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After Effects 6.5 Studio Techniques has a different focus than any other After Effects book: creating realistic visual effects. Other After Effects books focus predominantly on motion graphics, touching only briefly on topics that make up the core of visual effects.
Not only is this the first After Effects book to deal specifically with visual effects, but it is one of the few to discuss the creation of visual effects in detail, period. As I wrote, I wondered why. Why, with visual effects such a mature industry, do so few books describe ...