Introduction to Animating in After Effects

By Marvin Te





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Introduction to Animating in After Effects

with Artist, Marvin Te


Have you ever wanted to animate in After Effects but got too intimidated to try? Yeah, me too or used to be. After effects has a lot of menus and buttons and it's easy to get lost. Over the years, I got comfortable with using After Effects and with experience my knowledge on animation got deeper. With this class I want to share the things I've learned about motion graphics in a way that's easy to understand. Something that my past self would appreciate.


This class is for beginners to intermediate skill level. If you want to get into the world of motion graphics and want an introductory class with a few tips and tricks then this is for you.


In this class, you will learn the basics in motion graphics and animating in After Effects. We'll start first with easy to learn concepts and along the weeks we'll slowly tackle more and more complex topics. We'll tackle a little bit of animation principles as well as how to apply them in After Effects. You'll learn how to prepare illustrator files and layer them in a way that would be easier to animate. You'll also learn how to import these illustrator files and animate them in After Effects.

Basic Animatable Properties

I'll first walk you through the After Effects UI, and teach you how to animate various properties like position, rotation, scale, and opacity.

Approach to Smooth Animation

Then we'll discuss a few animation principles mostly focusing on easing and how to make your animations smooth and nice.

Path Animation

Then we'll progress to more complex techniques like trim paths and how to animate the path of the shape.
About Marvin Te

Hi I'm Marvin Te, owner and creative director at Plainly Simple, a motion design studio based in the Philippines. I have worked on more than 500 projects over the past 10 years. I'm a self taught animator and when I started I was really bad at it. But with determination and grit I was able to improve my craft and have deepened my understanding on animation. And one of the reason that I am teaching is that I want to help beginners understand this wonderful craft. And it's one of my goals to make complex topics easier to understand. Hence the name of our studio - Plainly Simple.

  • This class is conducted using the Adobe After Effects program. You need to prepare Adobe After Effects separately so you can take classes without any trouble.
  • The trial period of Adobe After Effects is 7 days. After the trial version expires, you can no longer use the trial version. After that, you need to purchase the program to take classes without any trouble.
  • There are many configurations, conditions, and pricing options in the Adobe program purchasing system. Please refer to the official Adobe website for the exact prices and terms of the agreement.
  • The basic functions of the program will be covered in the class.

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