Animation infographics help

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  1. matteusclement macrumors 65816

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  3. matteusclement thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks. I wasn't sure what it was called.
    I have been bucking away at CS5 AE for a few weeks now and feel much more comfotable in AE if I can.
     
  4. handsome pete macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, you don't want to do this in a NLE like Premiere. AE is the way to go. Of course Motion would work just as well but if you already have knowledge of AE then I'd start there.
     
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    While I have some idea of how to use AE, I have a feeling that the video I linked to must have taken a whole week of work to do.

    Is there anyway to story board something like this?
     
  6. 12dylan34, Mar 23, 2012
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    I always like to take these as a series of "sets" and find creative ways to transition between the sets by animating things on/off etc. just build some individual sets and try to transition between them by parenting everything that you want moving to a null object, then animating the null object in position, scale, rotation, etc. to move around. This gives the impression that everything is together in one space, and that you're just moving around. That's the first layer of animation, then go deeper and more intricate by animating individual elements relative to the null object. With a little creativity, this can take you a long way.

    edit: this is all in After Effects, of course. Premiere is mainly just for cutting video, color, etc.
     
  7. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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    That's why I was suggesting Motion. (IMHO) it is much faster to build stuff like that in Motion than in AE.

    Of course you can storyboard it. See each scene as a slide, and start from there.
     
  8. Unami macrumors 6502a

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    an infographic doesn't have to be animated - that's the difference.
     
  9. adamneer macrumors 6502

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    the video you linked is a lot more work than you think. It was done in AE using shape layers, with keyframed shape paths to morph shapes and create that organic transition between graphics. It takes a lot of time to get that to look right, and if you aren't well versed in AE and Illustrator, it can easily take you an entire day to produce just one of the transitions. Even with advanced skills, it still requires a lot of time when working with shape layer interpolations.

    So thats the bad news. But the good news is the animated typography look is a lot easier and there are plugins and scripts which can automate almost the entire process. I use a script called "TypeMonkey", which allows you to input a block of text you want animated and have it automatically setup a 3d scene with camera movements that follow the animated text transitions as they appear. It is not incredibly cheap ($90) but if you don't have much AE experience, it will save you days and days of work. Have a look at it here:

    aescripts.com/typemonkey

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    also check out mattrunks.com , creative cow, video copilot, and aetuts.com for some good AE tutorials.
     
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    You want to use AE for a project like that. The example link you have is really simple you could do that very easily in AE. Premiere is for video editing not motion graphics so you won't need it for this.
     
  12. handsome pete macrumors 68000

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    It's been 3 years. I'm hoping he's figured it out by now. :D
     
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    Ha, I just saw it in the feed and didn't realize it had been revived by someone :D
     
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