Here is the timer I made in After Effects using what I learned in this class. The inspiration for this timer comes from opening animation from the TV show 'Timeless'.
Here is a link to the timer project on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/194320605
I created the timer parts in Adobe Illustrator and animated them using After Effects. I used After Effects text masked to fit the flaps so I could replace it using the double click method shown in the class. A very helpful tip!
Here are the parts I made in Adobe Illustrator.
I converted the flaps and the text to be 3D layers, animated the background color to change from green to yellow to red as the timer counts down, and rendered it using motion blur.
Here is a screenshot of the layers in After Effects.
This was an interesting class and I enjoyed the challenge of creating my version of the countdown timer. I also learned a couple of helpful tips and tricks. Thanks!