Definitely a solid book. I didn’t have the slightest idea what After Effects was used for when I bought this book. A friend of mine told me I should learn to use the program if I wanted to learn 3D animation, so I did. The book does a terrific job of covering every detail of AE and putting it in simple English. The only thing keeping me from giving it that 5th foot is that there wasn’t anything that really stood out and gave it that added element.