How to Animate a Lower Third Template in Adobe After Effects
What you'll learn
- Adobe After Effects
- Motion Graphics Templates
- Lower third animation
- Autoresize text
- Autoresize shapes to text
- Motion Design
- Motion Graphics
- Code driven Animation
- Expressions Driven Animation
- Have an Adobe After Effects license
- Take Part one of this class or download assets
Have you ever needed to describe someone or something in your video? Maybe mention their name on screen, what they do, combined with a cool animation?
Perhaps you need some animated graphics for your Premiere Pro video project?
That’s what I am teaching you today!
This class is part two of a three-part series on Motion Graphics Templates.
Each class in the series uses the knowledge and outcomes of the previous classes and builds on it.
You can head to part one of this course, if you would like to get a full learning experience and come back here after that.
Why You Should Watch
What we are creating in this course is a great addition to class up a YouTube or talking heads video. You will gain a set of branded graphics, to personalise your video marketing and infuse it with a pop of colour.
I will take you through the process of animating a title and subtitle with a frame, adding expressions to create a responsive design and setting up your template in the Essential Graphics Panel for use in Premiere Pro.
Who This Class Is For
This class is perfect for intermediate learners.
You might be more at ease with After Effects, if you have used it before but I will take you through everything step by step.
No previous knowledge of creating motion graphics templates or writing expressions is required.
Please download the assets provided in the resources.
What You'll Learn
Animating a template
You will learn how to take an existing title template and transform it
You will adjust expressions to create a lower third
You will learn how to keep different templates in the same style
You will advance your coding knowledge
You will write complex code to create a responsive and modular design
You will learn new expressions functions
Using the Essential Properties in After Effects
You will learn how to use a template composition in After Effects
You will be able to change and customise text and other properties in After Effects
You will learn the limitations and advantages of using the template in After Effects
You will understand the difference between the Essential Graphics Panel and Master Properties
You’ll be able to use multiple instances of the same comp in After Effects
What You’ll Gain
By the end of this class
You will be able to create and use responsive animation templates in After Effects.
You will be knowledgeable in how to use MOGRTS for your video projects
You will advance your expressions coding skill level.
Materials / Resources
You will need Adobe After Effects to complete this class. Please download the assets provided in the resources.
There is a bit more to learn about motion graphics templates that I didn’t cover in this class. I wanted to keep it compact and give you a comprehensive overview.
However, if you are interested in learning more about motion graphics templates and how to refine them, join the next class of this series, How to Animate Transitions & Backgrounds in After Effects, where I am covering how to create a looping template and transition slides of the same style as well as alternative expressions techniques to use in the lower third and template designs.
Guiton Sketch by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence, Source, Artist
Who this course is for:
- Intermediate After Effects users
- Motion Designers interested in Expressions
- Motion Designers interested in efficient animation
- Motion Designers interested in expressions driven animation
- Motion Designers interested in learning to code
Let’s level up your motion graphics game. Take a deep dive into animation with me!
Hi, I’m Sonja. I’m a Motion Designer and Online Teacher.
I educate the internet with entertaining videos; I help brands connect with their audiences through quirky motion graphics and I teach the art of animation. If you spend any time on YouTube, you might have come across my work.
I’ll get you creating expressions driven animations in no time.
Ever heard of the 12 principles of animation or animation basics? Yes? No? Not sure? No worries, we’ll be taking a deep dive into those!
On top of all that you’ll be a pro at creating templates and be taken for an expression’s developer. File structures, naming conventions, workflow… so boring, right? But with my help you’ll be creating animations at lightspeed, efficient as ever.
Enrol in one of my classes now and start animating today.