Animate a Neon Sign in After Effects

Neil Whitman, Animator

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8 Lessons (29m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Setting up the composition

    • 3. Laying out the words

    • 4. Drawing with shape layers

    • 5. Adding lighting effects

    • 6. Using expressions to add flicker

    • 7. Adding a camera

    • 8. Thanks for watching


About This Class


In this Skillshare class I will show you how to create and animate a neon sign in After Effects from start to finish.

We will cover everything you need to create a fun and engaging piece of motion graphics which could be used on social media, in music videos or to bring a company logo to life.

During this class you will learn the fundamentals of laying out text, drawing shapes, lighting effects, expressions and finally adding a camera to the final scene. If you’ve only just started using After Effects or want to improve the motion graphics skills you already have then this is the class for you.

I will share my tips and tricks to navigator you through After Effect in a professional and efficient manner, explaining shortcuts and cheats along the way.