How to animate ‘UI jelly’ in After Effects

There’s something inherently powerful and cool about transforming the material of UI. By allowing the user to stretch and distort the material, the experience can become much more engaging and dynamic. Of course it can be abused as well, to the point where it impacts usability, so be...

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How to create a jelly UI effect in After Effects

If you’ve already watched my first tutorial on UI jelly, you’ll be pleased because this one offers something a little different. There are fundamentally two different ‘UI jelly’ treatments I’ve come across.

Here are some references that illustrate what I mean...

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How to curve your UI in After Effects

How to curve your UI in After Effects
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In this tutorial, I show you step by step how to curve your UI in After Effects.

This tutorial will let you add your UI to any curved screen in After Effects.

We’ll be covering the ‘Bezier’ effect, which gives you handles...

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My top 12 After Effects feature requests for UI animation

Here is my list of 12 After Effects UI Animation feature requests. 
 
The backstory: some folks at Adobe reached out to me about my UI animation workflow and pain points. I think the larger context is that Adobe is really trying to figure out UX prototyping and they're starting to...
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How to Quickly Animate a Page Swipe in After Effects

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In this tutorial video, you are going to learn how to quickly animate a page swipe in After Effects. You will also learn some great easing numbers to create smooth gestural animations. You will also be learning critical keyboard...

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How to Add your Prototype to Any Device in After Effects

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In this tutorial video, you are going to learn how to put your prototype on any device in After Effects.

This is a great way to share your work on your portfolio or in a presentation.  Your design feels more real and...

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How to use adjustment layers to blur your UI animation in After Effects

 

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I created a quick tutorial video to show you how to quickly create an adjustment layer, 3 ways to locate an effect, and 3 ways to quickly apply the effect to the layer.

One of the things that makes the UI animation workflow unique...

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How to package your UI animation project files in After Effects

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This week’s tutorial is a simple and super helpful thing to know.

Sometimes you need to take all your linked UI animation files, copy them into a single location, and have all the links update in your After Effects project file....

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How to import multiple UI Animation projects in After Effects

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This is a really cool After Effects feature. It’s so simple I hesitated sharing it with you.

However, it’s been pointed out to me that I’ve been struck with the ‘curse of knowledge’, as they say. I figured...

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How to retime your UI Animation for client presentation in After Effects

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UI Animation needs to be fast and clean. There’s no two ways about it. If it’s slow, it appears unresponsive, and unprofessional.

In fact, the single biggest mistake I see designers make is that their motion design is way...

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