Animation Presets, an advanced Clone tool, scripting support, and a powerful new color correction system are just a few of the reasons you're chomping at the bit to get down to work with After Effects 6.5. In these pages, a master of the medium allows you to do just that, presenting a series of projects that explore every aspect of Adobe's animation and effects powerhouse. By focusing on the areas that can be troublesome for professional users--whether because they present thorny issues or because they draw on completely new features--this volume provides the focused, practical instruction you need to maximize your After Effects productivity. Each lesson provides need-to-know tips, proven techniques, and best practices for a variety of After Effects 6.5 functions: from importing and managing footage to viewing and editing layers, animating type, and more. The companion CD includes QuickTime instructional movies, source code, and files for all of the book's projects.

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"Effects described are too specialized to be useful" - by Kmaccrimmon on 07-JAN-2012
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The book offers many examples of effects that can be created in Adobe After Effects.  However, I found the examples did not give a good description of the resulting effect. When I did figure out the different effects, I found them to be too similar and arbitrary to be useful in a general project.   I was also disappointed at the reliance on the use of third party tool to do their effects.  

Please note that the solution files are not available.  I found website offering after effects tutorials more useful than this book.

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