Build a Snowman (nulls and expressions) – Adobe After Effects tutorial

Do you want to build a snowman? How about if the snowman build’s itself? We’re going to use nulls and some basic expressions to do less work when we move layers around in precise ways. Rotate a circle like it’s rolling on the ground? Easy! Roll a circle up another circle? Easier! Maintain texture size while scaling? Easiest! Also, I promise no singing.

This tutorial sponsored by Skillshare, the online learning platform. Visit https://skl.sh/ECAbrams6 to sign up for Skillshare. The first 500 to sign up get 2 months FREE

Download this project file:


Download DirectDownload Via GumRoad

Animate a Simple 3d Book in Adobe After Effects

So you want to animate a book opening? Turning around? Pages flapping open, curving and arching? Well now you can, and it is very very simple. If you are new to after effects, or new to 3d in after effects, this tutorial should get you started. Let’s turn the page to new knowledge. This is opening a simple 3d book in after effects.

If you have any questions just let me know in the comments.

Download this project file:


Download DirectDownload Via GumRoad

Control Time in Templates – Adobe After Effects tutorial

Control the timing of your templates! Give users the power to retime animations as they need. Want an animation to last longer? Or text to come on slower? Should a logo come on later? Sooner? Using a simple group of expressions we will open up a whole new world of template possibilities. Even if you don’t make templates you might learn something here.

If you have any questions just let me know in the comments.

Download this project file:


Download DirectDownload Via GumRoad

Simple Squiggling Line – Adobe After Effects tutorial

Learn to make a very simple squiggling line using only shape layers in Adobe After Effects. No effects required! Infinite scaling! It looks like a gross worm or snake!

This topic was much requested from viewers of our Basic Patterns video, viewable here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXech38Q2WQ

If you have any questions just let me know in the comments.

Download this project file:


Download DirectDownload Via GumRoad

Simple Shape Orbits – Adobe After Effects tutorial

Fake 3d orbits. What’s the difference between a sphere and a circle anyway. It renders fast, sets up in seconds, and so long as you don’t need shading, it’s good enough for a particle sprite! It’s simple shape orbits in under 5 minutes! Airhorn noise!

This is a response to the many viewers who requested this tutorial after watching the Basic Patterns Tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXech38Q2WQ

Download this project file:


Download DirectDownload Via GumRoad