Game Development Reference
The History of CIN
For those of you interested in knowing the extra technical details, a brief history of the CIN fi le format is presented. The CIN
fi le format was created by imaging giant, Kodak. Initially, the term Cineon referred to the hardware; the equipment that actually
scanned the fi lm. Manufacturing of the equipment didn't last very long, as the hardware—and the software that went with it-
was abandoned in the mid-1990s. Although the days of the hardware were short lived, the CIN fi le format persisted and is still
in use to this day.
choose a color profi le to describe the color space of the layer, and
then you choose settings to control conversion to that profi le.
The Grow Bounds Effect
The Grow Bounds effect is useful for all After Effects users. It
is almost like the Collapse Transformations switch for nested
comps. You can use the Collapse Transformations switch to
expand the boundaries of layers in nested compositions that
are larger than the boundaries of the nested comp layer. Grow
Bounds works in the same way, but it works on regular layers. If
you'd like to follow along with the example given here, open the
Grow Bounds.aep project in the Chapter 21 folder. Figure 21.2
shows a simple solid layer from this project. Notice the bounding
box around the layer, and how the size of the layer is only slightly
larger than the solid itself.
Figure 21.2 Notice that this
bar exists on a layer that has
boundaries only slightly larger
than the bar.