Catherine Hardwick After Effects classes

Catherine Hardwick After Effects classes

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These are some screen shots of my motion graphic made in After Effects. The pieces are all created in Illustrator and imported into After Effects.
The pieces are put together in a composition, and the positions and rotations of the shapes can be animated.
I also put in some footage of a heart rate monitor. There is an audio clip that is synchronised to the movement of the pulse.
The motion graphic was then exported to a Quicktime movie file.

Catherine Hardwick Cinema4d classes

Catherine Hardwick Cinema4d classes

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Our first session helped us get to grips with creating and moving 3D shapes around in the viewport. We used cubes, cylinders and toruses to create a wooden style train toy.

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For this session, we drew out a path in Illustrator and brought it into Cinema 4d. We used a lathe NURBS to create a wine glass, and created a glass material to make it transparent.

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In our last session we used a tool in Cinema 4d called Mograph. You can use sound clips to create animations procedurally. The Mograph object uses the wave of the sound clip to create this equaliser effect.

Catherine Hardwick Illustrator classes

Catherine Hardwick Illustrator classes

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The first image is progress from a session looking at the Pen Tool. The pen tool is used to create what are called bezier curves and paths.

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This image is from a session looking at using the Pathfinder tool to create complex images from simple shapes such as rectangles and circles.

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This image is a look at the image trace tool to create vector images from photographs. These images can be scaled without losing quality.