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Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects, 5th Edition by Trish Meyer, Chris Meyer

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39 Integration 101

Going beyond the simple exchange of rendered movies and images

Surprisingly few jobs both start and end inside After Effects. More often than not, After Effects is used to add production value to a job started in a non-linear editing (NLE) program, or to create elements for a DVD or the web. And then there’s the entire world of using After Effects to enhance 3D renders or to add new elements into 3D scenes.

Being smart about dividing up your work between applications allows you to shift the workflow to the best tool for the job, improving the result – while making you more efficient in the process.

In this chapter, we will give you an overview of how After Effects can be used with other programs in various environments. We’ll ...

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