You're writing a thesis? On all of that? While you're still new to AE? Yikes.
To learn about After Effects, start here. Expect for it to take a couple of weeks to get familiar with the basics of how it works. After that, you can go on to the other things you're wondering about.
thank you very much for your answer. I apologize for not being clear enough in my statements. With being quite new I meant I have not written any scripts of my own but I am already familiar with using After Effects. I can handle most of the work in AE connected to complex animation and made a few projects in AE. Most of the books i find on Amazon describe things I am already able to do, however, I cannot find any literature on professional use and development of AE, as I described in my question. I am not interested in books saying "click here" and "use this tool" to make a shape rotate. I am looking for theory about the extent programming features AE can provide in connection with other software as well as the creation of own scripts and controls to automatize the workflow of repeated actions in AE. If you have any tips on books or at least blogs or sites actually describing these topics in depth, I would be very grateful for sharing this information with me.
With many thanks,
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With being quite new I meant I have not written any scripts of my own but I am already familiar with using After Effects.
OH! That makes much more sense.
In addition to the resources that Rick mentions, I would suggest you check out Dan Ebberts' site. He has a wealth of knowledge in Expressions in AE and is very generous to share what he knows.
Also, a basic understanding of color, animation, and motion design is critical for producing quality infographics. A study in the rules of design and the rules of animation would be beneficial. If you haven't already, check out Design Essentials for the Motion Media Artist: A Practical Guide to Principles & Techniques by Angie Taylor or similar resources.
if you want to know what it looks like to automate stuff for After Effects, you should have a look (at least a short one) at:
- the After_Effects_CS6_Scripting_Guide.pdf, which covers the AE object model.
See this page for download links: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/aftereffects.html
That's what people who want to automate something in AE have to go through.
From a non-AE-practitioner and consumer's perspective, I find this line of academic query quite revolting, tasteless and totalitarian in its implications.
And as an AE practitioner who can't separate himself from the consumer's perspective I will have nothing to do with it other than to say, "It stinks. On ice".
Thank you very much for your help I believe these links will be really helpful for me
Dave, i'm not sure whether your post is commenting mine, i suppose so, and i don't understand.
What totalitarism are you talking about ?
Edit: ok, posted at the same time as anita... Thank you for this fix.
Thank you, I will check out both