In this course I will take you step by step along the process of creating an animated promo for a project in a real world scenario for a client from scratch. If you are interested in learn how to create a professional, good looking and fluid animation for a promotional video for a client request or maybe your own portfolio, or even if you are planing to increase your animation skills based on a real life project then this course is for you!
This course will be detailed and it will cover lots of techniques to create the final piece.
I won't hide you nothing from the real work behind the whole process, you will see and understand the entire process to follow along!
We will begin from scratch to teach you how:
The final video we will be creating along the course
Here you can see the layout for the final project, the complete structure and a general insights of the final after effects file.
A brief overview on how to install DUIK and Motion V2 Script for After Effects.
If you want to be a pro with after you will need to go faster and more proficient. Scripts can help you with that, so let's install them!
Resources on where to look for a color palette and how to create a color template to use it efficiently.
And the color palette for you to use later on inside After Effects.
A ninja tip on how to be organized and be more productive when you have to link many assets using dynamic linking with Adobe CC programs to work more efficiently without losing files when moving projects.
Even though this is not an illustrator course I wil provide you with the main principles on how to vectorize your assets in AI.
You always need to provide the animator with a well exported vector assets from Illustrato, this way the animator could avoid extra steps and headaches. Always optimize and prepare your vector files inside Adobe Illustrator before going to the animation phase.
Learn how to manage your 3D model to create a 2D sketch look in AE using Sketch and Toon
It's CRUCIAL to have the voice over recorded first before you start animating. Learn why...
In this lesson you will learn how to properly import your files inside after effects to be animated inside after effects and a pretty neat trick on how to sort all your files inside your project tab with just a single click to avoid wasting time!
You will learn a cool and useful trick to reveal your objects to animate inside after effects using shape layers and mattes.
This lesson covers techniques on how to integrate a C4D file (previously prepared) into AE and create a tracked composition for the Ipad's screen content.
In this lesson you will learn how to animate your composition by shifting AI layers, changing scales, easing your animations and trimming paths by using shape layer animations.
In this lesson you will learn how to create and sliding effect for the cake plate using masks to reveal and animate positions for a whole composition, create a bouncing effect for the cake using Motion V2 Script and a really cool way to reveal the cake.
In this lesson you will learn how to use puppet pins to simulate a curtain being dragged by a hook from bottom to top while creating a transition and revealing the next scene.
In this lesson we will look for a realistic movement using DUIK while the animation continues fluidly.
Camera movements are crucial to keep the viewer's attention focused on what we want. In this lesson you will understand how to deal with complex camera movements, fixing problems tweaking keyframes and deal with custom views to refine null objects as camera controllers for your animations.You will see real problems for the camera movements and how to approach them to find the best way to fix them. I highly encourage you to try it for yourself to learn by doing.
This lesson covers how to animate the secondary parts of the workshop scene to make it look more complex and appealing while the camera moves along.
In this lesson you will learn how to create the text reveal from a moving car and how to prepare the scene for the next transition to show the google maps interface.
This lesson covers how to create a reveal effect for the Google maps based on warping the composition mesh and editing the scale and the position as well.
In this lesson you will learn how to change the rotation for the 3D Ipad inside Cinema 4D so it will be prepared for the final animation.
In this lesson I will be covering how to integrate the Ipad to create the last transition for the last scene while creating the illusion of being inside the ipad during the whole animation.
This lesson covers the final transition when the company logo is revealed and the company details are shown to the viewer. You will learn the process of working with two animated elements using "follow through" animations applying easing to give a fluid and smooth movement to the final animation.
In this lesson we will be reviewing the completed animation, take a look on how to integrate the sound fx inside AE and the goodbye. Congratulations if you've made until here. You now have an arsenal of techniques, tips and tricks under your belt to create better and professional animations when creating promo videos for clients or for yourself.
I am director, editor and animator from Venezuela, South America. I have been working with After Effects since 2010 for motion graphic design with a background in Adobe Photohop for more than 8 years already.
I make explainer videos for businesses. I help clients engage, inspire and educate prospects, turning cold leads into warm customers.
I run my own company in Venezuela based on post production, animation, vfx and filmmaking called Desarrollo Audiovisual.