Motion Design School - Motion Beast

The course will help you overcome AE-related barriers and fears which are standing between you and the wonderful world of animation and motion
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Motion Design School - Motion Beast

Motion Design School - Motion Beast

Why Motion Beast?
The course will help you overcome AE-related barriers and fears which are standing between you and the wonderful world of animation and motion design
After Effects is hard to grasp
Confusing tools that don't behave the way they should. All those new hotkeys, a brush that will not draw, let alone pixel perfect animation.

While working on wonderful animations we will go through all AE tools and panels step by step. All that to make sure you know what each hotkey stands for and how to finally make this damn brush draw.
Learning on Youtube is tedious
There are tons of youtube tutorials teaching to make one or another effect. But it's far from certain that it will become the best solution for your problem. There is not much use in such learning and it's hardly structured.

We've developed a structured course that will make you certain of what tools to use for each case in your projects.
Animations aren't smooth enough
You've tried to recreate other artists' work, but your animation still looks laggy and far from smooth? Usually, that's the theory behind the animation that is missing.

On this course, we pay special attention to Disney's animation movement principles that can bring you closer to that desired smoothness.
Projects are too complex
You've just finished a huge project but you have a hard time with any request for subtle changes? It's hard to work on a project that doesn't have a system in it.

Starting from the first day we will steadily increase complexity and bring a systematic approach to both small and big projects.
Scripts & expressions are terrifying
AE is complicated enough, and there are also scripts and expressions. Making an animation manually takes loads of time. Instead, you can learn a few lines of code, create a few variables and your progress will skyrocket!

You will not only learn how to make expressions, but you will also get some top-notch lifesaving scripts developed by us to help you.
It's too time-consuming
Maybe you just avoid animations because you feel like you will waste a lot of time without learning much? Or you tried learning animation and realized that creating something worthwhile will take weeks or even months?

In Motion Beast course you will see your progress right at the very first classes, which will save you loads of time when working on your future projects.
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Is this course for me?
We created this course with motion designers and illustrators on our mind. But we've received positive feedback from a very broad audience. If you feel the desire to make smooth animations — we are here for you.
Beginners and advanced motion designers
If you are only starting your journey or you are already in the industry and looking for a solid bullshit-free theoretical foundation and up-to-date practice — you are in the right place.
Beginners and advanced motion designers
Illustrators and people of art
Looking for ways to make your art look more alive? Tired of static images? Imagine what you can achieve if you learn how to animate your illustrations.
Illustrators and people of art
Graphic and User Interface designers
We will give you the foundation that will help you animate any interface or branded graphics. No more templates and boring motionless projects!
Graphic and User Interface designers
Videographers and video industry specialists
Although we do not focus on video production, montage or compositing, we give a solid foundation for motion design. With it, you can add stylish transitions, captions, text animations and other useful tricks.

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Videographers and video industry specialists
Marketing experts and social media managers
Video is the cornerstone of marketing. Tired of waiting for designers to create a simple square video with flying text for Facebook? You will be surprised how easily you can make one on your own.
Marketing experts and social media managers
Bloggers, entrepreneurs and self-development enthusiasts
Whether you run your online business, host webinars or just search for your future profession, having knowledge of how to make whatever you do attractive is a must-have.
Bloggers, entrepreneurs and self-development enthusiasts
What will I learn in the Motion Beast course?
Everything from After Effects basics to character rigging and frame by frame animation. We are constantly improving our curriculum with each new feedback from our students to make it even better and broader.


Introduction lecture will outline what is needed to succeed in the course, provide you with additional resources, links to our communities, plugins and other organizational information just to get you started.
1. Interface, Transform Properties (16:58)
We will go through interface, major AE panels, customisation, the Collect Files function, files import and the Project panel, basics of composition, instrument panels, viewport, layers & timeline
2. Shape Layers & Masks (35:14)
We will study Shape layers, simple shapes, principles of work with the Brush tool, common path settings, masks, parenting & importing files from Adobe Illustrator.
3. Shape Modifiers (36:59) Try for free
We will understand what shape modifiers are, what possibilities for animation they uncover, what combinations you can use them in and much more.
4. Easings (22:41)
We will go through the most important things in animation — easings, which mean a smooth animation. We will look through easing examples, how to distinguish good easing from bad easing, and once and for all will decide what's better: Values Chart or Speed Chart.
5. Effects & Stylization. Part 1 (20:36)
We will learn different ways to stylize your art, what animation possibilities are hidden in the Adjustment Layer, what is the best use case for Pre-compose and what makes it different from grouping.
6. Effects & Stylization. Part 1 (21:20)
Here we dive even deeper into the stylization of your animation. We will learn how to make stylish liquid animation, glitches and much more. Using the example of glitches, we will look through different effects that you can use later in your practice.
7. Loops (13:27)
We will learn how to make seamless cycles and endless loops, and what type of movements and transitions can make your animation much more interesting.
8. Text Animation (20:59)
We will understand what type layer is, what settings are available for animation and how we can use that to animate text. We will animate a text along the path, have a look at animators and range selectors, and understand how to properly save presets for the future.
9. Morphings (12:02)
We will learn how to morph one object into another, try the main methods and find out what conditions should be met to create realistic-looking morphing.
10. Lettering Animation (24:41)
We will learn all possible tools and instruments that give life to any possible type of letterings out there.
11. Optimize Your Workflow (17:39)
We will learn the ways to optimize and speed up the work process due to a systematic approach to motion design. In the same module, you will have access to our bestselling plugins and internal studio scripts, that will help you quadruple your productivity.
12. Logo Animation (15:16)
We will learn new techniques and ways to animate logotypes, understand the latest trends in this area and receive tons of motivation by animating your own logo.
13. Expressions. Part 1 (23:40)
We will learn a basic introduction to JavaScript language that is enough to start making your own simple scripts. We will understand what are variables, arrays, how to build conditions and perform basic arithmetical operations. We will also learn how to make almost everything that we do manually faster with just a few lines of code.
14. Expressions. Part 2 (21:10)
We will learn very handy functions, understand how to make dependencies between parameters and finally get to know what is animation without keyframes. We will learn how to export animations into the code and use it in any online project. You will also receive some handy scripts that you will definitely benefit from in the future.
15. Export to JavaScript and 12 Animation Principles (16:29)
We will thoroughly examine and recreate all 12 principles of Disney animation that, if properly used, can improve almost any type of animation.
16. Character Animation. Walks (17:17)
One of the greatest animators at Warner Brothers Studio, Ken Harris, once gave such advice: "A walk is the first thing to learn. Learn walks of all kinds because walks are about the toughest thing to do right", so that's what we will go through.
17. Character Animation. Runs (17:16)
It's not enough to speed up the walk to make a character run. There are quite a lot of differences between these cycles. Here we will learn these differences.
18. Rigging (29:25)
By this moment it should be clear how difficult it is to animate characters with the basic instruments of After Effects. Here we will learn how to create a comfortable rigging with controls so that you will not have to suffer from paths animations and basic transformations.

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19. Pseudo 3D & Face Rig (22:49)
We will understand how to imitate volume with the help of simple 2D layers and look through one of the most popular techniques to create a facial rig of a character.
20. Facial Animation (25:14)
In this lesson, we will consider very important thing which most of animation beginners usually forget about — head animation and emotions!
21. Path Animation (30:07)
In this lesson, we will consider the principles and techniques of the Path property animation. It's like a light transition from After Effects parametric animation to classical frame-by-frame techniques.
22. Frame by Frame Animation (44:03)
We will learn the techniques needed to create frame by frame animation in Adobe Animate and how to properly transfer this animation into After Effects to create outstanding animation projects.
23. Frame by Frame Animation. Part 2 (37:36)
We will have a closer look at the Pose-to-pose approach which will save you a lot of time while you are planning and creating complex animations.We will also figure out 3 techniques to clean up and finalize your shots.



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