Motion Design in After Effects: Character Animation & Coin Flip

JD McNeil, Sr. Motion Graphics Designer

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8 Lessons (1h 23m)
    • 1. Intro

      0:34
    • 2. Drawing the character

      18:43
    • 3. Creating the Diamond

      3:47
    • 4. Importing to After Effects

      4:52
    • 5. Animating the Character

      9:18
    • 6. Animating the Character Continued

      21:23
    • 7. The Graph Editor

      12:38
    • 8. Coin Flip and Export

      12:03

About This Class

Do you know a little bit about After Effects? Well, whether you do or not this class is for you. This Skillshare class will take you through creating a character and diamond in illustrator, then prep it for animation, and finally animating it into a looping gif that you can use to share with your friends and family.

What You'll Learn

  • Design in Illustrator: We will create a character and diamond in illustrator and prepare it for animation in after effects later.
  • Building in After Effects: I'll show you how to take the design we made in Illustrator and import it into After Effects, and set up shape layers for animation.
  • Animating in After Effects: We will create and finalize a looping animation and render it.
  • Export an animated GIF in Photoshop: I'll show you a simple process for getting your render from After Effects and turning it into a GIF so you can share it with the world.