Duration: 2h 11m | Video: .MP4 1920×1080, 30 fps(r) | Audio: AAC, 48000 Hz, 2ch | Size: 1.02 GB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English

Learn how to create seamlessly looping animations for websites, social media, or as part of longer, narrated animations.

Animations that loop can be mesmerizing! There’s just something satisfying about watching and making looping animations. But, if you’ve ever thought about trying to make an entire animated scene loop seamlessly, then you know that it can be overwhelming to figure out how to everything just right.

While this class will have step-by-step instruction in After Effects, it’s much more than that. I’ll explain the thought process behind the techniques used, to help you think like a motion designer and enable you to apply these ideas to your future work.

In the first part of this class, we’ll talk about the conceptual side of making looping animations and discuss best practices. You’ll learn:

the difference between looping animations and gifs

when and where to use different file formats

how to plan out your loop

how to decide how long your loop should be

best practices for looping animations

how to make sure your loop is seamless (and what exactly that means)

best practices when working with gifs

Then we’ll dive into After Effects to animate a looping underwater scene. You can a partially animated After Effects file (from the "Projects and Resources" tab) so that we can focus on making these animations loop. You’ll learn how to:

use different loop expressions (no previous experience with expressions is necessary!)

add overlapping action/follow through to looping animations

loop a composition

offset looping elements within a scene

make sure that every element within a scene loops perfectly

render a video file

render a .gif file

Plus a lot of saving tips!








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