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After Effects CC 2018 Essential Training Motion Graphics (updated May 7, 2018)


Release date:2017, November 6

Duration:04 h 11 m

Author:Alan Demafiles

Skill level:Intermediate


Exercise files:Yes

After Effects can do many things, but if you’re a motion designer, you’re into After Effects for its motion graphics capabilities. This course concentrates on the tools and techniques you need to make amazing motion designs in Adobe After Effects CC 2018. First, explore shape layers and paths, the foundations of effective vector-based compositions. Then learn different methods of animation, including manually animating with keyframes, leveraging the Graph Editor, changing speed with time remapping, motion sketching, and looping with expressions. Next is compositing, which allows you combine visual elements from separate sources, as well as mask out areas of an effect. Then learn how to set and animate type, and get an introduction to 3D. The last step is rendering your project for your final destination. Instructor Alan Demafiles—a leading After Effects trainer—closes with some tips on building an effective workflow that maximizes your creative freedom and efficiency.

Topics include:

  • Working with shape layers and paths
  • Animating compositions
  • Compositing
  • Animating type
  • Animating 3D layers
  • Creating 3D text and geometry
  • Rendering your motion graphics
  • Following an effective motion graphic workflow
Table of Contents

0. Introduction
Welcome 55s
Samples and inspiration 2m 37s
Big picture concepts 3m 3s
How to use the exercise files 1m 30s
1. Working with Shape Layers
Shape layer overview 4m 51s
Shape layers and transforms 4m 18s
Repeating elements 6m 19s
Create wr’rte-оп paths 8m 28s
Path operators on shape layers 5m 36s
2. Working with Animation
Understand keyframe interpolations 7m 19s
Add and adjust keys 6m 19s
Introduction to the Graph Editor 7m 10s
Fine-tune with the Graph Editor 6m 17s
Alter speeds with time remapping and other techniques 8m 59s
Anchor point fundamentals 5m 59s
Parenting 6m 49s
Motion sketching 8m 25s
Create looped animation with expressions 7m 11s
3. Working with Compositing
What is compositing? 2m 54s
Blend modes for layers 6m 44s
Create and animate masks 6m 57s
Use track mattes 5m 40s
Add effect filters 7m 31s
4. Working with Type
Set type 6m 21s
Use text animators 6m 47s
Animate type on a path 7m 54s
5. Basic After Effects 3D
Introduction to 3D layers 5m 33s
Cameras and lights 6m 41s
3D layer properties 3m 42s
Null object parenting 4m 46s
Build a basic camera rig 7m 25s
6. 3D Geometry
Introduction to Cinema 4D Tenderer 5m 7s
Create 3D text 2m 29s
Create 3D geometry 6m 27s
Introduction to Cinema 4D Lite 5m 50s
7. Rendering for Motion Graphics
Add compositions to the Render Queue 5m 46s
Render multiple files with the Render Queue 4m 24s
Use Adobe Media Encoder 4m 8s
Use prerenders 6m 34s
8. Motion Graphic Workflow Tips
Important motion graphic workflows 7m 11s
Collapse transformations 7m 6s
Essential Graphics panel 7m 22s
Master properties 7m 37s
Next steps 17s

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  1. Hi Strawberry, first off man. Thank you so much, dude. There are so many of these I wanted to learn but was just unable to buy them. Seriously thank you so much. God bless you.

    Anyway, I wasn’t able to find the exercise files for this course. Any chance you could upload them too?

  2. Seriously, my friend, you’re a ROCKSTAR! Thank you. Keep doing this awesome work. You’re really helping a lot of us who would otherwise be unable to learn these lessons. Eternally greatful.

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