Animating Follow-Through in After Effects
WARNING: JOEY LIES IN THIS VIDEO!
Well… maybe lie is a strong word. He uses the term “secondary-animation” to describe what he's showing, but some of the fine instructors at Ringling College of Art and Design where he used to work straightened him out. The correct term is “follow-through.” Secondary-animation is something else entirely. Now, back to it…
If you're looking to bring life into lifeless animations one of the ways you can do this is by adding follow-through to your animations. It's an easy principle to understand and once you get the hang of it you'll be using it all the time.
Make sure you watch the Intro to Animation Curves lesson first before tackling this one. You can find a link to that in the resources tab.
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Intro to Animation Curves
Thank you for the tutorial, I'd like to know How could you manage to fit the shape into the mask when you make it curved, when I used the mask in the shape layer it only reveal the shape with no modifications in the shape cords?
Hi Azza, could you please email us at [email protected] so we can help you troubleshoot? Thanks! Corey
Hey how did you add points on mask? I don't know how to do that so I can't follow along. Thank you and keep up the good work
Hi, you can find an introduction to masks here starting at 2:30: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzAkb7Cw0uM