The Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects (5th Edition) book available from Focal Press is a comprehensive review of the entire feature set of AE (After Effects), along with an insight into the internal process that constitutes the AE system. The book is written by Trish and Chris Meyer, principals of Chrish Design, a motion graphic design studio in Albuquerque, and contains their extensive experience in real-world film and video production.
Incorporated in the 5th edition are all the important updates in After Effects CS4 and CS5 along with essential and advanced techniques such as basic layer manipulation and animation via keying, motion tracking, and color management. It provides you with pin-point advice, and includes tricks and tips in full color.
Including new chapters that extensively cover the new features in AE, the Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects (5th Edition) provides information on the new features such as Roto Brush, Mocha, and Mocha Shape. You are provided with enhanced material on 3D effects such as Digieffects FreeForm plus workflows including Adobe Repousse, Vanishing Point Exchange, and 3D model import using Adobe Photoshop Extended.
Also included with the 5th edition, is a companion DVD that contains all project files, source materials, and 200 bonus chapters on expressions, scripting, and effects. The contents covered in the 5th edition include animation techniques, layer management; modes, masks, and mattes, mastering 3D space, text animation, effects & presets, painting and rotoscoping, parenting, nesting, and collapsing; color management and video essentials, motion tracking and keying, etc.
The Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects (5th Edition) caters to wide segment of the audience that include motion graphics artists, post-production professionals, and students.