Join Andy Needham for an in-depth discussion in this video How to use the exercise files, part of After Effects: Creating a Mobile App Interface.
- [Voiceover] If you have access to the exercise files for this course, you can download them to your desktop, as I've done here. Inside the Exercise Files folder, you'll find another set of folders that correspond to the different chapters that have exercise files in them. As we go through the course, just simply open up a chapter folder and the file name that you see on screen. That way, you can follow along with me, step by step, with the exact same files that I'm using. If you're viewing this course on a mobile device, a set-top device, or your membership doesn't provide access to the exercise files, that's okay.
You can still follow along by watching how I use the files. Keep in mind, the methods I teach and the decisions I make during this course are my own and certainly not the only way of doing things. You're probably aware that there's more than one way of getting to the same outcome, so you may disagree with me from time to time, and I encourage you do to so. If you're not questioning something, you're not understanding and learning. Now, let's get started.
In this course, Andy Needham shows how to create an app interface from scratch using Adobe Illustrator, and then take the finished design into After Effects for animation. This is a start-to-finish project, going from concept sketches to the final product (an animated GIF). The prototype will showcase the navigation and interactive aspects of the app interface and can be used for marketing or gathering client and user feedback.
- Sketching ideas
- Planning ahead: knowing your target output
- Designing screens in Illustrator
- Preparing artwork for After Effects
- Creating reusable components
- Building and animating screens
- Adding transitions and gesture animations
- Exporting the final sequence as an animated GIF