Join Owen Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding texture to shapes with track mattes and blending modes, part of Creating a Handmade Look in After Effects 01: Paper Cutout and Stop Motion Styles.
- In the chapter four folder, 04_02,…I have my adorable paper bot shape.…But I need to get some texture on there…to make it actually look like paper.…I want to attach the texture to the robot shape…and make sure that the texture isn't seen…in the transparent alpha channel,…so just tossing up a texture layer…with a blending mode isn't enough.…In stead, I'll use track mattes.…I'm going to turn the eyeballs off…of the Body Parts and Head Parts layer,…so I'm only concentrating on the Body layer for now.…I'll go into my Project window and grab…the Grey Creased Paper Texture…and drag it below my Body layer.…
It's really big right now, so I'm going to hit s…on my keyboard to bring up the Scale transform,…and I'll scale it down until it starts…to look like a pretty good size.…20% looks pretty good right now.…I'm going to move this a little bit…to get that texture and some of those creases…lined up just behind the robot shape.…Next, I'll go to the TrkMat drop down…for the Grey Creased Paper Texture.…And I'm going to change that from None…
Mograph artist Owen Lowery shows how to build the text and image elements, add texture, and then animate the graphics for a stop-motion look. The lessons demonstrate how versatile Adobe After Effects' tools can be when you stretch them beyond their traditional uses and employ some creative problem solving. Members are encouraged to experiment and adapt the techniques shown to other styles and projects.
- Adjusting composition settings
- Designing shape layers in a cutout style
- Creating a paper-like texture
- Building cutout type
- Animating elements for a stop motion look
- Adding imperfection and randomness with wiggle expressions