Join Eran Stern for an in-depth discussion in this video Intro to the Newton plugin for After Effects, part of After Effects Breakdowns: Social Tech Infographics.
- [Voiceover] In this chapter, we'll recreate the main part…of the road crashes scene from the final movie.…In this scene, we hear that…nearly 1.3 million people die…in road crashes every year.…Now, I know it's not an encouraging message…to start a chapter,…but this is part of the movie,…and I also think the animation is so cool,…and I can imagine that at some point,…you will also need to break stuff apart…or to create some sort of a physical simulation…like you're seeing over here.…
So, hopefully you'll get some ideas…of how to approach this kind of an animation.…So, to create this shatter effect,…we are going to rely on Newton.…And I'm not referring…to the English physicist and mathematician,…but, rather, to the After Effects plugin…that was named after Sir Isaac Newton.…This plugin can imitate physics behavior…based on real-world gravity and rigid body dynamics.…So, in this movie,…I want to give you a quick introduction to Newton,…and, to do so, I'm going to import an Illustrator file…with an early design of the Social Tech logo…
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