Adobe After Effects CS5 Visual Effects and Compositing Studio Techniques: ADO AFT EFF CS5 VIS_p1
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.
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I found a Link at Adobe Press (Peachpit Press) But the lesson files seam like extras. The following are not available are extreamly hard to find. /********************************************/ additional_resources.zip Chapter01.zip Chapter02.zip Chapter03.zip Chapter04.zip Chapter05.zip Chapter06.zip Chapter07.zip Chapter08.zip Chapter09.zip Chapter10.zip Chapter11.zip Chapter12.zip Chapter13.zip Chapter14.zip ReadMe.pdf scripts.zip
Rotoscoping and Paint
Effective Motion Tracking
The Camera and Optics
Advanced Color Options and
Climate and the Environment
Heat Fire Explosions
Links to Scripts Referenced in the Book