After Effects 5 for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickPro Guide (Paperback)

Antony Bolante

  • 出版商: Adobe Press
  • 出版日期: 2001-08-17
  • 定價: $1,050
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 608
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0201750430
  • ISBN-13: 9780201750430
  • 相關分類: After Effects
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After Effects is Adobe's remarkably powerful motion graphics and visual effects software. It's used by film and video producers who want to add visual effects to their films, as well as Web designers who want to add motion to their typography and design work. Version 5.0 now offers exciting new features, such as 3D compositing, hierarchical layering, 16-bit color channel capability, and powerful new animation and masking enhancements. After Effects 5 for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickPro Guide uses practical, task-based, visually formatted lessons to lead intermediate-to-advanced users through the After Effects interface and work environment, then moves on to explain how to import and manage footage, create compositions, view and edit layers, create masks, apply effects, and much more. The Visual QuickPro Guide approach emphasizes step-by-step instructions and concise explanations.

Table of Contents

1. The Big Picture.

The QuickPro Series. Adobe's Dynamic Media Suite. Minimum Requirements. Suggested System Features. Professional System Additions. New Features. The Standard Version vs. the Production Bundle. Mac vs. Windows. Overview of the Work Flow. Overview of the Interface. Grouping Related Windows. Using Tabbed Windows and Palettes.

2. Importing Footage into a Project.

Creating a Project. Project Settings. Selecting a Project Display Style. Setting the Project Color Depth. Importing Files. Importing Unrecognized Files. Still Image Durations. Importing Footage with an Alpha Channel. Importing Photoshop and Illustrator Files. Importing Premiere Projects. Importing After Effects Projects. Importing Audio. Importing Motion Footage. Setting the Frame Rate and Looping. Looping. Film 3:2 Pulldown. Pixel Aspect Ratios. Setting Eps Options. Interpretation of Footage.

3. Managing Footage.

Displaying Information in the Project Window. Finding Items in the Project Window. Sorting Footage in the Project Window. Using Labels. Organizing Footage in Folders. Renaming and Removing Items. Using Proxies and Placeholders. Proxies in the Project Window. Viewing Footage. Open Item in Original App. Viewing Items on Disk. Footage Window. Cueing Motion Footage. Magnification and Safe Zones. Video Safe Zones & Grid. Rulers & Guides. Snapshots. Channels.

4. Compositions.

Creating Compositions. Choosing Composition Settings. Selecting Comp Presets. Frame Size. PAR. Frame Rate. Resolution. Start Timecode. Duration. Advanced Comp Settings. Anchor. Shutter Angle & Phase. Nesting Options. Rendering Plug-In. Changing Comp Settings. Background Color. Checkerboard Background in Comp. The Composition and Time Layout Windows. The Composition Window-Callouts, New Buttons, Pulldown Masks. The Time Layout Window-Callouts, New Separate Modes, 3d Switches, Parenting Panel, etc. Setting the Current Time. Adding Footage to the Comp. Adding Layers Using Footage Window Editing Tools. Solids & Adjustment Layers. Nesting Comps.

5. Layer Basics.

Selecting Layers. Stacking Order. Naming Layers. Layer Numbers and Layers. Switching Video and Audio On and Off. Locking and Unlocking Layers. Basic Layer Switches. Shy. Continuously Rasterizing. Sidebar: Rasterization. Quality Setting Switches.

6. Layer Editing.

Viewing Layers in Time Graph and Layer Windows. Time Graph. Navigating the Time Graph. The Navigator View. The Layer Window. Trimming Layers. Moving Layers in Time. In / Out Panel. Slipping a Layer. Sequencing and Overlapping. Other Editing Functions. Using Markers.

7. Properties and Keyframes.

Property Types. Properties and Rendering Order. Viewing Properties. Setting Global Versus Animated Properties. Viewing Spatial Controls in the Comp Window. Spatial Controls in the Comp Window. Transform Properties. Anchor Point. Position. Scale. Rotation. Opacity. Using Hot Text Controls for Setting Properties. Alternative Controls for Setting Properties. Nudging Properties. Audio Properties. Viewing an Audio Waveform. Using the Audio Palette. Controlling Layer Properties with Keyframes. Keyframe Icons. Selecting and Deleting Keyframes. Moving Keyframes. Copying Values and Keyframes. Cueing the Current Time to Keyframes.

8. Playback, Previews, & RAM.

Playback vs Preview Frame Rates (RAM). Using the Time Controls-Callouts. Using the Time Controls Palette. Setting Video Preferences. Scrubbing Video. Suppressing Window Updates. Scrubbing Audio. Types of Previews. Understanding Preview Settings. Audio Only Previews. Setting the Work Area. Wireframe Previews. RAM Previews. Saving RAM Previews. Managing RAM. Sidebar: Ramming Speed.

9. Basic Masks.

Creating Masks. Viewing Masks. Targeting Masks. Drawing Mask Shapes. Control Points and Segments. Building a Path. Table: Keyboard Modifiers. How Mighty is your Pen (pen practice). Selecting Masks and Points. Opening and Closing Paths. Scaling and Rotating Masks. Changing the Mask Shape. Path Editing Tools. To Adjust a Curve. Using Masks from AI and APS. Inverting Mask. Locking and Hiding Masks. Moving Masks Relative to the Layer Image. Feathering Mask Edges. Expanding Mask Edges. Mask Modes.

10. Effects Fundamentals.

Standard Effect Categories. Applying Effects. Viewing Effect Property Controls. Using the Effect Controls Window. Removing and Resetting Effects. Effect Information and Options. Disabling Effects Temporarily. Adjusting Effects in the Effect Controls Window. Setting Colors in the Effect Controls Window. Setting Values in the Effect Controls Window. Setting Angle in the Effect Controls Window. Setting an Effect Point. Using Favorite Effects. Copying and Pasting Effects. Applying Multiple Effects. Applying Effects to an Adjustment Layer. Compound Effects. Using Compound Effects. Using a Nested Comp as an Effect Source. Animating Effects.

11. Standard Effects in action.

Adjust Effects. Audio Effects. Channel Effects. Cineon. Distort Effects. Image Control Effects. Keying. Perspective Effects. Render Effects. Stylize Effects. Text Effects. Time Effects. Transition Effects. Video Effects.

12. More Layer Techniques.

Frame Blending. Motion Blur. Layer Modes. Layer Mode Types. Transparency Modes. Brightness Modes. Dodge and Burn Modes. Value Recalculation Modes. Value-Swapping Modes. Stencil and Silhouette Modes. Alpha Manipulation Modes. Preserving Transparency. Track Mattes.

13. Keyframe Interpolation.

Spatial and Temporal Interpolation. Spatial Interpolation and the Motion Path. Temporal Interpolation and the Value, Speed, and Velocity Graphs. Interpolation Types. Viewing Motion Paths and Spatial Interpolation. Comparing Motion Paths and Mask Paths. Spatial Interpolation in the Motion Path. Default Spatial Interpolation. Mastering Spatial Interpolation. Auto-Orient Rotation. Pasting Mask Paths into Motion Paths. Viewing a Value, Speed, or Velocity Graph. Analyzing the Graphs. Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration. Viewing Speed in the Motion Path. Changing Property Values in a Value Graph. Recognizing Temporal Interpolation. Adjusting Temporal Interpolation in the Value Graph. Adjusting Temporal Interpolation in the Speed and Velocity Graphs. Mastering Temporal Interpolation. Adjusting Temporal Interpolation Numerically. Keyframe Assistants. Roving Keyframes. Changing Interpolation.

14. 3d Compositing.

Using 3D. Viewing 3D Layers in the Comp Window. Sidebar: Simulating Views. Moving a 3D Layer. Understanding 3D Transform Properties. Understanding 3D Material Options. Understanding 3D Layer Order. Combining 2D and 3D. Using Cameras. Camera Settings. Camera Transform Properties. Using Axes Modes. Using Camera tools. Using Lights. Light Settings. Light Transform Properties. Tip. Previewing 3d. Wireframe Interactions. Draft 3D. Sidebar: Buckets—Rendering 3D and 2D. Sidebar: Escher, the Advanced 3D Renderer.

15. Complex Projects.

Nesting. Rendering Order. Subverting the Rendering Order. Synchronizing Time. Using the Flowchart. Precomposing. Collapsing Transformations. Recursive Switches. Prerendering. Parenting. Null Objects. Expressions. Viewing Expressions. Converting Expressions to Keyframes. Using the Pickwhip. Understanding Expression Syntax. Values, Variables & Operators. Assignments & Comparisons. Sidebar: JavaScript. Sidebar: Expressions in 4 Dimensions. Saving an Expression.

16. Production Bundle Techniques.

Keying Effects. Standard Keys. Production Bundle Keys. Sidebar: Keys to the Kingdom. Using a Garbage Matte. Using the Color Difference Key. Matte Tools. Using the Inner/Outer Key. PB Audio Effects. Using Parametric Eq. PB Visual Effects. 3d Channel Effects. Channel Effects. Distort Effects. Stylize Effects. Render Effects. Simulation Effects. Time Effects. Using the Displacement Map Effect. Using the Glow Effect. Using Other Glow Settings. Using the Wiggler Plug-In Palette. Keyframe Assistants. Using Motion Math. Motion Math Scripts Included with PB. Understanding the Motion Math Dialog. Running a Motion Math Script. Vector Paint. Vector Paint Options.

17. Output.

The Render Queue Window. Making a Movie. Using the Render Queue Window. Pausing and Stopping Rendering. Assigning Multiple Output Modules. Choosing Render Settings. Choosing Output Module Settings. Creating Templates. Exporting Single Still Images. Setting Overflow Volumes. Movie Files and Compression. Quicktime Video Codes. Sidebar: Codes. VfW Codes. Network Rendering. Collecting Files (4.1). Rendering Over a Network Using a Watch Folder (Prod Bund 4.1). Exporting. File Types for Export. Sidebar: Video Issues. Sidebar: Codes.



After Effects是Adobe強大的動態圖形和視覺效果軟體。它被用於希望為電影添加視覺效果的電影和視頻製作人,以及希望為其排版和設計工作添加動態的網頁設計師。版本5.0現在提供了令人興奮的新功能,例如3D合成、層次分層、16位色彩通道能力以及強大的新動畫和遮罩增強功能。《After Effects 5 for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickPro Guide》使用實用、基於任務的、視覺化格式的課程,引導中高級用戶通過After Effects的界面和工作環境,然後解釋如何導入和管理素材、創建組合、查看和編輯圖層、創建遮罩、應用效果等等。《Visual QuickPro Guide》的方法強調逐步指導和簡明的解釋。

1. 大局觀
- QuickPro系列
- Adobe的動態媒體套件
- 最低要求
- 建議的系統功能
- 專業系統附加功能
- 新功能
- 標準版本與生產套件版本
- Mac與Windows
- 工作流程概述
- 介面概述
- 相關窗口分組
- 使用標籤窗口和面板

2. 導入素材到項目中
- 創建項目
- 項目設置
- 選擇項目顯示樣式
- 設置項目色彩深度
- 導入文件
- 導入無法識別的文件
- 靜態圖像持續時間
- 帶有Alpha通道的素材導入
- 導入Photoshop和Illustrator文件
- 導入Premiere項目
- 導入After Effects項目
- 導入音頻
- 導入動態素材
- 設置幀速率和循環
- 循環
- 電影3:2拉伸
- 像素寬高比
- 設置EPS選項
- 素材解釋

3. 管理素材
- 在項目窗口中顯示信息
- 在項目窗口中查找項目
- 在項目窗口中排序素材
- 使用標籤
- 在文件夾中組織素材
- 重命名和刪除項目
- 使用代理和占位符
- 項目窗口中的代理
- 查看素材
- 在原始應用程序中打開項目
- 在磁盤上查看項目
- 素材窗口
- 預覽動態素材
- 放大和安全區域
- 視頻安全區域和網格
- 標尺和指南
- 快照
- 通道

4. 組合
- 創建組合
- 選擇組合設置
- 選擇組合預設值
- 幀大小
- 幀速率
- 分辨率
- 開始時間碼
- 持續時間
- 高級組合設置
- 錨點
- 快門角度和相位
- 嵌套選項
- 渲染插件
- 更改組合設置
- 背景顏色
- 組合中的棋盤背景
- 組合窗口和時間佈局窗口
- 組合窗口-標註、新按鈕、下拉遮罩
- 時間佈局窗口-標註、新的分離模式、3D開關、父級面板等
- 設置當前時間
- 將素材添加到組合中
- 使用素材窗口編輯工具添加圖層
- 實心圖層和調整圖層
- 嵌套組合

5. 圖層基礎知識
- 選擇圖層
- 堆疊順序
- 命名圖層
- 圖層編號和圖層
- 開啟和關閉視頻和音頻
- 鎖定和解鎖圖層
- 基本圖層開關
- 隱藏圖層
- 持續光柵化
- 附註: 光柵化
- 質量設置開關

6. 圖層編輯
- 在時間圖和圖層窗口中查看圖層
- 時間圖
- 導航時間圖
- 導航器視圖
- 圖層窗口
- 裁剪圖層
- 在時間軸中移動圖層