Join Andy Needham for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching, part of After Effects: Creating a Mobile App Interface.
- [Voiceover] Before we get started, I want to give you some sense of expectation. So what you could expect in this course, what it is and what it's not. What you're seeing here is a cut down of a project I made for a client, and we're going to be creating something similar to this. But we'll focus on animating the app screens and not the phone animations and compositing. I'm assuming that you have a basic understanding of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effects. And you'll certainly need this foundation to get the most out of this course. If you need some pointers, there are plenty of courses in the Training Library to get you up and running with these software applications.
We're not going to be going through this project step by step in minute detail. I will give you all the basic concepts you need to know, but we're not going to be designing and creating every single screen and component of this app. That being said, it's gonna be detail in some places, and more of an overview in others. But I'm going to share with you all you need to know to create this project from absolutely nothing and you'll learn how to apply the techniques to any other project of this type.
In this course, Andy Needham shows how to create an app interface from scratch using Adobe Illustrator, and then take the finished design into After Effects for animation. This is a start-to-finish project, going from concept sketches to the final product (an animated GIF). The prototype will showcase the navigation and interactive aspects of the app interface and can be used for marketing or gathering client and user feedback.
- Sketching ideas
- Planning ahead: knowing your target output
- Designing screens in Illustrator
- Preparing artwork for After Effects
- Creating reusable components
- Building and animating screens
- Adding transitions and gesture animations
- Exporting the final sequence as an animated GIF