Join Eran Stern for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating a packshot with Animation Composer, part of After Effects Breakdowns: Social Tech Infographics.
- [Voiceover] The first animation I want to share with you…is actually the last part of the movie, that Packshot,…but I think it's a good example of how Animation Composer…was used in this project.…So, I have this Tree Packshot composition,…and I just want to show you what it consists of.…It has couple of Illustrator Layers,…and in order to see them,…I'm just going to move my playhead over here.…So, we've got the trunk of the tree,…and there's a mask on it with an effect…that I will enable at the end,…and then we have all those leaves,…which I've already colored as separate labels,…so we have those green leaves over here,…and then we have those yellow ones,…and I already took the time and set the anchor point…for each one of those leaves to the correct place,…so, when I'm going to apply Animation Composer preset to it,…it will animate from this anchor point.…
All right, so, let's choose one of them,…let's go with Layer number 9, doesn't really matter,…and then I'm going to switch to Animation Composer.…In this case, I want to create something very simple,…
Eran shows how to decode a client brief, perform storyboarding in Illustrator, and then transition the design to After Effects for animation. Along the way, he weaves in tips, shortcuts, and professional techniques that will amaze both veteran After Effects users and new motion graphics artists.
- Analyzing a client brief
- Designing a storyboard with Illustrator
- Automating animations with Animation Composer
- Creating custom particles with Particular
- Crashing simulations using Newton