If your goal is to become a working motion graphics artist, this might be the most important tutorial you can watch. Fancy techniques and tricks are great, but knowing how to use animation curves is such an important skill that it should be mandatory.
In this tutorial, I attempt to demystify the curved editor in After Effects, and to give you an understanding of how powerful animation curves are. If you're not using them, you should be.
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Squash and Stretch is one of the main principals of animation, yet a lot of animators leave it out of their work. I'm going to show you the basics of this technique, and then show you how to apply it in After Effects. It will give you another tool to polish and finesse your animations, giving things more weight and oomph.
There is a members-only bonus that I will be extending to anyone who signs up for the School of Motion newsletter. It's totally free, and in return for the ability to send you updates via e-mail, I will give you guys access to an hour-long tutorial where I break down in CRAZY detail how I built the Squash and Stretch rig seen in this video, as well as make the rig available to download... plus a $20 off coupon for our Cinema 4D plugin, Scenery.
In this tutorial, David Oldani shows how to generate a 360 environment in After Effects from an existing comp using SkyBox with Trapcode Particular and Element 3D. Watch in French: vimeo.com/130342730 Watch in Spanish: vimeo.com/130342728
The 360 environment is used as both a reflection and environment map, so a Trapcode animation is reflected perfectly onto an E3D Statue. The plugins look like they are seamlessy integrated and inhabit the same space in Ae.
Mettle SkyBox is an Ae script/plugin to generate 360 Reflection/Environment Maps (equirectangular, cubic cross, spherical). The Maps can be used as Environment/Reflection Maps in Ae, in 3D Apps, and are the right format for youtube 360, VR, Dome projections and Gaming. To find out more: mettle.com/product/skybox/
Complete tutorial on how to create the opening shot from our KNIFE Teaser.
Learn how to:
- model the parts in Cinema 4D
- import, texture and animate them inside After Effects with Element 3D and Pro Shaders
- make your life easier with simple expressions
- light the scene
- create atmosphere with Trapcode Particular and Action Essentials II
- use Trapcode Shine to create a volumetric light effect
- grade and degrade the picture for a more organic look
- add chromatic aberration effects as a final touch
This is one of my shorter (20 min) tutorials. You'll learn how to quickly apply follow-through animation to your work, giving you an awesome tool to spice up even the simplest animations. This trick is one every motion graphics artist should have up their sleeve.
If you haven't watched my Intro to Curves in After Effects tutorial, you may want to check that one out first as this will build on the concepts from that lesson.