Intro to Motion Graphics [3/4] | After Effects Tutorial

Tip tot hello everybody and welcome back to episode 3 Wow getting pretty deep now let’s dive right in no introduction this time we’re gonna just do it BAM Oh what’s up next this bit is perfect next four bars then what we’ve got here is text that comes in scales up rotates around some lines appear on the beats and then it cuts to a new piece of text which each time a peak comes along gets added to and slides right as if the line is sort of pushing it along the page perfect let’s get right to it then okay so here’s what we’ve made so far brilliant when I started right in then so the first thing we need to do is make it turn back to a red screen by which we just select our green background and we hit alt close square bracket to cut it off meaning on the next frame it cuts to a red page now let’s do the same thing with all our other text up here alt close square bracket that cuts it off and then when the beat comes in I have to do it on the beat rather so it actually will go along to about here which is fine okay one more frame one less frame sorry okay so now what we want to do is add in our new layer let’s collapse these because we know we’re done with them and we now need a piece of text that says and what does it say let’s double check or rather the text you need to make this okay cool so new text tool or oops make it a bit smaller shall we and try perhaps 70 let’s try perhaps 50 yeah that’ll do and we’ll move that from it as well and we’ll say or rather the techniques used to make this okay let’s not have it italic let’s just have it regular instead I just bring back some of that gaps between the letters and let’s make it about 60 that’ll do nicely so the first thing we need to do is rearrange the anchor point by click on emotion v2 again you can use the power behind tool if you don’t have motion VT and then we just need to plunk it in the middle of the page by hitting P to bring up position and 960 540 is the center of a 1080p page and now this is where we wanted to end up however to start off it needs to be slightly smaller and rotated to the right and so we need a scale keyframe which is s and we need a rotation keyframe which is shift R to bring up both of them let’s click both stopwatches to get a keyframe and let’s move along 30 frames this time so I think it’s quite snappish in this one isn’t it it goes BAM I mean that goes really slowly yeah okay cool so uhm 30 frames will do let’s add some new keyframes there this is where it ends up let’s go backwards to those first keyframes and let’s rotate by say an 90 degrees which brings like this and scale it down so that it fits the screen like so now you’ll see that it goes like that now what we actually want is for this keyframe would still be rotated like degrees and for it still fit on the screen and then we go back to our first keyframe and make it zero scale okay now if we check our previous version doesn’t just our zero it starts just slightly smaller because it cuts to it it doesn’t matter so let’s go back to this one instead zero then oops instead of zero let’s have it be say 50 perfect and then let’s have this go to about 65 rather than 71 okay so that’s good we just need to add our motion to that and let’s make it really snappish by going in here like so going right the way in and dragging that over so they pops in and then turns around slowly on the next beat so it pops in it holds for 30 frames then we do a new keyframe on this next beat here so you can add a keyframe in like so and then this time we’ll go 60 frames one two three four five six and that’s control shift and the right arrow key and to move ten frames at a time now let’s add in some more keyframes there the rotation will go back to zero like so and the scale go as high as you like let’s set it to about that set to 100 because why not so now I notice this won’t move at all between these two keyframes because there’s no change in value then as soon as this comes in BAM it’ll swing itself around and what we actually want that to be is let’s not have it completely ease out let’s have it ease in and out like so actually no that looks terrible cuz it’s like a band that’s a huge hit so yeah let’s have it easier than completely like this yeah it’s much better yes snaps with it lovely and so that’s that a bit nice easy bit of rotation there let’s check out what’s next okay so them some lines coming on now with the hi-hat hit so that goes one two three and then on the main hit it changes to the next sentence and drags it along the page this is actually very easy to do we just need to create a shape layer so we’ll find the hi-hat hit one one there so that’s where it should start we add in a line and now the best way to do this is with the pen tool make sure no layers are selected down the bottom and then go up and click the pen tool or shortcut G on your tool bar now you need to determine the start and end points of the entire line you can see on this one that although it looks like the line is dashing across the screen this is done with the same trim path as we used earlier you can see the starting point of the line is here and the ending point of the line is here okay now that entire line needs to exist for it to animate along it so what we want is actually the starting point of the line about here and the ending point if you hold shift and make sure it’s perfectly flat about here okay now you can see that our stroke has been remembered from previously but we don’t need to be 10 pixels you want it to be about 2 is that gonna look ok about roughly the same thickness of the text yet that looks fine fantastic so let’s select our shape layer alt open square bracket to cut it off to the entrance point then if we twirl down and go to our add menu again and choose trim paths like in the previous episodes now we want to start on an end keyframe and we want this to be about the length of a high hat hit so let’s find out what that is about there that’s when the next high hat comes in and and then same as before we want 100% in 100% so both points are over here and then on the first one we want 0% and 0% and then we want to offset alt and the right key 1 2 3 about 3 frames and then as you see it makes it look like the line is darting across the page you can see how the start point is where the line begins and the end point is where the line ends so if it’s three frames of distance then there’s three frames where they actually exists and the frames are slightly different from each other ok if this wasn’t offset you can see that the start and end points sit on top of each other and therefore you don’t see the line now if this was 6 frames for example if distance then it would have 6 frames of length on the screen and obviously where 6 actually that looks about right grab those keyframes hit motion out and go to our graph editor tweak it so that it’s really snappy like so and then check it out maybe that’s a bit too snappy actually yeah let’s put that back two three perfect okay so now we just need to several of these so you guessed it we just duplicate it one two three like so now we can offset these in the same way we did before we just go back to our first keyframe make sure we select all of them so we can see all of the keyframes go to the end of that keyframe and close off the layer okay now this time you want it to offset in the other way that we did so on this one to be the first so we click click earlier one shift click layer four right click keyframe assistant sequence and you’ll see it sequences them in the order that we clicked them okay very important what for okay on for is when I should change one to see bit earlier there because again it’s not electronic music it’s natural someone playing this for their one two three BAM that’s when we want the text to change okay like in the previous version so so it goes one two three back yeah and then changes like this one does one two now you can see the other ones they overlap a bit and that’s just because we can adjust these alt shift and right we can make them actually a bit longer if we wanted to oops excuse me I wasn’t correct one two three and then on these ones too you can see now that the previous version wouldn’t have finished animating by the time the next one comes on so if we were then to extend these points here to a bit further along you can see it would get bit of overlap yeah the new line would start before the end line is finished yeah seems a bit nicer a bit smoother okay so on the fourth hit then back that big BAM that’s when we want this line to disappear and the next line to overtake it like so and bam like that the next line disappears this line disappears and the next line sort of pushes in from the side which nice and easy so we want to look at endpoint again which is this no template is no and I point and click ok so we’ll grab that and the easiest way to do this would be to duplicate this layer drag it above the other layers so we know that it’s sort of next in sequence if that makes sense I’ll open square bracket to cut that off if we hit U we can see that we still will scale and rotation keyframes so we can actually click these stopwatches to delete all of those because the only thing we need on this one now is a position keyframe okay so we’ll change what it says so no templates okay we’ll just hide that so we can see this a bit easier no templates no no point-and-click okay I think that’s what it said and then we want it point-and-click to be bold if I remember correctly okay so we’re happy with that that’s what we want our final state to be so we’ll animate this and then duplicate it and remove the text so we want our position keyframe to be like so and then one two three four five six give it a second to make it nice and easy new keyframe go back to the previous one and shift it along one two three about three will do let’s put our easing back in there there we go so you can see already if we bring this in here and we go back to our first keyframe we can cut off this bottom layer alt right close square bracket and you can see that as that text disappears if we just trim that by one frame the new text overtakes it okay now obviously we want this to appear in segments so the easiest way to do that is to duplicate these layers so no template says 1 excuse me no is the 2nd and no point in clique is the 3rd ok so I hide those two upper ones so that when we click this and text here go inside it we can remove these like so then on the next version in the middle we can remove just the last point like so and then on the 3rd version we want the whole sentence okay so now let’s have all three of those layers visible just so we can work with them and now we need to take each of these high hit hats and let’s check all the previous version does so and then now instead of the high hits this last an entire beat so you can see here 3 Bam Bam Bam Bam each time a hit comes in a new line switches across and it changes the sentence or extends the sentence rather so what we need is one more of these to attach to each of these next segments ok so we know this one’s right BAM that’s a mini the next one here ok so all we do now is we just shift this along so it matches up we duplicate with ctrl D our line we drag it above that and we shift it along if you hit you you can see the keyframes and then we do the same thing with the next one now we won’t obviously this no templates layer to end when this new one begins so that we’re doing any overlap and then this next one here there is shift that along duplicate our line layer move it above shift it along pressing use we can see the keyframes like so and then end this layer here okay so now what we see is this oops we I’m got those visible okay let’s try that again but with those layers visible okay it sort of smashes it along BAM like so – and then it changes okay so on that next here about there is where we want that layer to end so let’s take a look what we’ve made so far perfect and it comes in so you can see how offsetting and duplicating is very very important to after-effects it makes sort of animation very simple what we can do is actually now we know this is kind of we’re happy with it we can take both of those layers and precompose them to flatten it and we’ll call this templates and then if we go inside like before and find the first keyframe right so I’m gonna go back to here we can cut off that layer get back inside find the last keyframe we can if that is the last keyframe nope just pass the last keyframe and go back to the main window and cut off there so we know that that’s when that section ends and then as you can see it’s pretty much lined up on the beat the I find it’s best to preempt it a little bit especially when you’re fading and things because it takes a bit while like the human eye to catch up so if you preempt it a little bit it actually feels like it’s more on the beat then if you get it directly on the beat okay good so what’s next then let’s take a look this ain’t no paint-by-numbers okay so we just won this ain’t no pain tonight numbers to slide in and then this interesting bit here with the text I think we’ll go into that next time if that’s all right with you guys because we’ve actually covered quite a bit here so thanks for watching I think next episode will be the final episodes that should bring us up to four which is one for every week in December so hopefully they should bring us into the new year now let me explain my thought process behind that a little bit as well basically I wanted to have a chance to create a bit of a longer series but I didn’t want it to interrupt the usual planning so I thought if I did it over Christmas most of you probably wouldn’t be doing lots of animation and work over Christmas anyway because you know it’s Christmas time you want to chill out a bit so hopefully this has been as least as disruptive as possible for my audience basically that’s why I split up into parts and put it over Christmas because I didn’t want to try and do all this in one big long episode because people wouldn’t tune in essentially so next time then we’ll take a look at this here this ain’t no paint-by-numbers and we’ll take a look at this kind of popping up animation and how we’re going to deal with that and that’s actually using the last plug-in that we have here which is ease and Wiz and so that should be a good one okay join me next time you guys for the final part of intro to motion graphics and I’ll see you then remember to subscribe for more tips tricks and tutorials thanks for watching

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