Animation in after effects
In this, I wanted to experiment with the animation feature within adobe after effects. To do this, I will create a small animation of the game pong which will be displayed on an image of a 90’s television set.
I started by making a document on after effects, in the size of 1280×720 or known as 720p. I also changed the frame rate to 30/29.98 frames per second and opened up the document. You will need to ensure that your background is black for the white elements to be placed on top, if the background is not the right colour then you will need to go to the top of the program to the composition/ composition settings and change the colour of your background. The next step was to go up to the settings again to layer and then press new layer, the new layer will need to be a shape layer. The fill of the shape will need to be changed to white, to ensure that the shapes will be white you will need to go to fill which is shown on the toolbar at the top of your viewing screen. you will then need to go back to the tool bar to select the shape tool which is found next to the pen and text tools, ensure that the shape tool is set to create a square and that it has sharp edges, then draw out a rectangle on side of the canvas. You will them need 3 shapes in white, one on each layer. 2 layers will need to consist of a rectangle panel, one needs to be of a smaller square.
If you are familiar with the Atari game pong, you will know that pong is one of the most classic/first games to be playable on TV. As a commercial success in 1972. Pong is like ping pong in which you use a ping pong bat to hit a ball to the other player. The one who hits the ball to the opposite player and that player misses, they get a point. So it’s basically like air hockey on a game console with added sound effects.