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Lesson 1. Creating 2D Elements from Hexa... > Building the first hexagon compositi...

Building the first hexagon composition

In this section, you'll work extensively with the transform properties to create a complex, animated composition. By duplicating simple images, your composition uses minimal storage and yet remains flexible.

Importing footage for the first composition

You need to import the source file. The image you'll use was created for you in Photoshop and uses an alpha channel to define a simple hexagonal shape. Alpha channels are areas of transparency that can be defined in the application used to create a file. When you import a file containing an unlabeled alpha channel, you must specify how After Effects interprets that alpha channel.


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