Animation for Beginners in After Effects

Get started in your Animation career with this basic intro to animating in After Effects

If you are interested in becoming an animator then this is a great course for you. ‘The Basics of Animations for beginners’ has been created with those new to After Effects in mind.
We will be importing and animating a robotic arm. This is a great way to learn how to animate the rotation and position of layers without getting too complicated. This is a good stepping stone to moving on to more complex character animation in the future. We will also cover applying smoke and fire effects to really made the animation stand out from the crowd.
We’ll cover everything step by step so you can follow along, including.

What you’ll learn

  • Animation, Keyframing, Effects, importing, anchor points, Parenting.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 2 lectures • 1min.
  • Downloaded Resources –> 1 lecture • 1min.
  • Understanding the working files in Illustrator –> 1 lecture • 2min.
  • Importing the Assets –> 1 lecture • 3min.
  • Parenting –> 1 lecture • 3min.
  • Anchor Points –> 1 lecture • 4min.
  • Animating the Box –> 1 lecture • 5min.
  • Animating the Robot Arm –> 1 lecture • 8min.
  • Splitting layers and Parenting the box –> 1 lecture • 6min.
  • Animating the Box Drop –> 1 lecture • 5min.
  • Destroying the box –> 1 lecture • 4min.
  • Adding Smoke and Fire –> 1 lecture • 5min.

Animation for Beginners in After Effects

Requirements

  • Very Basic understanding of After Effects.

If you are interested in becoming an animator then this is a great course for you. ‘The Basics of Animations for beginners’ has been created with those new to After Effects in mind.

We will be importing and animating a robotic arm. This is a great way to learn how to animate the rotation and position of layers without getting too complicated. This is a good stepping stone to moving on to more complex character animation in the future. We will also cover applying smoke and fire effects to really made the animation stand out from the crowd.

We’ll cover everything step by step so you can follow along, including.

  • Understanding layer order in Illustrator (Illustrator is not needed for this course)
  • Importing
  • Keyframing animations
  • Parenting
  • Moving Anchor Points
  • Basics Colour Correction
  • Applying Basic Warp Effects
  • Exporting to .mov

By the end of this course, you’ll learn new skills and be able to create your very own robotic arm animations in After Effects.

 

Hi, my name is Bryan and I am a motion graphics designer and animator and college instructor. I have worked on animated tv series and network documentaries and I look forward to passing on some of the tips and tricks I have learnt along my own journey.