Intro to Motion Graphics [4/4] (REUPLOAD) | After Effects Tutorial

Tip hello everybody and welcome back to tip tarts the final episode of intro to motion graphics they take a look at what we’ve done so far cool so they only last bit we’ve got to get through then is this sort of scaling up and stroke and colored opacity rise and then this cool little letter-by-letter pop into existence here now this technique is using a combination of everything that we’ve done so far that’s fading a pope acity the line strokes of each letter and scaling up and pinning or pic whipping sorry one layer to another and then this one is entirely new so I’m just gonna quickly blast through this part here with you this ain’t no paint-by-numbers section so on the beat then roughly here just before it we need a new text element the words this ain’t no and then paint-by-numbers okay now we want all this be much larger than that so we need our character window to be larger so we need the space between each line to be larger like so and that will probably do it and we want all of this here to be Lavelle Oh different font same there paint-by-numbers lovely okay the next thing then is to change the colors of these so I bring up for my color palettes make this one yellow like so and then each one of these letters is a different color so we take the turquoise for the N and we can take the green or emerald rather for the you and I could have just copied and pasted this come to think of it from the previous version but just goes to show doesn’t take too long do this sort of thing and the B for example can be a purple oops and the e can be the yellow now again you shouldn’t I’m not trying to encourage you to copy me I’m trying to encourage you to sort of make your own version of this which I’d be really interested in seeing actually if you wanted to post that and send it to me in some way or pop it online and comment below that would be really useful to see what you guys have actually done with my tutorial just see what you guys have come up with basically because I’m trying to inspire you to create your own things rather than copying my things which in my eyes I mean how can that be possibly a bad thing it means that you guys have done something creative and hopefully learned how the the way you should make something like this rather than need to make this specific thing so I’ve taught you the theory of it rather than how to physically do it ok so we’ve got our text layer now we need that to pop into existence so we will select our layer and alt open square bracket to cut that off there and we need a stroke to go around the edge of all the letters and we need an opacity change on this layer so to create the stroke we need a new layer which is a shape version of this text we need to then duplicate that layer because then what we have is one layer for the fills and another layer for the stroke so on this layer we alt click the fill until it’s got a line through it and then we click the stroke make it about two pixels I should do and then you can see now that we’ve got a stroke around our layer and a fill version of the same layer separately from each other let’s not have it too let’s say how about five instead that gives us a bit of a thicker border so let’s hide the fill layer for now on the stroke layer we’ll do the same thing as before we add a trim path as you can see it adds it below everything and that basically means you can apply the trim path to everything which is what we want so create a start and end keyframe and we find out when we want the animation to end which is about there and we add in some keyframes making sure that both values are 100% so that all of these start and end points all of the end points are at the end of their line and then at the start one we make sure all the end points at the start of that line again we offset this now by I think it’s quite a lot in this part let’s see what I did last time see if I can remember and now be here it’s done and yeah it’s offset by quite a bit so what we’ll do is we’ll offset the you can see that’s offset the start or the end it really doesn’t matter let’s do it by I don’t know how much is a bit I think we can say and then we don’t want this to be eased like previously this one if we check the even easing on this previous one you can see it’s a bit more of a smooth arc rather than the quick to fast and that’s because it takes longer it’s on the screen for a longer time so we can just do is right click and easy ease and that gets the effect that we are after yeah so we have to grab those and make it just a bit earlier on so that when the hit comes in the animation is actually finished which is fine so that’s that layer done nice job if we then take our fill layer and pick whip it to the outlines layer and we do the same thing I think I should delete this text layer now we don’t need it then if we add a scale keyframe to this layer here and an opacity keyframe like so and then we have the last keyframe for the trim path where you navigate to that we turn the scale up to say 110 and we turn the opacity to zero what we can do then is turn the first to pasty keyframe to 0-2 now this means that that line is never gonna be on there right but what we actually want sorry we didn’t want the opacity keyframes on this layer that is my mistake entirely we want them on the fill layer so my mistake we will have that a hundred percent opacity of my apologies and the scale one we don’t want any easing on because we want it to be a nice smooth scale like so we want the opacity to be on the fill layer that was completely my fault and the reason why I’ll show you is because if we set a opacity of zero first navigate to the last keyframe in the sequence and have an opacity of zero and then go to the middle of this sequence like so roughly there for example and we set the opacity to be a hundred you can see you get this kind of pulsing effect ignore the aspects rendering with music plays slow and it kind of gives you that mm faded and out so that by the time it starts on nothing for example and then ends on nothing to so that we didn’t have to worry about overlapping when the next segment comes in okay like so so let’s check that against the original so in the original the lines finish earlier and the text sort of eases into the scale up so we can do that here just to show you that you can change things post time if that makes sense so we’d want to go to the scale we would then take this first one on motion v2 and drag it all the way to the end and that gives you an ease in that was it renders and then so if we actually take that back down a bit yes you can see a bit easier like so and then we go to the graph editor so if T’s my brain is slow today we can actually make the animation of this go from very slow to sort of pulsing in to be larger like so so it’s easing into it as opposed to easing out of it and then what we can do with these is we can take this here shorten it a bit so that when that beat comes in it’s nice and clean there’s no distractions if that makes sense so we’ll call that be done so on that beat then we want to cut to our final part of the animation which is here so we’ll give it a few frames them like so and we’ll collapse those and cut them off so we know that we’re done with that section okay so the last section of this animation then is this kind of sliding up and bouncing back down text now this is usually a combination of two plugins however I’m gonna say again you can do it without any plugins at all it just takes a little bit longer and I’ll show you both ways to do that so we need just a sentence that says let’s change it because you’re done now you’re nearly done so we’ll call this thanks for joining me and we’ll set it to caveat bold and we’ll shrink it down and we’ll remove that and then we’ll use motion v2 to make the anchor point in the center take a position put it in at the center of the page like so I’ll actually shrink it a bit more and we’ll add in a bit more just so that we get that nice flow when we actually come to animate it Thanks joining me it’s been a blast can’t spell today either apparently okay perfect realign that anchor point realign to the center of this stage say and now basically we need to animate each of these individual letters with some key frames so I’m going to show you the way to do it with ease and Wiz first and then I’ll show you what it would take to animate it this way manually you can do things using range selectors but that’s a bit complicated for a beginners tutorial so I’m gonna use these and Wiz I’m going to show you how we do it individually okay so what we’d want to do first is use decomposed text to transform this into characters rather than words and we hit decompose and it will render a little bit we’ll think about it for a while and then it will chuck out a layer for each one of the characters in this line you can see here for example well if I collapse all of these hundreds of them now that we have a layer now for each of these characters in this line okay now this is already getting huge so the first thing you want to do is pre compose it and we can call this final sentence okay now it’s nice and easy to manage we can collapse this down a bit again and get some of our screen back so now if we pop inside final sentence what I’m going to show you now is how to trim a composition so if you go to the start of your composition like so make sure you’re on the first frame you can then hit B which basically trims the rather than in and outpoint it trims to start an end point of the entire composition now if you right-click here and say trim comp to work area and we go back to our main tutorial you’ll notice that the entire composition is a now actually much shorter than the whole thing whereas these span the entire length of the composition and it cut off this composition is physically shorter and that’s because we just edit that using B which trims they start the composition rather than the old square bracket which trims the visibility of the composition without directly affecting it if that makes sense so we’ve now got a layer for each individual of our characters like so if we hit P coming up position and click the stopwatch that creates a position keyframe on every single one of these layers let’s move along by about four seconds maybe maybe a bit less and hit another one and then we go back to our first set of keyframes and we just hit shifting down a couple of times okay and that then moves all of those layers so that if we play this they still go up by themselves okay now we’re going to use the duplicate and offset animation technique that we used last time so we can right click on these and hit easy ease to give them a bit of a nice movement go to the graph editor and shift-click that along this that we get a nice bit of movement and then all we need to do is to select how many frames we want in between each letter animation I’m going to use about three that seems like a good number so control and then the right arrow key one two three gives you three frames then if you use alt and close square bracket it cuts off those layers okay now we’ve done this before so I’m not going to go into too much detail but you select your first layer you select your last one you right-click and you go to keyframe assist sequence layers okay and it basically sequences each of those layers to be appearing in sequence however we don’t want them to pop up like this and then disappear okay we want them to stay on screen so we can just drag that back out to the end of the animation now if we go back to our main window and take a look at this as it renders very slowly you can see that each of these animations slide up like this okay now the moment it looks like they’re kind of appearing and then popping up but just fine but that’s not what we actually want for this one so here’s where we’re going to apply a mask now earlier when I drew a shape with outer layer selected I’ll show you a rectangle to a to a shape now if I choose the rectangle tool with a layer selected it creates a mask so let’s find a position where one of the letters is in its final place or we could even go to the end of the composition and all the letters be in their final place if we now dragged a rectangle over these letters it would automatically mask out anything that doesn’t appear within that rectangle meaning if we go back over there halfway through the composition you’ll notice that where the bounding box is the letters then disappear and if we scrub through it’s gonna take a little while right to render now they only appear within this bounding box which is super great and you can actually go through and edit this bounding box however you like say for example you wanted to make it a little bit bigger you can select each individual point and do so like this for example maybe maybe about there but this animation now is a bit boring less quickly pre-rendering this is like Peter starts to struggle when I’m recording and trying to animate a million different things at once basically you can see the letters all just slide in and then stop so what you actually want let’s go inside here to make it render a bit easier is a bit of that bounce back that you saw in the previous episode in the previous episode in the previous example where the letters come in and sort of bounce off again okay this will have come up and then drop back down into position we can add that in with no problem whatsoever and that’s using the ease and Wiz plugin so we’ll grab all of these keyframes select them all and go over here to ease and whizz and hit you have basically a bunch of easing options that automatically generate a kind of animation so for the back for example adds to your animation a back out or overshoot kind of animation so you’ll set your start and end key points like normal and then the back option pushes when it reaches the last keyframe pushes your shapes past that point and then backs into that point okay so if we have back out and then hit apply you’ll notice that all the numbers go red and this because it’s actually applied an expression to that animation now if we were to look at the easing the easing looks the same it hasn’t changed but there is more than one property has an expression now I’m going to expressions it’s quite complicated but it basically is a little bit of code that adds an extra bit of animation to your keyframes without you doing anything else it’s super super useful so if I were to quickly render this entire section then you can see what the result of that is so we’ll pop back in once that’s been done okay so that’s had a quick chance to render now let’s take a look at what we’ve got as the result so you can see that vac animation plug-in has basically added that little bit of bounce to the letters as they animate in now there’s plenty of options within ease and ways that’s just one of them the bounce one makes it look like it’s like a bouncing ball that animates out elastic makes it either so you pinged it in and then there’s things like exponential Cirque Quint courts or the basically speed options instead hide recommend checking this out guys it’s super super useful so that’s kind of the end of the series what I’ve tried to do here is introduce some concepts to you that could be useful within motion graphics that hopefully you can now go away and apply to your own projects this wasn’t supposed to be a comprehensive guide it wasn’t opposed to be something you know by the end of this you’ll completely know how to do everything – motion graphics this is basically acting as an introduction for those who are a little bit interested but didn’t really know where to begin and hopefully I gave you something that you could follow along to on your own projects to give you a few ideas of how these sort of things work if if you have that’s great if you haven’t please please do offer some feedback this is something that’s relatively new to me and I’d like to improve my skills certainly as a teacher and my skills also as a designer as well if you if you have if you found an easier way to do the things that I’ve done if you found better ways to do anything that I’ve suggested I’m always open for advice really just pop along any comments you do have in the comment section below or even better you can actually now join us on discord I’ve created a discord community where you fellow tip cutters can come along and chat about the videos I’ve done and the ideas you’ve got help each other out in the community or just chat design if you want to there’s a link to that in the description and I highly recommend you go check it out we’ve got about ten or twenty really really great contributors over there already so it really will help you if you’re trying to expand your design knowledge so thank you very much if you stuck out to the end thank you very much if you’ve even watched one episode of this series it’s been quite an endeavor for me so thanks very much you guys I really really appreciate it and hopefully I’ll see you all next time remember to subscribe for more tips tricks and tutorials thanks for watching

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