Completing the Finished Spot


You finally have all the pieces required to complete the final spot. You just need to assemble them and add some dissolves to soften the transitions:

1.

Create a new comp named Final_Squares1 that's 720 x 540 in size, with Frame Rate 29.97 and Duration 15;00 seconds.

In order to have really smooth transitions, you need to add a cross fade between sections by animating the Opacity of each.

2.

Add the Intro to the Final_Squares1 Timeline at time 0;00.

3.

Go to time 3;00, and add the Orange Body comp to the Timeline.

4.

Insert a 0% Opacity keyframe for the Orange Body layer.

5.

Go to time 3;15, and change the layer's Opacity to 100%.

Timeline for the final comp with the Intro and the orange section

The green section comes next:

1.

Go to time 6;15, add the Green Body comp to the Timeline, and add a 0% Opacity keyframe to the layer.

2.

Add a 100% Opacity keyframe to the Orange Body layer.

3.

Go to time 6;25, and change the Orange Body layer's Opacity to 0%.

4.

Go to time 7;00, and change the Green Body layer's Opacity to 100%.

Adding the green section to the final comp

Now you add the purple section:

1.

Go to time 10;00, add the Purple Body comp to the Timeline, and add a 0% Opacity keyframe to the layer.

2.

Add a 100% Opacity keyframe to the Green Body layer.

3.

Go to time 10;10, and change the Green Body layer's Opacity to 0%.

4.

Go to time 10;15, and change the Purple Body layer's Opacity to 100%.

Adding the purple section to the final comp

The cross fade you'll create between the Purple Body comp and the End Tag comp is a little different than those you've created so far. The Purple Body takes exactly as long to fade out as the End Tag takes to fades in:

1.

Go to time 13;15, add the End Tag comp to the Timeline, and add a 0% Opacity keyframe to the layer.

2.

Add a 100% Opacity keyframe to the Purple Body layer.

3.

Go to time 13;25, and change the Purple Body layer's Opacity to 0%.

4.

Change the End Tag layer's Opacity to 100%.

Adding the yellow End Tag section to the final comp

Save and preview your work.

Tip

If you wish to cut down on render time, close the Timeline before rendering so After Effects doesn't have to display what it's rendering.




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    Adobe After Effects 6.5 Magic
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