December 20, 2010

The render pipeline in After Effects

Raymond Radet has written a handy new tutorial for AEtuts, Understanding The Render Order In After Effects, which introduces the rendering pipeline with links to more on AE Help.

The rendering pipeline is a lot more complicated now than Masks > Effects > Geometric PARTS, and it can no longer be visualized with a simple graphic. If you're looking for more, buy into Creating Motion Graphics in After Effects because you won’t see more clarity and graphic detail elsewhere (eyes glaze over at text-heavy resources like AE Help). See also How to Optimize Projects in Adobe After Effects CS5 or (CS4: Optimize the Pipeline), a project-oriented excerpt from Mark Christiansen's book.

Todd Kopriva has a newer video tutorial that's a good intro to the other pieces, Standard Render Order and the Transform Effect:

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