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Adobe After Effects CS3 Professional Classroom in a Book for Windows and Mac OS by Adobe Creative Team

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Chapter 5. Animating a Multimedia Presentation

Animating a Multimedia Presentation

After Effects projects typically use a variety of imported footage, arranged in a composition, which is edited and animated using the Timeline panel. In this lesson, you’ll become more familiar with animation fundamentals as you build a multimedia presentation.

Lesson overview

In this lesson you’ll learn how to do the following:

  • Create a complex animation with multiple layers.

  • Adjust the duration of a layer.

  • Clip live motion video using a shape layer.

  • Animate with Position, Scale, and Rotation keyframes.

  • Animate a precomposed layer.

  • Apply the Radio Waves effect to a solid layer.

  • Add audio to a project.

  • Loop an ...

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