(for 1 month access)




Rick Plautz - 3D Expert

Skills you will learn

Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Animation, Editing, Editorial

About this course

Learn and utilize some of the most powerful animation tools in After Effects by animating a Hummingbird flying in and drinking nectar from some flowers. 

In this class I go over: 

  • Organizing and importing Illustrator files for animation
  • Parenting layers together
  • Setting anchor points
  • Using the Puppet Pin tool to animate deformations on a layer
  • Using simple Expressions for looping animations
  • Creating and editing animation paths
  • Using the Graph Editor to refine elegant animations

This class is designed for beginner and intermediate users that want a deeper understanding of the powerful tools After Effects provides for animation and how they work together.

My original Illustrator file is in the Project tab, along with a useful PDF of essential shortcuts I use constantly in After Effects.


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