Let's face it, motion design is a deadline driven industry. As much as we'd all love to have unlimited time to dedicate to the animation process, the reality is that we often have to get projects animated and out the door much more quickly than we'd like. That being the case, I've found the Animation Composer plugin by Mister Horse to be an invaluable tool that enables me to create complex animations much more quickly than ever before. This plugin is perfect for building up vector objects, animating text and much more, because it streamlines repetitive tasks of setting basic scale and position keyframes. Take a look at my introduction tutorial for Animation Composer below, and check out the plugin at MisterHorse.tv (it's FREE) if you think it could help you!