View Full Version : what are the important steps for begin motion grfx ??

01 January 2003, 04:01 PM
im new to motion graphics .... please give me some important tips or steps for begin a title animations..... im very stuck with how to begin a motion grfx sequence... how i pre prepare my animation and putting all together... guys please help me .....
your valuable help will make me confidence in motion grfx....:buttrock:

01 January 2003, 08:09 PM
(sorry my english is a bit approximative sometimes)

try to work first in photoshop
create a new comp (like 768X576)

select a good font or several and types some names of your credit list (sometimes letters look strange).

work on a backround--black/textured/image etc..

once you re happy with you layers save it... (very important step)

if you very new to this stop at this point (one layer of font one layer of background

import this as a comp in ae

try to move things around or rotate or scale or fade with just 2 keyframes

after you will be confortable with moving this thingsaround you can create in photoshop tons of layers (blured/expand/blended whatever you want to do) and then animate in ae

after that you can use plug ins to animate thing but that another story

hope that help

dont bother ask if you do nt understand

c u

01 January 2003, 04:47 AM
First you must have a good solid base in 2D compositing (like Photoshop)
After that you must have some knolodge on fps, NTSC, PAL, drop frames, non drop etc...
Always good to have some experience with editing to grab the timing for animation

I think the best way to test what you are doing is to see it in the final output like a reference monitor, if you have a TV and a DV camera you will learn it fast....if you have this type of equipment buy a plugin called "Echo Fire" from "Synthetic Aperture" this plugin will preview your files directly from Photoshop or After Effects in your TV, so you can start to get the feeling on how colors react in TV monitors, timing, layout etc...

Would be great if i could talk to you more easily because my english is terrible.

Good luck
and best wishes for you!

See Ya!

01 January 2003, 05:12 PM
Hi.....guys...sorry ... for my late reply....thank u ..."diogo girondi" and "tchook" . for ur great reply.... i understood.....
guys any good learning site for Compositing or Motion Graphics ?

01 January 2003, 05:50 PM
hi dear nimal
i just copied these from sigma

02 February 2003, 05:08 PM
thank u very much ..those links are very usefull to me...!!!!:bounce:

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