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03-10-2004, 05:33 PM
I am a newbie with After Effects. I bought the Total Training set and am almost done with it. This is an amazing set that I highly recommend to anyone. I have never learned such a complex program so fast. However, I am looking some other forms of training to increase my knowledge. Can you guys recommend me any books? I have heard that Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects, Volume 1: The Essentials (2nd Edition, Version 5.5) (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1578201144/qid=1078968634/sr=2-3/ref=sr_2_3/102-8750368-8563367) is a good book, is that true? Will it pretty much be a repeat of the Total Training stuff? Thanks in advance.

Taylor Moore
03-10-2004, 05:41 PM
The Creating Books... Vol 1 and 2 are the best books for AE by a long shot!!!! My copies have so many dog ears and post-it notes on the pages....highly recommended!!!

Best visual effects and broadcast design books......period.

03-10-2004, 05:45 PM
Do you think I should wait until they write something for version 6? I know the same principles will apply, but you think they will go over some of the more newer features like the motion tracking and so forth?

Taylor Moore
03-10-2004, 05:57 PM
AE has remained relativly the same in concept...you will always refer to these books because of the level of detail and specifics. Motion tracking is dealt with in book 1 and 2.

03-11-2004, 12:55 PM
Ditto on the Meyer books.... can't go wrong with those. A must-have for any AE artist.