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First ever animation lesson!

Updated: Oct 12, 2020

Hey everyone! As you may have guessed from the title, I finally had my first lesson. What did we do? Well, we were introduced to After Effects, an adobe program.

We were given multiple assets, such as pictures of a pencil, the Norwich Cathedral, posters etc. Our task was to create an interesting composition containing these assets and our name, as a little introduction.

I found that this was extremely fun, mainly due to the amount of freedom we had with this task! We were also introduced to some code that would make the pictures wiggle to give the composition movement, rather than it being stiff and stationary.

To program an asset and make it wiggle. You must:

- Click on he asset in the layers section.

- Press P or select the "Position" transform.

- Press Alt and click on the little symbol on the left that looks like a stopwatch

- After that, an area on the right should appear where you can write.

- Write wiggle(x,y)

X is the how much the asset moves, aka how much and quickly it moves. Y is the area that the asset is allowed to move in.

Here is my first animation (while at university).

That was all we did for our first lesson, however I am already excited for the future!

Hope to see you all soon!


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