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Plug-in to After Effects

Third Party Plug-in Mastery

By Michele Yamazaki

  1. ISBN: 9780240815657
  2. Publication Date: June 2011
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 500
  5. Price:
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Description

Take your After Effects projects to the next level by mastering its third-party plug-ins. Whether it's keying and compositing, adding particles of swirling smoke to a composition, or importing XML files from Final Cut Pro, third-party plug-ins can greatly enhance your After Effects capabilities. From sexy effects and graphics enhancements to workflow automation and file conversion, it's all covered in this lavishly illustrated, full-color book.

Coverage of hundreds of essential third-party plug-ins is provided, showing you when, why, and how to use each plug-in. Plug-ins for color, style, effects, distortions, warps, transitions, lens flares, text and graphical elements, and more are all covered in depth.

Author Bio

Michele Yamazaki is the VP of Marketing & Web Development Czarina for Toolfarm.com, the video plug-ins people. At Toolfarm, she juggles many roles, including developing content and training and answering support questions. She has demoed plug-ins for Adobe, Apple, Boris FX, Red Giant, Digieffects, etc. at multiple trade shows, conferences and user groups. She co-authored the book Greenscreen Made Easy with Jeremy Hanke and is currently working on a book about After Effects for Focal Press/Elsevier. She previously worked at Postworks and taught After Effects at Kendall College of Art and Design for 4 years. She is president of MCA-I Mid Michigan, a WMFVA board member and formerly co-chaired the West Michigan Animation & Effects User Group.

Reviews

"Take your After Effects projects to the next level by mastering its third-party plug-ins. Whether it's keying and compositing, adding particles of swirling smoke to a composition, or importing XML files from Final Cut Pro, third-party plug-ins can greatly enhance your After Effects capabilities. From sexy effects and graphics enhancements to workflow automation and file conversion, it's all covered in this lavishly illustrated, full-color book. Coverage of hundreds of essential third-party plug-ins is provided, showing you when, why, and how to use each plug-in. Plug-ins for color, style, effects, distortions, warps, transitions, lens flares, text and graphical elements, and more are all covered in depth."--Internet Video Magazine

Contents

What is a Plug-in?; Big Bundles; Blur and Sharpen; Color Corrections; Distortions; Effects; Generators; Keying and Matte; Noise and Grain; Simulation; Templates; Time; Tracking; Transitions; Utilities; Workflow