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Milton WershowBeginner with After Effects
by on Oct 8, 2009 at 6:54:30 am

In diapers here and need an explanation what this means below.. Do not understand where I begin to drag composition into another. Can you help?

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.

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Todd KoprivaRe: Beginner with After Effects
by on Oct 8, 2009 at 3:00:08 pm

> Do not understand where I begin to drag composition into another.

Compositions are listed in the Project panel, along with footage items. You can drag a composition (composition A) from the Project panel into the Timeline panel for another composition (composition B); this adds (nests) composition A inside composition B. When a composition is nested inside another composition, it is also called a "precomposition".

See "About nesting and precomposing" for a full explanation. The last section on that page points to some beginner-level introductions/tutorials about nesting and precomposing.

Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorporated
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ramanji rajaRe: Beginner with After Effects
by on Oct 10, 2009 at 3:00:12 pm

Beginner with After Effects

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