After Effects and Batch Sequential Import?
Posted on 2005-04-13
I used 3DS Max to generate a simple animation of a rotating object. I exported these frames as 100 individual TIF files, which are all 900 KB each. I will be using Photoshop to create additional TIF files that will be added to the original 100 which will result in the appearance of a fading in and out of some design elements on the object.
I am using Adobe After Effects to create my animation. My goal at the end of this is to create an AVI file or a Flash/Shockwave file for a webpage.
1.) Is there a way to set each of the 100 frames to happen one right after the other each after .5 seconds? I was able to create a new composition, but it seems as though I have to manually click and drag the timeline bars to the time I want. Is there any way to automate/batch this if each item is in a sequential order?
2.) If I am using 100 TIF files from 3ds Max and say 20 TIF files from alterations in Photoshop, will there be a noticeable difference after saving in Photoshop? I need the animation to be clear, without visual interrruption.
3.) If I have 123 TIF files which are all 640 x 480 (900 KB), will my AVI animation end up being very large in file size? I prefer not to use compression, because I don't want to lose image quality. Any suggestions?
This will end up being on a CD and probably a website also.
Thanks for any help you can provide. - spreeez