Join Eran Stern for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparations in Illustrator, part of After Effects Breakdowns: Social Tech Infographics.
- [Voiceover] Before we'll jump into Newton…to create the collision animation that you are seeing here,…we need to prepare the shatter pieces…inside Adobe Illustrator, and in this movie,…I'll show you how to do it.…So I'm going to stop the preview…and I'm going to double click on this composition…which hosts a simpler version of the composition…that we just saw, so if I'm going to press spacebar…in order to preview, we can see that EACH YEAR words…are coming into the screen,…and their purpose is to push the ROAD CRASHES text…and it should collide with this wall outline.…
So those are the elements that we need to worry about…in this simulation, but in order for Newton…to break it apart, we actually need to create a version…that has all those tiny pieces…that looks like a ROAD CRASHES text over here,…and this is, I think, one of the most important tasks,…so you need to prepare those chunks in order…for the Newton simulator to work with them.…So, I'm going to select this layer,…and this is just the Road Crashes Illustrator document,…
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