• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint

Transition Effects

Transition effects are designed to create the kind of A–B roll transitions you frequently use in nonlinear editing (or with a video switcher, for those of you with more traditional video tools). In other words, they create progressively larger areas of transparency in one layer to gradually reveal the layers beneath it.

As you discovered in Chapter 7, constructing transitions in After Effects isn't quite the same as doing so with traditional nonlinear editing software. You set up most transition effects by setting keyframes for the Transition Completion property—just as you would create a crossfade by animating the Opacity property of a layer. The notable exception is the Gradient Wipe effect. To use it, you must arrange the layers much more like you would in a nonlinear editing program. The Gradient Wipe effect is covered in detail in the following section.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint