Join Rob Garrott for an in-depth discussion in this video 003 Using expressions to control animation, part of Design in Motion.
Hi! Rob Garrott here and welcome to Design in Motion, the weekly series where we…explore important fundamentals in the world of motion graphics.…Now artist are notorious for only ever using the right side of their brain, but…today we're going to explore a part of After Effects that is all left brain.…Now don't be scared when I say the word expressions.…The expression language in After Effects allows you to create and control…animation by writing lines of code.…Now you're probably thinking, Rob, I'm an artist, I'm not a programmer, I can't…do that sort of thing. That's okay.…
That's because the expression language can be as difficult as writing lines of…code, but it can also be as easy as a pick whip, let's take a look.…So I've got a very simple comp here in After Effects, two shape layers.…One shape layer is this square and the other shape layer is the star here, and…I've got a little bit of animation on the square just so they distinguish…themselves from one another.…I'll RAM preview to here by hitting 0 on the numeric keypad.…
- Communicating emotion using color correction
- Using expressions to control animation
- Rendering type in a seamless environment
- Doing more with less in the After Effects render queue
- Creating bouncing animated type using dynamics
- Creating realism with Global illumination
- Working with Xrefs to simplify the workflow
Skill Level Intermediate
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