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How to Create a Weekly Weather Forecast Animation in After Effects

In this tutorial, we’re going to focus on how to create an animated Weekly Weather Forecast graphic similar to what we’d see on the Weather Channel. We’re also going to learn how to connect the data in the graphic to the data in the external JSON document file. What does that mean? It means the data in the Weekly Weather Forecast graphic will automatically change itself when we update the data in the JSON document file.

In this tutorial we’ll be covering the following topics:

  • How to import and animate Illustrator files.
  • How to use built-in animation tools.
  • How to work with Shape layers.
  • How to write basic Expressions.
  • How to setup Master Properties.
  • How to link to the data in the JSON file.

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About the author:

Sergei Prokhnevskiy

Sergei Prokhnevskiy is a Charlotte, NC based motion graphics designer, an online tutor, an entrepreneur, and Adobe MAX Master Speaker. Sergei is known for his quick and practical After Effects tips and tricks on YouTube, where he generated well over 6 million views on his tutorials. He has authored an online video course on After Effects Expressions and developed scripts for After Effects. He is also a former senior motion graphics designer at Fox Sports where he worked on graphics for NFL, Super Bowl, MLB, World Series, College Football, NASCAR, Women’s World Cup, and NASCAR Race Hub. He is very passionate about learning and teaching others.


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