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After Effects 7 Animation Techniques

Course Summary

Learn methods and best practices for creating fantastic animation.   

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    Course Syllabus

    1. Introduction
    2. Animation with a Camera
    Prepping Photoshop CS2 layer prep for 3-D layers
    Setting up and animating a camera
    Animating lights in 3-D
    Animated layers in 3-D
    Putting it all together for a complex scene
    3. Cause and Effect
    Gravity: the freefall
    Gravity: a smooth landing
    Gravity and collision: bounce and hang time
    Gravity and recoil: the yo-yo
    Inertia and friction: what a drag
    Combining the techniques for complex animations
    4. Exaggeration Equals Characterization
    The classic sudden stop
    Bouncing and falling: defying the rules of gravity
    5. Rubber Planets Project: 3-D Animation Effects
    Planet 1: Earth stop
    Planet 2: Mars bounce
    Planet 3: Moon pop-up
    Planet 4: Saturn drop
    Completing the scene by adding camera and lights
    6. Kinematics: Human Figure Character Animation
    Kinematics animation and parenting
    The knee bone's connected to the leg bone
    7. Animating Text Layers in After Effects
    Textacy: fly-in zoom titling
    Textacy: horizontal scanning titles
    Textacy: bouncy 3-D titles
    Textacy: What's the buzz?
    Photoshop text layers with displacement
    8. Custom Scene Transitions
    Luminance mattes from movies
    Painting a transition
    Animating 3-D layers for transitions
    9. Conclusion


Course Fee:
USD 25

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4 - 5 hours / week

This course is listed under Digital Media & Games Community

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