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Course info
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(14)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 26, 2013
Duration
1h 40m
Description

Welcome to Volume 2 of the Quick Start to After Effects, a series of specially constructed courses meant to be followed in sequence and interspersed with valuable exercises to reinforce learned concepts. In this volume, we'll build on the concepts covered in Volume 1. We start out by learning how to import our assets as a composition that can be used with more flexibility than a regularly imported file. From there, we move on to learning how to set up our first animation keyframes. After we get the basics of animation, we start to learn more abstract concepts about animation like spatial and temporal interpolation. We also learn how we can use vector files in After Effects and maintain crisp quality, no matter how large the scale with proper use of the Continuously Rasterize and Collapse Transformation switch. We learn how to speed up animation with things like parenting and a basic expression. There are many other techniques we cover throughout this course that are essential to your workflow as an animator in After Effects. By the end of this course, you will be able to create a simple motion graphic using the transformation effects, and you will understand how to create animation using the timeline. These courses are designed to be taken in sequence so we really encourage you to start with Volume 1 before continuing with this section. Software required: After Effects CC v. 12.0.0.404.

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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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, I'm Laura with digital-tutors, and I'd like to welcome you to Volume 2 of the Quick Start to After Effects, a series of especially constructed courses meant to be followed in sequence and interspersed with valuable exercises to reinforce learned concepts. In this volume, we'll build on the concepts covered in Volume One. We start out by learning how to import our assets as a composition that can be used with more flexibility than a regularly imported file. From there, we move on to learning how to set up our first animation key frames. After we get the basics of animation, we start to learn more abstract concepts about animation, like spatial and temporal interpolation. We also learn how we can use vector files in After Effects and maintain crisp quality, no matter how large the scale, with proper use of the Continuously Rasterize and Collapse Transformation switch. We learn how to speed up animation with things like parenting and a basic expression. There are many other techniques we cover throughout this course, that are essential to your workflow as an animator in After Effects. By the end of this course, you'll be able to create a simple motion graphic using the transformation effects, and you'll be able to understand how to create animation using the timeline. These courses are designed to be taken in sequence, so we really encourage you to start with the Volume One, before continuing this section. We also encourage you to take advantage of the assignments that follow each volume. These assignments will allow you to take what you've learned and apply those tools and techniques to your own projects. So, with that, let's get started.