What will I learn in the Motion Beast AE course?
Interface, Transform Properties
We will go through interface, major AE panels, customisation, the Collect Files function, files import and the Project panel, basics of composition, instrument panels, viewport, layers & timeline
Shape Layers & Masks
We will study Shape layers, simple shapes, principles of work with the Brush tool, common path settings, masks, parenting & importing files from Adobe Illustrator.
We will understand what shape modifiers are, what possibilities for animation they uncover, what combinations you can use them in and much more.
We will go through the most important things in animation — easings, which mean a smooth animation. We will look through easing examples, how to distinguish good easing from bad easing, and once and for all will decide what’s better: Values Chart or Speed Chart.
Effects & Stylization. Part 1
We will learn different ways to stylize your art, what animation possibilities are hidden in the Adjustment Layer, what is the best use case for Pre-compose and what makes it different from grouping.
Effects & Stylization. Part 2
Here we dive even deeper into the stylization of your animation. We will learn how to make stylish liquid animation, glitches and much more. Using the example of glitches, we will look through different effects that you can use later in your practice.
We will learn how to make seamless cycles and endless loops, and what type of movements and transitions can make your animation much more interesting.
We will understand what type layer is, what settings are available for animation and how we can use that to animate text. We will animate a text along the path, have a look at animators and range selectors, and understand how to properly save presets for the future.
We will learn how to morph one object into another, try the main methods and find out what conditions should be met to create realistic-looking morphing.
We will learn all possible tools and instruments that give life to any possible type of letterings out there.
Optimize Your Workflow
We will learn the ways to optimize and speed up the work process due to a systematic approach to motion design. In the same module, you will have access to our bestselling plugins and internal studio scripts, that will help you quadruple your productivity.
We will learn new techniques and ways to animate logotypes, understand the latest trends in this area and receive tons of motivation by animating your own logo.
Expressions. Part 1
Expressions. Part 2
We will learn very handy functions, understand how to make dependencies between parameters and finally get to know what is animation without keyframes. We will learn how to export animations into the code and use it in any online project. You will also receive some handy scripts that you will definitely benefit from in the future.
We will thoroughly examine and recreate all 12 principles of Disney animation that, if properly used, can improve almost any type of animation.
Character Animation. Walks
One of the greatest animators at Warner Brothers Studio, Ken Harris, once gave such advice: “A walk is the first thing to learn. Learn walks of all kinds because walks are about the toughest thing to do right”, so that’s what we will go through.
Character Animation. Runs
It’s not enough to speed up the walk to make a character run. There are quite a lot of differences between these cycles. Here we will learn these differences.
By this moment it should be clear how difficult it is to animate characters with the basic instruments of After Effects. Here we will learn how to create a comfortable rigging with controls so that you will not have to suffer from paths animations and basic transformations.
Pseudo 3D & Face Rig
We will understand how to imitate volume with the help of simple 2D layers and look through one of the most popular techniques to create a facial rig of a character.
In this lesson, we will consider very important thing which most of animation beginners usually forget about — head animation and emotions!
In this lesson, we will consider the principles and techniques of the Path property animation. It’s like a light transition from After Effects parametric animation to classical frame-by-frame techniques.
Frame by Frame Animation
Frame by Frame Animation. Part 2
We will have a closer look at the Pose-to-pose approach which will save you a lot of time while you are planning and creating complex animations. We will also figure out 3 techniques to clean up and finalize your shots.
What you will get?
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Get our bestseller scripts for free for 3 months together with the course.
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Motion Tools PRO
Our exclusive After Effects Extension contains only the most necessary functions, which will boost your workflow!
Super lines let you easily create and experiment with different lines animations. Use it for transitions, lettering, speed lines for moving objects, and much more!
Must have the script for character animators. It contains functions for rigging characters and adjusting their appearance, workflow boosters and a bunch of secondary motion presets.
What do our students say?
You will study from animators and Motion Designers from around the globe. Each of them is a professional in their own field, seasoned in production studios, freelance projects with big brands and stock footages. And right, we are also sweet.
Yes, I found the courses extremely helpful and well put together. I was researching online tutorials for my colleagues who are just beginning to learn AE and was testing out a MDS course to see if I could recommend it. I ended up learning a lot myself 🙂
The Science of Character course was extremely helpful. It was easy to follow and the lessons were top notch. Your team produces high quality learning experiences that I haven’t found in other places when it comes to motion graphics. Keep up the great work!
I’ve watched some of the shorter classes and have loved them! The teaching style is fantastic and engaging ? I’ve also enjoyed seeing everyone’s work in the FB groups. Everyone seems to be excited to give helpful feedback and encouragement! I recommend your classes to my coworkers and friends all the time (am a full time sr. designer).
Great classes and I’m happy that invested in them. I definitely learned a lot of new ways of working that made me faster and better at my job.
I work for Accenture and animated videos are on a daily basis. Our clients loved the few effects that I was able to learn at the course. Also, I still go back to the lessons and find something new to learn.
The lessons are great. You get what you’re looking for and a little more.
20+ fully explained lessons with home tasks and live support;
Access to all course updates in the future;
Extensive explanations of home tasks;
An opportunity to become part of students’ works collection and showcase your final project to top animation studios;
Motion Beast After Effects Course
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