Motion graphics are pieces that emote and intellect the significance of a moment or event through an illusion of motion. And, often, motions provide a great opportunity to explore the creative side of visual storytelling to your learners. They can amaze and put many minds in motion.
Ever since motion graphics have been moving ahead of time, the way we animators and motion designers communicate has changed. Together, with an effective copy and music, motion graphics can build a story.
We see motion graphics every day
You might have got familiar with the technical term right now, but we see motion graphics every day. Digital hoardings, advertisements, animation films, short films, etc. are everyday life examples.
What can motion graphics be used for?
They can be used to launch a product, branding and marketing, creating awareness, explaining a concept, onboardings and training employees, gaming, gamification, and anything which requires that emotive and intelligent significance.
Another field that is really evolving with the use of movement animation is e-learning. We have started using creative ways to deliver content and teach audiences with continuous engagement. Learning digitally is new era’s need and to keep people interested, our aim.
e-Learning and motion graphics
Why not bind this quality to help people learn? As this type of animation offers more than just a wow element – it helps your learners understand the concepts better by visually showing them instead of just blindly telling them.
Different types, styles, and elements in motion graphics
Let’s look at the top e-learning motion graphic style trends today that Multiversity focuses on, to make the best use of.
3D in motion graphics
Using 3D in motion graphics sounds really interesting. Besides just seeing a still element in 3 dimensions; motion can provide different dimensional views and angles consisting of the same graphic design and element.
2D and 3D mix
Using a mix of 2D and 3D graphics is a design style which is more economical and also time-effective. It can enrich the experience and the visual appeal of graphics.
A conceptual e-learning video can be generated where the most imperative concepts can be represented in 3D graphics & the rest of the components can be designed in 2D designs.
A training animated video can syndicate 2D and 3D graphics. Like, an organization can represent a product/ plan and the working in 3D and other graphical elements using 2D.
If you plan to embrace a storytelling approach in motion graphic designs, there are infinite possibilities of linking both 2D and 3D graphics.
Vibrant colour schemes
Colour themes are the personality of every design as they add life to it. In motion graphics, the motion designers are now trialling with vibrant colour palettes to create amazing graphics.
In designing motion graphics for e-learning, the use of bold colour palettes to that of mild ones, create different learning impacts.
Vibrant colour palettes and schemes can be used to create motion graphics for commonly content-oriented training of conceptual subjects like finance, accounts, markets, etc. An eye-pleasing colour palette can instantaneously capture the attention of modern-day learners.
From the previous many years we have observed certain patterns & design styles that have developed as the new trend and one such space are typography. The motion designers tried experimenting on plainly appearing text and discovered Kinetic typography. It is a technical name for ‘moving text’. Kinetic typography is an animation method of partying motion and text to prompt ideas in a video animation.
Particles, lines, sounds, and elements in motion graphics
Even the smallest particle or elements are fundamental in visual design. Every single of one them can define and change the meaning. Using particles, lines, and shapes are always great to define the expression behind every frame and graphic.
With recent progress in the domain of graphics, we can see the use of different types of elements in motion graphics designs for e-learning. Thin lines can be used in industrial fields and technologies like robotics, automation etc. to list the process and steps.
Similarly in workplace learning, if you are looking forward to developing an e-learning module on Cyber Security, we may suggest to let us include thin line styled motion graphics to give an effect of motion and remove the monotony of still elements.
Multiple elements can also be used as a part of the flowcharts in e-learning to institute more lucidity and relationship between different elements on the screen without dropping the emphasis and attention.
Stop motion is an animated cinematography technique in which objects are physically employed in movements. These objects are individually photographed frames which then will appear to exhibit motion or change as the series of frames are played back. These objects range from soil clays to real-life things.
Tools for creation
Very smart tools and software applications available today are After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, Cinema 4D, Premiere Pro, etc. These tools can provide all the possible options to create great graphics.
Multiversity is aimed at bringing together the power of technology and the need for training, allowing businesses to stay relevant in an ever-evolving world. Our solutions range from Level 1 to 4, Gamification, AR/VR/MR approaches and we strive to bring the best of motion graphics in each one of them. Of any above-mentioned types and styles appeal to you, allow team Multiversity for a collaboration.