In this course, author Chris Meyer shows how to create and animate vector-based artwork directly inside Adobe After Effects. The course covers the ins and outs of working with shape layers, including creating shape paths, applying shape effects, and reordering shape operators. The course also contains a series of exercises on creating common motion graphics elements using shape layers.
The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
Drawing parametric shapes and pen paths
Creating multiple shape groups
Exploring Wiggle Paths and the Wiggle Transform effect
Defining gradient fills
Creating a swarm
Blending multiple shapes into a texture
Crafting and animating dotted and dashed lines
Combining effects, layer styles, expressions, and Brainstorm with shape layers