Learn about the benefits of using 3D software to create a 2D-style animation.
- [Instructor] The animation that I'm creating…for this advert is essentially a 2D animation,…but I'm going to create some of it in 3D.…The reason I do that is it's much quicker to show…multiple angles of the same object using 3D…than it is to redraw the object several times.…It'll probably take me about the same time to model…one of these elements as it would to draw it,…but if I draw it, I'm only drawing it from one fixed angle.…If I wanted to draw a different angle,…I'd have to do another drawing,…whereas with 3D, what I can do is just…change the angle using the cameras,…and we'll have a look at cameras a little bit later.…
Let's have a look at this scene here.…You'll notice that I've started creating the cabin,…and the bus, and all the other elements for my animation,…and you'll see that I've created a spline…in the shape of the cliffs that I want to create.…I'm going to show you how that was done,…so I'm going to go down to the Layers panel…and I'm going to Solo the cliffs…so that we can only see the cliffs,…
In this course, learn about the most important principles of composition and how to use them in your designs. Instructor Angie Taylor puts these principles in context by taking you though the development of an online advertisement, and showcasing the different techniques used throughout her workflow. She demonstrates how to capture colors, patterns, and shapes using the Adobe Capture app; develop your rough ideas into layers that are ready for animating; compose design elements in After Effects; and create 3D artwork with Cinema 4D and After Effects.
- Using color, contrast, line, and shape
- Sampling colors from photographs
- Creating swatch groups in Adobe Illustrator
- Adding dimension with space, motion, and depth
- Creating vector shapes with the Adobe Capture app
- Coloring artwork in Adobe Draw
- Illustrator layer structure for 2D animation
- Composing design elements in After Effects
- When to use Cinema 4D for 2D-style animation
- Creating 3D artwork for motion graphics
- Adding depth to 3D objects with shading