thoroughly recommend it."

-Alan F. Hamill, Digital Video Specialist, Adobe Systems

* Transform your PC into a professional motion graphics studio

* Produce stunning effects for film, video, multimedia, and the Web

* Master powerful new features like 3D compositing and vector paint tools

Bonus DVD-ROM

High-quality stock footage, plug-ins, tutorials from the book, and more

If After Effects 5 can do it, you can do it too . . .

After Effects 5 is a major upgrade that brings many new features to Adobe's powerful motion graphics software. This essential reference and tutorial tells you everything you need to know to create virtually any special effect you can imagine for film, video, multimedia, and the Web, with extensive coverage of new enhancements. Whether you're a motion graphics novice or a feature film professional, this is the only book you'll need to produce high-quality, low-cost digital effects.

Inside, you'll find complete coverage of After Effects 5

* Get up to speed fast with a Quick Start guide to animating and special effects

* Learn about new features for 3D compositing, parenting, expressions, and more

* Unleash powerful new special effects tools

* Learn how to enhance your designs with typography

* Sharpen and expand your animation skills

* Import and work with media from virtually any source

* Integrate After Effects into your digital video production workflow

* Prepare your work for rendering in any format or medium

Loaded DVD-ROM

* High-quality stock footage

* Trapcode's Shine and 3D Stroke demo versions

* CineLook Broadcast, CineMotion, and Cyclonist demo versions from DigiEffects

* After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere, and Illustrator tryout versions by Adobe Systems Incorporated

* Eye Candy demo version by Alien Skin Software

System Requirements:

PC running Windows 98/2000/Me/XP, Windows NT 4 or later; Power Macintosh running OS 9.1, 9.2.1 or MacOS X version 10.1; DVD-ROM drive. See the "What's on the DVD-ROM" appendix for details and complete system requirements.

Synopsis:

The After Effects Bible looks into every aspect of the application. Whether you're completely new to motion graphics, or an experienced hand looking for ways to get the most out of the recent upgrade, there is valuable, time-saving information to be found in each chapter. There are step exercises for everything from creating complex keyframe animations to animating cameras in 3D space. Whether it's read from front-to-back or used as a desktop reference, the After Effects Bible belongs in the motion graphic designer's library.

Synopsis:

After Effects has been established as the world's most powerful and cost-effective solution for motion graphics professionals. The application has revolutionized the broadcast industry. Proof of the revolution was clear when the mid-1990s revealed a dazzling array of visual artistry in ad campaigns and television network promotions, the quality and the quantity of which had never been seen.

Version 5.0 was a major upgrade (3D, expressions, parenting, to name a few) and Version 5.5 could hardly be considered a dot release. Truly phenomenal software, this build of After Effects boasts a variety of new features as well as vast enhancements to its user interface. There are numerous new filters for concretizing any visual effects that the mind can envision. Additionally, After Effects 5.5 includes improved 3D-compositing capabilities, greater command over expressions with the Expression Controls effects, as well as native support for OSX, among numerous other improvements.

The After Effects Bible looks into every aspect of the application. Whether you're completely new to motion graphics, or an experienced hand looking for ways to get the most out of the recent upgrade, there is valuable, time-saving information to be found in each chapter. There are step exercises for everything from creating complex keyframe animations to animating cameras in 3D space. Whether it's read from front-to-back or used as a desktop reference, the After Effects Bible belongs in the motion graphic designer's library.

About the Author

J.J. Marshall is a born and bred resident of New York City who makes his living there as a broadcast designer and a digital video consultant. Most recently, he assisted in developing a nationwide broadband news-on-demand network called The FeedRoom. Prior to that, he helped introduce Oxygen Media to the joys of Final Cut Pro and After Effects while editing a weekly 2-hour show. Some more of his past efforts have included freelance projects for the New York New Media Association(NYNMA), Liz Claiborne, NetShoot, and the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior at Columbia University, as well as independent documentary productions that have aired on PBS. Teaching credits include courses in digital video at open-I Media and the School of Visual Arts (SVA). While writing this book, he served as a beta tester on the latest version of After Effects. A self-proclaimed refugee from the world of theatre, J.J. has long been creating data-driven art in one form or another.

Zed Saeed lives and works in New York City as a freelance digital-media consultant specializing in editing, compositing, and workflow issues. Zed served as a senior post-production consultant for Apple Computer and Oxygen Media on Final Cut Pro and digital-video workflow design and has worked with Media 100 and Adobe Systems on video-related products. He has also worked as an editor, producer, compositing artist, and broadcast designer at Showtime Channels, Sundance Channel, and ESPN Classics. Zed has written articles on digital media technologies for magazines and has served on the faculty of NYU Graduate School, Parsons School of Design, and New School University. Zed has written, produced, and edited videos that have received awards and recognition by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the American Film Institute. Zed is also the author of Final Cut Pro 2 Bible.

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Quick Start: Making a Movie with After Effects.

Part I: Welcome to After Effects 5.

Chapter 1: Working in After Effects: Finding Your Way Around the Interface.

Chapter 2: Importing Media: Bringing Things In.

Chapter 3: Moving Your Artwork.

Chapter 4: Setting Your Preferences.

Part II: Keyframes and Rendering.

Chapter 5: Sharpening Positional Animations.

Chapter 6: Improving Keyframe Animations.

Chapter 7: Working the Render Queue.

Chapter 8: Building Complex Compositions.

Part III: Broadening Animation Skills: Masks, Transparency and Time.

Chapter 9: Making Use of Masks.

Chapter 10: Creating Mattes: Creative Hole-Punching.

Chapter 11: Mixing It Up with Transfer Modes.

Chapter 12: Manipulating Time: Relativity in After Effects.

Part IV: Using Effects: The Big Fun.

Chapter 13: Photoshop in Motion: Color Correction and Selective Blurring.

Chapter 14: Changing Channels and Colors.

Chapter 15: Simulating Natural Physics: Perspective, Light, and Sound.

Chapter 16: Designing with Style.

Chapter 17: Warping and Morphing Matter.

Chapter 18: Particle Playground.

Chapter 19: Keying and Knockouts.

Chapter 20: Vector Painting.

Part V: Aiming Higher: Advanced Techniques.

Chapter 21: Working with Text Within After Effects.

Chapter 22: Working with Text Outside After Effects.

Chapter 23: Putting Math in Motion: Using Motion Math Scripts.

Chapter 24: Adding the Third Dimension to Your Design.

Chapter 25: Adding Expressions to Your Arsenal.

Chapter 26: Improving Your Visuals with Sound.

Chapter 27: Wiggling, Tracking, and Stabilizing.

Part VI: Rendering for All Media.

Chapter 28: Juggling Format Issues.

Chapter 29: Prepping for Editors.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: After Effects Resources.

Appendix B: Keyboard Shortcuts for the Mac.

Appendix C: Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows.

Appendix D: What's on the DVD-ROM.

Index.

Ads.

End-User License Agreement.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764536557
Author:
Marshall, J. J.
Author:
Saeed, Zed
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Location:
New York
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Data processing
Subject:
Computer Graphics - General
Subject:
Computer animation
Subject:
Film - Cinematography
Subject:
Cinematography
Subject:
Computer graphics -- Design.
Subject:
Adobe After effects
Subject:
Film & Video - Cinematography
Subject:
Digital Media - Video & Animation
Subject:
Cinematography -- Special effects.
Subject:
Computer graphics
Subject:
Graphics-Computer Animation
Subject:
Graphics & Design software (Non-Microsoft)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Wiley
Series:
Bible (IDG)
Series Volume:
113
Publication Date:
20020501
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
936
Dimensions:
233.7 x 188.5 x 52.8 mm 49.6 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The After Effects Bible looks into every aspect of the application. Whether you're completely new to motion graphics, or an experienced hand looking for ways to get the most out of the recent upgrade, there is valuable, time-saving information to be found in each chapter. There are step exercises for everything from creating complex keyframe animations to animating cameras in 3D space. Whether it's read from front-to-back or used as a desktop reference, the After Effects Bible belongs in the motion graphic designer's library.
"Synopsis" by , After Effects has been established as the world's most powerful and cost-effective solution for motion graphics professionals. The application has revolutionized the broadcast industry. Proof of the revolution was clear when the mid-1990s revealed a dazzling array of visual artistry in ad campaigns and television network promotions, the quality and the quantity of which had never been seen.

Version 5.0 was a major upgrade (3D, expressions, parenting, to name a few) and Version 5.5 could hardly be considered a dot release. Truly phenomenal software, this build of After Effects boasts a variety of new features as well as vast enhancements to its user interface. There are numerous new filters for concretizing any visual effects that the mind can envision. Additionally, After Effects 5.5 includes improved 3D-compositing capabilities, greater command over expressions with the Expression Controls effects, as well as native support for OSX, among numerous other improvements.

The After Effects Bible looks into every aspect of the application. Whether you're completely new to motion graphics, or an experienced hand looking for ways to get the most out of the recent upgrade, there is valuable, time-saving information to be found in each chapter. There are step exercises for everything from creating complex keyframe animations to animating cameras in 3D space. Whether it's read from front-to-back or used as a desktop reference, the After Effects Bible belongs in the motion graphic designer's library.

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