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

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45 What’s Your Preference?

Setting preferences to optimize your workflow

After Effects features a variety of settings that control importing files, opening multiple compositions, previewing audio, the appearance and interactivity of the program, plus numerous other details. In this chapter, we’ll give an overview of what these settings mean and what they do, highlighting those settings that we find aid our efficiency.

There are 14 individual Preferences panes. To access them, select the main Preferences item under the After Effects menu on OS X, or under the Edit menu on Windows. You can also open the General preferences by typing Command+Option+; on Mac (Control+Alt+; on Windows). After you choose one pane (which also opens the main Preference ...

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