Discover free third-party scripts and tips for incorporating typography, color, contrast, and animation into your After Effects projects.
- [Owen] Hello, I'm Owen Lowery and welcome to After Effect Scripts and Tips Two, Design Theory and Animation. This course if chocked full of individual lessons introducing various free scripts, which help to strengthen you use of design in After Effects animations, as well as add lots of additional functionality beyond what's native to After Effects. We will delve into design theory, including the principles of design, also known as adding CRAP to your design, AKA Contrast, Repetition, Alignment and Proximity.
We'll go over color theory and the many meanings associated with individual colors. We'll talk about typography and fonts, and demonstrate various ways in which all this theory can be applied and integrated into your animation. I'll also share some of my favorite design quick tips and even guide you through several solutions to common problems early After Effects users tend to run into. We'll even jump out of After Effects briefly to integrate a logo design into an actual font file.
This is not a course that builds from lesson to lesson, so you can just jump around, learning about whatever scripts and tips seem most interesting to you, then go on your merry way. Stick with me and get yourself introduced to some of my all time favorite scripts for making design, color, type and text into quick and effective secret animation weapons. Alright then, let's you and I show this pixelated world what we're made of.
- Focusing on contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity
- Creating vector graphics with the Shapes & Masks script
- Aligning with the Align3D script
- Developing color palettes with Adobe Color Themes and Swatcher Script
- Randomizing colors with Randomatic
- Saving custom fonts with the Font Styles Library plugin
- Animating text with TextEvo
- Texturing quickly with Ray Dynamic Texture
- Customizing font files with FontForge
- Creating infographics