Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Additional shape presets, part of After Effects Apprentice 14: Shape Layers.
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When you install After Effects it comes with some animation presets for shape layers;…however, this is but a fraction of the presets that Adobe makes available.…The rest are up on Adobe Exchange.…So search for "adobe exchange."…It will be the first thing that turns up.…You will see that there are separate sections for each program. Go to the one…on After Effects, and there is going to be a number of expressions, …displacement maps, animation presets, plug-ins, templates, scripts, stock…footage, et cetera.…
Just go ahead and search for "shape presets," search, and the first thing that will…turn up are these additional animation presets for After Effects.…It includes some really great per- character 3D text animations that Trish created,…plus a bunch of shape presets that I mostly created.…Download them, drag them into your Presets folder--…it's sitting right next to the program After Effects--and next time you start…or reload your effects and presets, they will be added to your menu. And you will…
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
- Showing tips for stylizing sidebars