Storytelling with UI Pro Package
Make your UI part of the story.
Learn how to create stunning design videos with these 2 tutorials.
Tutorial #1 – Tracking, intro to 3D cameras and depth of field, split-tone color grading
Duration: 50 min
In this first tutorial, you will learn how to track objects in video footage. You’ll learn how to use Mocha AE (which comes bundled with After Effects) to analyze and track any object in your video. You’ll learn how to set up 3D cameras using true depth of field to create beautiful photographic compositions from your designs. Finally, you’ll learn how to split-tone color grade your video for final presentation.
01:15 – Intro
02:26 – Review assets
05:42 – Tracking
11:48 – Using tracking data
16:54 – Adding graphics to your scene
27:13 – Animating UI
35:54 – Motion blur overview
39:07 – Split-tone color grading
42:42 – Alternate version in true 3D
44:29 – In camera depth of field
46:33 – Using 3D lights to light your design
Tutorial #2 – Screen replacement, 3D camera solving, quick compositing, turning your designs into 3D scenes
Duration: 40 min
In the second tutorial, you’re going to build on the previous skills by using Mocha to replace a screen on a device. Then you’re going to learn how to use the ‘camera solver’ in After Effects to generate a true 3D camera. With the 3D scene built, you’ll begin adding your graphics in space and using the ‘collapse transformations’ feature in After Effects to turn your 3D scene into a single object, giving you power and flexibility.
00:58 – Intro
3:05 – Review assets
5:15 – Track screen in Mocha AE
10:38 – Corner pin overview
11:48 – Screen replacement
13:37 – Simple compositing trick
14:59 – 3D camera tracker overview
17:56 – Using assets within 3D scene
20:07 – Animating UI
27:12 – Adding UI animation to scene
30:49 – Collapse transformations technique
33:08 – Using 3D lights to light your UI animation
39:56 – Color correction
Learn how to professionally track, roto, and composite your screens with these 9 tutorials.
Tutorial #1 – Shooting Strategy And Best Practices
Duration: 21 min
In the first tutorial, you will learn how to set up your device to either capture reflections, or illuminate your subject. If your UI design is bright, your subject would actually be physically lit by the device itself. If the UI happens to be darker, you want the device completely off so as to capture all the beautiful reflections that you will use on the final composite.
Tutorial #2 – Shooting Smartphone video with the ProCamera App
Duration: 5 min
In this tutorial, you learn how to access manual exposure features on your Smartphone using ProCamera. If you don’t own or have access to a DSLR, you can still shoot professional footage on your smartphone but you’ll need to have manual control over your exposure by using ProCamera or a similar app.
Tutorial #3 – Talent Guides
Duration: 12 min
In this tutorial, you will learn how to use ‘talent guides’ – images you create and load on your device that your model can use to accurately simulate using your UI. Using Guided Access (iOS only), you can lock the images down so your model can physically interact with the device without bringing up the menu.
Tutorial #4 – Easy Tracking And Screen Replacement
Duration: 16 min
In this tutorial, Charlie takes you through step by step on how to set up a track in Mocha using the xSpline tool, using the planar grid to make sure your track is working, and how to get the tracking data out of Mocha and into After Effects so that your UI fits perfectly.
Tutorial #5 – Tracking With Reflections
Duration: 20 min
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to work with the reflections on the device. Nothing sells a shot more like seeing the real world reflected in a screen. While reflections can pose tracking challenges, Charlie breaks down how to approach tracking the shot for minimal effort and maximum effect.
Tutorial #6 – Advanced Tracking With Markers – Part 1
Duration: 26 min
In the following two tutorials, you’ll learn from Charlie how to prep your device with the appropriate markers, as well as how to ultimately use that data in Mocha to generate an accurate track. Finally, you’ll learn how to digitally remove your markers so that you can complete the composite.
Tutorial #7 – Advanced Tracking With Markers – Part 2
Duration: 38 min
In this tutorial you will learn how to paint out your markers using After Effects. This is the final step before you can composite your work into the device. After this lesson, you will be pretty damn pro.
Tutorial #7 – Rotoscoping In Mocha
Duration: 39 min
If you have your model interacting with the device in a way that their hand passes over or covers the screen, rotoscoping allows you to mask the hand so that the shot appears utterly seamless. Using Mocha’s powerful tracking tools, Charlie shows you how to remove a hand from a shot.
Tutorial #7 – Final Compositing And Color Correction
Duration: 29 min
In this tutorial you will be learning how to ‘finish’ your shot with color correction. Charlie really loves this stuff and breaks down all the ways you can get the extra 5% from your shot to make it really shine. After this tutorial you will be able to see how the fine details are really what make a shot work or not. And now you’ll be able to do it!
Free bonus tutorials included with purchase.
Bonus tutorial #1 – After Effects Fast Start
Duration: 44 min
If you’ve never used After Effects before, this simple ‘fast start’ tutorial walks you through the 8 things you need to know. Even if you’ve never worked on a timeline or with keyframes, you’ll be cruising to victory.
BONUS Tutorial #2 – Prepping in Photoshop
Duration: 32 min
You will save the most time by learning how to prepare your Photoshop files correctly for After Effects. Learn how to set up and work with layer styles, layer groups, adjustment layers and more. This will set you up for success so you are animating from clean files and not wasting valuable time.
BONUS Tutorial #3 – Prepping in Illustrator
Duration: 14 min
For Illustrator lovers, I take you through step by step how to prepare your Illustrator design file and get it set up powerfully in After Effects so you can animate with ease.
Bonus item – UI Animation Keyboard Shortcuts
Print out this little buddy and keep it next to your desk. These are the top 25 keyboard shortcuts that will have you animating with lightning speed like a pro. It covers both Mac & Windows keyboard shortcuts.
Micro-interactions provide narrative and context to the user, supporting usability and providing a framework for action.
Through subtle and engaging details, Micro-interaction animations create more compelling and emotional user experiences.
Designers who have the ability to finesse the details of the experience, have a fundamental edge in the conversation.
Industry best practices
Issara Willenskomer brings 3 years teaching designers, and over a decade of UI Animations work for clients like XBox, Facebook, HBO, Twitter, Nordstrom, Amazon, and more. His teaching methods are taken from real world workflows and industry best practices.
Focus on details and craftsmanship.
The key to innovation is knowledge of tools, techniques, how they come together, and when to use them. In this training, you will learn the following –
- Track mattes
- Advanced parenting
- Complex project rigging
- Animating Layer Styles from Photoshop
- Animating shapes
- Animating color
- And much more…
A ‘Micro-interactions’ toolkit.
The 7 tutorials included in this training include a vast array of tools and techniques that can be combined in many ways to produce infinite results. Learning how to stack and combine techniques will allow for a full range of animation potential in your projects. This will give you the ability prototype iterations on demand – a powerful ability for any designer.
“The UX in Motion video tutorials were key to my expertise with motion in UIs. I was able to take my expert skills in Illustrator and Photoshop to whole new level of interactivity. The tutorials do a great job of guiding you through the fundamentals of After Effects and how to realize your motion design ideas. This is one of the best investments you can make if you are interested in learning how to prototype motion and effects in user interfaces.”
– Prasant Sivadasan, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, Seattle
“Iz the wizz (can I call you that? I feel like I can call you that.) This is great. Thank you. After about a half day so far, I’ve gone from being like ‘what the heck’s going on in here’ to ‘dang… I totally got this’. Thanks so much for getting me started and I’m looking forward to learning so much more with ya.”
– Zachary Gibson, Senior Designer at Google, San Francisco
Download this video training and watch on the go. Sync with your mobile device and hang out at your favorite coffee shop while you learn After Effects.
A link via email to 2.5 hours of downloadable video tutorials, including project source files and renders. Plus another 1.5 hours of bonus tutorials and source files.
Lifetime access. Pure and simple. I do this because it’s what I would want from a training. Things comes up and sometimes you don’t have time to invest in learning. My commitment is that this training be there for you 365 days a year.
It can be, especially when you learn it the wrong way. After Effects is like a huge wood shop filled with hundreds of tools, and for UI animation, you only need to know one or two extremely well. That’s what this training does. Rather than focus on the WHOLE program, you learn the tools and techniques SPECIFICALLY for prototyping. You’ll be amazed at how fast and easy it is.
Absolutely. However there are times when the idea is more valuable than the interactivity itself. Having an appropriate sketching environment like After Effects allows you the freedom to create whatever you can imagine and even create a dev friendly spec (which you’ll learn about in the training).
Tutorials on other sites teach individual tools. Real world projects rely on combining and stacking tools, techniques, mindsets, tactics and best practices. This training supports a professional workflow, connects the dots for you, and, sets you up strong in your real world projects.
When it comes to animating with Adobe After Effects, the sky is the limit and that’s the point. If you’re only needing to prototype ‘stock’ interactions where one screen swipes to another, don’t bother with this training. If you love to push innovation, and discover what’s possible then the answer is yes. You need this.
Learn to innovate with motion
Great UI Animations require a combination of countless techniques. Learning how techniques can be combined to create new animations allows you to create your own unique style, and innovate solutions for your individual projects.Add to cart
Included in your download
My goal is to make your learning experience as seamless as possible. That’s why I’ve included all the PSD files, references to online projects, and the After Effects source files so you can learn and practice at the same time.
30 day money back guarantee
If are not 100% satisfied for any reason, I’ll give you a full refund AND you can keep the training. That’s how committed I am to having this training work for you.