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Exporting from After Effects with a Transparent Background

Lesson 93 from: Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Philip Ebiner

Exporting from After Effects with a Transparent Background

Lesson 93 from: Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Philip Ebiner

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93. Exporting from After Effects with a Transparent Background

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Class Trailer

Chapter 1: Introduction

1

Class Updates & My Favorite CC 2020 Updates

06:22

Chapter 2: After Effects Basics

2

Understand the After Effects Workspace

05:39
3

Starting a New Composition

08:15
4

CC 2018 Update - Starting a New Composition from Footage

01:55
5

Adding Media to Your Project and the Timeline

05:08
6

Using the Basic After Effects Tools

10:20
7

Create a Perfect Circle, Alignment, and Shape Colors

03:04
8

Working in the Timeline

10:59
9

Layer Properties

08:57
10

Quiz: After Effects Basics

Chapter 3: Animating with Keyframes

11

Animating in After Effects

07:35
12

Position, Scale, and Rotation Animations

05:17
13

Tips to Make Your Animations Look More Nautral

04:21
14

Using the Graph Editor

05:32
15

Challenge - Bouncing Ball

01:01
16

Solution - Bouncing Ball

13:00
17

Quiz: Animating with Keyframes

Chapter 4: Shapes and Solid Layers

18

Working with Solid Layers and the Ken Burns Effects

07:07
19

Working with Shape Layers, Strokes, and Paths

06:24
20

Adding Layer Styles like Drop Shadow, Bevel, and Gradients

03:44
21

Shape Effects - Trim Path Animations, Wiggle, and Zig Zag

05:54
22

Quiz: Shapes and Solid Layers

Chapter 5: Important After Effects Skills

23

Track Matte Animations - Make Layers Appear and Disappear

08:37
24

Using Pre-Compositions to Group Layers

05:34
25

Easily Reverse Complicated Animations

02:14
26

Playing with Time

05:54
27

Blend Modes

06:05
28

Stabilize Shaky Footage

04:04
29

CC 2018 Update - Previewing and Favoriting Fonts

00:46
30

CC 2019 Update - Responsive Design Time

03:36
31

CC 2019 Content Aware Fill

03:55
32

CC 2019 Create Motion Graphic Templates

08:37
33

Quiz: Important After Effects Skills

Chapter 6: Motion Graphics Projects

34

Intro to Motion Graphics Projects

00:53
35

Clean Lower Third

09:22
36

Logo Reveal Animation Bumper

13:25
37

Colorful Transition

16:59
38

Text with Mask Path Animation

10:05
39

Text Bubble Animation

13:39
40

Weather App 1

16:41
41

Weather App 2

08:21
42

Weather App 3

06:59
43

Quiz: Motion Graphics Projects

Chapter 7: Flat Animation Challenge

44

Flat Animation Challenge

02:47
45

Phil Designs his Flat Animation Scene

01:23
46

Animating Fireworks with the Repeater Effect

15:02

Chapter 8: Flat Animation Challenge

47

Removing Green Screen Background

06:46
48

Adding a Background that Matches the Foreground

07:55
49

Adding Motion to a Still Image with the Puppet Tool

06:26
50

Adding Movement with the Ripple Effect

06:07
51

Quiz: Flat Animation Challenge

Chapter 9: Green Screen (Chromakeying)

52

Intro to 3D

10:04
53

Swinging 3D Text Animation

12:11
54

Build Out Your 3D Composition

05:47
55

Animating Our 3D Scene

07:38
56

Create Stars in After Effects

05:11
57

Quiz: Green Screen (Chromakeying)

Chapter 10: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool

58

Using the Rotoscope Tool

06:55
59

Cleaning Up Your Edges

07:21
60

Finishing Our Rotobrush Animation

07:33
61

Quiz: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool

Chapter 11: Rotoscoping

62

Easy Screen Replacement with Masks

09:56
63

Replacing a Screen Version 2

13:49
64

Screen Replacement with Mocha

07:13
65

CC 2019 Update - Native Mocha AE Plugin

05:08
66

Quiz: Rotoscoping

Chapter 12: Screen Replacements

67

Using the Puppet Pin Tool

04:33
68

Animating Your Puppet Pins

03:04
69

Animated Blinking Eyes

08:21
70

Adding Perspective with Animated Clouds

07:10
71

CC 2018 Update - Advanced Puppet Pin Tool

02:08
72

Quiz: Screen Replacements

Chapter 13: Puppet Tool Animations

73

Applying Text Animation Presets

05:59
74

Create a Page Turn Effect with CC Page Turn

10:05
75

Radial and Linear Wipes

03:20
76

Color Correction in After Effects

03:33
77

CC 2019 Update - Selective Color Adjustments

03:25
78

Quiz: Puppet Tool Animations

Chapter 14: Motion Tracking

79

Motion Tracking Basics

09:51
80

Tracking Text and Visual Effects to Video Clip

06:21
81

Tracking Rotation and Scale

11:33
82

Adding Details to Our Text

04:04
83

Quiz: Motion Tracking

Chapter 15: Character Animations

84

Intro to Character Animations

01:31
85

Design Your Character

14:32
86

Rigging Your Character

02:50
87

Animating Our Character

09:55
88

Adding the Animated Background

09:12
89

Adding Details to Character Movement

06:46
90

Adding the Paper Cut Out Look

05:29
91

Quiz: Character Animations

Chapter 16: Exporting from After Effects

92

Exporting an H264 File from After Effects

07:03
93

Exporting from After Effects with a Transparent Background

04:03
94

Exporting from After Effects through Adobe Media Encoder

04:40
95

CC 2018 Update - Exporting an Animated GIF from Adobe Media Encoder

02:14
96

Create an Animated GIF from After Effects CC 2017

07:03

Chapter 17: After Effects Workflow & Tips

97

Audio Tips for After Effects

02:19
98

Working with Premiere Pro

05:54
99

Quiz: After Effects Workflow & Tips

Chapter 18: Expressions

100

Expressions Basics

07:24
101

Animate a Flickering Light with Expressions

17:35
102

Quiz: Expressions

Chapter 19: Conclusion

103

Conclusion

00:44

Final Quiz

104

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Exporting from After Effects with a Transparent Background

here's how you can export your video clips with a transparent background which is very beneficial for graphics like this with titles. So if I click on the toggle transparency, you can see that this actually doesn't have a black background. It's transparent so go up to rent composition, add to render, queue, click on lossless. And there's one thing that we have to change to make this a transparent background and that's under channels, choose RGB plus alpha. So it actually saves the Alpha channel which is the front layer separately than the back layer. Under format options. Not all of these work with a transparent background so H 264 won't work but animation or pro res will work so I can choose pro rez and then click Ok then. Okay, you can play around some animation is a really large file size. So pro res will be a lower file size but still a great quality. Now let's change the output to and just call this transparent so we know what we're working with click save and then render it out. ...

Now, once it renders out we'll see that when we play this at least on a Mac. I'm just pressing space bar to play it. You can already see that the background has this kind of transparency versus the lower third. Here is the lower third transparent. So that's what we want. Now, if we go back to that premiere Pro project file and bring in this lower third and then drag this onto our video clip. We can see that now. It has a transparent background so I can put this over our video clip and this is perfect because if I want a lower third and I want to use it over and over and over for all of my videos then I can export it and save it and reuse it. There's another way that we can bring in any sort of transparent composition or really any composition into premiere Pro. And that's using adobe dynamic link, which is this sort of automatic process that happens in the background where you can use multiple adobe products at the same time. So say I find my lower third composition in our project window. What I could literally do is choose this, click it and drag it and I'm still holding it down and then tab over to premiere Pro and to tab on a Mac. It's command tab. So I believe on a pc, it would be something like control tab. And then I dropped this composition. I still have it. I'm clicking it and I drop it into our project and look at that. We have this composition. It's an After effects project composition inside our office, this project. And if I take this now I can put this on top of any video clip. And the cool thing about this is that it's a live project. So say I make some change in after effects. So let me go to the lower third and change the name. Maybe I want to I have my middle initial which is john if anyone is curious and then if I go back to premiere Pro, whoa look at that, it automatically changes. So this is great for lower thirds. It's great for any sort of titles. It's great for any sort of animation in after effects when you're working together with premiere Pro. And as I've mentioned before, I really believe After effects is a great program for building out complicated graphics but not editing an entire video. That's what I use premiere Pro for. So that's how you can export your project with a transparent background and also how you can use after effects compositions in a premiere Pro project. This doesn't work with other programs, like if you're using another video editor, but it does if you're using working with adobe, premiere Pro. So I hope you enjoyed this lesson. And if you have any questions, let me know otherwise we'll see you in another lesson.

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