GNSI 2022 Workshop Materials

Thank you for registering for the workshop "Introduction to Motion Design for Science Illustators" at GNSI 2022! 

 

Download the After Effects project file for the workshop by clicking the button below. Be sure you have After Effects 2022 installed, or download a trial version here before the workshop.

We will be using artwork in our demo created by Karin Lakshmi Von MayWe will also be using this page on calscape.org for information to add text to our composition. 

Helpful Hotkeys & Links

Below are a series of helpful hotkeys for After Effects (these are primarily for a Mac, you may have to adjust accordingly for PC shortcuts). Tomorrow's course will start with a short video introducing the After Effects UI, and then we'll get into applying some motion techniques to science illustrations. 

HOTKEYS:

​Zoom in      cmmd+

Zoom out   cmmd - 

Play            spacebar

Copy          cmmd C

Paste          cmmd V

Delete.       cmmd X

Undo          cmmd Z

Anchor Point.      A

Position.              P

Scale.                  S 

Rotation.             R

Opacity.              T

Hotkey for placing keyframe: opt + transform hotkey (i.e. opt + P for position, etc.)

Opt + A, P, S, R, T or Alt + Shift + A, P, S, R, T on Windows

Duplicate Layer   cmmd D

U to see all keyed properties

ADDITIONAL TUTORIALS ON EXPORTING YOUR COMPOSITION AND SOME TYPOGRAPHY BASICS

https://www.schoolofmotion.com/blog/render-export-after-effects

https://www.schoolofmotion.com/blog/fonts-typefaces-typography-for-motion-design

LINKS:

https://www.schoolofmotion.com/courses/scholarship-application

30 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts in After Effects - School of Motion

https://www.schoolofmotion.com

https://csumb.edu/scienceillustration/

http://www.panimation.tv

www.womeninanimation.org

https://www.amazon.com/Non-Designers-Design-Book-4th/dp/0133966151