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Mark Teague

Mark Teague

The Design of After Effects

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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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Last reply by: yun wu
Mon Jul 8, 2013 8:44 PM

Post by yun wu on July 8, 2013

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The Design of After Effects

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Modular Designs 0:10
    • Compositions
    • Layers
    • Effects
    • 3D
    • Rendering

Transcription: The Design of After Effects

Hi, welcome back to educator.com. This next lesson is on the design of After Effects.0000

After Effects is built on five components - what they call modular.0011

So, this first modular would be compositions.0018

In compositions, let me open up a project here.0027

Compositions are like containers in which all the layers are kept.0034

Here we could have a composition. This is the composition window.0041

And in the composition window, next to that, we have the project window.0047

In the composition window, down below, we have all the layers that are in the composition.0051

We have all their different modules and switches. They all, kind of, work together.0058

Another component we have here, in the modular design, would be the layers.0068

The layers here, similar to Photoshop layers. Each lawyer has its own set of properties when you open them up.0078

You can see that they have different values that you can set here. They have the anchor point, position, scale, rotation and opacity.0087

Another component of After Effects, of course, are the effects.0102

Each layer not only has values set up.0110

But you can alternate in transform. You can also add effects to each lawyer.0117

So, for instance this layer here. The letter Sweet has a drop shadow applied to it which you can turn on or off.0123

Another module would be 3D.0135

After Effects has the ability to transform a layer into a 3D layer.0143

We get cameras and move through objects. We can create different paths for the cameras.0149

The 3D portion of After Effects is very powerful.0155

You will be using that for all kind of stuff like titles, tracking information, moving through objects. Very powerful.0159

The other module of After Effects is of course rendering.0172

Once we are in After Effects we want to render out a movie to little format or codec.0175

We could render the movie out into QuickTime, like I said, or an MPEG or pretty much any type you can dream up. After Effects can put out.0182

So, if you look at our list here. You have compositions, layers, effects, 3D and rendering.0201

Let us check that off.0213

Thank you for watching educator.com. I look forward to our next lesson.0218

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