Amazingly, this industrial-looking project doesn't require any footage; everything is created with After Effects and the Continuum Complete collection of effects from Boris FX, which you must purchase and install into After Effects. But of course you already own that collection, right? No? Then install the trial version provided on this book's DVD or the Boris FX Web site (www.borisfx.com), and then make sure you finish this chapter within the next 14 days, before your trial period expires! (Actually, once the trial period ends, you can still follow along with the chapter; but any layer that uses a trial version effect will appear with a black X through it.)
Once the Boris FX effects are installed in After Effects, all you need to do is create a new project and the master composition before you're on to the real work.
To prepare for this project, do the following: