Join Ian Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of After Effects Guru: Animating Logos.
If you're a premium member of the lynda.com online training library, you have access to the exercise files. Once you've downloaded the exercise files to your computer, I encourage you to leave everything contained within the exercise files folders. If you need to move that to another drive, just copy the entire folder. Let's look in the folder, and see how things are organized. Once you look in the exercise files folder, you'll notice that we have everything organized by chapter, and a graphic elements folder. If you look within each chapter folder, you'll see files that pertain to the individual videos.
Now just because there's a folder for a chapter, doesn't necessarily mean that there's a corresponding file for each and every video. Some videos don't require exercise files, so you may not find exercise files in that folder. Now, it's important to not, most of the time when there's an After Effects project, it's referencing something that's linked in the Graphic Elements folder. This is yet, another reason why it's extraordinarily important to only move the Exercise Files folder by itself, and then leave everything else organized the way it is within the sub folders.
Now lastly, any of these elements that are created within the graphic elements themselves, you're free to use within this educational environment. I just, encourage you to not use, say like this background jpeg for your personal projects because this was, you know, something that I took my myself and I just designed it for use within this individual course.
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- Optimizing bitmap and vector logos
- Repeating animation with the Keyframe Assistant
- Animating with colors
- Animating type logos
- Building and saving transitional elements
- Rendering your animation