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Adobe After Effects: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Controls and Interfaces

If you’ve got a 3d composition with plenty of layers and nulls and cameras and lights and masks, you’ll find that your composition view can get pretty… uhhh… well, “dense” would be a kind way of putting it! Even a single layer with a mask can make it difficult to objectively visualize your composition. Fortunately, there are some quick ways to cut through the trees to see the forest, none of which (alas) involve chain saws and rollicking Coureurs-de-Bois tuneage. Take a look at THIS short tutorial to see how it’s done.

http://www.flowmedialab.com/blog/comparing.mp4

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