Discover how to import layered files and paths from Illustrator into After Effects, animate flat vector artwork in both 2D and 3D space, and output your animations.
(musical tones) - Hi, I'm Angie Taylor, author, illustrator, and motion graphic designer. I use Adobe After Effects on a daily basis for creating animations and motion graphics. As a freelance designer, I have to be flexible enough to produce artwork and animations of varying styles. Subsequently, I've developed some great techniques for creating quick, but compelling 2-D animation. And I'll be sharing those techniques with you in this workshop.
Topics include how to set up After Effects for creating 2-D character animation, using input devices to capture motion and apply it to your characters. You'll also learn how to use audio files to create animation and lip syncing. And use expressions and scripting to make the process easier. You'll find out about grouping techniques and using parenting to create hierarchical animations. And I'll also walk you through the best working practices for outputting your animations for the web, TV, and mobile devices.
With this comprehensive workshop, you can simply sit back and watch as I demonstrate each of the steps for you. If you feel like following along with me, all the files required to do so are provided for you. Now, these videos are short and easily digested so you won't get bogged down with technical jargon either as I like to explain difficult concepts in easy to understand, real world terminology. So what are you waiting for? Jump right in and become the greatest animator who ever lived.
- Best practices for importing source files
- Sorting and interpreting footage
- Animating using traditional layer-style animation
- Creating a grouping structure for body parts
- Animating with the Puppet tool
- Creating stop-frame-style animation
- Setting up control layers
- Animating using time remapping
- Exporting files for Flash
- Making movies via the Render Queue