After Effects CC 2018 Essential Training: Motion Graphics

Below are a few movies from my course After Effects CC 2018 Essential Training: Motion Graphics at Lynda.com. This is a great course to get started on your motion graphics journey with After Effects.

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After Effects can do many things, but if you’re a motion designer, you’re into After Effects for its motion graphics capabilities. This course concentrates on the tools and techniques you need to make amazing motion designs in Adobe After Effects CC 2018.

First, explore shape layers and paths, the foundations of effective vector-based compositions. Then learn different methods of animation, including manually animating with keyframes, leveraging the Graph Editor, changing speed with time remapping, motion sketching, and looping with expressions. Next is compositing, which allows you combine visual elements from separate sources, as well as mask out areas of an effect. Then learn how to set and animate type, and get an introduction to 3D. The last step is rendering your project for your final destination. Build up an effective workflow that maximizes your creative freedom and efficiency

Topics include:

  • Working with shape layers and paths

  • Animating compositions

  • Compositing

  • Animating type

  • Animating 3D layers

  • Creating 3D text and geometry

  • Rendering your motion graphics

  • Following an effective motion graphic workflow

This movie covers the big picture concepts of After Effects and how the application works. You’ll briefly learn about compositions, layers animations, effects, 3d space and rendering

What are shape layers?

Shape layers are a unique kind of layer inside of After Effects, in that they are generated internally, just like the solid layers.  Learn about how to transform a solid layer, a shape layer and the differences between the two in this movie.

Learn how animation is visualized in the graph editor where keyframes are expressed as a curves with values.  You’ll learn about the two views to the graph editor: the value graph and the speed graph.

Learn how animation is visualized in the graph editor where keyframes are expressed as a curves with values.  You’ll learn about the two views to the graph editor: the value graph and the speed graph.

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