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:
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.
Chapter 1: Selecting Color Spaces, Resolutions, and Frames Rates
Chapter 2: Generating Alpha with Keyers and Mattes
Chapter 3: Masking, Rotoscoping, and Basic Keyframing
Chapter 4: Transforming and Motion Tracking
Chapter 5: Working with the 3D Environment
Chapter 6: Creating Particle Simulations
Chapter 7: Integrating Render Passes
Chapter 8: Color Effects, Color Grading, and HDRI
Chapter 9: Damage Repair and Distressing
Chapter 10: Expressions, Scripting, and Project Management