Week 25 – Creating an Animation in After Effects

Animation concept

My animation concept will be used in the main assignment video sequence for Diamond Awards. I decided to used the techniques from the lesson example “my sunrise” for the film production section. I use the same technique but in an inverted order. Instead of zooming out for showing the whole image, I zoom in the image that is really tiny and rapidly increasing its size as the viewer approach it. This happens  until a point where we pass through the image itself.  For this I made use of a camera that moves in 3D towards the rotating object making a zoom in.

Storyboard sketches

Here the storyboard and rough sketches prior developing the sequence3-film productionI actually changed the sequence in relation with the storyboard as I started with the rollers and ended up with the film production text. However in this section I am focusing on the rollers only and the 3 last frames shows how the image is approaching the screen, in fact it is the camera approaching the object.


 

Working with After Effects or Ae

Folder structure in windows

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Folder structure in Ae0-captura

Creating Main Composition2-opening-and-setting-up-a-new-composition-in-ae

Importing Ai (illustrator) files into Ae.

Here I had a problem when importing Ai into Ae. All was imported as a single layer although I had chosen import as comp.  I tried  resolving the issue by making a compound path in Ai by following the followed forum:

https://forums.creativecow.net/thread/2/903802

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1834201

However it did not resolve the problem completely.

1-ai-into-ae

Finally I remembered that when importing Ai into Ai it tends to generate an error if the file is not created PDF compatible. I needed to save it again making it Pdf compatible and Voilà up and running

3-vector-imported-to-ai

 


 

Final sequence

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