20 Collapsing Transformations

Options for maximizing resolution also rewire the rendering order

Now that we’ve discussed nesting and precomposing, we wrap up our focus on After Effects’ rendering order by exploring the pros and cons of Collapse Transformations and its cousin, Continuous Rasterization. These powerful features open a door to higher quality and faster rendering, as well as enabling precomps with 3D layers to behave like complex 3D objects when nested. We consider this one of the more advanced concepts, so if you don’t get it at first, don’t panic. Skip ahead to some of the fun chapters on text, shapes and paint, and revisit Collapse Transformations when you feel more comfortable building hierarchies by nesting and precomposing. ...

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