How to animate Apple TV focus in After Effects – Part 1

By September 29, 2015Tutorial
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In this two part series, you are going to learn how to animate Apple TV focus in After Effects. This is such a fun technique and really is an opportunity to create delight. In Part 1, you learn how to set up your 3D scene. I cover mindsets and prepping tactics that you should employ when you go to animate Apple TV focus in After Effects. (Also, the full inspiration behind this Interstellar image came from Designmodo and you can view his original animation here.)

This video also covers how to set up lights, cameras, 3D shadows, and dial in your materials so you get that cool effects where the light passes over the surface of the design.

Cool examples of how to animate Apple TV Focus in After Effects

 

Apple TV After Effects Tutorial

UI Animation Credit: Sviatoslav Didukh

Apple TV After Effects Tutorial

UI Animation Credit: Tareq Ismail

Apple TV After Effects Tutorial

UI Animation Credit: Konstantine Trundayev

Oh, and before I forget, if you’re totally lost here, head over to http://uxinmotion.net, put in your email, and I’ll send you the FREE fast start video. It teaches you how to animate your UI in Adobe After Effects. And if you want to go deeper with all this, I’ve put together a pretty dope online video course that gives you step by step instructions on how to create beautiful professional animations from your UI designs. You can get it here:http://uxinmotion.net/rapid-prototyping-with-adobe-after-effects-launch/