After Effects CC 2018 Essential Training: Motion Graphics
After Effects CC 2018 Essential Training: Motion Graphics is an Intermediate level course on 3D + Animation, written by the creator, Alan Demafiles. This course is a critical foundation for anyone who needs to sharpen his/her 3D + Animation skills. It gives you a thorough grip on 3D + Animation, Compositing, Motion Graphics, Photography, Video, After Effects, 3D + Animation, Compositing, Motion Graphics, Photography, Video and After Effects.
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. Instructor Alan Demafiles—a leading After Effects trainer—closes with some tips on building an effective workflow that maximizes your creative freedom and efficiency.
- Working with shape layers and paths
- Animating compositions
- Animating type
- Animating 3D layers
- Creating 3D text and geometry
- Rendering your motion graphics
- Following an effective motion graphic workflow