Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Animating Birds with After Effects

Like a lot of motion designers I spend many hours trying to accomplish complex animations in a short amount of time, while attempting to optimize my workflow within After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator. This tutorial utilizes Trapcodes Particular, which is one of After Effects more popular 3rd party plugins. Creating an animation like a flock of birds is very versatile and is a great filler animation which can add a lot of style to a piece. You can also adapt this technique to create other flying creatures…. perhaps a flying skull with flapping wings? Here’s a short clip of the Go Media promo reel that utilizes the bird animation that you will learn to create. (To view the entire promo reel, click here and scroll down to the bottom of the tutorial). [kml_flashembed movie="" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] What you’ll need: A working knowledge of Adobe After Effects Trapcode’s Particular Plugin Adobe Illustrator. So what we are going to do is create a flock of birds in After Effects using Trapcodes plugin, Particular. Readmore


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