Key-framing is one of the easiest things to do in After Effects. It is one of the first things that you learn how to do when you are just starting to figure out the software. However, there are some fundamental rules about keyframes and the proper way to use them, that often get overlooked. Understanding the terminology, workflows, and picking up some valuable tips will help you to create more realistic looking animations. You'll also have more beautiful transitions and overall more professional looking work. Armed with the knowledge in this course, you'll be able to recognize what causes some of the problems that everyone encounters when animating in After Effects. This training will shed light on some of those hard to achieve animations that you always see in other people's work and ask, "how do they get it to look like that. This tutorial is meant for you if you already know how to set up keyframes in After Effects and you are looking to take your animation skills to the next level. If you don't know much about animation in After Effects, take a look at our course Introduction to After Effects for Motion Designers. By the end of this tutorial, you'll have a firm grasp on what kinds of keyframes control animations differently, how to use the graph editor, and how to make a few really useful keyframe combinations for flowing and easy animations in After Effects. Software required: After Effects CS6.
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.