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Jerry Smith
Using stills from AE to create an image
on Jul 25, 2016 at 2:35:50 pm

I'm not sure what the best way to go about this is.

The content is ultimately all typography, simple shapes, and a few solid colors.

The content lives across many AE projects. I want to create stills from those projects.

Then stack and display them like playing cards, say ace through king of spades. I was originally inspired by the carousel in Finder on a Mac. But I think it will look more like a beauty pageant where all the contestants are coming down a long straight staircase. The stack will be used as an image on a web page.

Question 1: What format should I use when I export the stills from AE?

Question 2: What program should I use? AE is easiest because I can just think of all the spacing in 3d terms, since that is what I originally had in mind. It doesn't really matter however because I don't think anything is going to be at an angle and so I can accomplish what I want with just positioning and scaling? So would Photoshop be better?

The MAIN CONCERN is to keep the typography super sharp.

Thanks


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Jerry Smith
Re: Using stills from AE to create an image
on Jul 25, 2016 at 3:13:21 pm

Actually, after playing with it some more, I guess I do want some rotation/3D. So, then I guess I should keep it in AE. What's the easiest way to get all the still in one place in AE? I don't think I want to import 20 AE projects into 1 just to get a still from each.


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Eric Santiago
Re: Using stills from AE to create an image
on Jul 25, 2016 at 3:41:31 pm

Are all the projects setup the same e.g. HD, 4K, etc...

Whats wrong with importing 20 AEP in one project.

I do it all the time and avoids screwing up the original.

Much faster than opening one project at a time.

Then if your setting up in 3D you might have to make changes to the static frame so no need to open up the original project again.

I export all kinds of frames from PSD, JPEG, PNG, etc...

They all work to up to 30k pixels.


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Jerry Smith
Re: Using stills from AE to create an image
on Jul 25, 2016 at 4:00:28 pm

There was lots and lots of incest in the creation of the projects. I would bet even money that the whole thing will crash the first time I try and do it. Too many pre-comps of pre-comps all with the same names. But yeah, that's probably the best way to do it. There won't be any need to modify things however.


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Eric Santiago
Re: Using stills from AE to create an image
on Jul 25, 2016 at 6:55:16 pm

Unless you have the final output on QuickTime files.

Then just import those.

Is the final output for high res print?


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