Join Owen Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Combining techniques, part of Creating a Handmade Look in After Effects: 1 Paper Cutout and Stop Motion.
- I'm going to combine design and animation techniques…from throughout this course to create a cutaway reveal…of a foil robot shape.…I'll be using track mattes, wiggle,…and toggle hold keyframes while animating masks…to showcase the diversity of these techniques…beyond what we've already used them for.…Because a lot of this is covered in earlier chapters,…I'll be moving a little bit faster.…In 07_07, I have three layers right now.…If I hit the spacebar to preview,…we can see that I have my Camera Wiggle…which is the wigglerama behavior on an adjustment layer…from an earlier movie.…
Below that, I have a foil robot and a Background Texture.…Now, I'm going to use the Camera Wiggle later,…but I'm going to turn off the eyeball right now…so while I do my design and animation,…it's not wiggling everywhere.…So I'm visualizing an animation where a piece of foil…is cut away piece by piece until all that's left…is the robot shape but made from…that same exact tinfoil texture.…But, first, I'll be combining a few different…
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