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Adobe Beginner Classes #28 is live!

…it’s been online for a while and I’m rather proud of this one…

I enjoy all of the content creation I get to do – from Twitter, to this blog to Adobe TV.  Yet, some bits are just more memorable to you than others and Episode #28 is one of those for me.


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I like it for two basic reasons.  First, it’s decent looking and when you know as many great AE artists as I do, it’s hard for you to call anything you do even ‘decent.’  Second, it’s a good tutorial that represents what I hope to accomplish with viewers – it teaches them something useful about After Effects and yet is not so crazy as to scare people off.

This one is comparatively long – about 24 minutes, but I do think it worth it and I hope you’ll come along for the ride.  Consider subscribing to my show on Adobe TV.  Or via Adobe Media Player.

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Comments

I’m new to AE and these shows are a great help. Regarding Episode #28. Great segement. I do not see where to download the project file. Can you provide that information?

Thanks

[DR - Jim, that's my bad, I've got to get the project files put up on this blog. I'm trying to post the last episode (#32) but I'm having a temporary problem. Rest assured, I will get it up there. Thanks for the comments.]

Well I have praticed and practiced your video instruction. I have it pretty good at the moment.
The one question I have is do you nest all the comps into one before rendering?
you have floor comp,your show comp, slate and final comp.
do you drag each one into final comp then render quea?
floor comp is the only one that shows all the other comps and what it will look like.

[DR - The only thing you need to render is the final, finished composition. Hit ctrl/cmd - M to put it into the Render Cue and then create the output you desire. If you get in a jam there (and in my opinion, that is the place to get lost), post another comment along with your desired output type and I will try to help you. Thanks for taking the time to write.]

Once you are happy with how your planes of glass are going to animate on screen, drag our Glass Setup 1 comp into top layer of the Render-Comp. Now go to the Layer menu and add a new Adjustment Layer. Call this adjustment layer ADJUST-1. Put the ADJUST-1 layer BELOW the Glass Setup 1 layer. Set the Track Matte for the ADJUST-1 layer to Alpha. See, what this is doing is telling after effects to only apply the effects that at we will put on the ADJUST-1 layer, where the solids on the Glass Setup 1 layer are.

I DO NOT EXSPECT THIS TO BE POSTED BUT CAN YOU HELP ME UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE PLEASE?

I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE DRAG OR HOW IN THIS PROGRAM.

DO I DRAG IT DOWN INTO THE AREA TO THE LEFT OF THE TIMELINE?

[DR - Yes, to drag and drop in After Effects, you can click and hold on an item and drag it into the timeline. It's that simple. If you're still in a jam, put another comment here with specifics and I'll try to help you out. Welcome to AE, it's a world of fun!]

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