whenever i have free time i do this thing because motion design is something which i love the most after VFX and film-making.I created this GIF animation just to refine my animation principles which we used to apply on our motion works.and if i get the opportunity to share this thing to anyone i always start with this practice .i thought if you want to create good motion design for professional world you need to focus on only one thing which is “Graph Editor“no matter which tool you guys are using because animation principles n graph editor would be same. and Gif animation is best way so far on 2d medium. But the real question is how to do this thing at initial level ? So friends if you really want to do any thing you just require one thing which is the zeal of doing that thing desperately . By profession i am not dealing with motion design but whenever i get time i do some graph editor practice by making this kind of GIF animation in after effects which gives me idea to observe more deeply, every time i just give myself a task to create 3-4 sec GIF animation clips on different 2 Themes may be sometime it will be text falling or some time it’s shape morphing or maybe any small logo animation.when you play on little ideas & concepts it always give you a new dimensions of thinking and make your mind more creative.Because you making it spontaneously .always starts with small exercises like ball animation,pendulum exercise etc. and remember that TIME & SPACE is everything in animation.there are plenty animation books n resources are available online but i think start with this book of animation called ” The Animator’s Survival Kit- by Richard williams and “Time for animation”
Go and make your own GIF animation and upload it online on www.Giphy.com and share with your friends on social media
you can see some of my GIF animation on — https://giphy.com/channel/dfordesign
may be this post will helps you.
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