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Tips to Make Your Animations Look More Nautral

Lesson 13 from: Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Philip Ebiner

Tips to Make Your Animations Look More Nautral

Lesson 13 from: Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Philip Ebiner

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13. Tips to Make Your Animations Look More Nautral

Lessons

Class Trailer

Chapter 1: Introduction

1

Class Updates & My Favorite CC 2020 Updates

06:22

Chapter 2: After Effects Basics

2

Understand the After Effects Workspace

05:39
3

Starting a New Composition

08:15
4

CC 2018 Update - Starting a New Composition from Footage

01:55
5

Adding Media to Your Project and the Timeline

05:08
6

Using the Basic After Effects Tools

10:20
7

Create a Perfect Circle, Alignment, and Shape Colors

03:04
8

Working in the Timeline

10:59
9

Layer Properties

08:57
10

Quiz: After Effects Basics

Chapter 3: Animating with Keyframes

11

Animating in After Effects

07:35
12

Position, Scale, and Rotation Animations

05:17
13

Tips to Make Your Animations Look More Nautral

04:21
14

Using the Graph Editor

05:32
15

Challenge - Bouncing Ball

01:01
16

Solution - Bouncing Ball

13:00
17

Quiz: Animating with Keyframes

Chapter 4: Shapes and Solid Layers

18

Working with Solid Layers and the Ken Burns Effects

07:07
19

Working with Shape Layers, Strokes, and Paths

06:24
20

Adding Layer Styles like Drop Shadow, Bevel, and Gradients

03:44
21

Shape Effects - Trim Path Animations, Wiggle, and Zig Zag

05:54
22

Quiz: Shapes and Solid Layers

Chapter 5: Important After Effects Skills

23

Track Matte Animations - Make Layers Appear and Disappear

08:37
24

Using Pre-Compositions to Group Layers

05:34
25

Easily Reverse Complicated Animations

02:14
26

Playing with Time

05:54
27

Blend Modes

06:05
28

Stabilize Shaky Footage

04:04
29

CC 2018 Update - Previewing and Favoriting Fonts

00:46
30

CC 2019 Update - Responsive Design Time

03:36
31

CC 2019 Content Aware Fill

03:55
32

CC 2019 Create Motion Graphic Templates

08:37
33

Quiz: Important After Effects Skills

Chapter 6: Motion Graphics Projects

34

Intro to Motion Graphics Projects

00:53
35

Clean Lower Third

09:22
36

Logo Reveal Animation Bumper

13:25
37

Colorful Transition

16:59
38

Text with Mask Path Animation

10:05
39

Text Bubble Animation

13:39
40

Weather App 1

16:41
41

Weather App 2

08:21
42

Weather App 3

06:59
43

Quiz: Motion Graphics Projects

Chapter 7: Flat Animation Challenge

44

Flat Animation Challenge

02:47
45

Phil Designs his Flat Animation Scene

01:23
46

Animating Fireworks with the Repeater Effect

15:02

Chapter 8: Flat Animation Challenge

47

Removing Green Screen Background

06:46
48

Adding a Background that Matches the Foreground

07:55
49

Adding Motion to a Still Image with the Puppet Tool

06:26
50

Adding Movement with the Ripple Effect

06:07
51

Quiz: Flat Animation Challenge

Chapter 9: Green Screen (Chromakeying)

52

Intro to 3D

10:04
53

Swinging 3D Text Animation

12:11
54

Build Out Your 3D Composition

05:47
55

Animating Our 3D Scene

07:38
56

Create Stars in After Effects

05:11
57

Quiz: Green Screen (Chromakeying)

Chapter 10: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool

58

Using the Rotoscope Tool

06:55
59

Cleaning Up Your Edges

07:21
60

Finishing Our Rotobrush Animation

07:33
61

Quiz: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool

Chapter 11: Rotoscoping

62

Easy Screen Replacement with Masks

09:56
63

Replacing a Screen Version 2

13:49
64

Screen Replacement with Mocha

07:13
65

CC 2019 Update - Native Mocha AE Plugin

05:08
66

Quiz: Rotoscoping

Chapter 12: Screen Replacements

67

Using the Puppet Pin Tool

04:33
68

Animating Your Puppet Pins

03:04
69

Animated Blinking Eyes

08:21
70

Adding Perspective with Animated Clouds

07:10
71

CC 2018 Update - Advanced Puppet Pin Tool

02:08
72

Quiz: Screen Replacements

Chapter 13: Puppet Tool Animations

73

Applying Text Animation Presets

05:59
74

Create a Page Turn Effect with CC Page Turn

10:05
75

Radial and Linear Wipes

03:20
76

Color Correction in After Effects

03:33
77

CC 2019 Update - Selective Color Adjustments

03:25
78

Quiz: Puppet Tool Animations

Chapter 14: Motion Tracking

79

Motion Tracking Basics

09:51
80

Tracking Text and Visual Effects to Video Clip

06:21
81

Tracking Rotation and Scale

11:33
82

Adding Details to Our Text

04:04
83

Quiz: Motion Tracking

Chapter 15: Character Animations

84

Intro to Character Animations

01:31
85

Design Your Character

14:32
86

Rigging Your Character

02:50
87

Animating Our Character

09:55
88

Adding the Animated Background

09:12
89

Adding Details to Character Movement

06:46
90

Adding the Paper Cut Out Look

05:29
91

Quiz: Character Animations

Chapter 16: Exporting from After Effects

92

Exporting an H264 File from After Effects

07:03
93

Exporting from After Effects with a Transparent Background

04:03
94

Exporting from After Effects through Adobe Media Encoder

04:40
95

CC 2018 Update - Exporting an Animated GIF from Adobe Media Encoder

02:14
96

Create an Animated GIF from After Effects CC 2017

07:03

Chapter 17: After Effects Workflow & Tips

97

Audio Tips for After Effects

02:19
98

Working with Premiere Pro

05:54
99

Quiz: After Effects Workflow & Tips

Chapter 18: Expressions

100

Expressions Basics

07:24
101

Animate a Flickering Light with Expressions

17:35
102

Quiz: Expressions

Chapter 19: Conclusion

103

Conclusion

00:44

Final Quiz

104

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Tips to Make Your Animations Look More Nautral

to make animations look better and more natural. There's a couple of things we can do in after effects. One thing I want you to do is wave your hand in front of your face right now. I know it sounds a little silly but just wave it in front of your eyes. And do you notice anything about the motion of your hand? It's really blurry. That's called motion blur. And it's just natural that things in our natural environment when they move the way our brain processes them, there's a little bit of blur. What's different in this animation is that at every single moment at every single frame our square is perfectly sharp and that's not natural when it's supposed to be moving. So you can add motion blur in after effects. And that's one of these other columns in the timeline. Is this one with these three little dots and if you hover over it it's called motion blur. And all you have to do is check that button and enable it for our entire timeline. And that's what these buttons up here do. So you see ...

this three little dots, one that's enabling motion blur. And so now you'll notice that as soon as I check that on you get a little bit of blur on the edges of this square and as I go through and scrub through you see that little blur and that's a little bit of motion blur. That makes it look a little more natural. If I make this animation even faster. So I bring all of these key frames into half a second which I can do by selecting all by clicking and dragging over and then selecting one of them and dragging them to the left. Then play through this. You get even more motion blur because the faster and animation the more motion blur you get off on. I typically like to add motion blur to most of my animations. The other thing that you can do to make your motion look more natural is playing with the speed right now between these two key frames. This square is moving and rotating and scaling up at the same speed throughout this entire animation. So from this frame to this frame it's moving at the same frame speed as from this frame to this frame. But in nature things ramp up. If you bounce a ball on the floor it starts off slow and then it will speed up and then it'll go slower as it reaches its resting point. If you start running you don't start running at your top speed, you ramp up and so to ramp up animations. What we can do is called easy ease in after effects. Let me just do that with position. So let me press P to bring up position and now I just have my key frames here to add easy ease to a key frame or to a set of key frames. Select those key frames or Just for one right click the key frame go to key frame assistant And then choose easy ease. Or you can just select them and press f. nine on your keyboard. So that's what I'll do now with that easy ease you get more of a pop to it. It's that speed ramp but it also has this sort of like pop action that I think looks pretty cool and looks a little bit more natural. If we extend it to one second it'll look a little bit better. But you'll also know that now when I extended the position to one second I didn't extend the scale or rotation to one second. So I want to do that. So what I can do to quickly bring up all the key frames for this layer is press you you on my keyboard and that brings up all the key frames. Now I can take my scale and rotation and move it to the right to one second. And if I want I can ease ease these other key frames so I can select all of these. Press F. nine or right click and choose easy ease. Now with that motion I think it looks a lot more natural and you can see it kind of slows into that final resting spot in the next lesson and we'll take it one step further using an advanced technique that I think you'll understand. You just have to dive right into it and it will help you change up the speed ramp of your easy ease

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