As we mentioned earlier, we're creating a video training series based on our popular beginner's book After Effects Apprentice, which progresses from “I haven't used it before” through core skills including keyframing, masking, text animation, and 3D space to advanced techniques such as motion tracking, green screen, and expressions. The third course is based on the Advanced Animation section of the book, where we demonstrate a number of tools in After Effects to create more sophisticated animations – from mastering the Anchor Point and getting over your fear of the Graph Editor, to using Motion Sketch, Smoother, Auto-orientation, Roving keyframes, Motion Blur, and Hold keyframes.
The movie above demonstrates different ways to create “overshoot”-style animations by taking advantage of the keyframe interpolation influence handles in the Graph Editor. This is an example of our of “Quizzler” challenges in the book where we demonstrate an animation that you are supposed to figure out how to recreate based on what you learned previously in that lesson. Enjoy!
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