Ever considered starting a career as a 3D motion graphics designer?
Then this course 3D Motion graphics: An Introduction is a great place to start!
About this course
Learn at your own pace, any time, any place!
In this flexible online course, you will gain the fundamental skills required to create a modern aesthetically pleasing 3D motion graphics animation.
You'll learn the process from start to finish, starting with mind-mapping, concepts and storyboards, before jumping into production and creating your 3D motion graphics animation within After Effects, using the new Cinema 4D renderer. Along the way, you'll also learn some best practices for working within the industry, along with tips and tricks for speeding up workflow.
There will be tasks to complete throughout the course, but don't worry - your lecturer will be at hand to help and advise if needed via the comments section.
By the end of the course, you will have learned the skills required for creating your own motion graphics animations from start to finish, and you'll have a good understanding of the workflow.
What will I learn?
Creating concepts and storyboards ready for client approval
The basics of using Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop to create your 2D graphics.
Importing your 2D graphics into After Effects and convert to 3D graphics.
Changing the preferences and settings within After Effects for faster and smoother previews.
Setting up cameras and lights within the scene.
Animation techniques within After Effects using keyframes and expressions.
Various ways to output your animation to a playable movie file, including a high quality for post production and an optimised version for uploading to the web.
Who is the course for?
This course is aimed at anybody wanting to make their static 2D graphics more dynamic, perhaps as an opening title sequence, a promotional video, or an animated infographic for example.
What will I need to get started?
Although a graphic design background may help, no experience in graphic design or animation is necessary.
You will need access to the following:
A desktop/laptop computer
Adobe After Effects CC (2017 or above)
Students and teachers can subscribe to Adobe Creative Cloud containing 20+ apps at a discounted rate