O'Reilly logo

The After Effects Illusionist, 2nd Edition by Chad Perkins

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

13The Obsolete Effects

In After Effects CS4, a new effects category was created called Obsolete. Several old effects that are considered outdated were dumped in this desolate wasteland of an effects category. How can you recover from such a social stigma?

While the Obsolete effects may not be invited to the other effects’ Christmas party, they might still serve a purpose. We’ll cover them briefly in this chapter, just to be complete in covering every effect. But that doesn’t mean that they’re worthless. For most professionals, there are much better choices out there to accomplish everything that these Obsolete effects do. But if you find certain aspects of After Effects intimidating (such as the often daunting text animation engine), then you ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required