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After Effects: Creating Presets & Controllers

Nick Harauz

About this course

How much time in your After Effects workflow do you spend applying simple key frames to layers in your composition, such as fade in and fade out? Wouldn't it be easier to save those effects as presets, so you don't have to recreate them? Follow Nick Harauz as he shows how to build presets that you can use in future projects. In this course, Nick explains how to create text presets, textures, and useful backgrounds. Plus, he looks at ways to control multiple layers in a project through expressions, null objects, and blending tricks. By the end of the course, you're equipped to develop your own library of presets, so that when you tackle your next After Effects project, you'll have an arsenal of custom effects and content that can help expedite your work.

 
Topics include:

  • Creating text animation presets
  • Creating custom vignette and fractal noise presets
  • Creating a custom texture library
  • Using a null object to control layered graphics
  • Using the interpolation expression to link values
  • Setting up a Universal Color Control
  • Using prebuild expressions to drive camera animation and depth of field
  • Creating a control layer to delay layer animation
  • Saving your control layers and expressions

Curriculum1h 29m

  • Exercise Files
  • Preview
    Welcome
  • What You Should Know Before Watching this Course
  • Using the Exercise Files
  • Creating Text & Shape Presets for Kinetic Text Animations
  • Preview
    Understanding How to Work with Text Animators
  • Creating a Text Animation Preset - Part 1
  • Creating a Text Animation Preset - Part 2
  • Creating Custom Vignette Presets
  • Creating Fractal Noise Presets
  • Creating a Custom Texture Library
  • Sharing Presets
  • Understanding Control Layers
  • Using a Null Object to Control Layered Graphics
  • Using a Null Object to Control Camera Rotation
  • An Overview of Expression Controls
  • Using the Interpolation Expression to Link Values
  • Control Layers in Action
  • Setting Up a Universal Color Control
  • Using a Checkbox Control for Visibility
  • Preview
    Using Slider Controls for Wiggling a Light's Intensity
  • Using Pre-Built Expressions to Drive Camera Animation & Depth of Field
  • Animating Fractal Noise to Control Layer Visibility
  • Creating a Control Layer to Delay Layer Animation
  • Saving Your Control Layers & Expressions
  • Conclusion
  • Conclusion

About this course

How much time in your After Effects workflow do you spend applying simple key frames to layers in your composition, such as fade in and fade out? Wouldn't it be easier to save those effects as presets, so you don't have to recreate them? Follow Nick Harauz as he shows how to build presets that you can use in future projects. In this course, Nick explains how to create text presets, textures, and useful backgrounds. Plus, he looks at ways to control multiple layers in a project through expressions, null objects, and blending tricks. By the end of the course, you're equipped to develop your own library of presets, so that when you tackle your next After Effects project, you'll have an arsenal of custom effects and content that can help expedite your work.

 
Topics include:

  • Creating text animation presets
  • Creating custom vignette and fractal noise presets
  • Creating a custom texture library
  • Using a null object to control layered graphics
  • Using the interpolation expression to link values
  • Setting up a Universal Color Control
  • Using prebuild expressions to drive camera animation and depth of field
  • Creating a control layer to delay layer animation
  • Saving your control layers and expressions

Curriculum1h 29m

  • Exercise Files
  • Preview
    Welcome
  • What You Should Know Before Watching this Course
  • Using the Exercise Files
  • Creating Text & Shape Presets for Kinetic Text Animations
  • Preview
    Understanding How to Work with Text Animators
  • Creating a Text Animation Preset - Part 1
  • Creating a Text Animation Preset - Part 2
  • Creating Custom Vignette Presets
  • Creating Fractal Noise Presets
  • Creating a Custom Texture Library
  • Sharing Presets
  • Understanding Control Layers
  • Using a Null Object to Control Layered Graphics
  • Using a Null Object to Control Camera Rotation
  • An Overview of Expression Controls
  • Using the Interpolation Expression to Link Values
  • Control Layers in Action
  • Setting Up a Universal Color Control
  • Using a Checkbox Control for Visibility
  • Preview
    Using Slider Controls for Wiggling a Light's Intensity
  • Using Pre-Built Expressions to Drive Camera Animation & Depth of Field
  • Animating Fractal Noise to Control Layer Visibility
  • Creating a Control Layer to Delay Layer Animation
  • Saving Your Control Layers & Expressions
  • Conclusion
  • Conclusion