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Build a complete 3D motion graphics sequence in CINEMA 4D Lite, the introductory version of CINEMA 4D included with After Effects CC.
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of an infographics-driven video made with After Effects. Learn how to use After Effects and a few third-party plugins (Animation Composer, Particular, and Newton) to animate infographics.
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of a real-world commercial made with After Effects. Learn how to decode a client brief, create animatics, and design the motion graphics in After Effects.
Learn how to create, extrude, and animate 3D text in CINEMA 4D Lite, and believably composite it over a 2D background inside After Effects.
A whirlwind tour of Adobe After Effects CC for users who have never opened the program before (or are new to Creative Cloud). Get a quick overview of the import, preview, and render workflows in After Effects CC.
Want to play video against walls or other objects in your After Effects animations? Learn how to map video onto the face of a 3D object with CINEMA 4D Lite, and then composite animated 3D text over it in After Effects.
Learn how to use After Effects expressions to control and automate animation and to enhance Premiere Pro projects.
Learn about the significant new motion graphics and visual effects features introduced in Adobe After Effects CC 2015—as soon as they are released.
Bring your logos to life with this quick start guide for animating and compositing a logo design in CINEMA 4D and After Effects.
Introduces the seven essential After Effects compositing techniques and some bonus tips to help enhance drama, correct color, and create convincing transparency.
Learn how to take assets you already have and composite them in a new way, while adding grungy DIY texture.
Learn how to replicate the DIY aesthetic of low-budget cel animation in After Effects, and create hand-drawn, scribbled, and painted motion graphics.
Get started with After Effects by learning basic motion graphics and video terminology and the six core techniques used to build projects in After Effects.
Owen Lowery shows how to create a quirky and fun look that has the feel of old-school cutout and stop-motion animation in After Effects.
Learn how to build a template-based project in After Effects that can be packaged to share with colleagues or to sell on Adobe's Creative Cloud Market.
Test your skills! Animate five classic elements—earth, fire, water, wind, and light/dark—in this 5-day mograph challenge.
Learn how to use existing presets, design custom effects, and save time with the prebuilt animations in After Effects.
Create flat 2D and cartoon-style motion graphics using the Sketch and Toon module in CINEMA 4D.
Put a company's branding into motion using only typography. Take this 5-day mograph challenge to test and stretch your skills.
Learn how to capture, create, and use panoramic photos that can be seamlessly integrated into After Effects and other motion graphics projects.
Learn how to put client's branding in motion: Create a different animated icon each day in this 5-day mograph challenge.
Learn to create precise, accurate, locked-in tracks with the five motion trackers in After Effects.
A fun, 5-day challenge all about the basic principles of animation.
Improve your mograph skills one day at a time with this 5-day motion graphics challenge—where you'll create an animated GIF each day!
Learn to create and manipulate 3D graphics for use in video, using Photoshop, After Effects, and Illustrator.
Breaks down the six foundations of After Effects mastery—compositions, layers, animation, effects, 3D, and rendering—and provides real-world projects designed to reinforce your skills.
Master the art of rotoscoping—creating an animated selection with masking and paint tools—using After Effects.
Explore the tools in After Effects that help with the animation "between" the animation: Keyframe Assistant, the Wiggler, expressions, and third-party assistants like Layer Monkey, MotionMonkey, and Ease and Wizz.
Learn how lens profiles can fix unwanted distortion and other problems in your photos and videos—and how to create new lens profiles of your own.
Learn to create a realistic steam animation with After Effects, using a particle system animation and a sprite sheet.
Make your animations "look" right by creating smooth motion, with these software-agnostic tricks from animation expert George Maestri.
Learn how to colorize and enhance storyboards with Photoshop, and use the motion graphics tools in After Effects to create engaging animatics.
Learn how to use the extensive range of tools in 3ds Max to render out elements for compositing in After Effects.
Mograph veteran EJ Hassenfratz shows how to create playful bouncing logo animations using CINEMA 4D and After Effects.
Learn how to use Photoshop, After Effects, and two dedicated tools—Flixel and Cliplets—to explore the creative possibilities of cinemagraphs: static photos that contain areas of motion.
Eran Stern dives deep into new uses and shortcuts for shape layers, text, masks, and path effects in After Effects.
Discover how to transport your photos into a three-dimensional world by adding motion and depth with Adobe Photoshop and After Effects CC.
Integrate Photoshop into your everyday video and animation workflows to save time, correct common video issues, and generate custom textures.
Motion graphics artist Eran Stern shows how to create beautiful time-based effects using After Effects.
Motion graphics legend Chris Meyer shows members how to create 3D animated, "flying" logos using After Effects and C4D Lite.
Use these tips to increase the quality and speed of your final After Effects exports, as well as the RAM previews and prerenders you generate along the way.
Discover how to combine text and video in After Effects in order to create visually stunning scenes.
Learn how to create Hollywood-style movie trailer title sequences with CINEMA 4D and After Effects.
Learn the terms and technology that will help you understand how vector and raster graphics are prepped and formatted for use in video and motion graphics.
Get advanced shortcuts and techniques for navigation and project management in After Effects.
See how to produce high-quality keys that fit well within their new scenes, while retaining the subtle details that make the results believable, in After Effects.
Get real-world production and workflow advice as you learn about the newest features in Adobe After Effects CC.
Tips and tricks for compositing and creating popular effects like film flash and depth of field with After Effects.
Create awesome sci-fi laser gunfire and realistic set damage inside After Effects.
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