Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Idea corner two: Independent slam, part of After Effects Apprentice 03: Advanced Animation.
We'd like to leave you with one more idea corner to explore.…Again, drawing upon and extending things you've learned earlier in this lesson.…Now you might remember this animation from earlier on when we're playing around…with hold keyframes.…We used to hold keyframes to go ahead and slam the word Reject into various…positions and poses and also use hold keyframes opacity to blink the frame that…goes round the word Reject.…Well, the fact that Reject came as one entire word, it did kind of limit what we can do with it.…However, if we have any access or any control over how this file is created,…we can make some requests such as hey, could you give me each character of that…word Reject as a separate layer in Illustrator or Photoshop?…Because if you do that, when I bring it into After Effects, I can animate each…layer independently and create a really fun, complex slam-down animation.…
Well, we've done that for you.…Let's go ahead and import a layered version of this Reject.…First, I am going to select the folder I want to import into.…
After Effects Apprentice is created by Trish and Chris Meyer and designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice.
- Understanding how keyframes work under the hood
- Controlling the anchor point to create more predictable animations
- Mastering the Graph Editor for the ultimate control over keyframes
- Animating parameters including motion paths
- Hand-drawing motion paths to simplify complex movements
- Applying and tweaking Motion Blur
- Using hold keyframes
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