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The 10 Principles of Motion Design

Lesson 2 in Motion Design

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While conventional animation may have 12 basic principles, Jorge believes this can be consolidated to only 10 for motion design. Get a firsthand look at each of these 10 Principles of Motion Design, all conveyed through simplistic example animations, before learning the various tools of Adobe After Effects to implement them.

1. Get familiar with After Effects and create a simple 5 second animation in it. Use as many principles as you can, and use more than one property (scale, position, rotation, etc.).

2. Start gathering ideas for concepts for the short animation we'll start in the next lesson. Write down ideas or quotes you would want to animate.


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Hey guys, quick question: at 21:22 of the Keyframe Animation lesson when using the graph editor, how do you adjust both toggles of the graph simultaneously? I tried holding shift with both toggles selected, but only one curve adjusts at a time.

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Hey, I thought it would be worth pointing out that if you graph looks like the attached image, it's because you are viewing the Speed Graph. To see the Value Graph you can right click on the graph and choose Speed Graph. Sounds simple but it took me a bit to figure out so I thought I would share it in case other run into this.

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