after effects layer / filter question

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by snr, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. snr

    snr Guest

    I think you could create an "adjustment layer" at the
    top, then apply the blur to that (for all layers below).

    snr, Dec 17, 2003
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    harleynut97 Guest

    I am working on an animation in AE 5.5 that consists of close to 40

    After viewing the output on a TV it is too sharp. I would like to put
    a slight gaussian blur on ALL layers.

    Is there a way to apply a filter to all layers rather than having to
    apply the filter to each layer?

    Thanks for any help,

    harleynut97, Dec 17, 2003
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  3. snr

    snr Guest

    Alright, I just gotta ask - what the heck are
    you doing with, say, 40 layers in ae?

    Just Curious,
    snr, Dec 17, 2003
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    David McCall Guest


    You can use an adjustment layer, or you can do it with nested compositions.
    I like the idea of nested compositions. You would create a new composition
    (for those not familiar with Aftereffects, a composition is the timeline as used
    in Aftereffects) If you put composition A into composition B, then you can put
    an effect on composition A just as you would any other layer. Transparency is
    preserved, so you can Comp multiple comps within a single comp. A very
    useful feature.

    David McCall, Dec 18, 2003
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    harleynut97 Guest

    Thanks SNR & David for your help. I either way will work as you said.
    I haven't had an opportunity to try out nested comps, so this is a
    good excuse to learn about them.

    Thanks again,

    harleynut97, Dec 18, 2003
  6. snr

    snr Guest

    Looks like your stage will blow up really good (you
    might want to check out the action-safe framing if
    for tv display).
    Good luck with it.
    Show the results if you can.

    snr, Dec 18, 2003
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    harleynut97 Guest

    Hi Again,

    To answer your question on the # of layers.

    I'm doing my first computer generated blow up scene. It consists of a
    concert stage I made in photoshop and then numerous instruments /
    microphone cutouts, explosion, and debris layers. The layers do not
    play all at the same time, but so far I've got 39 layers in the comp.

    I can't show you the animation cause it's still in progress, but if
    you want to take a look at the stage set up try this link

    seating was'nt added yet when this frame capture was done.

    harleynut97, Dec 18, 2003
  8. snr

    harleynut97 Guest

    Hey SNR,

    Finished up a test animation. Have'nt added explosion sounds yet.
    The other thing I am going to try next is instead of using a still pic
    of the boy, I want to film him doing the movement in front of a green
    screen. Don't know if that will work or not. Let me know what ya

    The link will take you to a wmv file that is about 1/2 meg

    harleynut97, Dec 21, 2003
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