After Effects CC: Animated Info Graphics & Data Visualization
This Animated Infographics & Data Visualization Using After Effects training course is for beginners. Join instructor Daniel Scott as he shows you how to bring boring data to life using Adobe® After Effects® CC. Project Files included!
Length: 5 hr 37 min
This title is available in the Total Training All-Access library.
Animated Infographics & Data Visualization Using After Effects starts with the very basics, taking simple icons and breathing life into them using Adobe After Effects.
We’ll work through a real life project, connecting Excel® into After Effects to transform your boring spreadsheet data into approachable visual information. We’ll experiment with lighting and cameras. We’ll do some fun things with masking – looking at how important sound is in your presentation, all the way through to exporting for Youtube™, PowerPoint® and all sorts of social media, including animated GIFs.
There are projects for you to complete, so you can practice your skills and use these for your portfolio. There is a cheat sheet, and I’ve got exercise files so you can play along. I will also save my files as I go through each video so that you can compare yours to mine – handy if something goes wrong. What are you waiting for? Lets get making!
What are the requirements?
You will need a copy of Adobe After Effects, Illustrator & Photoshop CC 2017 or above. 90% of the course will be done in After Effects, but a few things are better done in Illustrator & Photoshop. Free trials can be downloaded from Adobe.
No previous motion graphic skills are needed.
No previous After Effects, Illustrator or Photoshop skills are needed.
What am I going to get from this course?
48 lectures 5+ hours of well structured content.
You’ll learn to take Excel spread sheets and animate the data in After Effects.
You’ll learn how to make animated pie charts, line charts & bar graphs.
You’ll learn how to create percentage counters.
You’ll learn how to animate icons making beautiful infographics.
You’ll learn how to create ’voice over’ infographics.
You’ll learn all the animation techniques needed to bring your data to life.
You will have the finished files so you never fall behind.
Techniques used by professional motion graphic designers.
A wealth of other resources and websites to help your new career path.
What is the target audience?
This course is for people completely new to After Effects. No previous animation or motion graphic design experienced is necessary.
This is a relaxed, well paced introduction that will enable you to produce impressive video for your business or organization. Only basic computing skills are necessary – If you can send emails and surf the internet then you will cope well with our course!
CHAPTER 01: OVERVIEW 5:59 1. Animated Infographics and Data Visualization Introduction 2. Exercise files and projects 3. Inspiration for your animated infographics
CHAPTER 02: ANIMATING INFOGRAPHICS 54:44 1. Setting up your software and project 2. Adding Audio and Music 3. Adding a Solid Background or Image 4. Adding Text and Using TypeKit 5. Where to Get Free Icons 6. Using CC Libraries 7. Animating an infographic icon 8. How to ease animation in After Effects to make them look slick 9. Help, I’m lost. I can’t find my comp in After Effects 10. Adding Sound Effects 11. Creating a circle pop or circle burst
CHAPTER 03: TECHNIQUES FOR BEAUTIFUL ANIMATION 44:43 1. Animation TIP – Motion Blur in After Effects 2. Animation TIP – Over shoot in After Effects 3. Animation TIP – Vignette in After Effects 4. Animation TIP – Anticipation – Up before down – graph editor 5. Animating TIP – Offset – two objects moving just after each other in After Effects 6. Animation TIP – Vector Redraw in After Effects 7. Animation TIP – Puppet tool in After Effects 8. Animation TIP – Grouping in After Effects is called precomping
CHAPTER 04: CAMERA – 1 NODE 9:36 1. Creating and Animating a Camera
CHAPTER 05: PREVIEW AND PLAYBACK 6:45 1. Speeding up After Effects playback and preview
CHAPTER 06: ICON BUILD 14:18 1. Animating the lines of an icon in After Effects
CHAPTER 07: COLOR AND BACKGROUNDS 10:22 1. How to add colors to your animated infographic video 2. How to add video backgrounds to your infographic video
CHAPTER 08: DATA VISUALIZATION 1:31:50 1. How to manually make an animated bar graph 2. How to use Adobe Illustrator to create an moving bar graph 3. How to use Excel to create an data visualization bar chart 4. How to create a data visualization line graph 5. How to create a data visualization pie chart graph 6. How to make a number counter ticker 7. How to create an animated flow chart infographic
CHAPTER 09: CAMERA – 2 NODE 9:54 1. How to use a 2 node camera to sweep across a data visualization
CHAPTER 10: MASKING 22:31 1. How to make a donut style pie chart animation 2. How to mask an image inside pie chart segments 3. How to make an animated opacity percentage slider 4. How to animate an object filling up to make it look like liquid
CHAPTER 11: REAL LIFE VIDEO INFOGRAPHICS 28:43 1. How to get a line to follow the video in Adobe After Effects 2. Track motion in After Effects to follow a person like ‘Stranger than Fiction’ 3. Camera tracking in After Effects doesn’t work well – do it manually
CHAPTER 12: EXPORTING 30:45 1. Exporting infographic video for TV, Websites, Youtube and social media 2. How to Export data visualization for Microsoft® PowerPoint® 3. How to export animated GIF infographic animation
CHAPTER 13: WHAT NEXT? 7:41 1. Class Project: Data visualization and infographic project 2. What to do next after learning Animated Infographic Videos 3. Cheat sheet and shortcuts for After Effects
Daniel Scott is a Microsoft Trainer and Adobe® Certified Instructor, and he recently was a featured speaker at the Adobe Max conference in Las Vegas. He’s been teaching for more than 14 years – covering topics such as print, digital publishing, web, and video. He loves to see how it all connects, and how we can share those connections. He prides himself on delivering the best service to his clients and making sure all his students learn to their fullest potential. He is currently the lead trainer at Bring Your Own Laptop Training Center in New Zealand.