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6.1 Conclusion

In this course, you learned about several key concepts for animating in After Effects using key frames and modifying the interpolation, expressions for wiggle, inertial bounce and looping, masks, shapes, motion blur, 2.5 D with the After Effects camera and more. I hope that you are able to follow along because that is really the best way to learn. A few times in the course I used third-party tools and effects and I just wanna mention again that none of these are required but they sure are useful. The point of showing them to you again is to open you up to the idea. That there are really useful tools out there for specific jobs that will help you with annoying or tedious tasks in After Effects. Some of the tools are free and some of them cost a bit of money. But here's the thing, your time is the most valuable resource that you have. So if there's a tool out there that can help you to shave off a few hours over the course of a week or two, it very well may be worth it. And like I mentioned before, there are many scripts and plugins that you can get for free. For example, video co-pilots FX console is free and you should absolutely be using it. In fact, video co-pilot has several free effects and you should get them all. All of the assets in this course came from Envato elements. You can get unlimited downloads of video templates, stock video, audio tracks, and effects with Envato elements. Millions of creative digital assets with simple commercial licensing, and you can cancel at any time. Not only is the model elements a great place for assets, you can also get inspiration for learning After Effects by looking at the After Effects templates and seeing how they're put together. You can download them, open them up, poke around at the layers, look at the keyframes and find out how a particular look or animation actually works. Thanks so much for watching this course. I hope you're able to follow along and learn some new techniques and ideas that you can use in your after effects animations. I'm Dave Bode for Envato and I'll see you around. [MUSIC]

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