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5.3 How to Render Your Video

In this lesson, you will learn how to render an animation in Adobe After Effects. Now your liquid animation is ready for use!

5.3 How to Render Your Video

Hi everyone, and welcome back to the liquid animation course. In this lesson, we'll learn how to render our completed animation and some final touches. So going back into our splash lines composition, let's go ahead and change the color for our splashes. So he wants to go back to the splash composition here. And let's change the stroke color to the same blue as the splash or the lines that we have in our original composition. And the same for our circle like so. And by changing the color in our splash composition, the splash lines will also reflect that, like so. Cool. And let's go ahead and add splash lines into our main composition here. So let's go back to the project panel here. Click and drag splash lines into our layer stack, and let's zoom into our composition here. And we wanted to make sure that the splash appears in the right moments. So let's go ahead and move our timeline to where the ripple effect starts, which is around here, around 20 frames. So let's move our splash lines to make sure that this appears around 20 frames as well. So as the two lines come in, we've got a nice splash and ripple effect. Like so, cool. Now we can also duplicate some of these splashes. So let's duplicate the ripples. So press Ctrl+D to duplicate that. And we can change the way that the ripple looks. So let's go ahead and open up the contents. In fact, let's go to the ripple effects here. And let's change the border, and make the thickness a little bit thinner. So about 20 and now let's move this slightly backwards so that when we've got the animation, it gives the appearance of two ripples like so. Cool, so if we go ahead and click Preview to preview this, you can see we've got two ripple effects coming out like that. And you can duplicate this ripple effect as many times as you want, to create the sorts of on going ripple effects. And we can do the same thing with the splash animation. So the splash animation we want to bring it back a little bit so that it appears just a little bit closer. In fact let's move the splash lines and the new ripple effects. Further forwards. In fact let’s choose all three. So ripple two and ripple one and let’s move this forward so that it appears in the right timing when the two lines meet like so. Cool. And then once you’re happy with this, the next thing we wants to do is we want to render animation. So let's go ahead and make sure that the correct composition is selected which is liquid strokes. Now we want to go to composition. And let's go ahead and click on Add to render queue. Like so. Now here you can make adjustments to the Render Settings. Click on best render settings here. And in here you can change things like the resolution that you want to use. For now we'll just keep it at the original 1920 by 1080 resolution. Click OK. The next thing you want to do is click on Lossless, which is the next output module. Here you can change things like the format of the video. So at the top here, you may have a different format that you want to render in, whether it's an AVI or a QuickTime video. So choose the format that you want to render in. Just going to click AVI here for now. And you can also resize the video here. So if you click on this tick box here, you can resize the size of your video by entering a different value like so. So let's keep it at 1920 by 1080 and then click OK. And then lastly, you want to choose a place where you want the final file to be placed. So where it says output to click on not yet specified. And then choose where you want your animation to be rendered to. And also, we can change the title of our animation. So let's change it to Liquid Animation Title and click OK. And then all that's left to do is click on the Render button on the right here and wait for the final render to finish. So that's it for this tutorial. In the next lesson, we'll go through the conclusion of the course. See you all there.

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