More Expressions Demystified… Written for the Designer
Harry J. Frank, freelance motion graphics artist, instructor and Adobe Certified Expert, delivers another round of training for the Toolfarm Expert Training Series. The first After Effects Expressions Series Bundle 1 was so successful and had such positive feedback that Harry has continued with the next three lessons, aptly titled After Effects Expressions Series Bundle 2.
Lesson 4: Random Numbers and Strings
Harry explains how to generate and control random values, as well as working with and manipulating string (alphanumeric) values. This lesson takes your expression skill-set to the next level, teaching you to get beyond the basics and start programming expressions with depth. Using an interface screen design as the environment. It is recommended that you complete Lessons 1 through 3 before exploring Lesson 4, or have a firm grasp on all of the basics of expressions (scalar and array values). Lessons 1-3 are available here. Duration: 52 Minutes
Lesson 5: Expression Control and Probability
Harry takes expressions to the big screen, and focuses on a sample title design sequence that relies heavily on expressions. The concepts center around expression control: defining the expressions to be controlled by markers, keyframes, layer in and out point, layer length, as well as expression randomness and probability. The result is a series of very flexible and powerful expressions that create automated movement, jitter and intro/outro animation.. all without keyframes.It is recommended that you complete Lessons 1 through 4 before exploring Lesson 5. Lessons 1-3 are available here. Duration: 30 Minutes
Lesson 6: Audio to Keyframes
Harry creates an automated lip sync animation in After Effects using the Audio to Keyframes function, along with expressions. This is a very valuable and time saving technique that the author has used in several productions.It is recommended that you complete Lessons 1 through 5 before exploring Lesson 6. Lessons 1-3 are available here.Duration: 10 Minutes All project files are included for all lessons, along with a Quick Reference Guide that summarizes the concepts and terminology explained in the training. You’re not going to get this kind of quality training anywhere else and this series is ONLY available at Toolfarm.Â