Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
June 21, 2017
Duration
1h 22m
Description

Rendering is the process of exporting your composition and creating a playable movie file. When you preview your composition in After Effects to check your work, you are also rendering. In this course, After Effects CC Rendering, you'll be learning how to speed up your workflow in After Effects CC by learning techniques to increase the quality and speed of your RAM previews, pre-renders, and your final exports. First, you'll explore the preview settings, behaviors and controls, and how to optimize the Media and Disk Cache in order to produce smoother previews more quickly. Next, you'll discover how to render using the Render Queue and Adobe Media Encoder, along with the various settings. Then, you'll cover some of the different file types and which ones support alpha channels, along with the various codecs available and why you would choose them. Finally, you'll learn the difference between the Classic 3D, Ray-traced 3D, and the Cinema 4D composition renderers. By the end of this course, you'll know how to optimize your project settings in order to generate quicker previews. Software required: After Effects CC

About the author
About the author

A skilled CG Artist with a passion for creating 2D and 3D animation, John Briggs has worked on many projects for clients over the years, including Motion Graphics and 3D Environments. He currently works as an Online Learning Developer at a University, and is also a lecturer at a college.

Transcript
Transcript

Hi everyone, my name is John Briggs and welcome to my course After Effects CC Rendering. I am a Learning Technologist at one of Scotland’s universities, and I’m also a Lecturer teaching computer animation at one of Scotland’s largest colleges.

In After Effects, rendering is the process of exporting your composition and creating a playable movie file. When you preview your composition in After Effects to check your work, you are also rendering.

In this course, we are going to take a look at the settings within After Effects CC that will allow you to optimize your project, generating quicker previews and renders.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:

  1. Previews and setting up Media & Disk Cache
  2. After Effects Render Queue
  3. Adobe Media Encoder
  4. Classic 3D, Ray-traced, and Cinema 4D renderers
By the end this course, you’ll know how to optimize your project settings in order to generate quicker previews, and you’ll learn how to output your composition using a variety of techniques, presets and custom settings in order to get the best performance out of the software. In addition to this you will also learn about the various renderers available, including the new to After Effects CC 2017 Cinema 4D renderer.

Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the fundamentals of After Effects.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn some great rendering techniques in After Effects to improve your workflow, with the After Effects CC Rendering course, at Pluralsight.