Motion Graphic With After Effect From Scratch in 5 Hours
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Motion Graphic With After Effect From Scratch in 5 Hours

Learn motion graphic form fundamentals concept up to extremel advance project and start career as a MotionGraphic Artist
3.9 (9 ratings)
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53 students enrolled
Created by HU Shahir
Last updated 7/2016
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  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Full understanding of animation principles and rules.
  • Create amazing and attractive motion graphic scenes.
  • Better understanding of colors psychology.
  • Implemenatation of physic rules in motion graphic.
  • Build your custom motion graphic projects and put it on internet for a good income.
  • Work as freelance motion graphic artist .
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  • Creative thinking and self confidence
  • Installing of Adobe after effect ! we will cover it in lecture 9

**** Update of Curriculum 02/07/2016 

26 Minute new lectures add it to section 4 and 5 :

- 05-42 Puppet Rigging 

- 05-43 Realistic balls falling with Physic Engine

- 06-44 Conclusion

**** Project File  and assets are available for download at resource of each lecture that needs project and assets.

Searching for a perfect motion graphic course to cover all  Aspects of motion graphic from basic and fundamental concepts to extremely advance project  not just user interface and tools ?

So , This course is for you ..!

  • Learn and create amazing motion graphic scene using after effect powerful tools for motion design .
  • Understand basic and fundamentals concepts of motion design .
  • Graphic Designer or person with a little bit knowledge in image manipulation software or vector based like Adobe Photoshop or illustrator can take this course .
  • The course structure is that course first lessons start from beginner and basic staffs  to advance motion graphic project .
  •  Real world examples and high end projects will covered in this course .
  •  Beside after effect built -in tools we will learn how to use famous  third party plugins from different companies (Trapcode, Rowbyte.. ).
  • The main goal of this course to help students who want to be Motion graphic artist in less time and easy ways .
  • Best choice for beginner students who are not used after effect yet and don't know about motion graphics and after effect.
  • Example project at the end of each topics for better understanding .
  •  At the end of this course you understand all the fundamentals concepts in motion graphic and you can analyze and create complex motion graphic scene.

Who is the target audience?
  • Graphic designers or people with a little bit knowledge in image manipulation or vector based soft wares (Photo shop/Illustrator) who are not familiar how to create animation for their still graphics.
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Curriculum For This Course
45 Lectures
2 Lectures 02:49

In this lecture we will a look who this course for and who can take this course

Preview 01:05
01 Important Concepts
6 Lectures 11:20
  • What staffs we need to know before starting working as a motion graphic artist and which concepts and fundamentals we have to know .
Preview 01:07

The Definition of Motion Graphic itself What is motion graphic?

Preview 01:31

  • In this lesson we will review the history of walt Disney rules of Animation .
Preview 01:24

  • 12 rules of Motion introduced by 2 Walt Disney animators .
01 -5 12 rules of Motion

We will talk about physic rules implementation in motion graphic project how much they can put affect on our scene . 

01-6 Physic Rules

  • How many color category of colors we have ? what color transfer to our audience ?
01 -7 Psychology of Colors

Quiz is for better understanding of Important concepts in Motion Graphic

Because they are very important before starting Motion graphic

Important Concepts Quiz
5 questions
02 Getting started
22 Lectures 02:17:34
  • How to install after effect on windows operating system pc.
Preview 02:18

Overview to After Effect User Interface Basics .

Preview 03:58

We will learn

  • how to create a composition in after effect and how many setting we have for composition
  •  Different ways for importing assets in After Effect
  •  Managing assets in project panel
02 - 10 Creating First composition in AE

  • How many tools we have in tools bar .
  • What each of them do inside of after effect .
  • Why They are so important in after effect.
02-11 Tools Bar

  • How many additional layers we have in after effect.
  •  What are their jobs and how can they help us while creating our project .
02-12 Additional Layers

  • We cover all transformation property of a layer inside of after effect .
02-13 Transformation Tools

  • How to create key frames for different properties in after effect .

Project file and asset is available for this lesson .

02-14 Creating our first animation

  • How to use Easy Ease keyframe interpolation type to make our animation smooth and attractive .
02- 15 Smoothing the Animation

  • How to create shapes inside of after effect
  • Different tools that we have for shapes
02-16 Shape Tools

  • Other shape tools that help us to create amazing staffs playing with their values .
02-17 Shape Tools 2

  • Creating basic animation using what we have learned in previous lessons .

Project file is available for this lesson .

02- 18 Example Project

  • How to create mask with custom shapes and pre defined shapes
  • Mask options
02-19 Creating Mask

  • How to make attractive animation by mixing mask and shapes.

Project file is available for this lesson .

02 - 20 Amazing Animation using mask and shapes

  • How to create text and working with its tools all tools for creating amazing Typography .
02-21 Creating Text and review its tools

  • Understand of text tools and their jobs for creating advance typography animation in after effect .
02-22 Text Tools

  • We will create attractive Typography motion graphic in AE.

Project file is available for this lesson .

02-23 Typography Animation

  • What is the difference between 2d object and 3d ?
  • How to make a 2d layer 3d and move it in 3d space ?
  • What are the other tools for creating 3d space in After effect?
02-24 What is 3D ?

  • How to create camera and review its option like controlling the depth of field , aperture , focal length and other staffs like physical camera.
02-25 Virtual Camera and its options

  • How to create light in After effect .
  • Different types of lights.
  • Casting shadow of object in 3d space .
02-26 Light and 3d shadow

  • How to combine light and camera to create realistic 3d space and shadow
02-27 Dark Shadow in 3d

  • How many effects after effect has .
  •  How can find effect and apply them to layers .
  •  How to use presets for our footage and texts.
02-28 Effects and Presets

  • 9 important effects that every after effect user know them .
02-29 9 Important Effects
03- Advance Topics
10 Lectures 55:05
  • How to use null object for creating links between object and create a parental control .
03-30 Parenting with Null object

  • Learn how to have a better control on overall look of your project with adjustment layer.
03-31 Adjustment layer

  • Is it possible to create 3d shapes in AE ?  
      Yes , Now it is possibale
  • How to extrude 3d object in AE and how to control different parameters like reflection or transparency
03-32 3D extruding in a 2D Program ?

  • What is expression itself in AE and how can we create a simple shadow rig with expression .
03-33 What is Expression in AE

  • You will understand how to create procedural wiggly animation , rotation , and looping without any keyframes .
03-34 Usefull Expressions in AE

  • Why we have scripts for after effect?
  • What they do exactly ?
  • How we can write script for after effect?
  • How to install and use them
03-35 Scripts

  • What is third party plugin itself(def)?
  • What is difference between expression , scripts and plugins ?
  • How plugins are developed ?
  • How to use them in AE?
03-36 What is third party plugins?

  • What is Trapcode suite plugin and why they are so famous and important among motion graphic and visual fx artists .?
  • How to use them in AE to create amazing motion graphic projects .
03-37 Trapcode Suite

  • How to create abstract shapes with mask using plexus plugin
03-38 Plexus

  • How take our high quality final output with best settings in after effect.
03-39 Render Settings
05-Advnace Project
3 Lectures 40:01
  • How to create a basic rig system for 2d car?
  • How to create a 2d world (street , buildings..) ?
  • Animating the camera and creating depth of field .
    Project file and assets for this lesson is available for download check the resource link.
05-41 Car animation and rigging

  • How to rig a puppet using null object .
  • How to rig other property value such as masks and other properties with null object.
  • Project file is available for this lesson .
05-42 Puppet Rigging

  • How to use newton physic engine overview to plugin User Interface.
  • How to create realistic object interactions.

Project file is available for this lesson .

05-43 Realistic balls falling with Physic Engine
06- Conclusion
2 Lectures 03:17
  • What we have learnt in this course .
  •  Where to improve our motion graphic skills .
06-44 Conclusion

Good bye
About the Instructor
HU Shahir
3.9 Average rating
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9,412 Students
16 Courses
Motion Graphic & Visual FX Artist (Polygon Motion)

Hey, I am HU Shahir, a motion graphic and visual FX artist, based in Germany. I have six years of professional experience working with major TV, media-production and film-making companies as a motion designer, VFX artist, visual FX supervisor, graphic designer and director of motion contents and other areas.

I founded Polygon Motion in 2016 to provide online courses on various platforms (Udemy & Skillshare) and on Polygon Motion’s online-school .

I have a lot of courses on Motion Graphics, Graphic Design and UI/UX Design on Udemy and other platforms.

For further information check out Polygon Motion’s website.

Enroll in my courses and let’s start a new journey :)