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Learn After Effects - One Motion Graphic at a Time [Part 2: Stroke Animation]

Andrzej Pach, Animation all the way!

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4 Lessons (13m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:39
    • 2. TUTORIAL 1

      5:57
    • 3. TUTORIAL 2

      5:19
    • 4. Thank You and how to submit a project

      1:04

About This Class

One Motion Graphic at a Time™ will teach you After Effects usage while creating one motion graphic project at a time! In this part we are going to create this:

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All episodes of Learn After Effects - One Motion Graphic at a Time™:

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Transcripts

1. Introduction: Welcome in Learn after effects. One motion graphic at the time This serious is dedicated to teach you about motion graphic trends, designs, animation and most used to sneak in a quick, easy and understandable way. In part. Number two, we are going to create this rounded circular animation with help off shape players, stroke options and various other properties like the graph editor or motion blur. Let's not waste any time and start creating this product and roll the class, and I'm waiting for you on the other side. See you in a moment. 2. TUTORIAL 1: All right, let us start immediately. I'll get a new composition. Maybe. Let's call it Camp one HD size, 30 frame rate and adoration can be four or five seconds. Let me make it five seconds and I'll hit. Okay, At first I want a colorful background, so I'll right click Select New and select a new solid. Let's select a solid. I was like my color. I have my color scheme already preferred. I'll make it a blue like that. I'll close this down and you can start. Let me make this smaller. I want to make sure to have perfect circles in the middle that why I will, right click select new and select a new shape layer. Once you have the shape layer prepared, please open the shape Blair Select add and adding lips. This will make sure that we have a perfect circle in the middle. And the anchor point is as well, perfectly in the middle, so we don't have to adjust anything. We have it already prepared. Okay, Don't you have different Blair and you enter the Ellipse pad? Well, this is an empty pat. We want something more into it, so I'll add a stroke because this will be the main thing we are working with. So I've added the stroke, and I'll no need to adjust this stroke the size of the stroke and the size of this shape layer will determine how big the animation actually should be. At first, let me select higher quality because I want the preview to be more precise. I will go to this rogue and in the stroke with Let me set it to 30 pixels. We could also do this here, but I wanted to go in. We have 30 pixels. Okay? Now, I am certain that this article should be bigger, so I will click on my lips. Pat, I'll open the Ellipse bad and we have the size here. We have two ways of doing this. We can work with the size here, or we can work in the transform options. You know what? I'll actually work in the transform options because maybe let's make the size 500 like that . Then I'll goto s like the scale and I will work with the scale. Here, let me make it toe 110%. So this is the first thing you need to do Make the size off this ellipse to 500 and make the scale toe 110% in the transform options. Once you have all that, we can add the trim pat shape layers, allow us to add certain properties into them and with those properties, for example, with the repeater, we can repeat the circle. With the film, we can fill out the circle, but this time we'll use the trim pats option that trim pets is a great feature which allows us toe work with circle like that so you can create a really simple animation, a circular animation just by using the trim pat, Let me close everything down, so I'll see it better. Okay, We have to trim pat when you have the play head on the beginning. Please get on. Start and end. Boat is a start and the end should be at 0%. I will go one second end, maybe 10 frames forward One second and 10 frames. These are not tent off the seconds. These airframes. So one second and 10 frames here. I would like the animation toe end like this. I will set another give frame for start. It should remain at 0% and now again, one second and 10 frames later. So it will be two seconds and 20 frames. I want to start to have 100%. So basically, you should have this animation with those five key frames. Let's preview what we have. We have something like that since this is rather boring. Right now, you can click on all key frames you can right click key from assistant and easy, Easy, Easy East will make the animation ever more fluid with weaken. Still adjust it. So the animation goes a bit different now and now we can work with the graph editor. The graph edit or allows us to adjust those key frames by head so I will hit under start maybe are also at the end. We can, of course, select both at one time. And let's make the animation something like this or like this. Drag it to the left side and drag this out. If you have trouble selecting this now, you can just work with the end, and then you can just work with the start. I'll click on the end. I can even double click on this key frame, and I have an influence. Incoming velocity off nearly 60%. Let's make it precise. 60%. Okay, No, the start. I want it on the right side to be 60%. You see where I'm going with this? I want those animations to be somewhat equal. So at the same speed, when it appears with the same speed, it will disappear. I want a one little small tweak into the animation to make it a bit more interesting. We can enable motion blur for this layer and then enable motion blur for this entire composition. This will add a little blur here because this is a fast animation. In technical terms, motion blur imitates shutter speed from your camera or your DSLR. And this is what you achieve if you have motion. Blur said to own you will gain some nice blur here because if I set it off, it's just an animation like that. But with the motion blur, it gets a bit more interesting. So this shape layer I'll hit on the stroke, and I'll change its color to my desired color. Now I have a red and ascend yellow preferred. So let maybe start with the sandy yellow to ease into the colors and I will enter this first tutorial here. This was really simple. We made an animation like that Head over to the next. Listen to see how I will pre compose everything and try to finalize this animation. See you in a second. 3. TUTORIAL 2: welcome in the second part off one motion element at a time where we make this little circle animation so far we have something like that. Let me press you to show the key frames and let's no fight with the circle. Let me open up the circle and do one more thing. Let me open the Ellipse path and after old will work with this size. So we have this size, and maybe at this point I want to set a key frame just so I see this key frame later. American. Click on this shape layer and either go to edit, duplicate or press control or commented D Let's press control or comment. D close this down and let's press you on my keyboard. Exactly. At this point, I can work with the size. Don't do it somewhere else because it will just create another key frame and it will greet an animation like that. You need to stay at the point where the key frame is, and now we can adjust the size. I want to adjust the size. Let me maybe go here so we see more of the circle place this key frame also here Okay, so the key thing should be here and now on the duplicated layer, I'll make this circle smaller. I want to be precise here and make them touch each other. However, this sounds, and normally it's a bit heart. When you press the shift key, it's even harder because the key frames go quicker. But if you press their left control key, you can adjust this value slower. So let me make it like that duplicate press you on your keyboard so you see or key frames and this key frames makes you see the size and another time, a justice size control. D you on your keyboard and make it smaller. Work along with this as long as you fill the entire circle. Now, as you can see, depending on how big the stroke is, this much time it will take you to adjust. Okay, I am ready with the circle. It turns out that I have 10 of those shape players. Let's press control A to select everything and make it smaller. Now I want to stagger those layers. Staggering means putting them later. For example, 123 key frames or two key frames just to make it a bit quicker. You can switch between key frames with the page down and page up keys, page down, page down, select everything. And if I press the left old key and then paid down, it will also shift the layer so I can de select page down, page down click control de Select. Click the left older option page down, page down de select page down, page down and I'll do this until I have a finished animation. Okay, I'm ready with the staggering Let's preview. What do we have now? We have a nice motion like that And what's great here that since we copied those elements, all the key frames are only the rebirth. Currently, we have an animation like that. That's really great, and it then face off. And now you can really work in book. We can either take control de at once, maybe placed them above here so they are above and put them a bit forward. Not Michael. Globally, click on the stroke, take my pick, whip and select the color I wanted. I wanted something red, and this starts a bit later than that one. So in the grand scheme, of things. We would have an animation like that. I think that fill out is really interesting, and we could reveal something here. For example, at this place, a logo or something appears this would be no problem. You would just, let's say, this is my lower super advanced logo, a simple rectangle. I believe it's the worst logo in the world, but that problem let me place it as the last. And let's just pretend that that this is my cool local and this logo shouldn't be visible until now. Let me quickly rename it Weak Week logo. And then this logo would appear, because as this animation happens, this logo starts to appear on the timeline. That's just one way off using this animation. Now, let me delete this ugly logo and basically you already. Another way of doing this would be let me delete the upper ones. You can also click on everything right click pre compose, then cultural de place it later control de places later. Then you go to affect options and you would need to add an effect here. You would need toe Adam Phil effect because the fill effect would override all the color options that are on this entire composition. Since we have this composition like that, I could just click on the color and select my red. I can click on the next one. Let me copy this, Phil click on the next one Control V and another color. And this would be the animation that I achieve. I see. I have a tiny mistake here that I see a line, but that's no problem. You could just go into the pre composition and where it should be disappeared. Like here. You select everything left old Keith, right? Bracket key. Everything is down, and then it simply face off after it should. If you'd like to learn about this motion graphic element, please leave me. A time's up on the class. I'll be really happy about that. Thank you for listening and see you in the next one. 4. Thank You and how to submit a project: it would be really awesome, and I would appreciate it. If you would like to leave me a review, just click here, click the Time's Up and select Submit Review. You can also click here on the top off the site. Now let me explain how to submit a project once you have the animation completed, for example, like in the first part and you have the composition here ready, you go to composition. Add to render queue. Once you are in the render queue, just select an a movie fight. For example. Quick time the information coded It's OK, Select OK and select where the file should be saved. Won't you render the file? Then you can import the file into photo shop. Simply go to file, say for Web. You can lower the size here and said the looping options to forever you have here some basic options. Just make sure that the gift is fairly small. I'll go for 600 pixels because this is a amount that I know that showcases well and then just clicking forever and saving the file. This ready gift file can be uploaded to skills her as a product file