If you come across a book that you feel is a valuable resource to After Effects users, for whatever reason, tell us about it here!
I'll start off with my personal favourites:
Creating Motion Graphics For After Effects Volume 1 and 2, by Chris and Trish Meyer.
These books are the absolute bible for After Effects, covering so much essential real-world information for beginners and professionals alike that I don't know where to start. The accompanying CD includes free stuff, tutorials and example project files. If you are serious about using AE, you should own these books.
After Effects Production Techniques, by Chris & Trish Meyer.
From the same authors, this book gives real world case studies and tutorials from some of the biggest studios in the business.
bogiesan-gyyClL, Dec 28, 2008 11:16 AM
I recommend _After Effects Apprentice_ from Trish and Chris Meyer. (See the
CyberMotion website.) As mentioned by Andrew, the Meyers have a few more advanced books, too. These books are considered by many to be indispensable tools for learning After Effects. I have all of them on my desk.
Hello. Sure I'll look out for these books by Trish and Chris on Effects 6. However the help files look very promisinfg if I could study them at leisure. Does anyone know how I can print them off efficiently? I have Acrobat 6 also. So far can't "convert to" as computer just goes on and on trying to download one file offline.
Thanks for any ideas forthcoming.
Enzo, you can download the PDF of the Help files from this link:
Also, I saw that After Effects CS3 Studio Techniques, by Mark Christiansen, is out. The previous versions were my handbook for some of the more complex aspects like 32-bpc color and color management. I'm looking forward to reading his updates on these features in CS3.
Many thanks I downloaded After Effects CS livedoc help successfully. Not too different from AE 6 I have the Pro version.
Do you know where I can download more Help PDFs? I have Live Motion 2 and Photoshop 7 also to get to grips with.
Hi. Just want to say I got hold of a DVD tutorial recently by Dean Velez title Broadcast secrets. it's supposed to be advanced but its easily understood and a real confidence booster for any newbie. It's especially good as it practically avoids all Illustrator, Photoshop etc dependencies and complicating issues. People can just get going creating the stuff.
How do I find a PDF file for After Effects 3.1 User Manual. The software is registered to me. I bought it with a digital video card back in 1995 and have since lost the user manual. The card was called Video Vision Studio Pro. Of course the card is useless now considreing PCI slots are no longer needed, however the software still works. Strangely the card still works also. Anyway, does anyone have any ideas where I might find a PDF of the manual?