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Photoshop is a great place for designing content to animate in After Effects - but knowing how to prep your files and think like an animator is crucial for success!
Digital Domain has worked on Marvel films in the past—“Avengers Endgame” and “Thor Ragnarok”—but handling the visual effects behind the cataclysmic ending of “Black Widow” was an enormous undertaking. Check out this behind the scenes interview with the creative team.
With over 20,000 fonts available, Adobe Fonts is an incredible resource. Here is how to use Adobe Fonts, available with your Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.
Check out our definitive list of Motion Graphics software...for 2020!
Learn how to create a GIF using After Effects. Download a step-by-step GIF guide to take with you!
Get ready for a full-blown knowledge bomb of 3D definitions ranging from Alembic to ZBrush.
It's fun to just jump into a project, but using animatics will save you time and frustration, and set you up for a better finished product!
Learn the ins and outs of rigging a variety of quadrupeds in After Effects and Cinema 4D!
New to Motion Graphics? We cover over 140 MoGraph concepts and terms in this Motion Design dictionary.
One of the quickest ways to set yourself apart from the crowd of average After Effects users is to learn hotkeys. In this article, we've outlined the absolute essential hotkeys you need to learn.
Thinking of Enrolling in Our Animation Bootcamp Course? Read This First...
Animating Paragraph Alignment with Keyframes in After Effects
More than 1,000 motion graphics artists report on the MoGraph industry in the 2019 Motion Design Survey
We analyzed 100 Vimeo Staff Pick videos to determine the best way to land that coveted badge.
Looking to hire a Motion Designer? Here's a few important questions to ask in the PODCAST.
In this article we'll take a look at how to save and share After Effects projects.
In this article, we will cover basic typography from the difference between fonts and typefaces to font pairings. Download a free PDF of our favorite type pairings guide to take with you!
In this article, you will learn five things Premiere Pro does better than After Effects. Download a six-step guide to faster revisions in Premiere Pro to take with you!
In this quick video, you'll learn how to save a screenshot in After Effects. Plus you can grab a free, step-by-step guide to saving a screenshot in After Effect to take with you!
Here are a few After Effects shortcuts you may not know about. Download the free guide to take with you!
These After Effects hotkeys are the super time savers, the ones that will take care of tasks without wasting time. Check them all out in this article and download the PDF to use for future reference!
Over 120 amazing School of Motion Alumni came together to share this incredible card with the community.
Colorful shapes surround #forwardmotion hashtag
If you want to bring your 3D scenes to life, you need to learn a few lessons about lenses from Hollywood movies.
If you want to bring your animations to life, you need to study character takes.
Having a go-to library of textures enables you to focus more on the story, design, and aesthetic of your work.
Get up and running with some of Cinema4D's Extrude tools, turning 2D vectors into 3D render-ready artwork.
In this tutorial, we'll take a look at how to use codecs and video compression in After Effects. You can download a free codecs project file to follow along!
Nearly 90 Former School of Motion Students Collaborate on the Annual Animated Alumni Holiday Card Video
Many artists don’t take time to develop their personal projects. They worry they can’t find an audience, or that there just isn’t enough time in the day. Today, we want to encourage you to find your passion. What is the story you’ve always wanted to tell, but just never found the time to start?
Unlock the Power of Expressions in Adobe After Effects
Get encouraged by Brazilian Animator Lamek Felix's devotion to design and learning motion graphics.
Don't just watch awesome MoGraph work, put some feet to your inspiration with creative problem solving.
Leigh Williamson is a role model for those looking to find balance between hard work and a balanced life.
In this article we will learn how to record your own Motion Capture data for Cinema 4D without crushing the piggy bank!
Here's how to use the bounce expression in After Effects; Complete with tutorial, breakdown, and project file.
In this article we will show how to quickly rig, add motion capture data, and apply extra animation to your 3D character with Mixamo.
Get a quick rundown of Cinema4D R20's biggest new features!
Want to create a quick pattern in Adobe Illustrator? Here's how it's done!
In this article we'll learn the qualities that create soft lighting in Cinema 4D & use built-in tools to achieve beautiful lighting results.
Trying to find your missing objects in Cinema 4D? Here's why certain objects might not be visible.
Want to create a custom font for your next project? Here's how to create your very own typeface.
Spend less time keyframing and more time designing motion with these Cinema4D animation tips
Model faster, better, and stronger with these Cinema 4D tips. Be dazzled with selection tips, beveling, and effectors as modeling tools.
Export your vector assets from Affinity Designer to Adobe After Effects.
Learn Cinema 4D's graph editor (dope sheet & F-curve mode) to refine keyframe timing, interpolation, & equivalent After Effects techniques
Learn how to use cameras in Cinema 4D. This article is full of great tips from depth of field to camera movements.
Tired of explosive situations when using dynamics? Check out these tips on troubleshooting simulations and other Cinema4D issues
Cinema4D's Snapping tools will turn your cursor into a virtual magnet to vertices, edges, polygons and more
In this article, we'll show you a few different ways to set a keyframe in Cinema 4D. Download a free Cinema 4D project file to follow along.
Article about how useful the KBar script can be for your After Effects workflow. How to create custom buttons for KBar. Free custom buttons
In this article, we've outlined the top resources for learning a walk cycle. One of the best ways to refine your skills as a Character Animator is to do a walk cycle.
In this article we'll cover how to quickly design and rig a character using RubberHose and Joysticks n' Sliders.
Learn how to edit your After Effects projects with the Essential Graphics Panel in Premiere Pro.
A few all-star School of Motion Alumni collaborated on an epic motion design project. The result was 10x cooler than we expected.
It's the holiday season, and School of Motion is giving away seats in our most popular courses! Follow this page for daily giveaways, and launch your career with intense and effective training through School of Motion.
One of the best features of Adobe’s Creative Cloud is the ability to import layers and elements between programs. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to import layers from Photoshop into After Effects so you're ready to animate your designs.
In this After Effects tutorial we'll take a look at a few of our favorite free tools in After Effects.
In this tutorial you'll learn how to create a fake 3D world in After Effects from a photo.
In this video we’ll take a look at Flow, an After Effects script that makes easing keyframes easier in After Effects.
In this lesson we'll learn how to use principle of animation, Follow Through, to make your animation look better than ever in After Effects.
In this After Effects tutorial we'll how to do the 'predki' style of animation.
Are you a 3D artist looking to take your work on the go? Jump into Procreate with EJ Hassenfratz to paint and polish your 3D objects from anywhere. We'll show you how to prepare your custom asset for export, create a node-based texture, and get started with 3D in Procreate.
Learn how to make your animation look like it's from an old-school video game in our 8-bit color cycling tutorial for After Effects.
In this tutorial you'll learn how to create a cartoon effect that makes your work look like it's done in an old-school cel animation style.
In this lesson we'll create the vines for our animated short film in Cinema 4D using X-Particles.
In this Photoshop Animation lesson we'll show you how to time an infinitely looping video.
To be a top MoGraph Artist you need to know how to use 3D assets in your After Effects workflow and this tutorial has you covered.
In this in-depth expressions tutorial for After Effects we'll take a look at how to create a carousel rig.
Learn the basics of using the powerful node based programming feature XPresso in Cinema 4D.
Do character animation in After Effects? In this video Jake Bartlett Reviews RubberHose 2, a character rigging extension for After effects.
Learn how to put the 3D system in After Effects to good use in this tutorial.
Learn how to make a shader in Cinema 4D that looks like water and then automatically generate waves for something to float on.
In this video we'll use Nuke to composite our scene together for our animated short film.
In this tutorial Joey is going to show you some basic color theory tips you can put into practice right away to make your work look better.
Learn everything you need to simulate an alien invasion in this two part series focusing on compositing 3D in After Effects.
Learn how to make it look like Aliens are invading using Cinema 4D, After Effects, and Photoshop in this two part VFX series.
In this tutorial we'll show you how to roll and rig a cube in After Effects.
In this tutorial Sara Wade shows us how to create a hand-animated effect using Adobe Animate and Adobe After Effects.
In this lesson we'll begin creating the environment for our short film in Cinema 4D.
In this tutorial you'll learn how to break down and animate a character walk cycle from scratch.
Learn how to fake the Cinema 4D MoGraph Module in After Effects using some clever expressions.
In this lesson you'll learn how to make type look like it's being written on by particle snowflakes in Cinema 4D.
Learn how to cut out almost any image in Photoshop with ease.
The graph editor is essential for creating smooth, organic animations in After Effects.
In this Photoshop Animation lesson we'll take a look at how to create a splash effect.
In this lesson we'll take a look at how to create the building for our animated short film using Illustrator and Cinema 4D.
Learn some compositing tips in tricks as Joey recreates an animation by Cyriak. It's a weird one, but you'll learn a lot.
In this tutorial you'll learn how to make a cartoon styled explosion in After Effects.
In this series we'll take a look at how to bring Adobe Illustrator files into After Effects.
Easily add a quick tapered stroke effect to your layers with this free After Effects preset.
In this tutorial we’re going to customize our tapered stroke rig for After Effects.
Create your very own tapered stroke rig in After Effects in this exclusive video tutorial from Jake Bartlett.
There are a lot of differences between Nuke and After Effects. In this video we'll discuss why Nuke is better for compositing.
Learn some compositing tips in tricks as Joey recreates an animation by Cyriak in After Effects. It's a weird one, but you'll learn a lot.