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How to create a UI Animation process video in After Effects

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I’m super excited to share this technique with you.

Here’s the idea: sometimes you need to show a video render and actually show the layer handles and UI elements. It’s part of the ‘behind the scenes’ or...

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The absolute best way to get your Sketch file into After Effects

I created a quick tutorial to show you the best way to get your sketch file to After Effects.

Here’s the backstory.

Over the last few years, Sketch has crushed the UX design workflow. Not to say that everyone uses Sketch, but a lot of designers do.

Getting your Sketch file into After...

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How to turn an avatar into a header in After Effects

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In this tutorial I show you how to turn an avatar into a header in After Effects.

In After Effects there are always a million different ways of doing things. That’s what makes it so...

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How to parent icons in After Effects

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I seriously couldn’t think of a better title for this tutorial, but trust me it’s got some seriously good tips.

Basically the idea is that I wanted to share how I would set up a simple parented...

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How to Animate a 3D Card Flip in After Effects

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I wanted to show you the fastest and best way to build a 3d card flip in AE.

Long story short I was using my medical app that connects me to my doctor and noticed that they violate one of the cardinal rules of UI...

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How to animate an icon in After Effects

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In this tutorial, I show you step by step how to animate an icon in After Effects. 

We’ll be creating shape layers from the Adobe Illustrator file, applying trim paths on each shape, and animating it with a few simple...

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How to animate a form in After Effects

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In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to animate a form in After Effects.

I was working on a project a few weeks back and wanted to share with you how I would animate the cool growing line form...

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Motion design in digital products: a white paper

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In this article, I spell out the value of motion in digital products. I explain and dispute four myths held by designers, engineers, and stakeholders. Then I examine six challenges when it comes to delivering motion. I list the three ways that motion supports...

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How to animate a sticky nav in After Effects

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In this video I show you how to create a sticky nav in After Effects. 

Sticky navs are weird, especially to mock up with motion in After Effects.

I actually didn’t fully appreciate how tricky they are until I was helping my...

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How to create a motion path in After Effects

In this video I show you how to create a motion path in After Effects. 

Typically in UX, you aren’t dealing with a lot of motion paths unless you’re creating motion for material design projects, radial progress bars, or something game related.

The easiest way by far is to just...

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