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Adobe After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application developed by Adobe Systems and used in the post-production process of film making, video games and television production. Among other things, After Effects can be used for keying, tracking, compositing, and animation
Learning After Effects? This After Effects guide includes 10 more tips and techniques that Todd find himself using time and time again.
1. Easy Stop Motion Effect
This technique is something that I developed ages ago when I was doing actual stop motion animation. I wanted there to be text in the scene, but I didn’t want it to stand out from the animated objects as digital and non-animated. I tried a lot of different things, like scanning the same bit of text drawn many different times — as well as a lot of other time-consuming experiments.
I found this method to be the most convincing, easiest to control, and (of course) time-saving.
Using a turbulent displace effect on your text or element, turn down the size and amount until you get something that looks natural. Then, animate the evolution a few frames at a time. Then, select the created keyframes, right-click them, and select Toggle Hold Keyframe.
2. KeyFrame Assistant: Sequence Layers
Often, you’ll find yourself with many layers that you want to play out sequentially (i.e. when one finishes, you want another to start.) A good example of this is a photo slideshow. However, you’ll certainly run into this need in other situations too. It can be frustrating to move layers around one by one, hoping they snap into place just right.
Luckily, there is a way to do it automatically with a few clicks.
Select your layers from top to bottom, or bottom to top (depending on your project), and navigate to the Animation tab, then go to Keyframe Assistant, and Sequence Layers. There are also other options like adding dissolves and overlap between layers.
3. Quick Bouncy Animations
There are a lot of great plugins and scripts for adding spring and bounce to your keyframes. Ease and Wizz is one of my favorites, if you’d like to go that route.
However, sometimes it’s just as easy to do it yourself with a few keyframes. This method is really simple; it basically just requires making a keyframe for your final resting position, then making a keyframe for the starting position. Now, all you do is make a keyframe in the middle of those, where your object goes a little bit further past its final resting position. Then, smooth the keyframes on both sides of that middle keyframe. Boom. Quick, bouncy transition.
You can customize the amount of spring in the animation by moving the middle keyframe around.
4. Quick-And-Easy Ember Effect
Coming from a trailer-editing background, one of the first things I learned was using particle emitters to create embers and various weather effects.
It feels different every time you do it, and for some reason certain settings won’t always work — and then sometimes they do. It takes a lot of fine-tuning and experimentation with various settings.
In this case, I just used the twirl animator and some really small particles and very little negative gravity to pull off the look I was going for. Get your hands dirty and play around with the settings to get the look that you want.
5. Animators And Repeaters/Shape Effects
6. Orient Along Path
7. Saving Animation Presets
8. Screen Capture Animations
9. Super-Long Timelines with Audio
10. Tricky Motion Tracking
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