Michael Lynam – The Basics of Animating in After Effects
Introduction to 2D animation in After Effects. Learn the basics of an animated explanatory video.
This course is an introduction to 2D animation in After Effects. Learn the basics as well as some techniques for creating your own cartoons, motion graphics, or (my personal favorite) animated explanatory videos!
What materials are included in the delivery package?
This course contains practical explanations of the principles found in After Effects, as well as a detailed screenshot of the program in action. Interact with the course by trying to simulate the animation at the end of the basic animation and advanced animation sections. All assets are included for you. All you have to do is import them and have fun! Best of all, these assets were created by me and can be freely used for any reason.
How is the course structured?First, we’ll look at what After Effects is and how animation works in it. Then we will dive into the program, and I will go through the main panels that you will work with. Then we will move on to animation, and you will be given a test project in which you have to imitate my design. Then I will go through the whole process and you can check your work!
Why take this course?
Because 1. Animation is incredibly useful and exciting. 2. This is a great introduction to AE, as well as the first step to creating animated explanatory videos. 3. On the scene with the fog in the background singing bear.
So go to animation. It’s not as difficult as you think, and it’s incredibly useful.
What are the requirements?
Download After Effects CC, the latest version of After Effects, or a trial version
Have a computer that can run the software.
What will I get from this course?
More than 27 lectures and 5 hours of content!
Animating shapes, text, and vector images in After Effects
Give their animation a unique character
Be comfortable when working with the environment after exposure
What is the target audience?
This course is intended for beginners in After Effects. Most of the course focuses on the layout of the program and how animation works in it.
This course is probably not for an experienced animator. However, if someone comes from a different animation program, this course can be useful for speeding up your adaptation to the new software.