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Dive into After Effects: Flat Animation Buildup

Jump right into animating motion graphics in Adobe After Effects with this quick-start guide to creating 2D animations.


After Effects is an amazing program that can help you create motion graphics, visual effects, and titles that make your videos better, but it can be intimidating to try out. In this 45-minute course, you'll learn how to beautifully introduce objects in your After Effects projects. Knowing how to animate the small details of your objects will dramatically improve your After Effects skills. Follow me as I animate the build-up of a polaroid camera graphic. This class is perfect for video creators, designers, and everyone who wants to learn After Effects in an non-intimidating way. If you're just starting out, we recommend taking the Dive into After Effects: Understanding the Basics & Working with Keyframes courses first. By the end of this class, you'll know how to seamlessly animate object buildups for your own video projects.
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  • Course Introduction
    Course Project - What is this course all about?
    In this lesson, we'll look at what the course project is.
  • Flat Animation Buildup - Design & Animate
    Designing your Object in Adobe Illustrator
    In this video, we'll talk more about the course project - what will you be doing and how will you follow along. I like to encourage all of the students to post their projects to the course page so that we can all see your amazing work!
    Preparing the Illustrator File for After Effects
    In this lesson, we'll learn how to prep an Adobe Illustrator File for After Effects.
    Animating in After Effects
    In this lesson, we'll learn how to animate the object in After Effects.
    How to Quickly Reverse an Animation in After Effects
    In this lesson, we'll learn the best way to quickly reverse an animation.
  • Course Conclusion
    Exporting & Posting a Class Project
    In this lesson, we'll learn how to export and post a project from After Effects.
    Thank You & What's Next?
    Thank you for taking this course!


  • Adobe After Effects CC
  • Video Effects
  • Visual Effects

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