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Adobe After Effects: Ultra Easy Starter Guide For Motion Graphics & Animations

Allen Smith, Motion Graphics & Animations

Adobe After Effects: Ultra Easy Starter Guide For Motion Graphics & Animations

Allen Smith, Motion Graphics & Animations

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22 Lessons (1h 8m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:34
    • 2. Interface Overview

      3:37
    • 3. Compositions Explained

      1:26
    • 4. New Composition

      3:13
    • 5. Saving Project File

      1:40
    • 6. Adding Rectangle Shape

      1:58
    • 7. Selection Tool Moving Objects

      1:42
    • 8. Shape Duplication

      1:28
    • 9. Altering Shape Color

      1:55
    • 10. Basic Introduction To Layers

      2:56
    • 11. Power of Saving

      4:25
    • 12. Change Object Position

      5:16
    • 13. Adding Text

      1:41
    • 14. Adding Additional Compositions

      1:35
    • 15. Add Background Image

      1:08
    • 16. Combining Multiple Compositions

      2:08
    • 17. Adding Animation Presets

      4:25
    • 18. Animation Keyframes

      6:00
    • 19. Keyframe Animation: Scaling

      5:51
    • 20. Add easing to Keyframes

      2:56
    • 21. Motion Blur and Movement

      10:20
    • 22. Class Assignment

      1:10
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About This Class

It's finally here the Adobe After Effects Ultra Easy Starter Guide for Motion Graphics and Animation. If you have ever struggled to find your way around Adobe After Effects and would prefer a simple straight to the point, but in plain English course for learning After Effects then get enrolled now!

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Learn basics of interface so that you are comfortable moving around the workspace

2. Master foundational tools for creating basic starter Motion Graphics and Animations

3. Instill confidence in you by breaking down each concept in plain English

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN:

You will learn about these factors regarding Motion Graphics in Camtasia: 

  • Repeating Shapes and Alignment of Shapes Within Canvas Area
  • Adding Custom Animations To Shapes
  • Adding Transitions To Rectangle Shape
  • Alter Color Transition using Animation Duration
  • Basic Skills To Design your own Custom Motion Graphics
  • Scale Objects To Larger and Smaller Size 
  • Group Elements To Exhibit Group Behavior
  • Rotate Annotations Using Properties Panel

RECOMMENDED SOFTWARE VERSION:

1. Camtasia 2019 or 2020

ABOUT ME:

I'm a long time veteran when it comes to the Camtasia software. I have 13 years of experience using the software to help companies advance their goals and objectives. I have worked with large brands including but not limited to Fortune 500's, Global 500's and so on.

WHY STUDENTS SHOULD TAKE THIS CLASS?

This is course if for you if you are tired of producing bland videos due to lack of motion graphics and animations. If you are a complete beginner who wants to stand out from everyone else who uses Camtasia this course is perfect for you.

WHAT WILL YOU GAIN FROM THIS COURSE:

You will further your knowledge in terms of motion graphics and animation knowledge. 

OTHER COURSES I AM TEACHING:

Freelance On Upwork: Importance Of The Interface Phase 1

Epic Motion Graphics & Animations 3rd Edition: Camtasia Studio 2019 & 2020

Camtasia Studio 2019 & 2020: 2nd Edition Epic Motion Graphics & Animations

Epic Motion Graphics & Animations 3rd Edition: Camtasia Studio 2019 & 2020

The Power Of Video Compression To Reduce Video File Size for Web & Offline Use Optimization

Freelancing On Upwork: Secret Formula For Getting Contracts For Jobs Phase 2

The Power Of Video Compression To Reduce Video File Size for Web & Offline Use Optimization

Camtasia 2021 New Features To Unleash Productivity

MAIN COURSE CATEGORY:

Animation

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?

Please post any questions you have in a discussion and I will respond as soon as possible. 

SUGGESTION:

I am always open to suggestions of how to improve course and your ideas are critical to advance future versions of Camtasia Motion Graphics Courses.

COURSE FEEDBACK:

Please leave a review of your experience so I can continue to improve future content.

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Allen Smith

Motion Graphics & Animations

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I started off using Camtasia Studio and building custom video editing solutions for clients all over the world working with well-known brands such as but not limited to: Pacific Foods, Pfizer, SAP, McGraw-hill, Winshuttle and so on. I take my experiences from generating value for mutli-million dollar to multi-billion dollar brands and translate that into powerful training solutions for Camtasia. 

Additionally I have experience working with Adobe Premiere with highly classified projects that required NDA so unfortunately not able to share clients I worked with. 

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1. Introduction : Welcome to the Adobe After Effects, super easy starter guy for motion graphics and animations. This course is dear tours all skill levels. So whether you're a beginner or an advanced user, you should be able to easily follow along to this course. But this course is primarily geared towards absolute starter. So ideally, if you've ever opened up Adobe After Effects and you felt overwhelmed or you have no clue of how to use any of the tools and functionality and Adobe After Effects. This is a perfect course for you. So if that sounds like you definitely stay tuned for this course. But if you're an advanced user and you want to brush up on some old information, then this course could also be useful for us. We'll now I wanna give you a quick bit of information about my background. And then I'm going to show you a preview of what we're going to create at the end of this course. So in regards to my background information, I actually do have experienced on paid projects where Adobe After Effects. So I've actually generated enough value to get paid for producing content using Adobe After Effects. So I think that that's really important for you to understand that because I'm not just some random person teaching Adobe After Effects courses, I actually have experienced generating values in the software. So with that being said, let's go ahead and now take a look at them preview of what we're going to create the end of this course. 2. Interface Overview: In this video, we're gonna go over the Adobe After Effects interface. But before we can even begin doing that, you need to make sure that we're on the same exact workspace. So let's go ahead and go to Window. And then workspace. And then we're going to look for standard. If you don't have the standard option check, make sure you have that selected. Or you can hit Shift plus F2 to go two standard for the Workspace Layout. And if you open Adobe After Effects, before you may even have the option to reset, to stamp. So if you run into an issue where you've messed up the interface or the workspace, I should say. You can go back here and hit reset to standard first saved layout. Or absolutely, you can click here for standard. But since I'm already in the correct interface, we're going to leave it just like this where the workspace. So let's go over the different parts of the interface or the workspace. Here we have the canvas area. This is where we can preview all the footage. And if you look to the upper left hand corner of this panel, you'll see that it says composition text panel. Because the only composition that we've created so far is the text panel composition. And if we look to the bottom part of the screen here, you can see the timeline. In this timeline represents the ten seconds that we set composition. And if you look here in the timeline from left to right, the maximum distance is ten seconds. Okay, so we can't go past ten seconds for the duration of this composition because that's what we set it to in a previous video. And to the left of this timeline, we have the layers area. This is where we're going to store all the layers for this composition. And if you look in the upper left hand corner, you'll see that it says text panel, which is the composition that we're currently looking at. So all the layers related to the text panel composition will be here listed below. If you look at the panel right above this, you'll be able to see a panel that shows all the files. We're dealing with, the different folders that we use to organize information and also the compositions that we have available. In this case, we only have the text panel composition because that's the only one that we've created so far. But every composition you create, just show up in this file media folder here. And you'll be able to see all the information with and depending on what you have selected, it will show information about each component. So if I select that text panel here, you'll see right above that is shows information related to that, such as the frame rate and also the resolution. Now if we look right above this panel, we have what I call the tool bar. And this is the different tools that you can use to make modifications to your compositions. And right above that you have the standard menu for the application. And these different menu options allows you to make different modifications as well. If that doesn't make any sense, please let me know, send me a message and I'll do my best to assist you. To the far right, we have a few additional panels. We're not going to really go in depth about these panels here. But we have a paragraph panel, which obviously allows you to make modifications to paragraph. And then right above that we have the Character panel which allows you to make different modifications to your texts, such as making it caps lowercase, adjusting the size and so on. So that's all that we're going to go over for now. I don't wanna go over too much and overwhelming you with the interface. So if you're excited, I hope you are. Get ready for the next video. 3. Compositions Explained : In this video, we're going to talk about compositions. And I'm gonna do my best to try to make this super easy for you to understand it. And I'm going to explain it in hopefully the easiest method that is possible. So when you think about compositions, you really want to think of it like a puzzle. You know, in, in any particular project that you create in Adobe After Effects, you can have multiple compositions or multiple puzzle pieces. But eventually those puzzle pieces will come together to create a final composition. So the final composition will be made up of multiple small components of compositions. So those little puzzle pieces each will represent a small part of the composition. And then at the end of your project, when everything is ready to be finalized, you'll bring all those components, are all those puzzle pieces together to make a final composition. Now the main benefit of compositions is it helps you to keep things organized. And just like a puzzle, you know, each little piece has a picture on it. And if you spread the puzzle pieces out, you can start to identify where everything goes. And then eventually you can bring everything together for that final composition. Now imagine if you took those puzzle pieces and stack them on top of each other, it would be very confusing to find things and organize it. Therefore, you should use compositions to make your life simple. I hope you're excited, you're ready for the next video. 4. New Composition : In this video, we're going to create a new composition. And you can see that it says new composition here. So go ahead and click on the new composition button. And then we're gonna give it a composition name. So in this case, let's go ahead and call it Texts Panel. And keep in mind, this is just one composition that's going to be used in our final composition. So once we name this text panel, let's go ahead and look at the next section. In this case, we're only going to focus on the basic section. And this particular case, we are going to leave the preset to HDTV for 29.97 frames per second. But if you wanted to, you could adjust this by clicking in the drop-down menu in choosing whatever is relevant for you. In this case is not as important because we're not going to be important any video footage. So the frame rate will not be an issue here. However, if you're importing external footage into Adobe After Effects, then you wanna make sure you're preset is irrelevant to the footage that you are important so that the frame rates will be somewhat the same, okay? The next thing that you wanna do is look at the width and height. In this case, it's sets in 1920 by 1080, which is what we want. We want HD to NADP. For the Pixel aspect ratio. We're not going to worry about that. Just leave it at the default, which is square pixels. And we're going to again leave the frame rate at what it's already at 29.97 frames per second. And frames per second is just referring to how many frames per second will be seen. The higher the number, the smoother the flattish may appear. However, 30 frames per second or 29.97 is just fine. But if for some reason you need a different number, click on this drop-down menu and you can change the framework. We're going to leave dropped frame. So where is it? And then further resolution. This is not the resolution of your footage when you finalize if were, you just send it out to your client. This is just the resolution that you're going to see when you're previewing your footage or making modifications to your footage inside the after effects. So when you're previewing the footage or making edits to it, this is the resolution quality that you're going to see. Now, depending on how powerful your computer is, you can go on this drop-down menu instead it accordingly. However, you can always change this at a later time when you're making edits in your timeline. So don't worry about this too much. With the start time code that's just referring to the star position. You can change this to whatever you'd like it to. Just know that 00 is for milliseconds here. This one here is seconds, this one's minutes. And the last one here is ours. For duration. This is just specifying how long year composition is going to be. In this particular case, we're going to make the composition ten seconds. In the infrared background color. If you click on this, you can change it to whatever color you would like it to be. But in this case I'm going to leave it on white. So let's go ahead and click OK, and then click OK again. So we now have our first composition opened in Adobe After Effects. So I hope you enjoyed this video and get ready for the next one. 5. Saving Project File : In this video, we're gonna go ahead and save our project. But I wanna make a clear distinction. When you save a project or a After Effects project file, that After Effects project file holds all of the data for your project. So when we save this, even if we make multiple compositions, all those compositions are going to be stored in this project file, okay? So project files through all the data, all the information related to whatever compositions you were working on for a particular project. So hopefully that makes sense. And if it doesn't, I'm pretty confident. As we move further into more videos, you're gonna get a better understanding of the difference between the project file and the compositions. So let's go ahead and go to File. And then place your cursor over Save As. And then select the option Save As in a sudden meaning. And by the way, you could click Control Shift plus S as a shortcut to save it as well for Save as. And when you click on save this, just pick a location on your computer to save this information and then give it a file name. In this case, I'm going to name Adobe After Effects, super easy intro motion. And I'm going to add a number and I'll call it 01. And then let's go ahead and click Say. And there you go. We've saved our first project in Adobe After Effects. And if you look at the top of your screen, you'll see the file pathway and the file name that we gave for this particular project. So I hope you're excited to get ready for the next video. 6. Adding Rectangle Shape : In this video, I'm gonna show you how to add a shape to your canvas area. So let's go ahead and get started. The first thing that you wanna do is go to your toolbar and look for the shape icon. In this case, I currently have it set to a rectangle. So that's the reason that you see that here. If for some reason you don't see that particular shape, just left click and hold down your left mouse button on top of it. And then you'll see a list of shapes here. And just keep in mind, you need to hold down the left click mouse button while you're moving your cursor around in order for this menu to pop up. And then you also have to keep inhaled down in order to go through this list and move up and down so you figure out which one you want to select. So in other words, hold down the left mouse button while you're moving around the cursor until you go over the one that you want to select. In this case, I want to select the Rectangle tool. So I'm gonna go ahead and release my cursor over that one. And then we'll have the Rectangle Tool selected. And you'll know that because in your toolbar it has a blue highlight around the rectangle button. So that indicates that we have that particular tool selected in order to draw a rectangle in our canvas area, just simply left-click and drag. And that will create a rectangle and that workspace. And you can adjust the position by holding it, holding down the left mouse button and moving it however you want it position. So if I wanna taller, contract downward while holding the left foot masculine, I wanted smaller, I can drag it up. And again, we're going to make sure we hold down that left with mouse button while we're moving the cursor, we move to the right. It'll make it a longer distance. So we're gonna make it about this size and release the left mouse button. And that's pretty much it. That's how you add a shape into your canvas area. If you wanted to add additional shapes, you will just follow that same process in the ad, the shape that you want according to what's in the min. So with that being said, I hope you enjoyed this video and get ready for the next one. 7. Selection Tool Moving Objects : In this video, we're gonna go over the selection tool. So let's go ahead and get started. The first thing that you wanna do is go to your toolbar and select the selection tool. And then once you select that will have the ability to move this where we would like to in the canvas area. And once you select the selection tool, let's go ahead and left-click on this rectangle and move it around. So if we move it over here, if physicians that there would be left-click and drag it and move it downward, it will position it there. We can basically left-click and drag this rectangle wherever we would like it to be. Okay? So for example, if I want it to move it to the middle, I will left-click and drag it to the middle. So I'm gonna go ahead and position it back over here. And also want to show you that you can resize the rectangle using the selection tool. So if we left-click on this bottom Resize Handle, we can drag it down and it will scale it to be bigger this way. Or you can drag an inward, or we can left click and drag on this right Resize Handle and it will make it bigger or smaller. That way, we can drag on a corner Resize Handle. And that will give us the ability to adjust both parameters, x and y position for the size or the scale. Okay? So I'm gonna make it about like this and put it somewhat similar to the size we had before. So hopefully that gave you a quick preview of how to use the selection tool. You can also adjust the rotation angle by placing your cursor right outside the resize handled, you'll see this little icon that has the curved arrow and that will allow you to adjust the rotation angle. But in this case I don't want to change the rotation. So I'm going to hit Control Z to undo that and go back to a horizontal position. So I hope this video was helpful to get ready for the next one. 8. Shape Duplication : In this video, we're going to go over the process of duplicating a shape. In this case, we're going to duplicate the rectangle because we need to make an additional copy. So in order to do that, go to the Layers panel and then click on the Shape layer. In this case it says Shape layer one. And we left click on that. It will select that shape in our canvas area. And you'll know that because it has the resize handles or the selection bounding box around the rectangle. And once you have that selected in the layers panel, go ahead and hit control D. And that will duplicate that Lee. So now we have a second copy of this object in our canvas area. But you can't see that because both those objects are stacked directly on top of each other. So what you wanna do is go to your canvas area and left-click interact this rectangle to the right so that we can see both of them. So Shape layer two is the one that we have selected right now, which if you look at your Layers panel, you can see that there's a gray box that surrounds the text essence Shape Layer two, indicating that we have shaped layer to select it. If we select Shape layer number one here, you'll see that now it shows the highlight around Shape Layer warning. So depending on what you have selected, it will highlight the information in the layer span. So you now know how to duplicate shapes and you're after fixed projects. So I hope you're excited, you're ready for the next video. 9. Altering Shape Color: In this video, we're gonna go over the process of changing the color of an object inside of after effects. So let's go ahead and get started. The first thing that you wanna do is make sure you have the selection tool, select it. And if you have that selected, let's go ahead and click on one of these shapes and our canvas area. In this case, I already have this shape. Select it so I'm gonna change the color of this. But if you don't have a selected go-ahead and left click on it. And at the top of your screen you should see some properties for this particular object. In this case, feel colon. That's what we're going to focus on for this video. So if we click on this field color option here, will have the ability to change the color within the shape field color Mini. So inside this shape field color menu, you can adjust the color to whatever value you want it to be. And you'll see what the changes are in real time. And you can this area. So for example, if I wanted to be yellow, I can track it. We appear to be yellow, and I can make it whatever color I want it to be. So if I click on ok, it will finalize that color option. But we don't want to use that particular color. I want to keep it to blue. So I'm gonna go ahead and hit Control Z. So that's how you change the color of shapes in your project. I do want to mention that I have a stroke color here, and I want to get rid of that. So what I'm gonna do in this case, to get rid of that, is I'm gonna set the pixel value is 0. And that will effectively cancel out any stroke color to this object. And I'm going to do the same for this rectangle. I'm going to left click on it. And instead the value to 0 so that there's no stroke color at all. A stroke is just referring to the outline outside of the rectangle, which is usually like a thin line that you'll see around the object, in this case a rectangle, but we want that set to 0 so that is not visible. So with that being said, I hope you enjoyed this video, get ready for the next one. 10. Basic Introduction To Layers : In this video, we're gonna go over layers. And this is going to be straightforward, very simple. But we're not gonna cover everything regarding layers because it's too much information. So the first thing we're gonna do is talk about naming your later. So for example, Let's say for this object here, instead of calling it Shape Layer one, we can go to this layer in our latest panel, and if we left click on it and then hit Enter, we can typing in a different name. In this case, I'm going to call it a rectangle button. And that gives me a relevant name that I can associate with the object, in this case, a rectangle button war. If we click Enter again, we can hit Control-C to copy that text. You can click on Shape Layer two and hit enter, okay, control V. And then adjust that to be button to in control V is just for paste. What we copied when we hit Control-C for rectangle button one. So let's go ahead and answer to finalize that name. So in this case, we now have relevant names for both of these shapes. So it's easy for us to identify what each object is called. The next thing that we're going to look at is the show high feature. So if we want to hide a layer, you look for the i icon here and left click on it, and it'll hide the layer. If we click it again, it will reveal the layer. So depending how many layers you have in your canvas area, you may want to high some of them so that you can't see them and you have less cluttered on your screen. But just know that you can hide and reveal clicking on the icon, okay? If you want to lock a layer, you just simply click in a layer for locking. So if we lacked both of these Shape layers, we can't move it. If we left with then try to drag on it. It will not move. But if we click on the lock layer to disable the lock icon, we can now move the shapes surrounded me, okay. The next thing I want you to look at is the solo icon. So if we click inside this box here, it will make it where we only see rectangle button to. If I click into Silva icon here and in disable it there, it only shows the 14x rectangle button one. And basically what this does is imagine if you had ten buttons on screen. If I were to click on this solo icon, but it will only show object that we have selected, in this case the rectangle, but one for solo. And if we go to the top of this menu here, it says solo hides all non-solid video. Another words, any components in our project will be hitting, except for the one that has this icon in April. So if we had ten objects on the screen or ten layers in our Layers panel and click on this. All nine layers will be hidden except for rectangular button one layer. Ok, so hopefully that makes sense. So that's all we're going to cover in this video for layers, we're not going to go over everything as I stated before. So let's go ahead and get ready for the next video. 11. Power of Saving: In this video, we're gonna go over the process of saving your project. So let's go ahead and get started. So the first thing that you wanna do is click on an object and your canvas area. And then we're going to make some modifications. And the reason for this is so that when we save this, it's going to be saving over our original project. So if we look at the top of our screen, we see like a little star icon or indicator or asterix at the top of our screen. And that indicates that we haven't saved any of the new changes that we just made and our project. So in order to save or overwrite this project with those new changes, we simply go to File and then click on save. And then if we try to go to file and click Save again, you'll see that the option is grayed out. And the reason this is grayed out is because we already saved our projects. So we can't save it again because there's no new changes. Now the next option is save as. And this allows us to save a new version of this project with a different file name. So if we were to click on Save As it will open up our Save As dialog Minnie. And then we could add a different name to this. So we could put plus, plus, for example, or whatever information you want to type into the title. And within here we can change the file name to whatever you want it to be. So I could add in some random information here to indicate that it's a different file name in a different project with a different set of parameters in it or a different changes. And then once you do that, you can go ahead and click Save. And if we look at the top of our screen, you'll see that it now says, why HU at the end, which is some random characters I type just to indicate that this is a different file name. So this saves a new version of this project. And if we go back to File and click on Save, Save, As you'll see that we now have a project and you're caught 0-1 underscore y h, u. And then we have the previous version that we say. But I don't actually need this new version of the file. I'm going to stick with the original, so I'm gonna go ahead and open that by double-clicking on it. And actually let me let me actually open the am. My apologies. I didn't mean to actually click on that for a safe. Let me go to open recent and we're gonna reopen the original file. So this is the original file that I was actually working with. So we're now going to go over the process of incremental savings. So you'll go to File and then go to increment and say. So what that does is it saves a new version of this file or a new copy of this file with the automatic generation of the incremental name at the end of the file. So in this case, after effects is very smart and it knows to add CO2 at the end for a new version of this file. So we can go ahead and position this back up at the top, hit control S to save it. Or you could have went to file and click on save, but already hit control S to do that. So I save a version of this file. And let's say that we throw the rectangle way over here. We can go ahead and go to File and commit and say, and it'll add a 03 to the end of that file name. And if we go ahead and go to open, our files are open recent. You'll see that there's three versions of the file. Now. There's the original that worked with 01000203. So basically, whatever changes that we may in those incremental saves will be saved in each of those individual projects that we saved on our computer. So if we went to file and we click on Save As and I'm going to Save As because I want to jump right to this folder. You're actually supposed to go to Open, to open the project, but I'm going to save this to show it to you from here within File Explorer within Windows. So you can see that we have three versions of this file. The original one that we worked with, the incremental sales that we made for 0203. So currently we're in version three of this file. So imagine you're working on a project in, you have multiple revisions that are made at different stages in the project. You can say different revision copies or incremental saves as you progress in, into further production for your video. Ok, so hopefully that makes sense if it doesn't let me know and I'll do my best to explain it to you a bit further and see you a message back if you need additional help. So with that being said, I hope you enjoyed this video, get ready for the next one. 12. Change Object Position: In this video, we're going to go over changing the initial state of an object. In this case, we're going to focus on the rotation, the scale to opacity imposition. So those are the four components that we're going to cover in this video. So let's go ahead and get started. The first thing that you wanna do is go to your Layers panel. And in this case we're going to click on a rectangle button one. And once you click on rectangle button one, it will select that and you'll see that in your canvas area that it is selected. So once that's selected, we're gonna go ahead and press the R key on our keyboard. And that's going to activate the rotation option. And you'll see right beneath rectangle button one, it says rotation. So in order to adjust the rotation, we have to go to this percentage degree here and we track it either left or right. And you'll notice that this rectangle rotates in a manner. And the reason for that is because it's rotating around the anchor point. Okay? And you'll see the anchor point here. Now, we don't want this to particularly rotate around the anchor point in this manner. We want to have it in the middle position. So I'm gonna go ahead and hit Control Z to undo the rotation is said if Ax is 0 degrees, and then we're gonna go to our tool up here called the anchor point. And if you click on that and that's going to activate the anchor point tool. So with that activated in with this rectangle selected, let's go ahead and hit Control Home. And what that's gonna do is it's going to reset the anchor point to the center of this object. And as you can see, once you hit those particular keys, it resets the anchor point towards the center of this object. So let's now go ahead and try to rotate this object. Now. If we look on top of a degree option here and left-click and drag towards the left or right. You'll see that it now rotate around the center position of this object. So that's how you rotate an object. I'm gonna go ahead and hit Control Z because that's not the position that I want. So let's go ahead and hit the Tiki. And T is dealing with the opacity. So now you see that there's the text by passing the editor rectangle button one. And if we go ahead and adjust this percentage by left clicking, interacting towards the left, you'll see that it becomes either lighter or darker depending on which direction you drag. So if we drag it to a 100%, it's a 100% opacity. If we drag it to 0%, it becomes invisible. So a passive use based on the transparency of this object. So we're going to leave that to 100% because we don't want to adjust that actually. I just want to show you how to make adjustments to the buttons. So let us now go ahead and click the SQ. And if we put the S key with the rectangle button, when I select it, it goes to scale. So hopefully you're starting to notice a pattern here. And if I go ahead and adjust the percentage of the one on the right here, you'll see that the scale changes, okay, for everything. And the reason for that is because we have this p here enabled, which keeps everything proportionate. But if we were to go ahead and click on this and disable it. And now try to adjust the percentage on the right side. You'll see that it adjust the y-axis for the scale. And it increases it. If I drag it to the right, and if I drag it to the left, it decreases it. Okay? And I'm gonna go ahead and undo all these changes. Then I'm gonna go ahead and remove the constraint proportions by clicking on this icon and disabling it. And then let's go ahead and left-click and drag this one towards the left. And you'll see that it changes the scale on the x axis. So if we drag it towards the right, it becomes much wider. We drag it towards the left, it becomes smaller. So let's go ahead and hit Control Z to undo that. So hopefully you're starting to see how simple this is. Changing the initial state of an object. Definitely not a complex thing to do. The next thing that I want to show you is how to change the position. So let's go ahead and hit the letter P. And that brings up the position option. And if we were to change the position option on the right and we move it towards the right or towards the left. It moves it on the vertical axis, okay, the y-axis, in this case, if we were to change the x axis and move it left or right. But we'll see that it positions the object left or right. Now also keep in mind if you really needed to get actually clicking here and enter a specific value so I can enter in 300 and it will move it to that position. If I entered in 800, it would jump to that position. So hopefully you're starting to see a pattern here where you can either left click and drag or you can enter in a particular value or a percentage to adjust the initial position of the object inside the after effects. And so with that being said, I hope you enjoyed this video. And if it was helpful, get ready for the next video. 13. Adding Text : In this video, we're gonna go over the process of adding texts in After Effects. So let's go ahead and get started. The first thing that you wanna do is go to your toolbar and left click and hold on the text button. And then drag your cursor over the Horizontal Type Tool and then release it to select the Horizontal Type Tool. Once you do that, let's go ahead and click in a space in our canvas area where we want to type our texts by left clicking. And once she left click, if we look at our layer panel, you'll notice that there's a layered SES EMT texts Lee. So because we haven't actually typed anything yet, it's indicating that that layer is empty. So let's go ahead and type something. In this case, we'll call it GPU. And I'm holding down the Shift key while I type this text, GPU power. Okay, and then I'm going to select my selection tool and I'm going to reposition is. So that's more in the center for this button. Okay, on top of the rectangle, I'm gonna go ahead and hit control D to duplicate this. And then left click and drag it on top of the other rectangle. And then I'm gonna go ahead and double click on it and change the text gpu to cpu. And then I'm gonna go ahead and select the Selection tool. So I can select the text and click in a blank space and our canvas area, so we're no longer selecting the text. So that's it. I hope you enjoyed this video. You're ready for the next one. 14. Adding Additional Compositions: In this video, we're gonna go over the process of adding a new composition. So let's go ahead and get started. The first thing that you want to do is go to the composition. You left-click on that, and then select New composition. And you should be familiar with this green already. This is just our composition settings screen. And we're going to add some things here for our new composition. So in this case we're going to name it. In this case I'm going to call it background, because it's going to be a background image and open to add to this composition or any other elements that I plan to add to the background. I'm going to add it on this composition, okay? Now for the settings, we're going to leave everything to the default. One thing that you probably do want to pay attention to is the duration. We may have to adjust this depending on how long we make our final composition once we bring everything together. But in this case we're going to leave it at ten seconds for now, okay? And then click OK. And if we look in our different panels, we should see that we have a new composition called background. And if we look in our canvas area, you'll see that it says composition background. And also right above our layers area, we are currently in the background composition. And we don't have anything inside of our layers. So we have nothing currently in our background composition. And if we look in our files and folders panel, we can see that we have a new composition called background. Okay, that's it. You now know how to create a new composition and get ready for the next video. 15. Add Background Image : In this video, we're gonna go over the process of adding our background image to our new composition. So let's go ahead and get started. The first thing that you wanna do is locate your image and then left click and dragging it into our files and folders panel. Now you could have dragged it directly into the Layers panel, but I wanted to place it here first because there may be situations where you want to possibly use an image, but you're not fully sure yet. In, in those cases, you can just store it in your files and folders panel until you decide if you're going to use it or not. But we know that we're going to use this image. So let's go ahead and left-click and drag it into our Layers panel for the background composition. And once you do that, it asks it has the new image where a background composition. So let's go ahead and scale this down by hitting the SQ and activating the scale option. And make sure you have the proportionate icon enable unless left-click interact to the left to scale this downside, because the image is too big for us to see all the details. And in this particular case, I'm happy with where it's at right now, so we're going to leave it at that and get ready for the next video. 16. Combining Multiple Compositions : In this video, we're going to go over the process of adding multiple compositions. So let's go ahead and get started. The first thing that we wanna do is go to composition. Click on that, and then select New composition. In this case, I'm going to name this final composition. And I'm going to leave most of these settings to default, with the exception of the duration. Let's change the duration to 20 seconds. And the reason for this is we want to make sure that we have additional space to whatever we would like to into our final composition. So let's go ahead and hit OK. And we now have a new composition called final composition. So in this particular case, I'm going to close out the background composition and also close out the text panel composition. And then in our files and folders panel, we're going to drag both that text panel composition and the background composition into our Layers panel for the final composition. Okay, so let's go ahead and lift click on a text panel composition and drag it into this layer panel for final composition. And then we're going to left-click interact the background composition into our final compositions Layers panel. Now you'll notice that we can't see the text panel information in our text panels composition. And that's because our background composition is covering the information for the text panels composition. And this is why it's important to understand layers. If one of your compositions has a big image, like in this case, that covers all the information that's underneath it, then you may have to reposition it or consider using something else of what you have. So in this particular case, let's go ahead and left-click and drag on the background composition and place it beneath the text panel composition. And now you can see the information that we had on the text panel composition. So make sure that when you combine the compositions that you make adjustments so that things are not covered up. Okay, so that's it. That's how you combine compositions. I hope you're excited and get ready for the next video. 17. Adding Animation Presets : In this video, we're going to be going over the process of adding a Animation Preset. So let's go ahead and begin. The first thing that you wanna do is look on the right side of your panel and see if you can see animation presets. If you're not able to see that, you probably need to go to Window and then go to your workspace, and then reset the standard. And once you reset it to standard for the normal standard Workspace Layout, you should see an option that says effects and presets. And within that you'll see an option for animation presets. And so what we're gonna do is we're gonna go ahead and click on animation presets. And then we're gonna click on presets to expand that and then you. And then within there we have a lot of different options. We have presets for backgrounds and presets for behaviors. So there's a lot of different options in here that are available. So you can scroll through here in figure out what type of Animation Preset that you want to apply. In this particular case, I want to apply a transitional movement preset. So we're going to apply a transitional movement, a preset. So click on that. And that will expand that menu. So once you'd look in this list, you can pick whichever particular Animation Preset that you think is going to be cool. And you can simply left-click and drag it on top of the element that you want to apply the Animation Preset to. So in this case, if we want to apply the Animation Preset fly to inset to this video, we could drag and drop it in on top of the current composition we're in, which is the final composition, which is made up of multiple conversations, but we don't want to do that. We want to apply this to an individual object. Okay, so what we need to do is go inside of Texts Panel composition by double clicking on it. And then width inside this composition. We're gonna go ahead and drag the fly to inset on top. And if we drag it on top of the rectangle here and they hit the flaky or in other words, the spacebar key. You'll see that it applies that to the object. Okay, so if flies to inset. But that's not something that I want to actually do in this case. I'm going to undo it in an apply that. Let's go ahead and try this lie to drop. And then go ahead and hit Play. You'll see that a slice, even with the dropping type of effect, which is pretty cool. So you can play around with this and apply whatever animation presets that you wanted to. I'm gonna go ahead and hit Control Z to undo it. And we're going to try out some more of these animation. So let's go ahead and try out the slide swoop. That sounds cool. All right, let's go ahead and hit the spacebar to play it. And that looks pretty cool, right? But let's go ahead and keep it simple. We're gonna go ahead and stick with the slide drop and drag it on top of your rectangle there. And we're gonna do the same thing for the other rectangle as well. So let's go ahead and let's click and drag this on top of that. And they were gonna go to our final composition and hit play and see what it looks like. So you can see that it slides in the rectangle and both of those, okay? Now we could also apply the same thing too, texts as well. So let's go back to the text panel composition. And we're going to drag this on top of the text as well. And the way that you know that it's being applied to an element is it will turn RED once we drag over. So you can see here, those red lines indicate that this text is what's going to be taking on those attributes for the slide drop. So let's go ahead and release and on top of that. And then let's go back to the final composition. Play it from the beginning by hitting the spacebar here. And you'll see that it slides in the text right after. Now if you wanted to adjust that, if you go back to the text panel and we can make adjustments to the keyframes, but we're not gonna talk about that in this video. So don't worry about that right now. But just know whenever you want to apply Animation Preset, You have to go inside the composition that you want to apply it to apply to the individual objects within that compensation. Okay, so I hope that this video was helpful and if it was get ready for the next video. 18. Animation Keyframes : In this video, we're going to go over the process of modifying keyframes. And we're going to modify the keyframes for the animation process that we apply previously. Okay? So you should already be inside the text panel composition. If you're not inside of that composition, by the time you're watching this video, just go to the final composition. He shall see action. And here for Texts Panel composition. And if you double left-click on that, opened up the text panel composition. So now that I know for a fact that you're inside this composition, Let's go ahead and modify the keyframes. So to modify the keyframes, We have to select the object that we want to modify it for, which in this case we've applied it to all the objects in this particular composition. So any LMS or objects in this particular composition is going to already half a key phrase because we added animation presets. So let's go ahead in, I'm gonna close this down and we're just looking at only the objects that are, are there, rather than looking at the existing keyframe. So in this case, I want to go ahead and modify rectangle button one. I'm just going to select it. And once I select it, I'm going to hit the letter U. And what that's gonna do is it's gonna reveal all the animation key frames. So the animation keyframes, basically what they allow you to do is to modify an object over a period of time with animations. And so hence the name animation key frames. So in this particular case, we can see a small looking diamond object here. And then there's like an arrow off to the right. And if you look at those two elements, those are indicators that that's the starting point of the animation key frame. And then there's the NB point O, the animation keyframe. So those two points from here to here represents the distance of the animation keyframe. So if we start at 0, you can see that the object slowly moves over a certain period of time until it reaches 1 second where there's no more animation occurring. So if we move forward past that, and that, that happens. But if we move in between those two points of time, you can see that an animation occurs, in this case, the Animation Preset. So if we want to increase the duration of the Animation Preset, all we have to do is drag the indie animation keyframe further to the right. So let's go ahead and do that. So in this case, I've dragged it all the way to around three seconds. And if we play that same frame now, you'll see that it takes much longer for that animation to occur. So for a longer animation time, drag the ending keyframe out further in for a shorter animation time, dragging and closer. Okay, so let's go ahead and go back to our final composition. And we're gonna go ahead and play this from the beginning. So if you don't like the timings for this, you can always make adjustments. So let's say for example, we wanted the textbox, the commun, roughly at the same time as the texts. Okay. It doesn't have to be perfect, but we want it somewhat closer. Right? If we want it to be somewhat closer, let's go back to Texts, Panel composition. And then we're going to close. And actually I'm going to bring in this animation just a little bit closer. I wanna put it back around 1 second. And then we're going to close this layer down, okay? And then we're going to go to GPU power by selecting it, the letter U. And then that's going to review the animation key frames. And in this particular case, since I want it to be closer or I want the text to come in around the time that the box does. I'm gonna go ahead and position my playhead so that I can see when it comes in. Okay, so I know that it is coming in around here. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to left-click and drag over both of these animation keyframes and drag them towards the left. And if I move my play here for a little bit, we can see that the word is a little bit closer in terms of the speed at which it comes in. And let's go ahead and speed this animation by bringing in the input for this animation keyframe more towards the left. If we play that now, we can actually see that it's actually ahead of that and we don't want it to be that fast. So maybe about that. Okay. So maybe like that. Let's go ahead and go back to final composition. And it will start from the beginning. So we can see that we have something that looks roughly the same. Okay, so let's go ahead and go back to the text panel composition. In this case, I'm going to open up the CPU power animation keyframes by hitting the letter U. And I'm gonna go ahead and I'm actually going to left-click and drag over this. And we're going to drag it towards the left so that we can get something as similar to what we have for the GPU power animation keyframe. So let's go ahead and go back to our final composition. And we're going to play this from the beginning. So you can see there that we have something that looks fairly similar on both GPU power in CPU power. So that's basically the basics of working with animations and frames. I hope you're excited to get ready for the next video. 19. Keyframe Animation: Scaling: In this video, we're gonna continue working with animation key frames. And I'm going to actually challenge you a bit more in this particular video. I'm not going to do as much hand holding in. I'm just going to force you to build your confidence in this particular video. And I'm not going to explain necessarily every single detail of what I'm doing. But I think that you can learn from observing. So let's go ahead and get started. In this particular case, we're going to add a shape and we're going to modify that shape and using the Scale property for the modification. Okay, so let's go ahead and go inside our text panel composition by double-clicking on it. If you weren't already inside of it. And I'm gonna go ahead and close all these layers down so that everything is nicely and clean. And once we have everything close down, we're going to go ahead and go to our shape. In this case, I'm going to add a rectangle and I'm going to left-click and drag that towards the left and create a rectangle. And then select my selection tool, take control D to duplicate it. And then I'm going to add a copy here to the far right. Now in this particular case, we're going to use one of the things that I taught you already, which is the positioning property. And it looks like I didn't hit control D properly to duplicate that shapes of let me do that again and see if it will duplicate it for me for some reason. It's not wanting to duplicate the shape. Okay, there we go. So now it's duplicated in shaping. And I'm gonna move it over to the far right and place it under CPU power. They escaped that over there. Okay, awesome. So we got that over there. And in this particular case, I'm going to leave this at this color for now, but we're going to change this later. So that's something that you should already know how to do. Just simply click on the shape that you want to modify. Click the letter P to position it, and then you position it where you want to, which is something that you've learned in the previous video. So should already know how to do that. The next thing that we're going to do is we're gonna go ahead and position are playhead at the start here. And I'm going to actually start with shape layer number one. And let me close this down. We're gonna add animation key frame, and this time we're going to create this without using any animation presets. So let's go ahead and hit the letter S, which is we're scaling, which you should already know how to do that. And we're going to go to our tool up here for the anchor point. And we're going to select that hit Control up home and national position it towards the center of this object. And then I'm going to hold down the Control key and drag towards the left until acquisition on the far left and the middle here. And then we're gonna go ahead and unselect the constraining proportions by disabling this icon. And then we're going to set the horizontal position to 0%. So let's go ahead and do that. I'm actually going to just type in 0 because that's much easier. And then in order to add our first animation keyframe, all we have to do is click on this stopwatch icon. And once you do that, you'll see that it creates a animation key frame. And then we're gonna go ahead and move towards 1 second. And actually I'm going to type this in manually. Let me go ahead and position it roughly there. And I'm gonna set this to 0 so that we are exactly at 1 second. And then we're going to set our scale to a 100% for the x axis. So if we start this from the beginning at the starting plate position and hit Play, you'll see that moves forward like that. Okay? So pretty awesome, right, very simple and easy to apply. And instead of recreating this from scratch, we're going to go ahead and left-click indirect over both of these animation keyframes. It Control-C to copy it. Position are playhead back to the 0 position in the Shape Layer two. We're going to select it and hit control V to paste it in to hit the letter U. And while law, you can see that we've applied the same exact concept, but in this case we do need to disable constrain proportions. And let's go ahead and play that. So you can see that is not the effect that we want. So what we need to do in this case, because of the way that we have is set right now we need to change this anchor point and so that is on the far left. So let's go ahead and make sure that we have our anchor point tool. Select it. Hit Control ought home to position it in the middle. They hold the control key. It's at the far left until we there. Unless try it again and see what happens. So there we go while putting it in the correct anchor position fixes the problem. Alright, so that is the end of this video in terms of adding the animation keyframe, the next thing that we wanna do is adjust the color because I want this to look as close as possible to the example that I showed you that we are going to create by the end of this video. So let's go ahead and change the color. In order to change the color, we need to go ahead and select our selection tool and the NGO to feel. And we're going to adjust that to white. And we're gonna do the same thing for this rectangular as well. Okay, and let's go ahead and go to our final composition. And let's play it from the beginning. So there we go. We have something that looks pretty cool, right? So that's pretty much it for this video. I hope you're excited. Let's get ready for the next video. 20. Add easing to Keyframes : In this video, we're going to apply some easing to our animations, which is something that helps us move the animations out a little bit. So let's go ahead and look at our final composition and play it from the beginning. So that's what it looks like. Let's go here and go to our text panel composition. And I'm going to click on Shape layer number one because that's the one I want to animate. Or I want to apply the easing too for the animation, I should say, hit the letter U to open up any animation keyframes that we've applied to Shape Layer one. And then left-click interact over both of those. And you should be able to hit the F9 key to apply the easy. So I'm going to try that first. If for whatever reason my F9 key is not working on my keyboard right now. So what we need to do in this case is right-click on it and select keyframe assistance. And we're going to select easy ease. And you'll notice that the keyframes change shape, indicating that we will apply some ease into it. So if we go back to our final composition and play it from the beginning, you should notice that the one on the left for the white rectangle is just a little bit smoother than the one on the left. And you might not be able to notice that because my computer is struggling a little bit here to record this video and also play the animation at the same time. So I apologize if you can't see that. But trust me, it does have easily apply. Let's go ahead and go back to the text panel composition. And we're going to apply some easing to shape layer two. So select Shape layer to EPA letter. You want to expand it. And then we're going to go ahead and select the label for these animation keyframes. Right-click on it and apply some easy east to. So we now have that apply to both of those white rectangles. Let's go ahead and go to the final composition and play it again. So now that we've done that, we're gonna do just a little bit more extra in this video then what I told you in this case, let's go ahead and go back to the text panel composition. And we're gonna select the blue rectangles. So let's select rectangle button number one. Hit the letter t. And that's going to bring up capacity. And we're gonna go ahead and adjust this down to maybe 50%. Is I want some transparency there. Maybe we're gonna go with 80% uptake. That's quite the level that we want to go for it. Let's go ahead and go back to the final composition. Yeah, around 80% as phi, so that we can see through this blue box and see the background behind it. Go back to text panel. And we're gonna do the same thing for this other rectangular. And we're going to hit you. Actually, I'm sorry, we're gonna hit the letter T to open up opacity, instead it to 80%. If we go back to final composition, we can see through both of those would rectangles. And that's pretty much it for this video. I hope you enjoyed it if you did the reading for the next video. 21. Motion Blur and Movement : In this video, we're gonna go over two components, adding motion blur and also adding additional movement. In this case, we're going to add rotational movement. But first let's deal with adding the motion blur. And this is probably one of the most valuable parts of this course. If we go to the text panel composition. Inside of this composition, we're going to add some motion blur. In. One of the ways that you'll do that is first off, you'll engage the motion blur button to tell it to turn on motion blur for everything that has motion blur apply to it, which in this case we don't have anything with motion blur. So if we click on this, it will enable motion blur for all layers, which means it will show any motion blur that we have in our canvas area. Ok, what we want that turned on so that we can actually see it. And then we're gonna go ahead and turn on motion blur for all of the layers here. So you can see here there's a motion blur option here. And underneath that we have a bunch of boxes for that. We're going to enable motion blur under this column for, under this, yeah, this column for all of these elements. So let's turn all motion blur for everything. So that if we apply some kind of parameters that will cause it to blur, it will be there. Okay, so let's go ahead and go back to final composition. And then we're going to just slide through the slowly. And you'll see that we look at this, it has a slightly clearer to see that right there, there's a lot of blur occurring. So this object is being blurred as it moves. It adds a certain level of realism to our animation. So adding motion blur is just one of those things that will take your animation to the next level. Okay? So that's simple, right? That's how you add motion blur. Nothing complicated. Their foot, it definitely adds a lot of value to your animation work. So let's now go ahead and move on to adding a rotation to the background because I wanted to make this background rotate in. It will rotate as we're making other elements clients of the screen. So let's go ahead and go to our background composition by double left clicking on it. And then we're going to go ahead and hit the letter R with the background selected. And of course that brings up the rotation option. And we're gonna start our playhead at the very start and engage the rotation by clicking on the stopwatch icon. And that will create our first animation key frame. And then we're gonna move to about maybe eight seconds roughly. And we're going to add a rotation. So I'm gonna go ahead and rotate this. Nothing. That's about as far as we'd probably go. A we're going to start it from the beginning and plate. So we have a nice smooth rotation there. I like that. Let's go ahead and go back to our final composition. And let's go ahead and play it. So you'll see that the background rotates really slow and cool, while other elements flow in to the screen, which is pretty cool, right? So I think that this is just like it is not that much complication to it, but it adds a certain amount of quality to it. In this case, let's go back to the composition background and we're going to extend this to be a bit further out because I wanted it to be, you know, I wanted to go longer throughout the video. So we'll extend out a little bit. And as you can see, it's going to stay on screen a lot longer than what it did before. So that's pretty much everything that you need to know about adding the rotation to it and the motion blur. But I'm going to clean a few things that you don't have to follow along with this. But if you want to, you can't. This is just optional bonus footage, I guess you could call it, I'm going to hit control k to bring up our composition settings for final composition. And I want to reduce the duration of this. Okay, so we're gonna go ahead and change the duration down to ten seconds. And the reason I'm doing this is because if we look in our timeline here, you can see that it goes past ten seconds for both of these composition. So I'm going to reduce that duration and hit OK. And now you'll see that our composition is more in alignment with actually how much footage that we have there. Okay, so by reducing that, when we export this video is not going to be too long, okay, it's going to be the right length, which is really important. You don't want to have a super long composition timeline. If your videos ten seconds, you don't want to have a timeline that's thirty-seconds because when you export that video, you're going to have 20 seconds of data with nothing happening there. Okay? So don't do that. Okay, not a good idea, not good practice. So now that we've made that adjustment, I do want to mention one other thing. Since we are working with inside of the final composition, we can make adjustments to the timings of these compositions. So let's say we start here. And maybe for some reason we don't want the background to reveal yet. We can move this whole composition with all of our designs and animations inside of it to one segment. And then it won't appear until the 1 second mark. How cool is that, right? So when you make these little soap compositions such as text, panel and background, we can adjust the whole thing. Would just one little clip here. And we can move wherever we would like it to start in. The same thing with the text panel. If we move this for, we can move it to start later if we wanted to. It doesn't have a star right there. But yet all of our animations are intact with the exact same time is it's just that we've moved it forward in time to start at a different time. Okay? So I'm going to hit Control Z to undo all this because I want to put everything back where it belongs. And then we're gonna go through the process of exporting this video, which is also very Okay, so let's go ahead and go to File. And then we're going to select Export and then add to Adobe Media Encoder. And I highly recommend you use this option because it's going to give me the most control over your output. So once you're inside of here, and I actually have to blur out some data because there's some information here that is client information and I don't want you guys to see that. So I apologize if you see some blur on screen temporarily, but that's because I can't show you that information because I have NDA agreements in, you know, we don't want to have problems with that, so I have to keep that information hidden. But once you add that information to the Adobe Media Encoder issued eventually appear here. I don't know if it's gonna take too long. Okay. There. Yeah. It's finally there. So yeah, it may not appear magically for you right away. But if you wait for a little bit, it'll eventually appear. Once you are able to see your file there, it'll tell you where it's going to replace that file on your computer. In this case, I want to leave it to the default settings for a mash, the bit rate. But I'm going to go ahead and left-click on Match Source high bit rate. And when you do that, it's going to open up the properties for the output settings or rendering this video. And this is a preview of what the video is going to look like when we exported to render and make it into an MP4 file, which is a video file. And if we click on the play here, here and move it forward, is going to show us exactly what the video looks like. And this is a great way to review your video footage to make sure there's no errors. For the output video, you see something that's wrong in here. For the export. This is where you can catch those errors and avoid rendering a video with defects or things that are not correct. Now there's a lot of options in this export settings panels, so we're definitely not going to go through this. I would just recommend you leave it to before and we've it's a match source, high bit rate. In this case, I'm working with H.264 because it's a very common format. In most computers or devices should be able to play this footage back. So I'm gonna go ahead and hit OK. And once you're done with that, if you have the file going to a place that you want it to go on your computer. You would just go ahead and hit the render button here, which started the queue. And it will render the video out to this location on your computer. So if you were to click on the output file location, it will show you that this is the location of where it's going to save it on your computer. In if that's where you have you saving it, you can save it there. You can adjust the filename here if you wanted to change it to something else and being like say, in a way changed the file, filename, okay? But in this case I'm going to hit cancel because I don't want to change any of the settings. Just simply click on the render button here. And then you would get a loading bar. Enable rendered that footage out. So it's rarely that footage out right now. And it's going to save it to the location that we pick on our computer. And if we click on the output file again, you'll see indeed, here's our composition. So let's open an employee ID. So you can see there there's our composition and it's playing the video footage. And there you go. You now know how to export your video and play it back on your computer. And you'll notice that things look a lot smoother since we're not viewing it inside of after effects. So I hope you guys enjoyed this video if you did. And you wanna see more videos like this, definitely leave a positive review. And therefore we have some feedback. Let me know if you're excited to see more videos dealing with Adobe accurate sex. Thank you so much for being a part of this course. 22. Class Assignment : In this video, we're going to talk about your class assignments. In your class assignment is to basically take some of the different things that you've learned throughout this course and create your own unique animation as psi of Adobe After Effects. So you can use any things that you've learned throughout this course. And I've taught you quite a bit. You can use motion blur. You can use pre-built Animation Preset. If we want to take the easy route, you could use whatever combination you want. You can add different shapes, different tags, and you can add different colours in. I just want you to use your own creativity to build your own animation because that really is the foundation of becoming better with Adobe After Effects is to continually practice. So go out there, raise something amazing and they imposed of link so that we can see your final work. And once you do that, I can give you some feedback and then let you know of ways that you could improve your animation. So thanks again so much for those who watched this course. And I hope to see you in future courses.