Week 33: Get Started with a Basic Animation in After Effects

Create a short animation in which you animate text. Of course you can make up your own plan for the text.



Animate one piece of text. Animate the text with one or a few basic transform options such as opacity, scale or position.



Create an animation that consists out of several steps; like different bits of text with different sorts of animation.



Explore AE, take it a step further and see what else you can do... Surprise us! You can for example add a photo as a background, add other effects, or add some shapes and animate them.

Time Allocated


Allow 60 minutes for a beginner designer, 90 minutes for intermediate and 150 minutes for the advanced challenges.

Design Goals


Animate a short text message in After Effects.



Use After Effects. Keep the animation short (max: 10 seconds) and animate text.



  • Other

    Adobe After Effects



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