You’ll learn how to:
*create and design your graphics using only After Effects’ built-in tools,
*animate your graphics using basic keyframes and simple expressions,
*achieve a clean green screen color key
*motion track live-action footage
*composite your animated graphics over top for a final look.
The first two sections will cover creating a rectangular graphic and a circular graphic from scratch entirely inside of After Effects. You’ll gain knowledge of the AE layout as well as where to find some of the software’s most important, and commonly used, tools. We’ll discuss working with shape layers, using the stroke effect, After Effects’ built-in alignment and distribution tools, and loads of other good stuff.
The following two sections is where the fun begins as you learn how to animate your graphics and watch them come to life. I’ll cover animating with basic keyframes and teach you some simple expressions you can use to achieve complex animations without actually setting any keyframes! You’ll also learn how to animate your layers in 3D space, and how to work with the camera to create depth.
Finally, I’ll teach you how to put it all together for a final piece! You’ll learn the techniques used to get a clean green screen color key, how to motion track live-action footage, and how to place your already animated and completed graphics on top of the live-action footage to create the final look.