Animating an Infographic in After Effects

In this series of After Effects tutorials, we will explore the process for creating an animated infographic in After Effects. Software required: After Effects CS6, Illustrator CS6, Trapcode Suite 2.2.0, Knoll Light Factory.
Course info
Rating
(11)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 13, 2013
Duration
8h 4m
Table of contents
Introduction and Project Overview
Animating an Infographic in After Effects
Preparing the Illustrator Assets 13m Importing the Assets and Setting up the After Effects Project 10m Setting up the Title of the Video 13m Animating the Rest of the Title and Adjusting the Timing to the Narrator 10m Creating an Animation Preset 2m Animating a Fish Using Liquify 10m Rendering the Fish Animation and Importing to Loop 4m Creating a School of Fish Using Particular 16m Using the Original Animated Fish to Create a Straggler 11m Bringing in the Species Text and Banner 14m Animating the Sea Turtle 8m Animating the Small Yellow Fish's Path 8m Transitioning from the Text Banner to the Pie Graph Circle 10m Creating the Pie Chart Animation with a Radial Wipe 10m Adding the World Animation with Effects 14m Transitioning to the Next Pie Graph 14m Completing the Pie Graph Reveal 18m Animating the Legend 12m Transitioning to the 3D Text 9m Animating 3D Text Using a Camera to Follow Speech 13m Continuing to Animate the 3D Text 14m Transitioning from the Text to the Arrow 9m Adding the Text and Graphic to the Arrow 12m Animating the Camera Through 3D Coral 16m Adding the Fish Detail and Fading the Coral 9m Animating the Text Call-out 5m Animating the Graph with Trim Paths and an Animation Preset 15m Adding a Camera Movement to the Graph 20m Transitioning from the Graph to the Question Text 13m Creating a 3D School of Fish 13m Transitioning the School of Fish with the Text 6m Introducing the 'cause' Animations 14m Animating the Coral Bleaching 'cause' Composition 9m Animating the Carbon Dioxide and Ozone Depletion Cause Comps 8m Creating a 3D Spin Transition 5m Using the Swing Animation Preset and Trim Paths to Animate the Text 12m Animating the Coral to Scale on with Offset Keyframes 8m Animating the Coins with Water Resistance 10m Animating the Column Graph 20m Animating the Fish Path with Auto-orient 6m Animating the Preventative Comps 12m Finishing the Preventative Compositions 17m Creating Vignettes with a Closing, and Adding Grain 10m
Description
Course info
Rating
(11)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 13, 2013
Duration
8h 4m
Description

In this series of After Effects tutorials, we will explore the process for creating an animated infographic in After Effects. We start out by readying our assets from an earlier Illustrator project, which contains all of the graphics for the piece. Then, we dive into After Effects and begin telling the story with graphs and compelling animations that add to the overall appeal of the information being presented. We learn tricks for timing your animations with a narrator's audio and creating contrast between graph animations and compositions that are based more in the imagery surrounding the subject. This course is a complete step-by-step process for creating your own animated infographic. By the end of this course, you'll understand countless methods for telling the story of an infographic as well as tips to save you time as you work. Software required: After Effects CS6, Illustrator CS6, Trapcode Suite 2.2.0, Knoll Light Factory.

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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