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After Effects Guru: Time-Based Effects

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Motion graphics artist Eran Stern shows how to create beautiful time-based effects using After Effects.

One of the ways to add drama to video and animation is the manipulation of time. In this course Eran Stern shows different ways to control time in After Effects, from basic linear changes through time remapping and time warp. He'll review all the effects in the Time category and explore real-life usages of each one. He also examines methods to add synthetic motion blur, and use time-related effects to achieve unique effects such as morph, echo, and strobe. At the end you'll be able to use these techniques to add magical visual effects to your videos, titles, and motion graphics.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Using the exercise files
1. Stretch, Remap, and Warp Time
  • Understanding time stretching and frame blending
  • Creating basic time remapping
  • Fixing problems with Timewarp
  • Creating a morph effect using Timewarp
  • Using Preserve Frame Rate
2. Synthetic Motion Blur
  • Understanding CC Force Motion Blur vs. Pixel Motion Blur
  • Expanding your options with ReelSmart Motion Blur
3. Echo, Trail, and Posterize Time
  • Creating a matte using Time Difference
  • Duplicate using Echo
  • Creating a trail effect using CC Wide Time
  • Creating a strobe effect using Posterize Time and CC Wide Time
4. Blend Time
  • Making a silky water effect using CC Time Blend
  • Adding a dramatic warp effect using CC Time Blend FX
5. Time Displacement
  • Principles of the Time Displacement effect
  • Designing opening titles based on the Time Displacement effect
  • Wrapping up

Taught by

Eran Stern

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