Expressions can help simplify tedious processes or redundancies with small blocks of code. Some expressions allow for keyframe-less animation.
and character animation, … we'll want to simplify our work flow … to reduce both the number of keyframes used … as well as the number of controls. … Expressions are a real powerful way to do this. … But, what are they? … Basically, expressions are little lines of code … that can automatically give value to a property. … expressions can create connections that can … have one property drive another property. … We'll look at some of the basics here. … In this example, I have my two characters fighting … for this idea and it's being animated … both with keyframes and one of the most commonly used … after-effects expressions, the wiggle expression. … If I select all my layers, … I'm going to disable all the expressions here … by going under Layer, Switches, Disable Expressions. … And you can see how much of a difference … the wiggle expression has made. … All we're looking at now is the keyframe animation. … So we're missing out on all the little secondary … animation like the wiggle for the magnet …
- Shape layers and masks
- Track mattes
- Rigging characters
- Using the Puppet tool for rigging
- Adding and adjusting keyframes
- Looping animation
- Animating with motion paths and motion sketch
- Adding cameras for multiplane environments
- Lighting animation
- Rendering animation
Skill Level Beginner
After Effects CC 2019 New Featureswith Mark Christiansen34m 12s Intermediate
1. Working with Layers and Shapes
2. Rigging Character Controls
3. Working with Animation
4. Creating Multiplane Environments
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