This class is for designers and illustrators that are looking to bring their vector illustration to life covering a range of different animation methods to create a music based sting.
This class is for those of you who are new to After Effects, so we'll be covering a lot of the basics. However, a good understanding of Illustrator or Photoshop will be useful as a lot of the tools and termonology crosses over into After Effects.
You?ll create a 10-15 second animation that captures the spirit, feel, and excitement of your favorite song, album, record label...you get the idea. I've created a simple piece to take you through key skills in After Effects. You will need Adobe After Effects and Illustrator. Trial versions are avalible on the Adobe website.
A tour of the interface - How to set up your project and composition and importing assets from outside of after effects
Layer Types An overview of different layer types.
Introduction to Animation - Covering the basics of animating the transform properties. Explaining the use of pre-composing and animating within these. How to animate masks and when to use them. Lastly a quick run through of how to export your video so you can share your work so far.
Introduction to shape layers and animating paths - How to convert Illustrator files to After effects shape layers and how to animate paths.
Working in 3D space: We?ll be covering the basics of the 3D capabilities within After Effects, This isn't true 3D animation but I?ll be covering tricks such as transforming an object to appear to change to a different perspective.
We?ll also look into basic text animation and finally some finishing touches to polish your animation.
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