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Learn how to create a phonotrope—a looping animation for motion graphics or web design—using a record player and Adobe Photoshop and After Effects.
Get to know the first computer used for motion graphics and animation, Scanimate, and the men who have kept the machine alive for the last 40 years.
Learn how to create looping animations (and animated GIFs) for motion graphics and web design using Adobe After Effects.
Learn how to create looping animations (including animated GIFs) for motion graphics and web design using Adobe Photoshop.
Learn how to create an animated promo video that helps visualize how a mobile app will be used on a real device, using this screen replacement workflow in After Effects.
Chris and Trish Meyer reveal After Effects' hidden gems: useful tricks, shortcuts, and features accumulated in their 20+ years of working with After Effects.
Learn how to prototype an app interface using Adobe Illustrator, and then take the finished design into After Effects for animation.
Learn how to create animated infographics with Adobe After Effects using shape layers, masks, expressions, CINEMA 4D Lite, and some helpful third-party scripts.
Motion graphics and VFX artist Ran Ben Avraham shows how to use the 3D and compositing features in After Effects to create a volcanic landscape and 3D type.
Learn how to track and extract the camera move and ground plane from already shot footage in After Effects, and add a 3D model—complete with lighting and shadows—to the scene with CINEMA 4D Lite.
Speed up your motion graphics workflow by taking advantage of the real-time processing power of Unreal Engine 4. Find out how to take static and animated geometry from Maya and C4D and render it in Unreal.
Learn how to incorporate the powerful MASH procedural animation tools—included with the Maya 2016 Extension 2—into your Maya workflow and build more dynamic motion graphics.
Build a complete 3D motion graphics sequence in CINEMA 4D Lite, the introductory version of CINEMA 4D included with After Effects CC.
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of an infographics-driven video made with After Effects. Learn how to use After Effects and a few third-party plugins (Animation Composer, Particular, and Newton) to animate infographics.
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of a real-world commercial made with After Effects. Learn how to decode a client brief, create animatics, and design the motion graphics in After Effects.
Learn how to create, extrude, and animate 3D text in CINEMA 4D Lite, and believably composite it over a 2D background inside After Effects.
A whirlwind tour of Adobe After Effects CC for users who have never opened the program before (or are new to Creative Cloud). Get a quick overview of the import, preview, and render workflows in After Effects CC.
Learn CINEMA 4D R17. From polygonal and spline modeling to lighting, rendering, and shading, this series of CINEMA 4D tutorials will get you up to speed quickly so that you can make great looking 3D graphics and animations with ease.
Want to play video against walls or other objects in your After Effects animations? Learn how to map video onto the face of a 3D object with CINEMA 4D Lite, and then composite animated 3D text over it in After Effects.
Learn how to use After Effects expressions to control and automate animation and to enhance Premiere Pro projects.
Learn to build a cloth simulation—simulated curtains, flags, and reveals—with the CINEMA 4D cloth system.
Learn how to create animated charts and graphs with CINEMA 4D, and use spreadsheet data to drive C4D motion graphics.
Get up and running with CINEMA 4D R17 in just one hour.
Rob Garrott interviews storyboard artists, animators, VFX artists, and other film-industry pros in this series of creative conversations.
Learn about the significant new motion graphics and visual effects features introduced in Adobe After Effects CC 2015—as soon as they are released.
The team behind Ghost Town Media introduces their innovative After Effects workflow for the stage design of Linkin Park's latest tour, Hunting Party.
Bring your logos to life with this quick start guide for animating and compositing a logo design in CINEMA 4D and After Effects.
Learn how to take assets you already have and composite them in a new way, while adding grungy DIY texture.
Learn how to simulate soft bodies in a physically accurate and realistic way with RealFlow. Motion graphics artist Ran Ben Avraham shows how to create a bouncing logo design using RealFlow.
Get started with X-Particles, the CINEMA 4D plugin that allows artists to create finely rendered fluid simulations, dynamics, and collisions quickly and easily.
Learn how to replicate the DIY aesthetic of low-budget cel animation in After Effects, and create hand-drawn, scribbled, and painted motion graphics.
Get started with After Effects by learning basic motion graphics and video terminology and the six core techniques used to build projects in After Effects.
Owen Lowery shows how to create a quirky and fun look that has the feel of old-school cutout and stop-motion animation in After Effects.
Test your skills! Animate five classic elements—earth, fire, water, wind, and light/dark—in this 5-day mograph challenge.
Learn how to use existing presets, design custom effects, and save time with the prebuilt animations in After Effects.
Create flat 2D and cartoon-style motion graphics using the Sketch and Toon module in CINEMA 4D.
Put a company's branding into motion using only typography. Take this 5-day mograph challenge to test and stretch your skills.
Learn how to use mocha 4 for match moving, 3D camera solves, custom shape creation, rotoscoping, and more.
Learn how to capture, create, and use panoramic photos that can be seamlessly integrated into After Effects and other motion graphics projects.
Learn how to put client's branding in motion: Create a different animated icon each day in this 5-day mograph challenge.
Learn about motion design firm Blind's journey, and why founder Chris Do thinks it's the most exciting time for designers who choose change to be alive.
A fun, 5-day challenge all about the basic principles of animation.
Improve your mograph skills one day at a time with this 5-day motion graphics challenge—where you'll create an animated GIF each day!
Learn to create and manipulate 3D graphics for use in video, using Photoshop, After Effects, and Illustrator.
Learn what it takes to start telling stories and communicating with motion graphics.
Breaks down the six foundations of After Effects mastery—compositions, layers, animation, effects, 3D, and rendering—and provides real-world projects designed to reinforce your skills.
Explore the tools in After Effects that help with the animation "between" the animation: Keyframe Assistant, the Wiggler, expressions, and third-party assistants like Layer Monkey, MotionMonkey, and Ease and Wizz.
Make your animations "look" right by creating smooth motion, with these software-agnostic tricks from animation expert George Maestri.
Learn how to colorize and enhance storyboards with Photoshop, and use the motion graphics tools in After Effects to create engaging animatics.
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