So You Want to Animate: After Effects for Designers — Part 2 - L6627b

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Nol Honig

Designer and Director, The Drawing Room

Sarah Beth Morgan

Director & Illustrator


Maybe you’ve got clients asking for subtle animations to be added to your designs, or maybe you just want to add a little something to your passion projects. Whatever the reason, join Sarah Beth Morgan and Nol Honig for an introduction to the world of motion. First you’ll wrap your head around designing for motion with Sarah Beth, an illustrator, designer, and School of Motion instructor. Then you’ll dive into the beast that is After Effects with Nol, a designer/animator and award-winning educator at Parsons School of Design, The Cooper Union, and School of Motion. In Part 2 of this four-part lab, take an illustration further by preparing it for animation.
 
You’ll learn how to:

  • Prepare your design files before adding motion in After Effects
  • Optimize images for animation, and keep an eye out for mistakes
  • Finalize your illustration by adding textures ready for motion

Technical Level: Beginner

Type: Lab

Category: How To

Track: Graphic Design, Video

Audience: Art/Creative Director, Educator, Graphic Designer, Motion Graphics/Visual Effects Artist, Post-Production Professional