Join Eran Stern for an in-depth discussion in this video Designing a storyboard with Illustrator, part of After Effects Breakdowns: Social Tech Infographics.
- [Voiceover] You've probably heard me say it before…but I want to stress it again.…To make something work as an animation,…it first needs to look great in its stationary form.…In this case,…the stationary form is an illustrator document.…So I want to show you the process…of this important step.…And to do so, I'll choose the Storyboard.ai version…of what we saw in the previous movie.…And from the Edit menu here inside After Effects,…I'll choose Edit Original or you can, of course, press…Command+E or Control+E on the PC.…
And this will open this document in Adobe Illustrator.…Here we can see this master document…that to I made plus few reference files…and some tests and ideas…that were left outside.…This is like a huge mood board…and I think it's a great way to…understand the design process.…So let's zoom in and explore it in more detail.…Here near the first page we can see…few illustrations and inspirations…that led to the final typography decisions.…
Moving down you can see more tests for…the word tech, as well as some instructions in red…
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