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Say hello to AfterEffects - 2D animation for beginners

Neil Lawson, Action never stops

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26 Videos (1h 7m)
    • Introduction

      1:21
    • Project brief

      2:12
    • Generating ideas

      1:36
    • Storyboarding

      1:41
    • Create a colour palette

      2:01
    • Orientation vs mastery

      1:06
    • Tour of the interface

      5:16
    • Keeping organised

      3:12
    • Designing for animation

      1:44
    • Importing assets from illustrator

      2:55
    • Creating assets in AfterEffects

      6:13
    • Animation principles

      2:23
    • Setting keyframes

      3:52
    • Previewing animation

      3:58
    • Easing

      2:57
    • The graph editor

      2:48
    • Parenting layers

      1:22
    • Null layers

      1:48
    • Masking

      1:47
    • Track mattes

      2:44
    • Precomposing

      2:17
    • Making seamless loops

      2:06
    • Expressions

      4:43
    • 3D layers

      1:40
    • Rendering your animation

      2:47
    • Sharing on Instagram

      0:51
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About This Class

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I remember being terrified when I first looked at AfterEffects. I'm going to hold your hand as we tour the interface, investigate some key concepts for working with the software, and examine a few animation principles. I'll share my workflow from concept to published animation and you'll follow the same steps as you make your own animation to post to Instagram. This class is suitable for anyone who is new to AfterEffects and/or 2D animation. It's the class I needed when I first started making animation. Let's roll!

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Neil Lawson has made a perfect skillshare course for motion design beginners. Absolutely loved the way the course was outlined and the way he introduced valuable online resources. Will definitely love to read "The Illusion of Life" to know more about the 12 principles of animation .
This class gives a great and compact overview of working with After Effects for 2D animation. There are lots of useful tips to speed up your workflow as well.
René Andritsch

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Neil Lawson

Action never stops

I went to school at a time when there were no computers and I was discouraged from doing art – "it's alright as a hobby but it can't earn you a living", they said. So I studied English as college before becoming a postman. In my time I've done all kinds of crappy low paid work but I got a break working on a soap opera as a runner and worked my way up to be the Series Script Editor. I gave that up and worked in a skate shop which allowed me to skate more and to s...

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