After Effects Apprentice: 02 Basic Animation

After Effects Apprentice: 02 Basic Animation

After Effects Apprentice: 02 Basic Animation is an Beginner level study on 3D + Animation, produced by an expert, Chris Meyer. This study is a critical base for a person who needs to get better at his/her 3D + Animation skills. It gives you a thorough grip on 3D + Animation, Motion Graphics, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, After Effects, 3D + Animation, Motion Graphics, Photography, Video, Visual Effects and After Effects.

Free Download - After Effects Apprentice: 02 Basic Animation
Author Chris Meyer
Publish Date 1/25/2011
Skill Beginner
Duration 2h 20m
Topic 3D + Animation
Video Tutorials 31
Last Update 11/7/2016

Trish Meyer leads beginners through a gentle introduction to Adobe After Effects: from creating a new project and importing sources, through arranging and animating layers, applying effects, and creating variations, to rendering the final movie. However, this is no paint-by-numbers exercise. Trish demonstrates how she makes creative decisions and saves time through the use of keyboard shortcuts and smart working practices. Additional movies explain further details about how After Effects works under the hood. Her measured pace helps even those completely new to After Effects understand the program so that they can use it effectively on their own projects. Exercise files for After Effects CS4 through CC are included with the course.

After Effects Apprentice is created by Trish and Chris Meyer and designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice.

Topics include:

  • Starting a project from scratch
  • Building a composition
  • Arranging and transforming layers interactively and numerically
  • Animating parameters including motion paths
  • Applying and re-using effects
  • Creating variations and rendering the final movie
  • Importing layered Photoshop files
  • Understanding alpha channels
  • Avoiding common mistakes

After Effects Apprentice: 02 Basic Animation : Video Lessons

  • Welcome1m 26s
  • Software versions and exercise files3m 19s
  • Creating a new project3m 16s
  • Creating a composition2m 55s
  • Importing sources5m 12s
  • Adding a layer to a comp2m 12s
  • Editing interactively in the Composition panel4m 5s
  • Editing numerically in the Timeline panel7m 18s
  • Animating position8m 31s
  • Adding more layers3m 16s
  • Editing motion paths4m 49s
  • Animating scale, rotation, and opacity2m 48s
  • Arranging layers3m 20s
  • Adding a solid4m 22s
  • Applying effects5m 14s
  • Rendering the final movie3m 5s
  • Creating variations of the design9m 44s
  • Exploring spatial keyframes5m 46s
  • Using hold keyframes5m 38s
  • Understanding common keyframe mistakes7m 35s
  • Using Auto-keyframe mode4m 46s
  • Working with action- and title-safe areas2m 50s
  • Using grids and guides3m 32s
  • Aligning and distributing3m 24s
  • Importing layered Photoshop files7m 16s
  • Understanding alpha channels8m 34s
  • Understanding the background color3m 47s
  • Avoiding problems with switches4m 3s
  • Exploring the Global Performance Cache8m 8s

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