How to Use After Effects Templates? Video Tutorial

Posted in: OK - Sep 14, 2009 27 Comments

After Effects Templates can simplify your work, but only if you know how to use them.

In the following tutorial I will show you the most efficient way to work in heavy AE project of after effects templates.

As a general rule, only preview the stuff you really need to see.

 

You can see more of my tricks in the following video tutorial:

The actual resolution of most ae templates is Full HD. This is often much bigger than your screen, so there is no sense in viewing it in full

resolution, because the resolution will be scaled down, so after effects will render all the pixels, and all the frames, but you will see less than 25 percent of it.

Let’s put it to Quarter resolution;it will preview much faster. But sometimes even Quarter resolution can be too big, so go to Custom and type in 6: so every sixth pixel will be rendered. It goes much faster, and you can even go up to one-in-eight pixels.

What if you want to modify just the text? You dont need to see all the other effects, which take so much time to render. You only need the text; so you can select the text layer, and I Solo it. Everything goes super-fast. You don’t need to see anything else, and now you can see the movement of the text

 

When ever you edit after effects templates, it is good to identify the most render-heavy layer, and than shut it off while you work.

 

Are you looking for more great after effects templates?  Check them all out at our store page:

Free After Effects Templates

 

Love Adobe! :)

 

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27 Responses to “How to Use After Effects Templates? Video Tutorial”

  1. Reply Tim says:

    Wow..!!! interesting video thx for sharing.

  2. Reply Gyorfi Szilard says:

    Thanks Tim, glad that you liked it.

  3. Reply Hussin Khan says:

    Hello Gyorfi, thanks for your contribution towards the AE community by taking your time to provide tutorials & free templates. I’m sure we can use this to sharpen our skills. Best regards, Hussin, Coventry, UK

  4. Reply Jeon says:

    very helpful tutorial for me.
    thanks a lot!

  5. Reply andre says:

    Hello

    i can not see the tutorial!

    cheers

  6. Reply andre says:

    That is it
    the proxy dont allows Youtube..

    i will have to see it at home!
    thanks!
    cheers

  7. Reply alsabaso says:

    Thanks Gyorfi, I learned a lot from your tuts. Hope to see more tuts from you. Keep the Good work and God Bless!

  8. Reply rajeshkannan mj says:

    Thanks, Those are really cool tips for my dual core system.

  9. Reply prem says:

    thanx you man for such a nice thing…………prem

  10. Reply mitch says:

    Hello Gyorfi
    As I downloaded your free template I recognized, that the soundfile is missing, even though you mention that it would be included in the zipfile.
    Could you please help?
    Many thanks in advance. Cheers, Mitch

    • Reply Gyorfi Szilard says:

      Hey Mitch

      On the store page, in the tittle of the Spin Box template, you can see the text”music NOT included” :)
      were did you see that I am including the music file? so that I can correct it on the website. The music track on this file was not created by me I just use it just for the preview.

      thanks

  11. Reply Amanda says:

    Your rendering tips for awesome and save me sooo much time. Much Thanks Man. Chuppy!

  12. Reply Juni Moon says:

    thank you so much for this tutorial. you are a life saver!

  13. Reply elmanchour says:

    i learned a lot from your thanx. i Hope to see more from you.God Bless u

  14. Reply Xiao Hei says:

    Dear Gyorfi, Thank You Very Much!

  15. Reply Deno Brown says:

    Thkz homie….saved me a ton of sweat!!

  16. Reply willrock says:

    thank you, you save my time
    thank you again

  17. Reply pashupati singh tharu says:

    nice n thanks ……i really enjoy it

  18. Reply Asif says:

    U r Great work.out class.very niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  19. Reply Turtle says:

    Thanks and cheers for what you edit ,it’s helpfull !!^^

  20. Reply Carl Barnhardt says:

    How do I get to the edit templates tutorial?

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