O'Reilly logo

Compositing Visual Effects in After Effects by Lee Lanier

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER 10

image

Expressions, Scripting, and Project Management

Visual effects composites can become complex, making them difficult to edit, update, and complete. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to simplify and optimize your workflow in After Effects. For example, expressions allow you to automate property animation and therefore save time when keyframing (Figure 10.1). JavaScript support opens the program to a wide range of scripting tools to make your compositing more efficient. In addition, the program provides many options for adjusting element names, memory management, and interface layout. If you have access to multiple computers with an ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required