Creating a Motion Graphics Template for Colour Schemes
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Creating a Motion Graphics Template for Colour Schemes

A Step-By-Step Guide On Creating Animation Templates in Adobe After Effects For Levelling Up Your Mock-Up Efficiency
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Created by Sonja Geracsek
Last updated 5/2020
English
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Price: $99.99
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Animation Adobe After Effects
  • Expressions
  • Creating a Motion Graphics Template
Requirements
  • Adobe After Effects License
Description

About This Class

This class will teach you how to set up a multiple colour schemes of your animation within Adobe After Effects. You will be able to can switch between your colour schemes, without needing to duplicate the composition, scene or any elements of the animation.

In this class, I'll go through the process of writing expressions, using controllers, the essential graphics panel and master properties!

This class will enhance your understanding of the programming language within After Effects, how to use variables and statements.

What You'll Learn

  • Writing Expressions

    • I will talk you through writing a statement

    • You will learn how to structure your expression by using variables

    • You will learn about arrays

  • Using Controllers

    • You will learn what you can do with controller

    • You will find out which limitations they have

  • Colour Properties

    • You will learn about the different colour properties of shapes

    • I will tell you about my experience with RGB codes

    • You will link colour properties to controllers and learn how to use them to manipulate you colours

  • Master Properties

    • You will learn how to change the colours of your scene without affecting the original properties

    • You will create multiple colour variants of your scene, with just one comp

What You'll Do

You will use Adobe After Effects to change the colours of your composition, or of your shape layers for this exercise.

Why You Should Watch

This class is a great introduction into using expressions for animation. You will be able to optimise your future projects, with this efficient set-up.

Having a foundational knowledge in expression, will give you an advantage to get your animation projects to the next level.


RESOURCES

  • Text file with final expression

ATTRIBUTION

  • Music
    Guiton Sketch by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence, Source, Artist


Who this course is for:
  • Beginner in Expression Writing
  • Intermediate After Effects Animators
Course content
Expand all 17 lectures 48:12
+ Introduction
1 lecture 01:12

About This Class

This class will teach you how to set up a multiple colour schemes of your animation within Adobe After Effects. You will be able to can switch between your colour schemes, without needing to duplicate the composition, scene or any elements of the animation.

In this class, I'll go through the process of writing expressions, using controllers, the essential graphics panel and master properties!

This class will enhance your understanding of the programming language within After Effects, how to use variables and statements.

What You'll Learn

  • Writing Expressions

    • I will talk you through writing a statement

    • You will learn how to structure your expression by using variables

    • You will learn about arrays


  • Using Controllers

    • You will learn what you can do with controller

    • You will find out which limitations they have


  • Colour Properties

    • You will learn about the different colour properties of shapes

    • I will tell you about my experience with RGB codes

    • You will link colour properties to controllers and learn how to use them to manipulate you colours

  • Master Properties

    • You will learn how to change the colours of your scene without affecting the original properties

    • You will create multiple colour variants of your scene, with just one comp

What You'll Do

You will use Adobe After Effects to change the colours of your composition, or of your shape layers for this exercise.

Why You Should Watch

This class is a great introduction into using expressions for animation. You will be able to optimise your future projects, with this efficient set-up.

Having a foundational knowledge in expression, will give you an advantage to get your animation projects to the next level.


RESOURCES

  • Text file with final expression

ATTRIBUTION

  • Music
    Guiton Sketch by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence, Source, Artist


Preview 01:12
+ Setting Up the Composition
1 lecture 08:31

Lesson Overview

  1. Preview final results

  2. Setting up colour controls

  3. Setting up slider controls

  4. Linking colour properties

Preview 08:31
+ Writing Expressions
3 lectures 18:44

Lesson Overview

  1. Preview final expression

  2. Understanding a statement

  3. understanding an array

  4. Linking an expression to a slider control

Preview 05:53

Lesson Overview

  1. Understanding variables

  2. Structuring expressions

  3. Adding expression comments

  4. Understanding RGB values

Variables & Expression Structure
08:13

Lesson Overview

  1. Setting up colour schemes

  2. Understanding Index Numbers

Colour Schemes
04:38
+ Essential Graphics Panel & Master Properties
1 lecture 03:51

Lesson Overview

  1. Using Essential Graphics Panel

  2. Using Master Properties

  3. Final result

Master Properties
03:51
+ Exporting as GIF
10 lectures 14:59

Lesson Overview

  1. Preparation for export

  2. Overlapping action & follow-through

  3. Layer sequencing

  4. Frame rate & fractions

Duration Pt1 - Framerate & Sequencing
02:19

Lesson Overview

  1. Preparation for export

  2. Delivery platform limitations

  3. Frame Size & aspect ratio

  4. Cropping

Duration Pt2 - Size & Platform
01:13

Lesson Overview

  1. GIF export limitations

  2. Colour choices

  3. Frame rate Limitations

GIF Format Limitations
00:47

Lesson Overview

  1. Audio fade-out

  2. YouTube audio library

  3. Licence & attribution

Using Audio
00:56

Lesson Overview

  1. Creating new encoding presets

  2. Instagram video preset

  3. Frame size & aspect ratio

  4. Target Bitrate

Creating Video Presets - Instagram
01:27

Lesson Overview

  1. Output settings

  2. Source scaling

  3. Cropping

Changing Output Settings - Source Scaling
01:22

Lesson Overview

  1. Animated GIF format

  2. Twitter GIF preset

  3. Frame rate limitations

  4. 60fps vs. 25fps

Creating GIF Presets - Twitter
01:52

Lesson Overview

  1. Exporting GIF for Mac OS

  2. Gif Rocket

Creating GIFs for MAC
01:48

Lesson Overview

  1. Pinterest GIF preset

  2. Dribbble GIF preset

  3. Frame size & aspect ratio

  4. Source scaling

Creating GIF Presets - Pinterest & Dribbble
01:35

Lesson Overview

  1. Exporting form presets

  2. Folder structure

  3. File naming

  4. Appending preset name

Export & Save - Naming & Folder Structure
01:40
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 00:50

That’s the end of our class!


Today you learned how to write an expression, use the essential graphics panel, and how to set up master properties to create multiple colour schemes of your animation with a single composition.


Congrats, well done on completing this class.


I’m glad to have taught you something new! Getting the knack of programming can be tricky. Feel free to send me your questions and comments and I'll do my best to help. I’d also appreciate if you could leave a review for this class. It helps me tweak my future content, so you get the most out of it, and it helps others see the class.


I’m looking forward to seeing your projects, using the techniques you learned in this class!


Follow me on Social Media for updates about upcoming classes.


Thank you for taking this class!

Conclusion
00:50
Export your colour scheme with your various preset formats and share them with the class!
Create a Looping GIF
1 question