Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Your friend, the pickwhip, part of After Effects: Kinetic Typography Techniques (2011).
If you've never used expressions, you're going to love this next movie. …Expressions are a way of animating by giving a property a command rather than a …set of specific keyframes to adjust values. …For example, do you want a layer to move up and down? …Instead of setting a keyframe here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. …You could say, basically, move up and down. …And then tell it frequency and the altitude. …Like how often you want it to move, and by how much.…
Things like that. You can also tell layers, or properties …to loop continuously or backwards and forwards. …You can make things move in circular motion, and create spiral movements, and …all sorts of amazing things can be done with it expressions. …But probably the most useful thing is linking properties together. …And I'm just going to show you the basics of how to link properties together. …And how to adjust the range of properties. …Which is probably the most useful things to start with when working with expressions. …
- Working with audio
- Preparing source files
- Structuring your After Effects project
- Working with shapes and effects
- Optimizing performance
- Animating text
- Creating 3D animation
- Using expressions to create motion
- Rendering your final movie
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Graphic Design Foundations: Typographywith Ina Saltz2h 23m Beginner
After Effects CS6 Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson8h 41m Beginner
1. Working with Audio
2. Preparing Source Files
3. Structuring Your After Effects Project
4. Working with Shapes
5. Working with Effects
6. Optimizing Performance
7. Animating Text
8. Creating 3D Animation
9. Using Expressions to Create Motion
10. Rendering Your Final Movie
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