Introduction To Animating In After Effects Free Download
About This Class
Have you ever wanted to try animation or motion design in After Effects, but have been put off by its complexity? Have you tried After Effects but not sure you’re really “getting it”? Then this class is for you!
Introduction To Animating In After Effects (Part 1) is the first of a four part series to introduce Adobe After Effects to aspiring animators and motion designers with little or no experience with the software.
Perfect for Graphic Designers or Illustrators with an interest in animation or motion design, this series is a comprehensive survey of After Effects fundamentals that will give you a real understanding of the software and allow you to begin creating your own unique work with confidence.
Taught by Morgan Williams, an animator with over 25 years of professional experience and almost 10 years of experience as an animation instructor, this class is packed with professional techniques and practices to make your workflow smart and efficient.
But you won’t just be learning about software; throughout the series, software techniques will be connected to the principles of animation and other “bigger ideas” behind successful animation and motion design work, giving you a strong foundation both technically and creatively.
In Introduction To Animating In After Effects (Part 1), we will focus on:
- Understanding the basic After Effects workspace
- Project window
- Composition window
- Timeline window
- Working with basic shape layers
- The 5 basic layer properties
- Anchor point
- Basic animation procedures and principles
- Creating and editing keyframes
- Timing and spacing
- Ease in and ease out
- Adding “easy eases”
- Hold keyframes
- Editing motion paths
- Working with audio
- The importance of sync
- Importing audio
- “Timing out” a track with markers
- Syncing animation to audio
- Completing and rendering an animation
Software: Students will need access to Adobe After Effects CC2018 (v15) or higher. CC2018 (v15) is recommended as CC2019 (v16) still has some issues at this time.