Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Jul 22, 2013
Duration
3h 51m
Description

In this series of After Effects tutorials, we will be creating a short animation composed of geometric shapes and patterns using After Effects. We'll be starting from an Adobe Illustrator file, and we'll see the project right through to the final render. Along the way, we will cover a range of techniques, including offsetting layers to create interesting animations, using blend modes to build up interesting textures, animating text onto the screen effectively rather than using the unscalable Write-on tool, creating basic 3D made entirely in After Effects, and using the curves in the graph editor effectively to get silky-smooth movement. By the end of this tutorial, you will have learned how to use all these techniques and more to create an After Effects project without the use of any expensive, 3rd-party plugins. Software required: After Effects CS6, Illustrator CS6, Photoshop CS6.

About the author
About the author

Mike Tosetto is an award-winning Motion Designer based in Sydney. He studied a Masters Degree in Digital Media at The University of Sydney and has worked in production for several years.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Mike Tosetto. I'm a senior motion designer at Interbrand Sydney Studio. I also take on freelance work and I love collaborating on exciting projects with other artists. One of my recent side projects was an animated infographic about whether or not the Australian flag should be changed and it was featured on the infamous Motionographer website. In this course we are going to create a short animation I've created specifically for Digital Tutors called Geometric Aft, using only after effects. Some of the key takeaways from watching this course will include learning how to offset layers to create interesting animations, use blend modes to build up interesting textures, animate text, vines, or other elements onto the screen effectively rather than using the unscalable write-on tool, and we'll also take a good look at using the curves graph editor to get silky smooth movement. By the end of the training you will have learned how to use all these techniques and more to create an after effects project without the use of any expensive third-party plugins. I'm excited to be able to share my workflow on the Digital Tutors platform so sign in or sign up and let's get started.