How to Animate in After Effects CC!

LEARN THE BASICS OF ANIMATION IN AFTER EFFECTS! | Get started animating objects and artwork in After Effects today with this simple tutorial on keyframing, tweening, and easing in Adobe After Effects.

In this After Effects tutorial, we’ll learn all about how to create simple animations en route to creating a really neat icon sliding in animation effect that you’re sure to love. I cover keyframes, speed up/slowing down animation, moving and adding keyframes, selecting keyframes, building animation using the Transform parameters of any given layer, the powerful easing tools, and much more in this beginner’s mini-guide to animation in After Effects.

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Tutorial Recording Notes:

Disclaimer: these are the actual notes I used to record this video and are written in a language you may or may not understand. Hopefully, you find them useful or cool.

  1. Add keyframes & animate
  2. Move keyframes
  3. Move to next keyframes
  4. Add a third keyframe
  5. Ease animation
  6. Scale animate the icon base into place with a *bump*
  7. Use mask consisting of stroke to uncover the angled gradient
  8. Animate in the check mark
  9. Create the artwork in Illustrator
  10. Import layers into AE
  11. Sort the basic animation
  12. Animate the zoom icon base in (SCALE)
  13. Animate in the shadow (OPACITY)
  14. Animate the Trim Paths to unveil the circle stripe of gradient (SCALE & ROTATE 1x)
  15. Animate zoom in the check mark (SCALE)
  16. Use the Graph Editor to add the animation bump at the end of the animation