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How To Create Explainer Videos Using Adobe After Effects

Ruan Lotter, VFX and Motion Graphics Artist

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18 Lessons (1h 4m)
    • 1. Create Explainer Videos Using After Effects - Introduction

      1:32
    • 2. Writing The Script

      1:42
    • 3. Recording The Voice Over Using Audacity

      3:19
    • 4. Editing Your Voice Over Using Audacity

      3:31
    • 5. Determine Scene Durations In Audacity

      7:02
    • 6. Finding Graphics Or Creating Your Own

      3:09
    • 7. Setting Up Your After Effects Project

      3:22
    • 8. Creating Your First Scene

      6:23
    • 9. Animating Your First Scene

      5:05
    • 10. Creating Your Second Scene

      4:12
    • 11. Animating Your Second Scene

      3:25
    • 12. Creating Your Explainer Video Sequence And Importing Your VO

      2:40
    • 13. Creating Markers To Assist With Scene Durations And Transitions

      4:06
    • 14. Placing Your Scenes On Your Main Sequence

      2:19
    • 15. Adjusting Scene Animations To Fit The Voice Over

      7:50
    • 16. Creating Scene Transitions

      3:29
    • 17. Exporting Your Final Explainer Video Using Adobe Media Encoder

      1:05
    • 18. Conclusion

      0:16
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About This Class

How To Create Explainer Videos Using Adobe After Effects

Ever wanted to create your own amazing Explainer Videos for YouTube or other Online Platforms? Now you can with Adobe After Effects 2018. You can also use previous versions to follow along.

So what is an explainer video?
An Explainer Video is great a tool for explaining your business or service to the online community. Or you could simply use this technique to create interesting and engaging YouTube or other online videos.

What you will learn?
By the end of this course you will be able to create your own impressive Explainer Videos with great quality Voice Overs and beautiful animations.

Topics covered in this course:

  • Writing The Script
  • Recording the Voice Over using Audacity
  • Editing Your Voice Over Using Audacity
  • Determine Scene Durations In Audacity
  • Finding Graphics Or Creating Your Own
  • Setting Up Your After Effects Project / Organizing and Importing Assets
  • Creating Your First Scene
  • Animating Your First Scene
  • Creating Your Second Scene
  • Animating Your Second Scene
  • Creating Your Explainer Video Sequence And Importing Your VO
  • Creating Markers To Assist With Scene Durations And Transitions
  • Placing Your Scenes On Your Main Sequence
  • Adjusting Scene Animations To Fit The Voice Over
  • Creating Scene Transitions
  • Exporting Your Final Explainer Video Using Adobe Media Encoder

Things you will need:
1: A Copy of Adobe After Effects & Media Encoder (Adobe Website)
2: Animation Composer (Free Plugin: misterhorse.tv)
3: Audacity (Free Software: audacityteam.org)
4: And a good quality Microphone (I’m using the Samson C01U Pro USB Studio Condenser Microphone)

Thank you so much for enrolling in this course - I really hope that you will find it helpful and by the end of this course you will have your first amazing Explainer Video - ready for uploading to YouTube.

Let’s get started!!

Please upload your class project deliverable as mp4 to the Skillshare project gallery for review! You can find the details regarding the project under Class Project.

Transcripts

1. Create Explainer Videos Using After Effects - Introduction: Hey, and welcome to the how to create explainer videos using after effects course. So what is an explainer video and explain. A video is a great tool for explaining your business or service to the online community. Or you could simply use this technique to create interesting and engaging YouTube or other online videos just like this one. By the end of this course, you will be able to create your own impressive explaining videos with great quality voiceovers and beautiful animations. Here are some of the techniques you will learn during this course how to write your script . Recording and editing your voice over using audacity, planning your sin durations, finding graphics or creating your own Setting up your aftereffects project. Creating your first animated scene using animation composer in after effects, using markers and after. Fix the sink. Your voice of us with your scenes tweaking animations to sync with your voice over creating cool scene transitions and exporting your final explainer video using adobe media encoder. So there are few things that you need before starting this course. Number one you'll need a copy off adobe after effects and media encoder. I'll be using off to fix 2018 but you can follow along in a previous version. Then you also need a copy off animation composer, which is a free plugging for after effects number three e's audacity or any other audio editor of your choice and number four, A good quality microphone. Thank you so much for enrolling in this course. I really hope that you will find it helpful. And by the end of this course, you will have your first amazing explain a video ready for uploading to YouTube. Let's get started. 2. Writing The Script: Hey, and welcome to this video. We're gonna talk about your script for your explaining video. So when it comes to explaining videos, your script is the most important thing off the whole process. If you start with a bad script, then you explain a video will be bad as well. So take some time to write your script, rewrite it a few times and just to read through your script and make sure that it reads very naturally. And just take some time and make sure that your script is as perfect as you can get it. When it comes to software, you can use anything from word to a normal text, a deadbolt into your operating system, as you can see on a Mac. So I just use the bolt in text editor to write my script, and you can see the script for my introduction video for the scores. So very simple. I've got my heading right at the top, and then I just write my script as I'm going to read it and then also put spaces in between the different scenes. So if you look at my introduction video, which is basically an explaining video on its own, you'll see that it consists off several different scenes or several different slides, and I just put some spaces in between those slides. So I know that this first sentence will be a slide on its own. And in this paragraph will be a slide, and this line will be a slide, and this whole section will be one slide. We're basically list all the things and this will be a slide, and this will be a slight as well. So just break it up with some spaces in between. Make sure script. It's as good as can be. So go ahead and save your script. Fall as a word document. We can print it out if you prefer to read from a paper, and in the next video, we're gonna talk about how to record that script. So, yeah, go ahead and either save it to your computer or printed out, and I will see you in the next video 3. Recording The Voice Over Using Audacity: hi and welcome back. And in this video, we're gonna look at how to actually record your voice over onto your computer, and I use audacity to record my voice overs. So go in and open audacity and you'll get to a blank screen something like this. And before we create a new file or a new recording, I want to show you some of the sitting see at the top. So it shows you your microphone, and if you have a USB or external microphone attached to your computer, you can click on this. Drop down you and you can select that microphone a Zaken. See, I'm using a Samsung C 01 you pro Mike, you just select your microphone there and the uniqueness of selector Opera device If you want to out put it through a specific device. So if you want to monitor, it may be because I'm recording my system sound and my microphone amusing and multi r p device. So don't worry too much about this. This should probably just be on your both in output like that one, and then you're on. The topics is click to start monitoring, and this is where you can set your microphone levels so we can see your microphone levels. So if I click on this, it's actually going to start showing me the microphone levels as I am talking right now. And then you're on the right. Inside, you've got a microphone volume slider and this is the volume or your recording volume. So if I drag the slided down this way, you will see that it's actually gonna go softer. And if I drag it up again, that's going to go louder again, and you want to make sure that it doesn't go into the raid. So if I speak really loudly, you can see it goes into the raid day and you don't want that because you don't want your order to distort. So when you're ready to record, we're gonna create our new file. So I'm gonna go right to the top to file and click on that, and then I'm gonna take on new, and they're just gonna open up a blank file for you. Okay, So when you're ready to record your voice, ever you can just click on this a red record button you at the top, and it's going to start recording your voice as you can see the play. It is running across the screen, and it's recording my voice. So grab your script and record your voice ever. Now, don't worry. If you make any mistakes, just pause for a second and re read that sentence in the next video. I'm going to show you how to get it and how to remove those, but that you don't want in your voice over. So once you done with the recording, we can just click on the stop button, you at the top, and now we can actually go in and you can replace some of the parts. I'm gonna put the plate here was gonna click right there and then I'm gonna press space on the keyboard and it's going to start recording your voice as you can see the play. It is running across the screen and it's recording my voice. Just press space on the keyboard again to stop that recording so you can see it's it's sounding pretty good. And now we can go in and we can save this s I'm going to go right to the top to file again and then I'm going to click on Save Project as we're not going to save the actual audio file yet. We're gonna do that after we have edited this voiceover. So for now, we're just going to save this as a project and yet actually tells you that it's not going to save the audio file is just going to save the project. Okay, so I'm gonna click on, OK, and not gonna ask me where when I save it. Are showing a saver on the day stop and was gonna call it voice over re according like that . Maybe they just put 01 if you have different versions and then just click on save. Okay. Thanks for watching. I'll see in the next video. 4. Editing Your Voice Over Using Audacity: hi and welcome back. And in this video, I'm going to show you how you can edit your voice over in Odessa City. So this is basically where you're gonna take all the little part. We maybe made a mistake or any spaces at the beginning of the end or between scenes or anything like that that you just want to edit and maybe just make the voice of a little better and changing. But so I've got my project open year in audacity. So if you want to set your play it this little line where it's gonna start playing a right at the beginning off your audio file, you can just click on this back button or this rewind button or skip to start where it's actually called. And then you can either press the play button. We can just use space bar on your keyboard, which is pretty easy. And then it's gonna start playing through your voice over and then just press space on the keyboard again to stop it. So let's say we want to listen to this part. Maybe this section You can just click and drag a section if you want to listen to that section and let's have a listen. I'm gonna press space on the keyboard again. The plate is running across the screen and it's recording my voice. So grab your script and record your voice ever. Now, don't worry. If you make any mistakes, just pause for a second and re read that sentence. All right, so let's say we want to remove this section or right years. I'm going to click and drag and highlight this with my mouse and then simply on your keyboard. Just press delete. They can see that section is gone tonight if I play from year, I was gonna click once year to put the plate here, and I'm gonna pre spice and let's have a listen. The plate is running across the screen and it's recording my voice. Don't worry. If you make any mistakes, just pause for a second and re read that sentence. So now I can see that section year in the middle is removed. And let's say we want to remove this little section you at the beginning as well, because if you play this from the beginning top and it's going to start recording your voice as you can. So let's say we want to take that out and just start from right days literally just going to click and drag and highlight that section. And then I'm gonna press delete on the keyboard and that's gone. Now, if I start playing from the beginning, you'll see that it's going to start from that word, and it's going to start recording your voice as you can see the play. It is running across the screen and it's recording my voice. All right, so let's say you have it Didn't removal the little parts that you don't want in your voice over and that you happy with the way the voice of the sounds, we are then ready to save the file as an audio file. All right, so in a dusty I'm gonna go to file and then we're gonna click on Export, and we want to export this as a wave file. You can also export as an MP three file, but I usually prefer wife all as it's a bigger file and better quality. So I'm gonna click on export as wave that's gonna ask you where you want to save your files . Someone's going to save it on my desktop, and they don't call it a video recording 01 And usually if I made some edits to my voice over, I usually just putting underscore it. You don't have to, but I just prefer that. Then I know that this voice over has been edited, and it's ready to go to the next step. So I'm sure we can save you. You don't have to fall in anything. These are just the meta data tags. So I'm simply gonna kick on, okay? And that's going to render out my file. And I If I go to my finder, you will see for go to the day, stop there. We have our voice of recording of one. Underscore it it and you can see it away file. So this is based. Think of the file that we're gonna use inside of after effects when we do our explain a video. Thanks for watching. We'll see in the next video 5. Determine Scene Durations In Audacity: Hey, and welcome back. And in this listen, we're going to look at scene durations, so Sena rations are very, very important when you are doing explainer videos because we want to kind of know how many seconds each scene will be in your explain a video. So you're explain. A video will consist off different scenes and to animate those scenes, Obviously we need to know what the length or the duration is for that specific slide or that specific scene. I'm gonna call it scenes in the scores. So when I write my voice over, as I mentioned before, I just put little spaces between the paragraphs to determine what will be a scene. So this first line where I say hey and welcome to the how to create explainer videos using off topic scores, that will be one slide or one scene. And in the second paragraph, So what is an explainer video explainer videos a great two for explaining blah, blah, blah over blah, blah, blah. Up until just like this one in that whole section will be one seen as well. So I'm going to show you in today s ity how to determine these durations, and then we're also gonna mark them on our script so that we have something that we can use when we actually creating the animations so that we can sit those durations. All right, so let's go into audacity. And I actually have my voice over for my introduction loaded in your So if you go back to the beginning off the what your file and Actiq on play, you can year. This is my introduction voiceover. Hey, and welcome to the house to create explaining videos using after effects course. All right, so I'm just gonna use space board to stop and start these recordings from now on. So now we're going to go ahead and we're gonna determine the durations off these scenes so you can go in and you can use this plus and minus e at the top to zoom in and out off this timeline. So I'm going to click on this, plus, just zoom in and then you've got this slider year at the bottom of the scroll board that you can scroll across the screen. Um, just so that we have a bit of a closer view off the way. Form off this voiceover. Okay, now we're gonna create a new tracking at the bottom where our durations will be. So I'm going to go up two tracks right at the top, and then I'm going to click on add new, and then we're gonna create a label track. Okay? And as you can see, it created this boy at the bottom. And this is our label track. And this is where we're going to write the duration for that scene. All right, so I'm gonna jump back to my script quickly and now want to find this justice one line. Hey, and welcome to the how to create explaining videos using all traffic scores. So let's go back into a dusty. I'm going to go back to the beginning. It's baseball. Hey, and welcome to the house to create explainer videos using after effects course and a meeting spaceport to stop the So we know that this is our first scene. So if I just highlight that, you'll see that is the first team. So with that section selected, I'm going to go right to the top, pick on it, and then I'm going to click on labels and I'm gonna add label at selection, okay? And you'll see it's gonna create this lie near the bottom in this label track, and you can give it a name. So I'm gonna type seen one. Okay, And now, if I click on this scene one right theater bottom, there's a little drop down that you can change. And I usually like to sit this on start and length off selection. So it's going to tell us the length off that selection and which basically means the first number. Right below this white ball is the start, and to the right off that this will be the length off that selection so you can see this is five seconds and one of five milliseconds. So I usually try and around this off to the next second. So we actually have a little bit mawr than less, because obviously, if it's a little bit more, we can just from that down. So let's just add one second to this number based or just round it off to the next second. So, as you can see, it's 5.1 song around it, off to six and Nike and I'll just go and you can get your script, and I'm just going to write right above that paragraph right above that. Seen, I'm gonna write six seconds just like that. Right? Another one. Go and determine from So what is an explainer video to just like this one? We're gonna try and determine the length off that. All right, so I'm gonna put my played, right? Yeah, and I'm gonna start playing. So what is an explainer video and explain. A video is a great tool for explaining your business or service to the online community. Or you could simply use this technique to create interesting and engaging YouTube or other online videos, just like this one. Okay, lets balls right there. So you can see it's from here that I'm gonna click and drag, and it's going to snap right to this other marker right there. Okay. With that selected, I'm gonna go to it. It and then I'm going to go to labels at label At selection, you can also use the shortcut, which is Come on be or I think it's controlled. Be on a PC and not gonna see it's gonna create our market, the bottom, and I'm gonna types seem to okay? And he can just press in tow. No, If I click on scene two years, the bottom is gonna give me the duration right at the bottom of the length. And as you can see, it's 13.1 and we get a round that off to 14. So let's go back to our script and I'm gonna write year 14 seconds. So what you want to do is you want to go through your voice, have a script and just write the times for each of your scenes. So I'm gonna do one more, and then you can just go ahead and time all the durations off the rest of your scenes. So let's just do this one more. So by the end of the schools will be able to create your own impressively explaining videos with great quality voiceovers and beautiful animations. So let's try and find that section. So I'm going to use this scroll, bought the bottom to just scroll a long, slightly like that, and I'm gonna put my plate right. Yeah, and I'm gonna eat space. By the end of this course, you will be able to create your own impressive explaining videos with great quality voiceovers and beautiful animations. You're some. So it's right to around here when we click and drag that's gonna snap to that label. And then I'm gonna go to it, and I'm gonna go to labels at label at Selection, and we're gonna give it a name. C three and ah, fuck. Econscene three. It's gonna give me the duration. So it's 7.8. Anyone around it off to eight seconds. So go back to your script and it's going to write. You ate seconds. All right, I'm gonna save my script. So go through the rest of your script and add the durations to your scenes at that, Your script and in savior script. Thanks for watching. I will see you in the next listen 6. Finding Graphics Or Creating Your Own: hi and welcome back. And in this listen, we are going to talk about graphics for your explain a video. So obviously having some sort of graphics in your explainer videos Always a good thing. You can just do explaining videos with text only. But it's always more engaging if you add pictures and graphics and you can use something like further shopper illustrator. If you good at creating your own graphics, you can draw your own graphics and scan them in a swell. But a lot of times you just quickly want something that you can pull into your expended video like a laptop or a tree, or a person or whatever. And I suggest using this website Kiss P and g dot com, which is completely free. And it's got millions off PNG images, which has got a transparent background that is perfect for explaining videos. So if you go to a kiss PNG dot com, you can just type in your search years. I was gonna type in something like the laptop, and then you can see you get all these different kinds of images for a laptop, and let's try something like just a simple tree it's gonna present today to search and that they could see lots of trees to use. Or maybe like they say, a chair. So you really anything that you want you will find on this site? So let's say we wanted download this chair so he needs you. Pointed us. You click on the PNG download button at the top, and it's gonna ask you where you want to save this. First, you just need to pause this robot taste, so to speak, or metal box and went to the tick mark. And then it's gonna pop up with a download window. And I'm going to save that into my skill shoot folder. And I've got a folder called Graphics and then you can go in and you can just rename your fault because the default follow them is quite a long weird for them. So I was gonna write chair and I'm gonna leave the dot p and G, and I'm going to save that into that folder. So enough I go back to my finder and my graphics folder. You can see that the fire list downloading there, and now we can go in and open this file and you can see the background is transparent so you can place this overtakes toe any other graphics or your background image. And it won't have any background around this chair, which is pretty nice. So what I suggest you do ease, go through your script, read it a few times and try and determine what type off graphics you will need for your explaining video. And try and download as many graphics that you think you might use in your explaining video . You can always go back and forth to that website to find new graphics. That's usually how I work. I start my explaining video, and I see okay, I need a laptop for the scene or I need a person or a character or whatever for the scene, and then quickly go over to kiss p and g dot com. Search for the graphic and downloaded into my folder and then bring that into after effects to start working on that animation. So go ahead and try and find some of the graphics that you think you might need. But just keep in mind that you can always go back to that website if you need some other graphics for your expected video. All right, so I will see you in the next listen 7. Setting Up Your After Effects Project: Hey, and welcome back. And in this listen, we are going to look at how to set up your project inside of after effects. Just we're gonna organize all your graphics in your voice overs in your scenes. So inside of off perfect, I'm gonna create a couple off folders on the left hand side. So before we get started, I tried to explain that I'm not gonna go into details of how to work with after effects. I've got another course on skill share that you can watch, which is called Learn Adobe After effects in two hours. Eso If you want to try and get into how after effects works, I suggest you go and watch that course first. That will only take you two hours and in their explain ALS the basics of after effects and even going to some advanced techniques. So maybe if you're not too familiar with the after effects, I suggest just go watch at first and then come back to this course so inside of after effects, I'm gonna create some folders here on the left inside in the project window. So I'm gonna write, leak and go new folder and the 1st 1 will be my scenes. So it's gonna type scenes like that. And then we're gonna create another folder. So right, Dick new folder, and I'm gonna call this one graphics. And that's what we're going to save all our graphics and in this great one more and call that voice over so new folder and I'm gonna call that V O for voice over. And then you can also have one for music. Maybe. So it's created new folder and call that one music. And that's if we're gonna add music to our explaining video. We'll just place the music in there. And now we want to import some of our graphics. So I've got enough downloaded quite a few graphics for my explainer videos. You can see these are just some of the things that I think I might be using in this explainer video. So I'm going to take all of these graphics and I'm just going to drag them over, and I'm gonna drop them inside the graphics folder inside of after effects. And they can see we've got all those graphic elements listed under that folders. I'm gonna minimize that, and they just want to bring in my voice over. So I'm going to go back to my finder and to my voice overs. And then I got my edited voice over that's perfectly edited, and all the little bits and pieces that's not supposed to be in there is being taken out. So I'm gonna drag that voice over into my vo folder inside of after effects and they can see we've got our voice over right there. You can see the total duration. They and I want to show you my script quickly. So basically opened my script. You can see off added all the scenes and the duration next to that just above that scene and then also right at the bottom off out of the total duration, which is 96 seconds for this whole explainer video. That's just good to know, because later on, we're gonna create our main sequence, and then this will be the duration off that main sequence. So what do too much about the total duration For now, I just wanted to show you how I saved my scene durations inside my script. So now that you have, you are few fixed file set up with all your graphics and your music and your scenes and your voice over, we're going to save this project. So I'm gonna go file, save as and you can browse to my folder where I want to save it. And I'm gonna create a folder called a E for after effects. And in inside of them is going to save this as explainer video. You can give it any name you want to and then just click on save. All right, so that's basically I'll just set up your after effects project. I will see you in the next lesson. 8. Creating Your First Scene: Hello and welcome back. And in this Listen, we gonna create our first scene, and we're not going to do any animation in this. Listen, we're just gonna kind of bolt this scene and sit the duration for that specific scene. So I'm gonna open up my script. And as you can see this, he's seen number one. Just that one line where say, hey and welcome to the how to create explaining videos using off traffic scores. And you can see that we have recorded our duration, which is six seconds. And let me show you, how are we going to set up this first scene in after effects? So we're going to open up our project that we created in the previous lesson and too great , and you seen you're gonna click on this button at the bottom. And if you point to it says, create a new composition, So click on that and this is gonna be our first scene. So I'm gonna give it a name was gonna call it seen one, and ah, then the preset that I'm going to use his HD TV 10 80 25 because my explain a video that I'm going to do is gonna run at 25 frames per second. Now, you can either choose 24 or 29.97 We can make it anything you want to, but I'm just gonna sit mine to 25 frames per second, then you right at the bottom with his duration. This is we're gonna input the duration off that scene. So if we look at our script, you can see that the duration is six seconds. So let's say that to six seconds as well. So it's gonna type in your 06 Okay, So the first number on the right inside, that's your milliseconds. Then it's your seconds. Then it's your minutes. And then it's your hours. So the second number from the right inside that is your seconds in duration. All right, so then I'm gonna go ahead and I'm gonna click, OK? Any gonna see it's gonna create this new composition in your project window. Now, I'm gonna drag this into scenes because we're gonna keep everything nice and tidy in this project window. All right, so let's create our background for our seen one, so I'm going to right click in this area at the bottom and I'm gonna go new, and then I'm gonna choose solid, all right? And then I'm gonna give it a name. Was gonna call it BG for background. And yet the bottom you can choose the color off the old background, so I'm going to click on this green, and then you can just choose any color you want for your background, and I suggest to not use the color that's too saturated like something you're in the corner . Any of these very saturated colors doesn't really work too well with explaining videos because you want your graphics and you're takes to stand out a bit more. So I suggest you use a color kinda in this area year that's not too saturated. So let's just scrub through this thes colors and choose maybe like a light green color like that. All right, then, take OK and then click OK again and there we have our background. Okay, so let's look at our script again. And in the first scene, we probably wouldn't have too many graphics. It's gonna probably consist off text only, maybe one graphic also for the aftereffects logo that I want to bring in. So we're gonna kind of create these assets that we want to have in our first scene. So one thing that I differently want in the first scene is the text how to create explainer videos using after effects. So it's gonna copy that, and I'm going to go to my first seen rightly new text. And then we're gonna base that. And obviously that's way too big sums going to scale it down. And maybe let's do a add some line breaks in your how to create explaining videos and then maybe using after effects. Okay, I'm going to select everything and just scale it up again. So it's a bit bigger. Something like that is nice. And then we want to change the font as well. I'm gonna choose something nice and bold like Ariel Black and let me just sit the wood off my text to 100 cents. That's not stretched, and it's just scary down slightly. So everything fits into our window, and then I can go ahead and maybe how to We can make that a little bit bigger and curry explaining videos using off to effect. We could make that one slightly bigger as well. Maybe something like that, All right. Another thing that also do is I try and send to my pivot on all the assets that I bring into my scene. And if you have installed animation composer, it's really easy to send to your pervert. So if I highlight this text lake and see that our pivot, that little cross and circle is not really scented in this text object, Okay, you can see it's kinda to the top. So a really simple way to center your pivot on a layer, just select the layer go to window. And then Jews, animation composer, anchor point mover, it's gonna open up this little window that you can move around. I was gonna place mine year in the bottom right corner of my screen. And then with that lay selected, you simply click this middle perfect point right there and you can see that it actually moved my perfect point that sent it to that text box. And they're just gonna help a lot when we actually animate this layer. If this if the prophet is scented, the animation will look a lot better. All right. Another thing that we want to bring in is maybe the after effects logo. And I've got an offer. Fixed logo under by graphics folder is going to drag this after fix logo into my scene, and I'm going to scale it up slightly, and I'm gonna move it here to the corner. As you can see, the pivot is already sent it you can re central just to make sure that it is sainted. So I was gonna click that center button with that logo selected. So that is centered. And then I also want to bring in the word welcome. Something to create a new text layer type. Welcome. There was going to scale it up nice and big, and I'm still maybe position that right at the top, and then I'm going to drag this layer down slightly. Something like that. And now I can see our after fix logo east slightly too big. So it's going to scale it down, and I'm gonna move it to the corner. Okay. I think that layout is camp. Maybe move this slightly down. Maybe just try and get this welcome to look a right. Maybe something like that. That's not too bad so I think that's OK for the layout and in this Listen, we're not gonna animate anything in the next lesson. We're gonna look at that. So just make sure that your duration of your scene is correct and name your scene and make sure that your new scene is under your scene's folder, urine or perfect, and I will see you in the next listen. 9. Animating Your First Scene: Hey and welcome back. And in this listen, we are going to animate our first scene in after effects. So make sure that you have installed animation composer cause we're going to use that to animate our assets and to check if it's installed. Evicted on window right at the top. You should see Animation Composer listed in this drop down menu, and basically, we are going to go into window and then click animation composer. So animation composers. Just a very simple way to add animations like simple animations to your text or other layers in off Perfect. So let me show you what I mean. So let's say we want this off to fix logo to just now. Popkin. So I'm going to select my offer fix logo layer in my scene one and then in animation. Composer. I'm going to click on this transition preset. Just expand that and then I'm gonna expand the two D layer transformations because it's a two d layer, and then I'm gonna go to scale and just expand that, and then we have these two options. Now, if you click once on them, it will give you a little preview window your what that animation will look like so we could do the bounds scale or the overshoot scale, which has got, like, a little bit of an overshoot. So I just want to go with the bounds scale from Anger Point. And to apply this to this layout is going to drag it and then in this window, you can either apply it as an in effect or an out effect. So I'm gonna apply that as an in effect, and I'm also gonna apply it as an art efecto. I'm going to drag it into the apply as out. So I was gonna move this over to the side, and I can see that it actually created some markers on that layer. So if I play through this, you can see that our logo pops in like that, and at the end, we will just have the reverse off that effect. So you can also change the duration off their effect by just dragging these markets around . So if I put it at around two seconds, that's going to slow down that in transition. Okay, you can also drum this layer. So if I move this in point off this actual layer to around year. You can see that it will only start the animation right there. OK, but we're gonna get to that a little bit later. Was gonna move that to the front like that. So we've got that automation is gonna move this in point to around one second. I'm not really gonna worry about the timing yet. We're going to do that in another lesson. And now we want to animate our welcome line and also this how to create expanded videos using off defects. So I'm going to just drag my animation, compose over again and let's go to welcome. So I'm going to select the word welcome, and they don't want to apply an animation effect to that. So we can either use to delay a transformations on that layer or we can use text as well. So for this one, I'm still going to use to delay transformations and it can expand that. And maybe we want to do like a position and scale. Let's have a look. So that will give us something like this. And then you can expand this as well and it gives you options like bottom left right on top . So I want this word to fly in from the top. Okay, so I'm gonna click on top here, and it's gonna give us little animation preview, and that's exactly what I want. So I'm gonna drag this over to apply, as in, make sure that you're welcome. Layer is selected while doing that, and then I'm also going to drag it into the apply as Out a que was gonna move this animation composer over again. And now I can see we've got our two markers on our welcome layer. And if I play this back, you'll see that the word welcome will bounce in from the top, and at the end, it's also gonna bounce out again. Okay, that's good. And now we want to animate this how to create explaining videos, using off effects. So I'm going to highlight that. And this time, I'm not gonna use to delay transformations, but I want to use the text effects. So I'm gonna expand that and you get some options. Either. Animated characters animate the lines to animate the words, So I'm gonna go with animate the words, and I want to do a simple position basic. And then we have position words. Let me just make this slightly bigger so we can see that position was together from end or from the start. So I'm gonna go from the start, and you can expand that as well. And it gives you the bottom left, right and top options. So bottoms gonna look something like that left, right, and also top. So for this layer, I wanted to appear from the bottom. So I'm gonna click on bottom and you'll see it. It appears from the bottom and falls down again. So I'm gonna drag that over two in. Make sure that that layer is selected while doing that, and I'm also gonna drag the bottom to the apply as out. So now we've applied animations to a lower layers so I can go in. And it can close this animation composer down so I can see we've got all these animations on our layers, as in transitions and transitions as well. So the timings of these animations all over the place don't worry too much about that. We're gonna address that in a next lesson. We were going to synchronize it with our voice over but in this Listen, just make sure that you apply your animations that you want to your specific assets. Don't worry about the timing and yeah, that's basically that I will see you in the next lesson. 10. Creating Your Second Scene: Hello and welcome back. And in this listen, we are going to create our second scene. Scene number two. All right, So I'm gonna go back into after effects, and we're gonna create a new scene. So I'm gonna click on this new composition button, and I'm gonna call. This one seemed to. And then if we look at our script, we can see that C number two is 14 seconds in duration. So I'm going to sit this as 14 seconds or right there, and I'm going to use the same preset again HDTV 10 80 25 frames. But second, and then I'm gonna click on OK to create that scene. So you in the project area was gonna drag See number two into my scenes folder to keep everything nice and tidy. And now you can see we've got seen number two opening at the bottom. So you can either click on the scene one to go back to seeing one or seem to which is our new one. All right, so, first of all, let's create our backgrounds. I'm gonna write, like, new and in solid on for this one. I'm gonna choose a slightly different color. So let's maybe just slide this up to a blue. Something like that is nice. And it's gonna give your name yet the topping and call it BG for background. You can, OK, and we've got our background. Now let's go to our script and just see what elements we're gonna bring in and in this place. And we're not gonna animate this scene. We're just gonna bring in all the assets and place them. So the first sentence. So what is an explainer video for that line? I just want to show a big question mark. So if I go to my graphics folder, I've got some question mark graphics that I've downloaded. I'm gonna drag them in. You can see we've got some different styles off question marks. Now, for something simple, like a question mark, you can either just type it like it takes layer. But I wanted to create a bit of more of a graphical question marks. I was gonna mosque out this question mark that I want gonna do something simple like that would have been too right at the top. And with this lay selected, I want to send her my pivot point. As you can see, the perfect point is not scented. So with this latest like that, I'm going to click on this center. Pervert. There we go. All right, so let's place this question mark right in the center of our senior was gonna enable the proportional grid year so I can see where the centuries kind of and maybe place it somewhere. They I can also scale it up slightly, maybe something like that. All right, so that's for our first line. So what is an explainer video? Okay, And then I'm gonna go into and explain the video is a great tool for explaining your business or service to the online community again. For that, I actually have a few graphics that I've downloaded. Um, I'm just gonna hide my question mark for now. So it's going to click on this little I next to that late to hide it. And I'm gonna bring in this online education, P and G that I've downloaded that was going to scale it down and they can see it's a bit of , ah, online kind of educational graphic, which is pretty nice. And then with that lay selected, make sure that your perfect is centered. That is cool. And let's say explain if it is a great tool for explaining your business or services online community, that is quite nice for it on the next line, ease. Or you could simply use this technique to create interesting and engaging YouTube or other online videos just like this one. So I'm gonna hide that graphic but still way. And maybe something like this is pretty cool, because it's very kind of online video. Or we can simply just use this YouTube logo that I've downloaded. Maybe something like that we can bring in both of these girls. This is based in online video, which is a little bit more generic, and this is obviously the YouTube blogger. So I can see we've got all these layers and they all kind of over each other. Doesn't really matter. What I'm gonna do is gonna place my question Mark relative top. But he didn't really have to worry, cause I'm not gonna have all of these graphics on the screen at the same time. So I was gonna place them like that, and then in the next video, we're going to animate them again. And obviously then they won't be on the same screen at the same time. So don't worry about overlapping your graphics like this. Cool. Thanks for watching. And I'll see you in the next video. 11. Animating Your Second Scene: and welcome back. And in this video, we're going to animate our second scene. So currently, as you can see, we don't have any animation on this scene, and everything is overlapping. So what I want to do, I wanna start animating our question, mark. So I'm gonna hide all the other layers except my background and my question Mark, and then we're gonna go to Window and Animation Composer, and this is we're gonna add our animation. So first of all, let's elect our question mark layer, cause that's a layer that we're gonna apply an animation to. And then we're going to expand transition presets. And for this one, I'm gonna use to delay a transformations and maybe let's do a simple position and scale. It's a liko. Are these ones look like So maybe from the bottom, Just like a little bit of a bounce like that. So let's drag that into apply as in and I'm going apply the same to the out effect off that layer. All right, so enough we scrub three year, we can see that we have our question more kind of bouncing in from the bottom. That's pretty cool. And then we want to apply some animations to our other layers as well. So I'm gonna hide my question, Mark, and then maybe let's have a look at our online education. So I was gonna drag that up in enable it So this one is going to come in next on the order of these layers Doesn't really matter unless you have two of these assets on screen at the same time. And then obviously the top one will overlap the one at the bottom. So that's just something to keep in mind. And for this one, let's maybe do a position and rotate. Let's see how these ones work. Maybe something from the left kind of spinning in from the left, and then it can spend out towards the right for the out transition. Okay, so with our next lay selected, I'm going to drag my left as the in transition and right as my out transition. Okay, so now if I scrub through this, you'll see that the in transition will spin it in from the left hand side and then for the out transition it's gonna spend towards the right. Let's hide that later as well. And maybe let's do our YouTube and online video at the same time because both of these will be on screen at the same time. So the nice thing about animation Composer, you can actually have two or more layers selected at the same time and then apply animations to that. So let me show you how to do that. So you're in your scene. Number two, I'm gonna click on the YouTube layer, and then I'm going to hold in command and click on my second layer to select both those layers. And now we can just apply an animation to both of those layers at the same time. So I'm going to do a simple scale for these two and maybe, just like a bounce scale like that. And I'm gonna apply that as our in transition and apply that as our out transition. All right, let's move this out of the way and let's see how that works. The agency is just like a little pop in animation for both of those and out will kind of just be the reverse. Okay, so we have our animation set up. It's gonna enable these lays again and again. Don't worry, about the timing. Because, as you can see, everything is overlapping and everything is kind of happening at the same time. But in the future, listen, We will sink these animation in an out point to our voice over. So currently, just have them all overlapping like this. Cool. So that's the end of this. Listen, I will see you in the next one. 12. Creating Your Explainer Video Sequence And Importing Your VO: All right. Welcome back on in this. Listen, we are going to create the main explainer video sequence in after effects. And in this sequence, we will have our voice over. And this is also way we will import all of our different scenes. So let me show you what I mean. So I'm gonna click on this new composition, but in again. And this is not gonna be a scene. This is gonna be the complete explain a video. So I'm gonna type explain a video like that, and I'm going to use the same preset as I did with my scenes. Also, HD TV 10 80 25 frames a second. Now for the duration, we need to work out what the total length off our explain a video will be. So now if I go back to my script a right at the bottom of got the total duration are basically just added up. All these seen durations, and then I got to 96 seconds, right? So number gonna type in 96 seconds right there. And you can see that automatically converted to one minute and 36 seconds, which is pretty nice. So you can just type in your second number or you can type in one minute and 36 seconds. That will work as well said, I'm gonna take on okay, and it's gonna create this blank sequence for us, okay? And that's our explaining video. Now, the next thing I want to do is I want to import my voice over into this sequence, so simply expand your voice over folder inside of after effects. And then we're gonna drag this voice over to this area again. They can see we've got our voice over in there. As you can see, it's slightly shorter than our full duration. And that's because we around these numbers off to the next second. So remember this was like five point something, and this was 13 point something in seven point something. We round them off to the next second, and that's why we will have a little bit of space at the back. So now I can just go in and you can trim this so you can hold in shift while trimming, and that will just snap to that position. And we're going to right click on this area and go trim. Come to work area, and that's just gonna trim it to the exact duration off your voice over. So what you also can do is you can expand your voice over and expand this way form, and they can actually see your audio way form 1/2 ago, right at the beginning. And it's space board to playback. You'll year my voice ever. Hey, and welcome to the how to create explainer videos using after effects course And, yeah, there we have our voice ever. We don't have any graphics in this main sequence. See it? And as I explained, this is we're gonna add all the different scenes and also transitioning between these different scenes. All right, so that's it for this lesson. Thinks what we're watching. We'll see in the next one. 13. Creating Markers To Assist With Scene Durations And Transitions: Hey, and welcome back. And in this listen, I'm gonna show you how to create markers inside of after effects that will just assist with the scene durations and also the transitions between your different scenes. So in your explainer video composition, we've got our voice over. And what I want to do is I want to use my script and just basically make sure that I sit a marker between these different scenes. So it's really simple. As I look at my first seen, it starts at hay and it ends at after effects course. So I'm going to zoom in year slightly, can use a slightly at the bottom deism in. And then I'm gonna try and find this just this lost part off this first scene after effects courts against. I'm going to use my player described through and Space Bar to play videos using after effects course, and they can see that's the end off scene number one. So with your play it exactly over that just before the first scene starts right here on this side, you'll see there's a little marker that you can click and drag, and then you can hold in shift to just snap to that. Play it. And it'll basically be our first market between C number one and seen number two. So now we're gonna look at C number two, and that one ends at the word for the sentence, just like this one. So let's have a look and see if we can find that the online community or you could simply use this technique to create interesting and engaging YouTube or other online videos just like this one. And let's just pause it right there. So we know that this scene ends right there. So I'm gonna put the play it right there, and I'm gonna drag this market from the side holding, shifting my keyboard. Snap it right there. So that's the end off. Seen number two. So let's go back to a script on the next one. Ends at beautiful animations. Let's see if we can find that beautiful animations easy like that. She was gonna put my plate right. They were ends. Dragged my mark over. Snap it there. Okay, let's look at the next scene. As you can see, the next scene is pretty long. 31 seconds, and that ends at Adobe media encoder again. Let's see if we can find that. So now it's going to scroll up year because we obviously zoomed in a little bit. So I'm gonna scrub in your and just play back from you in after effects using markers in after fix the sink, your voice of us with your scenes. It's a little bit further than that. So I'm gonna go to around here for starting this course Number one, you'll need a copy, and I think that's just posted. So maybe it's somewhere on your reporting. Your final explainer video using Adobe Media Encoder. There we go. OK, now, with my plate right over that position, I'm going to drag my marker. Holden shift. OK, we've got the end off that scene and a C number five ends at and a good quality microphone . Okay, so let's see. We confined that a previous version. Then you also need a copy off animation composer, which is a free plugging for after effects number three e's audacity or any other audio editor of your choice and number four, A good quality microphone. Thank you so much for it. Okay, so just off to the sentence. But the microphone. I'm gonna put the plate right there in the center of those two words, and I'm gonna drag my marker over. Holden shifted Snap. And there we go. So I'm going to zoom out again. Yet the bottom. Just drag the slider to the left, and I can see we have five markers. So basically, it means this area before the first marker that is seen. One, this is seen to that has seen three seen four. Seen five on this area. Right back is seen number six. As you can see, we have six scenes in turtle. That is just an easy way to see where your scenes will start and end. And this will also assist us with the transitions between those two. Like between C number one and see number two. There will be a transition, and we know that that transition will happen at this marker. All right, that's it for this lesson. I will see you in the next one 14. Placing Your Scenes On Your Main Sequence: Hey, and welcome back. And in this listen, I'm gonna show you how we're gonna import and place our scenes into our main explaining video composition. So currently, we've got our voice over and our markets that we created to distinguish between the different scenes in our main sequence. And then we've got these two other compositions Scene one and seen to that being kind of set up, But it's not. The animation is still not time to our voice over. We could now go ahead and hide this voice over way form just to make it a little bit clean . Of course, we've got our markers, which is kind of easy way to see where the scenes will go. And now I'm going to drag my first scene from this project window, gonna drag it on top of my voice over to create that layer right day, and I'm going to zoom in slightly and you can see that our first scene is actually slightly longer durations that she's like longer than this market that replaced. And you can simply go and you can just dream it from the back holding shift and it's going to snap to that marker. All right. And now we can bring in C number two as well. So I'm gonna drag. See number two. You can either place it above or below. I usually place it below, and then you can just move it up and in while sliding and overhauled in shift. And then it's gonna snap to that marker, and I'm gonna zoom out slightly year and again, you can see that scene number two actually goes over the second marker right there. So let me just zoom in your so we can see this a little bit better so that you can see there's the marker and this is our scene number two. So I'm just gonna trim this down, just trim it and holding shift and going to snap to that marker. Right? Let's zoom out here, and it's played back from the beginning. Now, obviously remember, the animation has not been sink to the voiceover, so it's just showing that we do have animation and let's have a look. Hey, and welcome to the house to create explainer videos using after effects course. So what is an explainer video and explain a video is a great tool for again. It's gonna stop a day so obviously can see that we have. Our scene is in the right location, but the actual animations do not really sink with our voice over yet. And we will look at that. How to resolve that in the next lesson. Thanks watching I'll see in the next lesson. 15. Adjusting Scene Animations To Fit The Voice Over: Hey, and welcome back. And in this listen, we are going to synchronize our animation with our voice over. So back in after effects, we've got our project open, and I'm currently in the explainer video composition, and we've got our scene one and seen to one year. And then we've also got our voice over track in here as well. So I was gonna zoom in here. I'm going to use the slightly at the bottom and we can see that this first section is seen Number one says from the right up to about five seconds. Now, if I play this back, you'll year that the voiceover is not sinking at all with the animation. So we're gonna play that back quickly. Hey, and welcome to the how to create explainer videos using after effects course. All right, you can see everything is just appearing at the same time. So what I'm gonna do, I'm gonna play it back again, and then I'm gonna wait for the word welcome. And then I'm gonna heat space ball on the keyboard just to pause it at that exact moment, and then I'll show you why I'm doing that. Hey! And Well, so right there. The word welcome starts. Now, if I leave the plate here and if I double click on one off these compositions, it's going to take me into that composition. But at that exact time or duration where it's at in this main composition. So let me show you. So I know that the word welcome starts. Didn't know if I double click unseen one that's going to open up that scene one composition , and it's going to take me to that exact location. So I know that the word welcome must be on screen at that exact time. So I'm gonna move this, um, marker away. That's on the how to partner is gonna slide that over, and then I'm gonna slide the welcome market to my player and you can holding shift if you want to snap to the player. And then I'm also going to drag the beginning off this clip off this layer just so that it only starts at around there and what I'm going to do with this how to text layout was gonna drag this starting position just a little bit further. So once we ready, or once we know that timing weaken, Sit that layers timing. And we're gonna do the same with the after effects. The logo. She was gonna drag the marker away and just dragged that away. So we don't see that right at this moment. I'm gonna go back to the explain the video composition and it's played back from the beginning. Hey, and welcome to that. And I can see the welcome appears at the right position. I was gonna go back into seeing one, and it's gonna extend this part before the Marcus. So the length off the script and that's gonna be the length off that transition. So if it's a shorter period, the animation will be a lot quicker. And if it's slightly longer, you'll see that information will be a little bit slower so you can go in just play with the duration off that in transition. So let's have a look for Go back to explaining with a combat. I play that back. Hey, and welcome to the out case and I can see that's looking good. So now I want to pause on where it starts with how to hey and welcome to the so right there . How to starts right there. So I'm going to double click on scene one again to go to my scene one composition. And I know that this layer that's how two layers should be on screen or should started. Come on screen at about this time. So I'm gonna drag the first the beginning part of that transition to around here. And I'm gonna put the market where everything should be on screen, right with the play. These So maybe let's give it a few extra frames like that. And let's go back to our explain a video. I'm gonna play it back from the beginning. Hey, and welcome to the house to create explaining videos using after effects. Course. Okay, so that's weaken. Good. And now, one of white until I mentioned after effects before this logo is gonna pop up. So I'm gonna pause it at the word after effects. Hey, and welcome to the how to create explaining videos using right there case I've posed it, and I'm gonna double. Haven't seen one again to go into that camp. And I know the after effects logo should appear at this point in time, so I'm gonna drag this market to that play. It was gonna drag this beginning off the transition to around year. So the animation is not too slow, but also not too quick. Okay, let's go back to our explaining video, and I'm gonna play it back from the beginning. Hey, and welcome to the how to create explainer videos using after effects. Course. Okay. And I can see the timing off our scene number one is correct. And let's go ahead and do the same with seen number two. So what is an explainer video? Okay, so the first part off seem to is where I say So what is an explainer video is gonna play that back again. So what hasn't explained in a video? All right, so somewhere in the middle year want this question mark to pop up, So I'm gonna put the plate somewhere on year, double click on scene to, and I only want the question mark to appear at the beginning, so I'm gonna move all these other layers. I was gonna move there, Marcus, a little bit back, so we don't see them, and then I'm also gonna trim the transition beginning just so that we don't see that for now. So let's go back to our explain a video. I'm gonna play it back from right here. So what is an explainer video? All right, so that's taken good. And let's have a listen further and explain. A video is a great tool for explaining your business or service to against the way I start to explain what it is. I want to show the picture off. Explaining your business doesn't explain the video and explain right about this. I'm gonna double think unseen to again. And I think this one, what I'm gonna bring in is this online video or the online education. Actually, I think it's that layer. So it's gonna drag this starting point and the marker a little bit closer, and you can see that is that animation that's gonna come in. But now I also want the question mark to transition out before this picture comes in. So what I'm gonna do, I'm going to drag the end off my question, Mark, just the mark over and then also the end off their transition so you can play around with this animation just so that they don't maybe overlap, So I'm gonna just move this slightest. Likely forward. Maybe this one little bit forward like that. And then have this one come in slightly off to that. Like that. Okay, let's have a listen to that. Let's go back to explain the video and let's play from Yeah, force. So what is this, An explainer video and explain. A video is a great tool for explaining your business or Okay, that's taking good. I'm gonna play it further down. Explain a video is a great tool for explaining your business or service to the online community week. And then, where, say, or I want to bring in the other graphics to the online community We could right there. Okay, I'm gonna pause it there. Go back into seeing, too. And this is where we want to have these two layers appear the YouTube layer and also the online video layer. All right, so I'm going to move the markers over to the plate position, and then I wanna start the out transition around somewhere on your and I want to end it right about there when the other two layers or in frame something like that. Okay, let's have a look Let's go back to our explain a video composition and it's played back from yet. So what is an explainer video and explain. A video is a great tool for explaining your business or service to the online community. Or you could simply use this technique to create interesting and engaging YouTube or other online videos. Okay, and they go, you can see that our timing has been set up and it's sinking with our voiceovers. It's obviously you can go in here, and you can fine tune some of these transitions if they overlap. So if you wanna have them to over Aleppo, if you don't want them to overlap, just go in there and just adjust these markets and also the starting and in position off these transitions. So really easy to synchronize your animations with your voice over. I will see you in the next lesson. 16. Creating Scene Transitions: Hey, and welcome back. And in this Listen, I'm gonna show you how to transition between your scenes so can't leave. I play this back, you'll see that our first scene will play. I'm gonna zoom in your slightly and then it's literally gonna cut from scene one to see number two just like that. You see, that's just a cut. So let's say we want to have an animation that the first scene actually transitions off screen and reveals the seam underneath it. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna extend seeing one slightly because obviously we added a fume or many seconds for a little bit of time for each scene. So you should have a few extra frames available to extend. That s so as you can see him extending at year and then I'm gonna open up animation composers. So go to window animation, composer. And then I'm gonna go to transition presets, expand that and then expand to D day a transformations. And let's say we want to do a position and rotate on our first scene. So I was gonna expand ease, position and rooted one. So let's say we want to transition the scene to the bottom off the screen. So with seen once elected the layer year in our main composition, I'm gonna drag this bottom transition to our out, apply as an out transition. Okay, And now you can see I'm gonna just close this animation composer down. You'll see that if I zoom in here, you'll see that it actually created this market, this tea or out marker right about they. So I'm gonna move this market so that the transition actually starts right there. And if I scrub over this, you'll see that this whole scene is just going to transition downwards. And then it's gonna reveal see number two below that. So maybe you want to make this this animation slightly quicker. So that's maybe say we wanted in there is gonna trim this back like that, and then that transition will be a little bit quicker. So if I play this through quickly, let's have a look. Hey, and welcome to the house to create explainer videos using after effects Course. So what is an explainer video and explain it so that you can see the transition actually moved that whole scene to the bottom of the screen, and it's revealing scene number two below that. So do that with all your scenes. So let's say see, number two, I can select it and then just extended slightly over that marker that we created. So it actually goes over slightly on the open animation composer with your scene selected, select your transition that you want to apply. So I'm gonna apply position right there again Eazy e's. And I want this one to transition to the right off the screen. So I'm gonna drag this right to apply as out, okay? And I'm gonna close us down, and I can see we've got that transition on that scene. She was gonna move this mark over, sir, It starts about there. And you can obviously trim this to increase or decrease the transition. Duration several. Scrub over this. You'll see that transition has been applied to that scene, and that will reveal the scene underneath it. So once you're finished with all your scenes, you can go ahead and add transitions to all the scenes so that you ever like a revealed transition off your next scene. All right, so once you've finished all your scenes, you can go in and add out transitions to every scene. And I will see you in the next lesson. 17. Exporting Your Final Explainer Video Using Adobe Media Encoder: Hey, and welcome back. And in this listen, I'm going to show you how to render your explaining video from adobe after effects. So make sure that you are on your explainer video composition, the main composition. And then we're gonna go to composition yet the top, and then add to adobe media encoder que And then I'm gonna open up Adobe Media Encoder and just give it a couple of seconds before this will appear year and the Kotick that I'm going to use these age 264 So select this from the first drop down menu and from the second drop down menu, make sure that it's on match source high. But right, that's good enough for a YouTube online video. And then you select your output files, So just click on the output file and select the folder where you want to render your explaining video, too. And I'm just gonna call mine intro on, Then just click on, save You at the bottom. And then you can click on this green play button to start the render process, and you'll get like, a little preview at the bottom. Give it a couple of minutes to finish, and then you can view your explain a video in the folder that you specified 18. Conclusion: thank you for enrolling in this course. I really hope that you found helpful. Remember to practice your new skills, and in no time you'll be able to create your own amazing explainer videos. Please take a minute to write the schools. It really helps me a lot. And thanks again for watching, and I will see you in my next course Goodbye.