After Effects for Beginners: Mastering Typography | Lucas Ridley | Skillshare

After Effects for Beginners: Mastering Typography

Lucas Ridley, Instructor and Animator

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37 Lessons (8h 27m)
    • 1. Course Overview

      1:07
    • 2. Quick Text Animation

      9:23
    • 3. Precision With Guides And Grids

      5:53
    • 4. Custom Text Animation

      15:47
    • 5. Lower Third Template

      14:48
    • 6. Custom Shape Animation 1

      3:53
    • 7. Custom Shape Animation 2

      17:32
    • 8. Morph Learn 1

      23:33
    • 9. Morph Learn 2

      6:19
    • 10. Morph Learn 3

      11:47
    • 11. Animate Along Path

      3:59
    • 12. Dream - Background

      16:35
    • 13. Dream - Write On 1

      18:12
    • 14. Dream - Write On 2

      19:36
    • 15. Dream - Write On 3

      19:42
    • 16. Import Illustrator Files

      4:35
    • 17. Cola - Animate Letter C Matte

      17:49
    • 18. Cola - Advanced Bouncy Animation

      18:14
    • 19. Cola - Preparing O

      12:21
    • 20. Cola - Finish O, L, A

      18:31
    • 21. Cola - Bouncy Animate O, L, A

      18:34
    • 22. Cola - Halftone Background

      11:53
    • 23. 3D Quote 1

      14:02
    • 24. 3D Quote 2

      20:12
    • 25. 3D Monogram Letters 1

      8:22
    • 26. 3D Monogram Letters 2

      20:30
    • 27. Song Lyric - Extruded 3D Text

      6:35
    • 28. Song Lyric - Animate Extruded Text 1

      7:46
    • 29. Song Lyric - Animate Extruded Text 2

      16:10
    • 30. Song Lyric - Shoe "3D Modeling"

      18:42
    • 31. Song Lyric - Finish

      22:48
    • 32. Song Lyric Extra - Smooth Camera Animation

      11:22
    • 33. Cinema 4D Lite - Create Text

      12:01
    • 34. Cinema 4D Lite - Animate Text 1

      8:36
    • 35. Cinema 4D Lite - Animate Text 2

      17:15
    • 36. Cinema 4D Lite - Lighting & Rendering 1

      10:48
    • 37. Cinema 4D Lite - Lighting & Rendering 2

      22:09
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About This Class

You will master animating type in After Effects with this course!

This course is project-based so we will be creating 11 different kinds of animated text and motion graphics projects. Each one builds on the skills of the previous project so you can start with little to no knowledge of After Effects and gradually gain a deep knowledge by following along with the progressively more advanced projects.

If you've never opened After Effects, I recommend first quickly watching Mastering The Basics (less than an hour), to get up to speed so you can dive into this course, which is part of a series I'm teaching everything I know about After Effects (more to come soon!).

Here are some of the skills we will cover in this course:

  • Keyframe animation
  • Procedural animation and presets
  • Simple expressions
  • Creating templates for titles and lower thirds
  • Mask animation
  • Shape animation
  • Parenting Nulls
  • Using track mattes
  • Importing Photoshop and Illustrator files
  • Adding distortion and noise
  • Morphing between words
  • Adding line flourishes
  • Puppet Tool
  • Using the Graph Editor
  • Design principles
  • Animation principles
  • Create a write-on effect
  • 3D camera animation
  • 3D text animation
  • After Effects lights
  • Extruding text and shapes into 3D
  • Cinema 4D Lite animation, lighting, and rendering

I look forward to seeing you in class and the work you share!

Lucas

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