Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Combining Wiggle Transform with the Repeater, part of After Effects Apprentice: 14 Shape Layers.
Now that we know how Wiggle Transform is working underneath the hood, let's apply…it to our shape group that has a repeater and look at some render-order issues that…also pop up with Wiggle Transform.…I'll select my shape layer, apply Wiggle Transform.…It's defaulting to being before the repeater.…I'll twirl it open, and say let's randomize a little bit of rotation, something…subtle like 30 degrees, and a little bit of scale, like maybe 40%.…I'll RAM-preview, and I'll see that basically all that petals are doing the…same thing together.…
Well, this is not Wiggle Transform's fault.…This is a rendering order issue.…Over here in the Timeline panel we'll see that Wiggle is happening after the…shape group but before the Repeater.…That means we have our single shape, we're wiggling that single shape--which…looks like this--and then that wiggled shape is being repeated.…That's why all the petals are doing the same thing.…
One wiggled petal is getting repeated.…Well, what if we want each of those pedals to do something different?…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice.
- 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 the Brainstorm tool with shape layers
- Showing tips for stylizing sidebars
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Drawing Shapes
2. Multiple Shape Paths
Creating compound paths8m 14s
3. Shape Effects
4. Crosshair Exercise
5. Abstract Texture Exercise
6. Map Path Exercise
7. Animated Logo Exercise
8. Ray-Traced 3D and Shapes (CS6 only)
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