Compositing Visual Effects in After Effects: Essential Techniques

1st Edition

Lee Lanier

Published November 6, 2015
Reference - 270 Pages - 197 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781138803282 - CAT# 145754

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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 ( features video image sequences, 3D renders, matte paintings, and other tutorial materials, allowing you to immediately apply the techniques taught in the book.


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