Adobe After Effects CS5 Visual Effects and Compositing Studio Techniques

Author: Mark Christiansen

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131390553

Category: Computers

Page: 496

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This is the only book on the market to focus exclusively on the creation of visual effects for After Effects users, and is a one-stop resource for anyone who wants in-depth explanations that demystify the realm of visual effects and how they were created, thanks to veteran author Mark Christiansen's friendly and accessible style. A thoroughly packed, informative read, this masterful guide focuses on explaining the essential concepts, features, and techniques that are key to creating seamless movie-quality visual effects. Users who are comfortable with After Effects will find a helpful review of the fundamentals - managing footage, viewing and editing layers, animating type, and more - so they can learn how to work smarter and more efficiently. Readers of all levels will learn core techniques for effects compositing including color matching, keying, rotoscoping, motion tracking, emulating the camera, and concluding with using expressions in After Effects, written by contributor and expert Dan Ebberts. An incredibly useful appendix on scripting in After Effects is included as well, written by Adobe engineer Jeff Almasol. The final section of the book delves into creative explorations, demonstrating professional effects that are commonly seen in films and games which readers can re-create. Readers will also find comprehensive coverage of all that's new and makes this version of Adobe's effects programa must-have update, including the revolutionary new Roto Brush, all new effects such as the New Refine Matte effect, new support for Color Look-Up Tables, workflows that take advantage of the all-new 64-bit support, inclusion of third-party tools for additional creativity, and much more. Note from the publisher: FREE Adobe After Effects CS5.5 updates are available for this title. Simply register your product at www.peachpit.com/register and you will receive the updates when they become available.

Adobe After Effects CS3 Professional Studio Techniques

Author: Mark Christiansen

Publisher: Adobe Press

ISBN: 0321850548

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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This is the only book in the After Effects market to focus exclusively on the creation of visual effects, and is a one-stop resource for anyone who wants in-depth explanations that demystify the realm of visual effects and how they were created, thanks to veteran author Mark Christiansen's friendly and accessible style. A thoroughly packed, informative read, this masterful guide focuses on explaining the essential concepts, features, and techniques that are key to creating seamless movie-quality visual effects. Readers will learn how to put After Effects to work to create the shots they need. Users who are comfortable with After Effects will find a helpful review of After Effects fundamentals--managing footage, viewing and editing layers, animating type, and more--so they can learn how to work smarter and more efficiently. Readers of all levels will learn core techniques for effects compositing: color matching, keying, rotoscoping, motion tracking, and emulating the camera. The final section of the book delves into creative explorations, demonstrating actual effects that readers might want to re-create. Readers will also find comprehensive coverage of all that's new in this upgrade. Throughout the book, beautiful full-color examples demonstrate what's possible, while the companion DVD offers plenty of sample footage and dozens of demos of the most useful After Effects plug-ins. .

Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release)

Author: Lisa Fridsma,Brie Gyncild

Publisher: Adobe Press

ISBN: 0134872525

Category: Computers

Page: 416

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Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe After Effects CC (2018 release) choose Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release) from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show users step-by-step the key techniques for working in After Effects. Learn how to create, manipulate, and optimize motion graphics for film, video, DVD, the web, and mobile devices. Gain hands-on experience animating text and images, customizing a wide range of effects, tracking and syncing content, rotoscoping, and correcting color. Create Motion Graphics templates in After Effects so colleagues can make specific edits in Premiere Pro without accidentally changing other critical settings. Learn to create 3D content with both After Effects and Maxon Cinema 4D Lite (included with the software). The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases relevant new features for Creative Cloud customers. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and multiple-choice quizzes.

After Effects?and Photoshop

Animation and Production Effects for DV and Film

Author: Jeff Foster

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0782150888

Category: Computers

Page: 363

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"... a book that needs to be on every motion graphic designer's shelf." —Scott Kelby, President, National Association of Photoshop Professionals Author Jeff Foster appeared on the DV Guys, a weekly radio show devoted to DV professionals and enthusiasts, for a LIVE online interview on Thursday, June 17, 2004. If you missed it, you can still listen to their archive. If you're in the business of motion graphics or desktop digital video production, you know that Adobe's After Effects and Photoshop are two of the most indispensable content creation tools. More integrated than ever before, the world's number-one compositing and image-editing programs can be used in tandem to create quality work at a relatively low cost. But it takes years of experience to figure out how to get the most out of this remarkable duo. With After Effects and Photoshop: Animation and Production Effects for DV and Film, graphics guru Jeff Foster has created the first book devoted to showing how you can use these two programs together to produce animations and effects on the desktop. This practical guide focuses exclusively on techniques commonly used in the field as well as cutting-edge production tricks. These hands-on projects will demystify cool Hollywood effects and help you solve your daily challenges. And they'll inspire you to think more artistically when approaching your creations. Inside, you'll discover pro techniques for motion graphics and video production, including how to: Add depth and realism to your animations by mimicking real motion Use exaggerated movements to enhance characterization Apply 3-D animation to 2-D images Remove background fodder with blue-screen garbage mattes Employ rotoscoping techniques for frame-by-frame retouching Construct realistic composites and scene locations using matte painting techniques Make movies from stills by simulating 3-D camera motion Utilize perspective, speed, and scale to create believable moving objects Produce realistic special effects such as noise, clouds, and smoke Practice imaginative motion titling effects that grab people's attention Develop professional scene transitions using 3-D layer animations And much more! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

After Effects Expressions

Author: Marcus Geduld

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136140549

Category: Art

Page: 448

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Put the power of Expressions to work in your animations with controls and efficiencies impossible to achieve with traditional keyframing techniques. No programming skills are required. Foundation concepts and skills orient the new designer and serve as a handy reference to the experienced one. Basics of creating expressions, variables, commands, and expression helpers precede the leap into javascript and math essentials for more advanced expressions that include randomness, physical simularions and 3D. Full color illustrations display the scripts and the resulting effects, pickwhip techniques, and sequential animations. Downloadable companion files include Quicktime movies of the demo animations, and AE project files that permit you to examine the Expressions. Extensive notes are provided to aid you in implementing the extensive library of Expressions available for your use on Adobe LiveDocs.

How to Cheat in After Effects

Author: Chad Perkins

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135069301

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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Get the most from the most widely used application in the postproduction field! Gain the insider tips you need to compose eye-catching, imaginative Adobe After Effects projects quickly and effectively. In How to Cheat in After Effects, Second Edition seasoned AE expert Chad Perkins provides dozens of concise, step-by-step tutorials and lavish 4-color illustrations to get you on the fast track to producing amazing motion graphics and visual effects. Updated for CS6, this new edition has been revised to include: A brand new chapter on the most popular 3rd party effects including Trapcode Particular and Video Copilot's Element 3D New cheats on professional compositing, expressions, and high end visual effects Tons of cool light tricks and lessons on how to use Video Copilot's Optical Flares A thorough explanation of the Ray-trace 3D engine introduced in After Effects CS6 An all new companion DVD with project files allowing you to work alongside the exercises in the book, as well as QuickTime movies displaying techniques There’s no time to waste! Whether you are an intermediate After Effects user in need of its more advanced tools or a novice looking for techniques to up your game, this book will bring your motion graphics, visual effects, and graphic compositions to the next level. For customers who buy an electronic version of the book, all the DVD project files are available for download at www.focalpress.com/9780415661065

After Effects CC Digital Classroom

Author: Jerron Smith,AGI Creative Team

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118709411

Category: Computers

Page: 512

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Edit and apply effects for stellar visual and special effects This important resource is like having a personal instructor guiding you through each lesson, while you work at your own pace. Each self-paced lesson lets you discover essential skills and explore the new features and capabilities of Adobe After Effects CC (Creative Cloud). Every lesson is presented in full color with step-by-step instructions. Video tutorials and lesson files on a companion DVD were developed by the same team of professional instructors and After Effects experts who have created many of the official training titles for Adobe Systems. Combines a full-color, step-by-step instructional book along with lesson files and video training from expert instructors Written for After Effects CC, a leading motion graphics and visual effects program that allows users to create and deliver compelling motion graphics and visual effects Demonstrates how to quickly get up to speed using After Effects to create and animate text, images, and video for the web, TV, and digital displays After Effects CC Digital Classroom takes you from the basics through intermediate-level topics, teaching you this complex software in a clear, approachable manner. DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

Adobe Animate CC 2017: The Complete Beginner’s Guide

Author: Gack Davidson

Publisher: Van Helostein

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 40

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Adobe Animate CC 2017 is better than ever with the new camera tool with HTML5 components and new publishing enhancements. Adobe Animate is a key-frame based animation software, the Flash Professional. With Animate CC 2017 you can create more expressive storytelling with HTML5 interface design and video playback. There are other subtle workflow enhancements including the sharing of entire animations through CC libraries.

Compositing Visual Effects in After Effects

Essential Techniques

Author: Lee Lanier

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317622111

Category: Art

Page: 286

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Create vibrant visual effects with Adobe After Effects. Gain the tips, tricks, and applied knowledge you need to carry out essential visual effects tasks and bring your digital compositing to the next level. In Compositing Visual Effects in After Effects, industry veteran Lee Lanier covers all the common After Effects techniques any serious visual effects artist needs to know, combining the latest, professionally-vetted studio practices and workflows with multi-chapter projects and hands-on lessons. Engaging, full-color tutorials cover: Altering resolutions and frame rates Channel and color space manipulation Rotoscoping and masking Matchmoving and motion tracking Keying green screen Working in the 3D environment and integrating 3D render passes Particle simulation Color grading and distressing Expressions and project management The companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/lanier) features video image sequences, 3D renders, matte paintings, and other tutorial materials, allowing you to immediately apply the techniques taught in the book.

Adobe After Effects CS4 Classroom in a Book

Author: Adobe Creative Team

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 9780132089227

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 4664

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Visual effects and motion graphics pros of all stripes - from broadcast professionals to VFX supervisors to Web designers who need to produce occasional video segments - will welcome the dramatically accelerated features provided in the brand-new After Effects CS4. This best-selling book has been revised to cover all that's new in this upgrade: the ability to import 3D layers from Photoshop; the Cartoon effect that converts live-action footage into stylized imagery; Adobe Device Central CS4, which lets you preview and test animations for mobile devices, and more. Designed around a single complex project that’s broken down into manageable lessons, this book mimics a real-world workflow - but one that readers tackle at their own pace. Contains all the lesson files and footage readers need to complete the lessons. All of Peachpit's eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: · If you are able to search the book, search for "Where are the lesson files?" · Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. · You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. · Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.

The Filmmaker's Guide to Visual Effects

The Art and Techniques of VFX for Directors, Producers, Editors and Cinematographers

Author: Eran Dinur

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317353188

Category: Art

Page: 192

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The Filmmaker’s Guide to Visual Effects offers a practical, detailed guide to visual effects for non-VFX specialists working in film and television. In contemporary filmmaking and television production, visual effects are used extensively in a wide variety of genres and formats to contribute to visual storytelling, help deal with production limitations, and reduce budget costs. Yet for many directors, producers, editors, and cinematographers, visual effects remain an often misunderstood aspect of media production. In this book, award-winning VFX supervisor and instructor Eran Dinur introduces readers to visual effects from the filmmaker’s perspective, providing a comprehensive guide to conceiving, designing, budgeting, planning, shooting, and reviewing VFX, from pre-production through post-production. The book will help readers: Learn what it takes for editors, cinematographers, directors, producers, gaffers, and other filmmakers to work more effectively with the visual effects team during pre-production, on the set and in post, use visual effects as a narrative aid, reduce production costs, and solve problems on location; Achieve a deeper understanding of 3D, 2D, and 2.5D workflows; the various VFX crafts from matchmove to compositing; essential concepts like photorealism, parallax, roto, and extraction; become familiar with the most common types of VFX, their role in filmmaking, and learn how to plan effectively for the cost and complexity of VFX shots; See visual effects concepts brought to life in practical, highly illustrated examples drawn from the real-world experiences of industry professionals, and discover how to better integrate visual effects into your own projects.

After Effects Apprentice

Real-World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist

Author: Chris Meyer,Trish Meyer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317244346

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

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Whether you’re new to After Effects and want to get up to speed quickly, or already a user who needs to become familiar with the new features, After Effects Apprentice was created for you. With 12 core lessons including a trio of projects combining After Effects with CINEMA 4D Lite, you’ll learn how to tap this program’s vast potential – whether you create motion graphics for network television, corporate communications, or your own projects. Fully updated to cover the major new features added in After Effects CC, this edition of the book presents a professional perspective on the most important features a motion graphics artist needs to master in order to use After Effects effectively. You’ll learn to creatively combine layers; animate eye-catching titles; manipulate 3D space; color key, track or rotoscope existing footage to add new elements; and use effects to generate excitement or enhance the realism of a scene. Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions guide you through the features, with explanations of the "why" instead of just the "how" behind each technique. You’ll learn more than just the tools; you’ll learn skills that you can immediately put to work expressing your own ideas in your productions. USER LEVEL: Novice–Intermediate Topics include how to: • Animate, edit, layer, and composite a variety of media. • Manipulate keyframes and the way they interpolate to create more refined animations. • Use masks, mattes, stencils and blending modes to add sophistication to your imagery. • Create, animate, and extrude text and shape layers. • Explore 3D space, including using CINEMA 4D Lite. • Use tracking and keying to create special effects, such as replacing screen displays. A companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/meyer makes available for download all exercise source material and After Effects CC project files required to get the most out of this book.

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Classroom in a Book

Author: Adobe Creative Team

Publisher: Adobe Press

ISBN: 0133005623

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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Those creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 choose Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 19 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Premiere Pro CS6. Readers learn to take a project from beginning to end where they’ll get the basics on things like organizing media, using audio, creating transitions, producing titles, and adding effects. Once they have the basics down, they'll learn how to take their projects further by sweetening and mixing sound, compositing the footage, adjusting color, using multicamera editing techniques, authoring DVDs, and much more. This completely revised CS6 edition covers new features, including the Warp Stabilizer effect for stabilizing uneven, shaky footage. Powerful new trimming techniques are explored in detail and an entire chapter covers the new expanded multicamera editing features. The new interface in Adobe Premiere Pro 6 offers many new capabilities to the editor who needs quick results and this book covers the workflows required to get the job done. Best of all, the companion DVD includes lesson files so readers can work step-by-step along with the book. “The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” —Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. Note from the publisher: If you experience any issues accessing the files on the DVD please contact [email protected] to receive a link to the online file downloads

After Effects 5 Bible

Author: J. J. Marshall,Zed Saeed

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780764536557

Category: Computers

Page: 936

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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.

Nuke 101

Professional Compositing and Visual Effects

Author: Ron Ganbar

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321984129

Category: Computers

Page: 387

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This start-to-finish, complete guide to Nuke will give you the foundations on the state-of-the-art visual effects software used by professionals in the film and television industries. Along with the hard-won advice and techniques from expert compositor and teacher Ron Ganbar, each chapter covers a complete lesson in the fundamentals, with step-by-step instructions included so you can easily follow along and start using the program right away. The projects used throughout the book are based on real-world examples of professional productions and project files are included with each chapter so you can work through all the examples. After discovering how to use the tools and understanding the compositing workflow, you'll learn about basic and advanced compositing techniques, color correction, RotoPaint, keying, and tracking, as well as more advanced topics such as CGI and the 3D engine. In addition, you'll learn about: • Working with nodes and process trees • Using CGI passes in Nuke to control 3D render looks • Camera Tracking techniques to combine 2D and 3D elements • Camera Projection to turn a single frame into moving images • Gizmos and all about creating your own tools in Nuke • Stereoscopic compositing Ron Ganbar has been a compositor since 1996 and visual effects instructor since 2001. He currently works on a variety of projects as a gun for hire as compositor, consultant, VFX supervisor, and trainer. Ron was made a “Teacher's Trainer” by Apple for Shake in 2005 and has written, taught, and evaluated courses for the National Film and Television School, Apple, Peachpit Press, Westminster University, and others. "As both a talented compositor (with years of in-the-trenches experience) and an excellent teacher, Ron Ganbar has the unique ability to make even the most difficult concepts crystal clear. If you want to get up and running with Nuke as quickly as possible then start by buying this book!" —Ron Brinkmann, author of The Art and Science of Digital Compositing

Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 Studio Techniques

Author: Jacob Rosenberg

Publisher: Adobe Press

ISBN: 0321385470

Category: Computers

Page: 603

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Provides instruction for editing digital video or film using Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5, discussing basic editing principles, digital video editing, transitions, audio, creating a title, superimposing, motion, and clips.

Lighting for Animation

The Art of Visual Storytelling

Author: Jasmine Katatikarn,Michael Tanzillo

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317699939

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Lighting for Animation?is designed with one goal in mind - to make you a better artist. Over the course of the book, Jasmine Katatikarn and Michael Tanzillo (Senior Lighting TDs, Blue Sky Studios) will train your eye to analyze your work more critically, and teach you approaches and techniques to improve your craft. Focusing on the main philosophies and core concepts utilized by industry professionals, this book builds the foundation for a successful career as a lighting artist in visual effects and computer animation. Inside you’ll find in-depth instruction on: ? • Creating mood and storytelling through lighting • Using light to create visual shaping • Directing the viewer’s eye with light and color • Gathering and utilizing reference images • Successfully lighting and rendering workflows • Render layers and how they can be used most effectively • Specific lighting scenarios, including character lighting, environment lighting, and lighting an animated sequence • Material properties and their work with lighting • Compositing techniques essential for a lighter • A guide on how to start your career and achieve success as a lighting artist ? This book is not designed to teach software packages—there are websites, instructional manuals, online demos, and traditional courses available to teach you how to operate specific computer programs.? That type of training will teach you how to create an image; this book will teach you the technical skills you need to make that image beautiful.?