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Mark Teague

Mark Teague

Animation, Part 1

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction
Introduction to After Effects

9m 4s

Intro
0:00
What is After Effects?
0:03
Endless Possibilities
0:13
Sample After Effect Projects
0:30
Learning Curve
1:28
'Six Gun Sally' Project Preview
1:29
Bullet Hits Composition
4:21
Text Revenge Composition
6:15
Logo Composition
7:49
Summary
8:51
The Design of After Effects

3m 40s

Intro
0:00
Modular Designs
0:10
Compositions
0:27
Layers
1:07
Effects
1:40
3D
2:11
Rendering
2:50
Interface Tour

15m 21s

Intro
0:00
The Workspace
0:08
Setting Up Your Workspace
0:09
Preferences: Appearance
1:42
Project Window
2:13
Introduction to The Project Window
2:14
Interpret Footage
3:14
Create a New Folder
3:38
File Path
4:05
Compositions
4:35
Compositions Window
4:36
Resolution
5:27
Channels
5:42
Camera View
5:54
Current Time Indicator & Toggle Mask and Shape Path Visibility
5:57
Choose Grid and Guide Options
6:13
Magnification Ratio Popup
6:27
Layers
6:54
Layers Overview
6:55
Timeline
9:47
Timeline
9:48
Preview, Audio, Text
11:09
RAM Preview
11:10
Audio
12:15
Text
12:50
Rendering
13:24
Introduction to Rendering
13:25
Render Setting
14:00
Output Module Settings
14:15
II. Compositions
Creating Compositions

5m 7s

Intro
0:00
Compositions
0:05
Creating a Composition
0:06
Composition Settings
1:56
Using Layers

5m 36s

Intro
0:00
Using Layers
0:05
Switches, Toggles, and Buttons
0:06
Properties and Parameters
1:16
Timeline and Time Indicator
3:09
Keyframe Animation

8m 17s

Intro
0:00
Keyframe Animation
0:05
What is a Keyframe?
0:06
Creating a Keyframe
1:04
Deleting a Keyframe
4:33
Spatial Interpolation
5:20
Navigation, Keyboard Shortcuts
6:23
Effects

4m 51s

Intro
0:00
Effects
0:05
What are Effects
0:06
Where Do Effects Live?
0:16
Applying Effects
0:13
Enabling & Disabling Effects
3:16
Third Party Plugins
4:00
Working in 3D Space

4m 32s

Intro
0:00
Working in 3D Space
0:05
Endless Possibilities
0:12
Prepping for 3D
0:25
XZY Axis, 2D, and 3D
1:25
Multi Views
3:01
Rendering Movies

8m

Intro
0:00
Rendering Movies
0:05
Output: Outside of After Effects
0:06
Work Area-Duration
0:26
Render Queue
1:30
Render Settings
2:34
1st Render
5:35
Settings Preferences

3m 16s

Intro
0:00
Settings Preferences
0:05
Knowing Your System
0:06
Preferences Tour
0:17
Help Menu
2:49
Organization

2m 27s

Intro
0:00
Organization
0:05
Folder Structure
0:06
Creating a Composition

14m 1s

Intro
0:00
Creating a Composition
0:05
Compositions Settings
0:06
Element Preparation
1:06
Importing Files
2:31
Relinking Files
6:01
Precompose
9:48
Layers

18m 42s

Intro
0:00
Layers
0:05
Understanding Layers
0:06
Switches and Blending Mode
1:48
The Type Tool
3:17
Creating Solids
7:16
Creating Shape Layers
9:46
Creating Mask
11:30
Adjustment Layer
16:05
III. Animation
Intro to Animation

38m 25s

Intro
0:00
Intro to Animation: The Bouncing Ball
0:06
The Bouncing Ball Overview
0:07
Stage 1 & 2: Setting Up The Composition and Position
6:35
Stage 3: Scale
21:37
Stage 4: Rotation
26:02
Stage 5: Bounce Animation and Speed of Effects
30:25
Animation, Part 1

4m 45s

Intro
0:00
Basic Transformation
0:05
Basic Transformation Overview
0:09
Position and Scale Keyframe
1:10
Rotation Keyframe
3:19
Animation, Part 2

10m 51s

Intro
0:00
Prepping the Artwork
0:05
Prepping the Artwork
0:06
Compositing Bullets
1:07
Adding and Positioning Bullet Holes
1:08
Adding Smoke and Sparks
5:30
Animation, Part 3

17m 7s

Intro
0:00
Text: Animation Presets
0:05
Text: Animation Presets
0:06
Animating Text
4:53
Animating Text Part 1: 'Revenge Has Never Been So'
4:54
Animating Text Part 2: 'Sweet'
11:41
Fire Effect
16:00
Animation, Part 4

6m 1s

Intro
0:00
Dissolve Montage
0:05
Dissolve Montage
0:06
Keyframe Assistant: Sequence Layers…
3:51
Animation, Part 5

13m 14s

Intro
0:00
Prepping the Artwork
0:05
Composition Overview
0:06
'Six Gun Sally' Logo
2:15
CC Toner Effect
2:48
Gaussian Blur Effect
3:59
Brightness and Contrast Effect
4:28
End Title Animation
4:55
Position and Scale
4:56
Brightness and Contrast
10:37
Drop Shadow
11:08
Dust Effect
12:10
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Animation, Part 1

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  • Basic Transformation 0:05
    • Basic Transformation Overview
    • Position and Scale Keyframe
    • Rotation Keyframe

Transcription: Animation, Part 1

Hi, welcome back to educator.com.0000

This next lesson is on animation, part one. Basic transformation.0003

In After Effects we are really just creating the illusion of scaling in, scaling out.0010

Like when you see a scene in a movie where you are zooming in or zooming out.0017

In After Effects we are not using a 3D camera. You have to do that with scaling.0021

And it is a real basic simple technique.0028

So, for instance, let us take this clip here of our Six gun Sally character.0031

And let us just do a quick RAM preview of her shooting her gun here.0038

So, I am just going to hit B for begin, N for end. Let us zoom in a bit.0045

We do not need to show this. Let us hide this, our modes here.0052

So, we are just focusing this one render queue area.0060

So, we are going to press zero. So, it is kind of fast.0064

So, let us say that we just wanted to create the illusion of moving in really fast, trucking in, and panning in, zooming in.0072

We are just going to open up our key frames here and we are going to set position, scale.0081

Let us say we want to zoom closer into her face, for instance, or the gun. It is a focal point.0093

Set some key frames here. Now, all we are really going to do is just, sort of, scale in.0100

So, we can grab our scale. Pull it to the right a bit, scale in.0106

Just try to imagine what the camera would be doing.0116

And we are going to move this down a bit and we are going to hit RAM preview.0119

So, you, kind of, see like we are just kind of creating the illusion of camera moving in.0127

It is real basic technique and you can play with that.0132

I want to zoom in fast. You can go even tighter here.0139

You can grab your values here or you can hold down shift to hold, to keep your proportions locked. You can do it this way.0146

So, let us say we want to go even tighter. We are just, kind of, scaling out.0159

In some cases you cannot scale out to far because your image might get pixelated.0165

So, I think the general rule is around 30 percent. Let us go give it a shot.0169

Sometimes it do kind of move your key frames and tighter.0179

Zoom in and you kind of pull out slowly.0184

So, I just gave you, kind of, the basic idea with basic transformation.0193

Now, we are just using the position and scale key frames.0196

If we want to add in rotation we can create key frame here.0200

Go back to your beginning position.0208

We can even do a little bit of a rotate on that if we wanted to. Open this back up.0210

I think I have mentioned before, if you hold on P or you are on the layer you just get position or scale or rotation.0217

So, position key frames are for rotation key frames and as for scale.0226

You can also hold down shift R. So, you just want those two values to show up.0233

Keep pulling on shift. You get all 3.0239

So, let us add another key frame here. Let us rotate this actually.0242

Turn it here. We have to move this up a bit.0251

We are going to have toggling between my move tool and my rotation tool VWVW. So let us play that.0256

So, as you can see it is just a basic way to zoom in or zoom out of an image.0268

We use this, a lot in text, shapes. It is very basic.0273

Until we get to the 3D cameras this works pretty well.0278

OK, thank you for watching educator.com. I look forward to our next lesson.0281

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