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).

    searchandrecovery
     
    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
    layers.

    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,

    Carl
     
    harleynut97, Dec 17, 2003
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    snr Guest

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

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

    Sure

    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
     
    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,

    Carl
     
    harleynut97, Dec 18, 2003
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    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
     
    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

    http://24.15.174.204:8080/carl/ron_images/xmas_song_stories_web/frame_captures/24houselightsdown.jpg

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



    Carl
     
    harleynut97, Dec 18, 2003
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  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
    think.

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

    http://24.15.174.204:8080/carl/stageblowup.wmv

    Carl
     
    harleynut97, Dec 21, 2003
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