Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Quizzler challenges, part of After Effects Apprentice 03: Advanced Animation.
One of the most valuable skills you can learn as a motion graphic artist is…the ability to watch somebody else's animation and figure out how it was done.…Figure out how you would re- create it in After Effects.…In that vein, we have three movies we'd like you to look at and try to figure…out and recreate yourself.…If you have the project files that came with this lesson, you've got access to…these inside the Quizzler Movies folder.…First, I am going to open up Quizzler Bounce+Squish.…It is very similar to the bouncing ball you saw earlier in the Separate…Dimensions movie, but you'll notice at the bottom of the bounces something…different is going on.…
The ball is actually compressing or squishing as it hits.…Squishing, by the way, is a really important skill for all sorts of character…style or just even cartoon style animations.…Let's scrub though this and see what's going on.…As we come close here, we're actually compressing the ball and then going back…to the normal dimension during the bounce and then when we hit again,…
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
Skill Level Beginner
Q: How do I transition from one piece of animated type to another in After Effects?
Q: This course was updated on 11/09/2012. What changed?
A: We have updated the movie dealing with Time Display to be applicable to working with different versions of After Effects (from CS4 to CS6). We also added a movie that shows our premium subscribers how to use the exercise files, including the new exercise files designed for After Effects CS6.
Q: This course was updated on 11/07/2016. What changed?
A: We updated five videos to stay up to date with the latest changes in After Effects CC.