How to Cheat in after Effects

ISBN-10: 0415661064
ISBN-13: 9780415661065
Edition: 2nd 2013 (Revised)
Authors: Chad Perkins
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List price: $44.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

"How to Cheat in After Effects is an easy-to-follow book that lets you in on all of the little secrets to create those commonly needed effects with ease and speed. With clear pictures illustrating the step-by-step procedures, this is the perfect tool for the arsenal of any After Effects user, from novice to advanced."- Michele Yamazaki, Vice President Marketing and Web Development Czarina, Toolfarm.comCompose eye-popping After Effects projects quickly and creatively with dozens of concise, step-by-step tutorials accompanied by vivid 4-color illustration. Covering features new to CS5 such as Freeform AE, Refine Matte, Roto Brush, and more, this book clearly explains how to perform advanced, typically time-consuming tasks in simplified, quick steps.* Create an entire 3D planet scene from scratch* Create true 3D text* Make smoke, snow, rain, chocolate, molten gold, and more from scratch with particles* Create animated growing vines* Fake a tilt shift effect, and so much moreThe companion DVD includes project files allowing you to work alongside the exercises in the book, as well as QuickTime movies displaying the techniques shown in the book.Chad Perkins is an award winning software trainer, as well as a filmmaker, musician, and visual effects artist. He is also the creator/owner of Movies and Computers (moviesandcomputers.com), which provides training in independent filmmaking. He is an Adobe Certified Instructor in After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere. Chad is also the author of the book The After Effects Illusionist (Focal Press, 2009).

The cheat format
Acknowledgments
How to use this book
Cool Tricks Appetizer!
Fireball
Simulated 3D Text
Growing Vines
Tracked Text
Blooming Flower
Tilt Shift
Ink Spatter
Damaged Film
The Master Solid
Hot Grill
Ornate Vintage Patterns
Retro Video Game Maze
Cells Through a Microscope
Interlude: Using the Help
Lights and Cameras
Creating Basic Shadows
Stained Glass Shadows
Controlling Shadows
Negative Light
Film Noir Lighting
Creating Depth of Field
Rack Focus
Lens Distortion
Multiple Camera Angles
3D Camera Path
Orient to Camera
Interlude: Lighting is the Secret
3D Objects
The Parallax Effect
Native 3D Primer
Faking Materials
3D Illustrator Art
3D Photoshop Shapes
3D Shatter Scenes
3D Text with Shatter
3D Postcards
3D Objects from Solids
3D Planetscape
Echospace
3D in Nested Compositions
Interlude: Picking a 3D App
Compositing
Making a Garbage Matte
Removing a Green Screen
Pulling a Luma Key
Refining a Matte
Using Multiple Mattes
Intro to Compositing
3D Camera Tracking
Warp Stabilize
Set Extension
Blending Away Dark
Blending Away Light
Compositing Textures
Temporal Alignment
Compositing with Color
Compositing with Animation
Compositing with Focus
Motion Blur
Matching Color
Premultiplied Alpha Channels
Tracking with Mocha
Mocha Shapes
Using Roto Brush
Restoring Opacity
Manual Shadow
Guide Layers
Interlude: Shooting Better Green Screen Footage
Animation
The Puppet Pin Tool
Puppet Overlap
Puppet Animation
Bouncing Ball
Parenting
Rigging an Arm
Waving Sail
Animating the Blob
Animating a Photo: Part 1
Animating a Photo: Part 2
Displacement Mapping
Projection Mapping
Resizing Animation
Animating Layers On and Off
Text Messaged Animation
Interlude: Walt's Principles
Light Effects
HDR
Volumetric Light
Silhouettes
Bars of Light
Welding Sparks
Light Whips
Stage Lights
Galaxy Scene
Energy Cube
Faked Light Streaks
Searchlights
Sheen
The Glow Effect
Flaring Hot Spots
Laser Beams
Trapcode Shine
Interlude: High Dynamic Range
Masks and Shapes
Mask Options
Instant Vignette
Sky Replacement
From Video to Shape Layer
The Vegas Effect
Luma Matte
Alpha Matte
Animating Masks
Feathered Vertices
Motion Paths from Illustrator
Trapcode 3D Stroke
Particles
Particle Bootcamp
Sparkles
Smoke Trail
Foam Basics
Custom Particles
Make it Rain
Basic Snow
Snow with Foam
Molten Gold
Light Ribbons
Steam
3D Fireworks
Fire Texture
Campfire
Psychic Waves
Star Field
Confetti
Water Surface Disruption
Flowing Chocolate
Trapcode Form: 4D Fractal
Particular: 3D Light Streaks
Interlude: Particle Alternatives
Color Correction
Reading a Histogram
Cinematic Color: Warmth
Cinematic Color: Horror
Cinematic Color: Flashback
Playing with Color
Day for Night
Reference Monitor
Before and After
Colorizing
Hue Shift
Stylizing
Faking Dimension
Secondary Color Correction
Spot Color Correction
Improving 3D Renders
Checking Dark Areas
Color Finesse Basics
Color Finesse "Looks"
Using Color Lookup Tables
Working with SpeedGrade
Working with RED Files
Magic Bullet Looks
Interlude: Shooting Filmlike Video
3rd Party PARTY!
Element 3D Primer
Element 3D Polish
Animated 3D Light Bulb
Custom Particular Particles
Aux Particles
Campfire Smoke
Campfire Embers
Flock of Birds
Layer Dissolve
Sky Writing
Particles and Cameras
3D Form Objects
Trapcode Mir
Instant Color Compositing
Interlude: Scripts
Index

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