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Creating a Vector Car Animation in After Effects
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Released Jan 1, 2013
Laura Hawk

Pluralsight

Laura Hawk
In this series of tutorials, we will learn how to create a 2D car animation in After Effects.

We will start by learning how to import an Illustrator file as a composition. We will then move on to animating some of the layers that are closest to the viewer in our scene. At this point, we start to introduce some basic expressions and effects that make animation a lot faster and easier to control. We also talk about a few different ways to work back and forth between Illustrator and After Effects. Lastly, we talk about changing the general atmosphere of our scene right inside After Effects instead of having to go into those original source files and make changes there.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:22
Importing our layers and animating the scene
2

Importing our layers and animating the scene

 
12:59
Animating the background layers
3

Animating the background layers

 
12:10
Creating loopable layers in Illustrator
4

Creating loopable layers in Illustrator

 
14:27
Re-linking the Illustrator layers
5

Re-linking the Illustrator layers

 
05:55
Animating the car
6

Animating the car

 
09:01
Changing the atmosphere of our scene
7

Changing the atmosphere of our scene

 
14:36
Animating the sun and rain-ahead sign
8

Animating the sun and rain-ahead sign

 
10:23
Adding the rain and lightning
9

Adding the rain and lightning

 
14:10