Animating with the Forces of Nature in After Effects

In this series of tutorials, we will learn how to create typographic animations that appear to be affected by different forces in nature. Software required: After Effects 12.2.0.52, Illustrator 17.1.0.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
February 15, 2014
Duration
3h 51m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
February 15, 2014
Duration
3h 51m
Description

In this series of tutorials, we will learn how to create typographic animations that appear to be affected by different forces in nature. We start out with magnetism, a force that is relatively easy to make look realistic. We then follow that up with animations for gravity, water and wind. As we move to the different forces, they ascend in difficulty. We learn how to create an expression and use a slider to control its properties over time. We also create an animation preset that can be reused later in the project. We cover many different principles of animation and how they relate to the affectation of objects to give them a real-world feel. By the end of this training, you will be equipped to bring your typographic animations to life as well as save time while making them. Software required: After Effects 12.2.0.52, Illustrator 17.1.0.

About the author
About the author

Laura is a passionate visual effects and motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Ever since her first exposure to After Effects in college, Laura has had an eternal drive to learn more about motion graphics, and teach others what she has discovered. Laura began working at Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company) as a motion graphics artist, creating visually-appealing advertisements and informative art for the site.

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