Hi there, today at Tutpad, we're bringing
you this After Effects tutorial where we're going to show you how to use the Ease
and Wizz plugin. The first thing we do is download the plugin here at AE scripts.com We'll go to Create new account and fill in your personal details and
your email address. You can check or uncheck these options if you want to
subscribe or receive email notifications. Now select a password. And then we'll submit. Now we need to confirm the registration
which has been sent to our email address, so if you go into your inbox you should
see it there. I'll go to mine and here it is. In the email you have the link to
confirm your account so go ahead and click on that. It takes us straight into the new
account where we can now download the plug-in. If you want you can add more
details to your profile but right now I just want to download Ease and Wizz. Go here to the search bar and type in "ease"
and click search. And here it is. So just click on it to
open it. The interesting thing about this
is that, as you can see here, we can name our own price. So we can pay whatever
price we think is appropriate. The price that's indicated here is a suggestion. So
if you just click on here, you can put your desired price. For this example I'll
put $5 and I'll add to cart. OK. And here we have the details of our purchase. Let's proceed to checkout. in this case
I'm going to use my PayPal account. Fill in your billing details here and once
you've done that, you can continue to the payment information. As I said I'm going to use PayPal and
this takes me to the PayPal website, and here I'll input my password and continue
to process the payment. Click here to place the order and as you see, our order
has now been received and we can download the invoice. So now we're ready
to download the plug-in. Click on your name at the top here to go
into your account and now click on My Downloads and Licenses. And here is our downloaded plugin Ease
and Wizz. On the right, click on Download we get this window here telling us that
we have the 2017 version. So click here to finally download the file, and we can
now close this window. OK, now we're going to learn how to install the plugin.
So let's open the file and install the plug-in. Right click on this file and
select Extract to extract it to a folder. Double click on this folder and we have
these files. The author has left us this PDF which is a guide. What we need to do
is add this file here and this one, Easing Expressions to Script UI panels
inside After Effects. If you're a Mac user, this guide explains
where it needs to go. In my case I'm using Windows. I'll copy
these two files and go to This PC > local disc > Program Files > Adobe > After-Effects 2017> Support files... and then I'll look for scripts. Here is the scripts UI panels
folder. And once in here, Ctrl + V to paste our
two files, and there they are. Now we can open After Effects to see how it works. So here go to Window. Right at the bottom,
you have Ease and Wizz. Select it, press here on the title and drag it down,
right down here where you see the color changes. And let it go. And now you see
it's a panel that's part of our workspace, making it very easy and
practical to use. You can even save the workspace just like this. So if you right
click up here, you can save changes to this workspace and this way, the plug-in
will always appear on my workspace. OK, great. Now the plug-in is installed we
can use it. I'll point out that you can also detach this window and place it anywhere you like on your workspace. For instance, I'll click on it and drag it
over here to the project window. So let go and here it is. To be able to use Ease
and Wizz, we need keyframes, either on the position, scale or any other value; for
images, shape, layers or even paths. Basically we can apply this effect to
any kind of keyframe. Here for example, I've added a keyframe to the position of
each of these squares. So right click > Keyframe Assistant > Easy ease. So I'm
going to change the color of the first square to this pink color. And when we
preview, see that the pink one has a different animation to the yellow one.
Why is that? This is because in the Graph editor, I've adjusted the curve so the
animation gets quicker in the middle. And I still haven't applied any effect of
the Ease and Wizz, but I want you to observe that if we apply any expression
in the Ease and Wizz, then the graph editor won't have any value. It will
follow or it will obey the effect that's been applied. So it doesn't matter that I
adjusted the curve like this, because once I apply Ease and Wizz, it won't be
of any use. So here on number 1, select the position and I'll go here to Easing
and select Bounds. And then I'll apply it to the end so it bounces back. Apply and
see down here the values appear in red. And as I said, this will no longer obey
the shape of the curve in the graph editor. If you click here on this triangle, you
can see the expression that's been applied. This plug-in contains animation
expressions saved as files and we can apply these with a simple click. OK, let's
preview and see how the pink square now bounces back. To show you what I mean
about this curve, it doesn't matter how much I adjust it nothing will change
as long as the ease and whizz effect is applied, the same animation continues.
What would happen if I change this to In and Out? To change the effect, I don't
need to delete this expression, just select the position and click on Apply. And we can see down here that this has
changed to In-and-Out and the text has also changed. Now if we preview, you can
see that it has a bounce at the beginning and another small bounce at
the end. If I want to go back to the previous animation with a bounce just
at the bottom; then just change this to Out, select the position and apply... and
there you go. As you can see there are different types of easing. For example,
Expo; this makes it go down very quickly... and it's on Out.
If we select In-and-Out, it will start off slowly, get faster and end slowly
again. Let's take a look. We also have elastic.
Let's see how it looks. Preview. If I take this key frame up to
second 3 for instance, then let's see what happens. It has this well, elastic
effect as its name indicates. Let's see what Back does. If we apply it in Out, then at the bottom
it goes down a bit further and then back up again. We could
change it to In-and-Out. By the way, we can't see the expression here because
it's minimized, so if you click here you can see it. Now apply to see the effect. At the top, it goes back a little bit
before going down and then at the bottom it does the same as the previous effect. Let's go to square number 3. We have
this animation. Select the position and easing. We can
also combine the different effects. So for example Elastic Out > Back In. Let's
take a look. It does look a little bit odd. Let's try a different one: Bounce out >
Expo in. OK, it looks like it hits something and
bounces back. So this is something that you can use in your own animations. OK.
Some of the disadvantages of ease and Wizz... One is that I can't place another
effect here. So if I wanted to put a wiggle here, nothing would happen. The
Ease and Wizz expression is the one that will be obeyed. But I'll give you a
possible solution to this problem. Here I have two squares that are animated on
the position. I'll select the lower square and apply an Expo to the position.
Let's preview to see the effect. Now I'll add an expression to the green square.
Alt + click on Position and type Wiggle 35.3. And let's see what happens. This
green square looks like it's wobbling and the other one zooms back and forth.
So Ctrl + C to copy this expression. What happens if I place this wiggle here
in the Ease and Wizz? So place it here at the bottom, Ctrl + V to paste. Now as you
can see, the wiggle has been applied to both squares. And the Ease and Wizz no longer
applies. So the disadvantage here is that we can't combine the expressions. Let's
delete the top square, Ctrl + X to get rid of the wiggle, and now the previous
animation has been restored. So what can we do?
Minimize this here. Right click > New >Null object, and I'll name it "square wiggle".
Click on the eye to hide it, go to the Position, Alt + click and place the wiggle
expression here. So I had copied it, Ctrl + V to paste and now I'll parent this to
the Null object. And as you can see, the two effects have now been combined and
this was quite simple to do. Another difficulty is that if I apply this Ease
and Wizz expression to the Position, this will affect all the keyframes of
this position. So for instance, I'll get rid of this. Now,
this square goes here... I'll place a keyframe here. And I'll do this at the end.
If we preview, at the moment it's just normal because I haven't applied any
effect yet. I'll just adjust this slightly. So let's say that at this point,
I wanted the square to move faster and then I wanted it to bounce. This is a
problem. To go fast, I need to apply Expo, but as you can see, it will apply
to all the keyframes. And I can't change it to Bounce, because if I do then the
bounce effect is also applied to all of the keyframes. There is something we can do about that.
If we apply Expo, apply. Right here I'll press Ctrl + Shift + D, to cut. Now press U
to see the keyframes. And here... in Position... apply Bounce.
Set the type to Out so that it only affects the end. OK, let's see what
happened. And there it is. It starts quickly and finishes with the bounce. So
yes, it is a disadvantage but as you saw all we had to do was cut and then we can
easily combine two different effects in Ease and Wizz.
Remember, we said the Ease and Wizz can be applied to any kind of value, as long
as it contains a keyframe. For instance, I have an ellipse here
that's animated on the scale. So select the scale and apply the Back easing and
then Type > Out. And you can see that it gets bigger and
then it shrinks back. Here I have the animation of a line on
its trim path. Press U to see the keyframes. So I've applied trim path to
give it this effect. If you select Start and End... and then in Easing > Quad... Out...
apply. Let's take a look and see how it gets slower right at the end. So you can
see it's easy and it's practical. The examples I gave you at the beginning
were all animations on the Position, but just remember that you can apply these
Ease and Wizz expressions to any value. If you want to learn how to use Ease and
Wizz in a project then check out my tutorial called Flat logo reveal on Tutpad.com, where I'll use the plug-in to help me in my project. If you wanted to
delete any Ease and Wizz expressions, you just need to click on it and delete. Remember that if you don't see the
expression, it's minimized. Just click here to see it and there you go.
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