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Hi everyone, just found out about this site. I'm hoping to learn a lot from everyone on here, and this forum in general.

 

I'm not a professional designer, though I do try to learn this craft just as a hobby. I've been watching a lot of videos on Vimeo and I've noticed this particular type of motion graphics effect in a couple of videos. I do believe it's compiled and tracked in AE (or with Mocha) however, I'm aching to know how the graphics themselves are designed. Are they done through C4D, or in Photoshop and then animated (and obviously tracked) in AE? Or can it usually be done ALL in AE?

 

Here are a few examples.

 

 

 

 

http://vimeo.com/4822186'>http://vimeo.com/4822186

 

http://vimeo.com/4822186 - such as 11 second mark (lines, and shapes that are animated) - C4D? AE? Photoshop? quite curious what software was being used to create something like that.

 

 

and lastly -

(such as the beginning, disregarding the 3D shape in the middle) - the lines, animated circles. I mean to me I could guess the little + signs could very well be done in something like Photoshop, but how about that spinning circle with thin lines, etc.

 

I appreciate anyone's help, and I look forward to be able to share something in the future.

 

 

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Most likely the graphics themselves were drawn in Illustrator or Photoshop and animated in After Effects. Some of those graphics could be made directly in After Effects as well.

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Most likely the graphics themselves were drawn in Illustrator or Photoshop and animated in After Effects. Some of those graphics could be made directly in After Effects as well.

 

Alright, I won't deny that I'm a noob to AE, and am still learning, though I've messed with AE with just basic stuff....

 

 

but, if in AE - what tools can I draw those graphics with, for example - lines, and circles, etc. Is there any good material online, like a tutorial or something of that nature that's got a basic rundown on this stuff.

 

Any other advice is appreciated, I'm here to learn, no doubt. Just need some guidance.

 

 

 

 

Thanks again!

 

 

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Alright, I won't deny that I'm a noob to AE, and am still learning, though I've messed with AE with just basic stuff....

 

but, if in AE - what tools can I draw those graphics with, for example - lines, and circles, etc. Is there any good material online, like a tutorial or something of that nature that's got a basic rundown on this stuff.

 

Any other advice is appreciated, I'm here to learn, no doubt. Just need some guidance.

 

 

 

 

Adobe Guide to After Effects 3rd Ed.

 

 

 

 

 

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I see we got a joker on here.

 

What you don't realize is that Google will only get you to a certain point - this is where forums come in, which is obviously why I registered here, to ask more knowledgeable people in the craft if they could help a noobie out, but I see shit like that, doesn't get through your thick fucking skull, because you obviously love to make yourself feel good. Well here's a little bit of your own medicine: Fuck yourself.

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I see we got some jokers on here.

 

What you both don't realize is that Google will only get you to a certain point - this is where forums come in, which is obviously why I registered here, to ask more knowledgeable people in the craft if they could help a noobie out, but I see shit like that, doesn't get through both of yours' thick fucking skulls. Fuck yourselves.

 

And with that we welcome sixamsedna to mograph.net!

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Alright, I won't deny that I'm a noob to AE, and am still learning, though I've messed with AE with just basic stuff....

 

 

but, if in AE - what tools can I draw those graphics with, for example - lines, and circles, etc. Is there any good material online, like a tutorial or something of that nature that's got a basic rundown on this stuff.

 

Any other advice is appreciated, I'm here to learn, no doubt. Just need some guidance.

 

There's lots of ways to approach anything in AE, you could for instance use shape layers to draw your shapes, or use masks on a solid, or use stroke effect on a path...and just FYI you probably want to try posting on creative cow for really basic stuff it's a better forum for that, and seriously if you just google "drawing shapes in after effects" there is a lot of useful stuff that comes up.

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1. Advice from noob to noob, second post on a forum you say you've just got to know... not the right time and place to tell people to go fuck themselves. And actually, there's people who think there's never a right time and place to be impolite, specially if you are asking for help. What a surprise, no?

 

2. You seem to be looking for two different "effects", one is connecting tracked points with a line. If you already know how to track, look for tutorials on how to use the beam effect in AE to connect two points with a line, i think Harry Frank has a nice one on his site (graymachine.com). The other one is animating some shapes, mostly lines and semi-circles in AE. http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/futuristic_hud/ i saw this one years ago, it has some useful expressions and methods, but the things you have linked are a bit more simple, animating shapes drawn in Illustrator will be easier. For that, look for tutorials that show you how to use the basic drawing tools in Illustrator (the pen tool, basically, that also exists in AE, but it's easier to use there) and then look for tutorials on copying and pasting them from AI in AE (witch is just... copying and pasting, actually) and using the "stroke" effect.

 

3. What people said above, google, manual/AE help page (that features a guide for tutorials online), etc... that's how i found this stuff at least. And here might not be the best place to ask basic technical stuff.

 

Hope i could help.

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1. Advice from noob to noob, second post on a forum you say you've just got to know... not the right time and place to tell people to go fuck themselves. And actually, there's people who think there's never a right time and place to be impolite, specially if you are asking for help. What a surprise, no?

 

2. You seem to be looking for two different "effects", one is connecting tracked points with a line. If you already know how to track, look for tutorials on how to use the beam effect in AE to connect two points with a line, i think Harry Frank has a nice one on his site (graymachine.com). The other one is animating some shapes, mostly lines and semi-circles in AE. http://www.videocopi...futuristic_hud/ i saw this one years ago, it has some useful expressions and methods, but the things you have linked are a bit more simple, animating shapes drawn in Illustrator will be easier. For that, look for tutorials that show you how to use the basic drawing tools in Illustrator (the pen tool, basically, that also exists in AE, but it's easier to use there) and then look for tutorials on copying and pasting them from AI in AE (witch is just... copying and pasting, actually) and using the "stroke" effect.

 

3. What people said above, google, manual/AE help page (that features a guide for tutorials online), etc... that's how i found this stuff at least. And here might not be the best place to ask basic technical stuff.

 

Hope i could help.

 

 

 

 

Some people just baffle me sometimes. This will be the last time I post in this particular thread about this particular 'discussion' we're having, but here goes.

 

 

1. I told him to go fuck himself, not everyone on this forum or the two folks above me. He got jokes, alright, I got reversed it on him, as obviously he thought he was funny and helpful.

 

2. Once again, one can only use GOOGLE so much, it's a tool like any other. Yes, I know you're gonna tell me "it's how you use the tool!" that doesn't fly with me.

 

3. Can you upload a video of the EXACT thing, you're trying to achieve/replicate in your own work and have it give you the EXACT answer you're looking for? Something to think about. This is why I posted this stuff on a FORUM full of people who do this for a living, or who are good at these things. And you're gonna tell me this isn't the best place to ask basic technical stuff? Well, ok sir, point me to a place that is. Although...

 

...4. I have already found the answers to my questions, through a forum - actually a different forum anyway. But thanks to everyone who did try to help a noobie out, those who get bent all out of shape cause I couldn't be bothered with his "jokes" or "wit" - well, not my problem.

5. Bvaz, thank you for your point number 2.

 

 

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You know that part in your favorite movie where the hero walks into a bar and the turntable needle scratches the room to silence and everyone stares at the hero and the biggest, meanest, smelliest dude with crossed eyes and a leather jacket walks up to the hero and says "you gotta lotta nerve walkin in dis bar"? Well, that's what you did and killa is the smelliest, meanest, crossed eyesest dude in this bar and you ain't the first person to do so.

 

Nothing personal really, you just walked into the wrong bar.

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WE-DONT-TAKE-KINDLY-TO-YOUR-KIND-AROUND-HERE.jpg?imageSize=Medium&generatorName=Grumpy-Grandpa

 

:D :D Just kiddin.

 

 

But really,

 

You should start by learning basics first and find some books on the program. Sure people could tell you how to make a simple circle, but you wont learn how to search for things if its handed to you. And the biggest and first thing you should learn in AE (and life for that matter) is how to search and where to begin, because that goes further then anything else.

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killa is the smelliest, meanest, crossed eyesest dude

 

...who happens to also be a majestic scarf connoisseur.

 

 

But just to reiterate what's already been said, if Google isn't your first source of how to do what you don't know how to do, then I don't think this is the career path you want to take.

 

Asking your superiors elementary software questions is the quickest way to make sure they never book you again. Learn to use, nay, learn to love Google and you are on the path to learning anything and [most] everything.

Google has saved my ass on so many occasions and is a way more efficient means of figuring shit out. Rather than posting on a board and praying some saint gives you what you need before your deadline. Not to mention the other tips and tricks you learn while scouring the internet for your particular solution.

 

And don't forget to RTFM.

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...who happens to also be a majestic scarf connoisseur.

 

 

But just to reiterate what's already been said, if Google isn't your first source of how to do what you don't know how to do, then I don't think this is the career path you want to take.

 

Asking your superiors elementary software questions is the quickest way to make sure they never book you again. Learn to use, nay, learn to love Google and you are on the path to learning anything and [most] everything.

Google has saved my ass on so many occasions and is a way more efficient means of figuring shit out. Rather than posting on a board and praying some saint gives you what you need before your deadline. Not to mention the other tips and tricks you learn while scouring the internet for your particular solution.

 

And don't forget to RTFM.

 

Google rules in the regard.

 

To be fair, he did say he was doing it as a hobby.

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