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After Effects Guru: Animating Typography
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After Effects Guru: Animating Typography

with Ian Robinson

Video: Welcome

Hi, my name is Ian Robinson, and this is AE Guru animating typography.
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  1. 2m 43s
    1. Welcome
      39s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      30s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 34s
  2. 3m 12s
    1. Dissecting high-energy animation
      59s
    2. Exploring clean animation techniques
      1m 10s
    3. Understanding the anatomy of accents and highlights
      1m 3s
  3. 20m 25s
    1. Choosing type for legibility
      3m 2s
    2. Understanding read times and screen position
      3m 30s
    3. Creating visual hierarchy for faster understanding
      3m 46s
    4. Cleaning up type-heavy graphics
      5m 22s
    5. Animating colors for legibility
      4m 45s
  4. 17m 42s
    1. Working with existing presets (and visually browsing)
      3m 19s
    2. Customizing and retiming an animation
      4m 34s
    3. Building animation properties from scratch
      3m 33s
    4. Refining the animation
      6m 16s
  5. 20m 43s
    1. Creating controlled chaos with type animators
      4m 18s
    2. Animating cameras for dynamic simulation
      4m 49s
    3. Building glows, blurs, and highlights
      5m 56s
    4. Building tension
      5m 40s
  6. 18m 18s
    1. Creating subtle accents with duplicate layers
      5m 17s
    2. Creating smooth camera animation
      4m 33s
    3. Enhancing with textures and CINEMA 4D Lite
      8m 28s
  7. 29m 43s
    1. Building a detailed credit roll
      8m 15s
    2. Accenting key words
      7m 3s
    3. Multiline dynamic moves with cameras and type animators
      7m 7s
    4. Using multiple animators and refining your animation
      7m 18s
  8. 49s
    1. Wrapping up
      49s

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After Effects Guru: Animating Typography
1h 53m Intermediate Jun 09, 2014

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Many designers get their start in animation with the simple desire to create interesting type animation, but they don't know where to begin. Let an After Effects guru show you the path. Join Ian Robinson for an in-depth look at all of the different ways you can animate type in After Effects, from animation presets to animated cameras. Rather than focusing just on the buttons, Ian focuses on creating and adding movement that matches the meaning of the words. Follow along as he dives into the process for deciding which tool is best to use for each effect.

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Topics include:
  • Exploring the emotions of animation
  • Choosing type for legibility
  • Creating a visual hierarchy
  • Working with text animation presets
  • Animating cameras
  • Creating high-energy animations vs. subtle, smooth animations
  • Animating multiple lines of type
Subjects:
Video Motion Graphics
Software:
After Effects
Author:
Ian Robinson

Welcome

Hi, my name is Ian Robinson, and this is AE Guru animating typography. I want you to come along as we take an in-depth look at animating type inside of After Effects. Many designers get their start in animation with the simple desire to create interesting type animation. Now rather than just focusing on the buttons, we'll focus on the way to create and add meaning to words using advanced animation techniques. Now follow along as we go through the process how to decide exactly which tool is best to create which effect inside of After Effects.

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