Adobe After Effects CC Visual Effects and Compositing Studio Techniques (Paperback)

Mark Christiansen

  • 出版商: Adobe Press
  • 出版日期: 2013-07-31
  • 定價: $2,310
  • 售價: 8.0$1,848
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 496
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0321934695
  • ISBN-13: 9780321934697
  • 相關分類: After Effects
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This is the only book to focus exclusively on the creation of visual effects for After 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. 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. The final section of the book delves into creative explorations, demonstrating professional effects that readers might want to re-create.


Readers will also find comprehensive coverage of all new features, including the new workflow between After Effects CC and CINEMA 4D, coverage on the 3D Camera Tracker, and examples of the Refine Edge tool for high-quality matting results.


Included with the book are HD media files and After Effects project files used for many of the techniques in the book, as well as demos of plug-ins that you can use to experiment with in your own effects.


Author Expertise:

Mark Christiansen ( is a visual effects supervisor and creative director and has worked on features including Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean 3, and Beasts of the Southern Wild, and has served as a director, producer, designer, and compositor/animator on commercials, music videos, live events, and television documentary productions. Mark has done work directly for the Adobe After Effects development and marketing teams, is a founder at, and has taught courses at and Academy of Art University. He has been a guest host of popular podcasts such as “The VFX Show” and has written all editions of this book and coauthored After Effects 5.5 Magic. Mark is also founder of New Scribbler Press.


這是唯一一本專注於在After Effects中創建視覺效果的書籍,對於任何想要深入了解並解密視覺效果領域的人來說,這是一個一站式資源,感謝資深作者Mark Christiansen友善且易於理解的風格。這本充滿內容的指南重點解釋了創建無縫電影質量視覺效果所需的基本概念、功能和技巧。熟悉After Effects的用戶將找到對基礎知識的有用回顧,包括管理素材、查看和編輯圖層、動畫排版等,以便他們可以學會更聰明和高效地工作。所有讀者都將學習到包括顏色匹配、關鍵遮罩、動態軌跡、模擬攝影機以及在After Effects中使用表達式等效果合成的核心技術。本書的最後一部分探索了創意探索,展示了讀者可能想要重新創建的專業效果。

讀者還將找到對所有新功能的全面介紹,包括After Effects CC和CINEMA 4D之間的新工作流程,以及高質量抠像結果的Refine Edge工具的示例。

書中附帶的高清媒體文件和After Effects項目文件可用於書中許多技術的實踐,以及您可以在自己的效果中進行實驗的插件演示。

Mark Christiansen(是一位視覺效果監製和創意總監,曾參與《阿凡達》、《加勒比海盗3》和《南方野獸》等電影的製作,並在商業廣告、音樂錄影帶、現場活動和電視紀錄片製作中擔任導演、製片人、設計師和合成/動畫師。Mark曾直接為Adobe After Effects開發和市場推廣團隊工作,是provideocoalition.com的創始人,並在fxphd.com和Academy of Art University教授課程。他曾擔任流行播客節目《The VFX Show》的嘉賓主持人,並撰寫了本書的所有版本,並與其他人合著了《After Effects 5.5 Magic》。Mark還是New Scribbler Press的創始人。