Adobe After Effects: Futuristic Motion Graphics & Animation
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Adobe After Effects: Futuristic Motion Graphics & Animation

Master the tools you need to conquer any project in just 1.5 hours!
4.8 (41 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,771 students enrolled
Created by Duncan Rogoff
Last updated 4/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create, from scratch, a rectangular graphic
  • Create, from scratch, a circular graphic
  • Animate using basic keyframes and simple expressions
  • Color key greenscreen footage
  • Motion track live-action footage
  • Composite graphical elements for a final piece
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Requirements
  • Students will need to have access to the Adobe After Effects software, and that's it!
  • No third-party plugins needed!
  • I will walk them through everything start to finish to create a final product.
Description

In this awesome beginner and intermediate-level course we'll cover a wide variety of techniques for creating and animating some really cool, futuristic graphics inside of After Effects. 

Master the tools you need to conquer any project in just 1.5 hours.

You'll learn how to:

     *create and design your graphics using only After Effects' built-in tools

     *animate your graphics using basic keyframes and simple expressions

     *achieve a clean green screen color key

     *motion track live-action footage

     *composite your animated graphics over top for a final look.

The first two sections will cover creating a rectangular graphic and a circular graphic from scratch entirely inside of After Effects.  You'll gain knowledge of the AE layout as well as where to find some of the software's most important, and commonly used, tools.  We'll discuss working with shape layers, using the stroke effect, After Effects' built-in alignment and distribution tools, and loads of other good stuff.

The following two sections is where the fun begins as you learn how to animate your graphics and watch them come to life.  I'll cover animating with basic keyframes and teach you some simple expressions you can use to achieve complex animations without actually setting any keyframes!  You'll also learn how to animate your layers in 3D space, and how to work with the camera to create depth.

Finally, I'll teach you how to put it all together for a final piece!  You'll learn the techniques used to get a clean green screen color key, how to motion track live-action footage, and how to place your already animated and completed graphics on top of the live-action footage to create the final look.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginner and Intermediate level After Effects users
  • Anyone interested in learning more about After Effects
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Curriculum For This Course
40 Lectures
01:46:18
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After Effects: Futuristic Graphics OVERVIEW
1 Lecture 01:43

Students will have an understanding of what will be covered in this course.

Preview 01:43
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Creating the Rectangular Graphic
6 Lectures 21:56

Create the main rectangle, the basis of the first graphic.

Preview 06:19

You will learn how to create the square grid using After Effects' built-in alignment and distribution tools.

Preview 04:48

Create additional elements using shape layers and the text tool.

Creating Additional Elements
05:52

Create the bar chart using text and shape layers.

Making the Bar Chart
02:31

I will teach you how to generate random text.

Generating Random Text
02:02

A wrap up of everything learned in Section 2.

Preview 00:24
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Creating the Circular Graphic
8 Lectures 21:07

You will learn how to create the basis of the circular graphic using shape layers.  I will teach you how to create a perfect circle.

Creating the First Shape
02:04

You will learn how to use the stroke effect to create a variety of patterns quickly and simply.

Working with the Stroke Effect
01:52

Repeat the process from the previous lecture in order to add variation to their graphical elements.

Repeating the Process
03:53

Add text and other graphical elements to add interest to their piece.

Creating Additional Elements
01:54

I will teach you how to work with audio inside of After Effects, and how to use the Audio Spectrum effect to create a variety of looks.

The Audio Spectrum Effect
04:07

Learn how to add subtle backgrounds to create the feeling of depth.

Creating Depth
02:14

I will teach you how to use Radio Waves to create a radar effect.  We will also work with shape layers to create track mattes to limit the view of a particular layer.

Creating the Radar
04:27

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Animating the Rectangular Graphic
8 Lectures 27:53

Beginning to animate!  We will animate the outer bars of our rectangular graphic to get our animation started. Learn how to use Hold Keyframes.

Animating the Initial Bars
06:49

I'll teach you how to animate and time the main background of our graphic using simple keyframes.

Animating the Main Rectangle
02:02

I will teach you how to effectively use the "Wiggle" expression to create varied animations without setting any keyframes.

Animating the Square Grid Using Expressions
02:36

I will introduce you to several of After Effects' built-in animation presets.  An easy way to achieve some awesome looking animations.

Animating the Main Text Using Animation Presets
02:46

Learn how to animate the stroke effect.  I will teach you how to build a stroke on and off, as well as how to offset the stroke along it's path using the Time Expression.  No keyframes necessary!

Animating the Bottom Strokes
03:43

Things get a little more advanced as you learn how to use a Slider Control to animate the scale of your layers, as well as the content of a Text layer.  I'll show you how to link parameters using the pickwhip, and we will use our friend the Wiggle Expression to animate without any keyframes.

Animating the Status Bars
07:48

Animate the random text using the built-in Typewrite preset!

Animating the Random Text
01:28

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Animating the Circular Graphic
10 Lectures 20:04

You'll again be using the stroke effect and the Time expression to animate the rotation of the initial ring.

Animating the Initial Ring
01:16

We'll repeat the process from the previous lecture to added variation to our remaining circular layers.

Repeating the Process
02:58

I'll teach you how to make the radio waves appear as if they are rotating by animating the layer mask.

Animating the Radio Waves
01:45

We will animate the triangular elements again using the Wiggle expression, but this time to effect rotation.

Animating the Triangles
00:36

You'll learn how to have your numbers count up by parenting the Text layer to a slider and animating with simple keyframes.

Animating the Text
03:08

You'll learn about After Effect's multiple view options, and how to arrange your layers in 3D space to give your graphic depth.

Arranging in 3D Space
02:56

You'll learn how to animate your layers on in 3D space, and how to use motion blur to enhance the effect.

Animating the 3D Layers
02:46

I'll teach you a simple trick for animating the camera by parenting it to a null object, and how to work with the built-in Depth of Field to give you object realistic depth.

Working with the Camera
02:48

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Compisiting the Final Scene
7 Lectures 13:35

Learn the basics of color keying with some tips and tricks to get a clean key.

Getting a Clean Greenscreen Key
03:10

I will teach you how to motion track live-action footage using AE's built-in camera tracker.

Motion Tracking Live-Action Footage
02:08

You'll learn how you can precompose your footage to set up you main composition.

Setting Up the Main Composition
01:04

I'll teach you how to bring in your first graphic element, composite it on top of your live-action footage, and parent it to your camera data for realistic motion.

Compositing the Rectangular Graphic
02:23

I'll teach you how to bring in your second graphic element, composite it on top of your live-action footage, and parent it to your camera data for realistic motion.

Compositing the Circular Graphic
03:36

Section 6 OUTRO
00:53
About the Instructor
Duncan Rogoff
4.8 Average rating
40 Reviews
2,805 Students
2 Courses
Video Editing, Motion Graphics & Animation

Freelance video editor and motion graphics artist based in San Francisco, CA. Almost entirely self-taught and has spent many hours gaining knowledge from online tutorials on sites like Udemy.

 I started my professional career in 2011 at  a San Francisco ad agency, but I was cutting video long before that. This gave me both a solid foundation for work in multiple environments, a strong technical background, and the confidence to venture out on my own. Since then, I have freelanced in offices all over the Bay Area looking for places where I can advance my own skills and knowledge, develop strategy, and further brand.  I am almost entirely self-taught and am extremely well-versed in all things post-production.  

MOTION GRAPHICS ARE EVERYWHERE! I have created content to play on television, in sports arenas, in bank branches, on the web, in emails and internal presentations, at events, in movie theaters, and on social media. I have produced work that fits within brand guidelines, while continuing to be a part of the conversation and provide input as it relates to brand strategy and video.     
    
    I understand that each project has it's own unique style and flow, and that story comes first. I enjoy exploration as well as designing with the client in mind.  I am extremely proficient in Premiere Pro CC and have extensive knowledge of After Effects and Cinema 4d.

Always looking for new, fun, creative projects, and to keep learning.

Clients include: PlayStation, Charles Schwab, Visa, Salesforce, Facebook, Apple, WeChat, FICO, Slingbox, Marc Jacobs, Kat Von D, Sephora...