AMG 2015SM W02

Assignment 1.1 – 2D Concept Animation Storyboard

Complete 30-frame storyboard for your animation.

Printed / drawn on 11×17″ sheet.

Assignment 1.1 – 2D Concept Animation First Draft

Pick 1 project, from previous term, and create a 10-15 of 30 second animation for your concept.


Pixar’s Storyboarding Process

Storyboard template for 11×17″

Layer Types

  • Solid Layer
  • Shape Layer
  • Adjustment Layer

Percentage Chart


  1. Add a circle using shape layer
  2. Add “Radial Wipe” Transition
  3. Key frame %
  4. Add Easyease


  1. Create a text
  2. Add “slider” expression
  3. Option click “Source text” and link it to slider
  4. Edit expression to “Math.round(effect(“Slider Control”)(“Slider”))”

Morphing Paths and Masks

How to change the shape using the slid layer and masks.

Concept Motion Graphics

Creating Base File in Illustrator

Download Link

  • 1920×1080 pixel
  • Create objects
  • Release to layers

Applying Motion in After Effects

  • Keyframes
  • Transparency
  • Position
  • Scale
  • Easyease
  • Motion Blur

Assignment 2.0

Do a tutorial on Mt. Mograph

Assignment 2.1

Short animation based on movie quote – Create a 20-second motion graphic based on a line from a movie.



Assignment 2.1

Concept animation progress

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