Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating complex shapes, part of After Effects: Kinetic Typography Techniques (2011).
In this movie, we're going to have a look at how to create shape layers in After …Effects and how to create some complex shapes. …I have text for my Sgt Pepper album I want to work on. …So basically, the graphics for Sgt Pepper, or the drum you saw on the front …of the sergeant pepper album. And the reason I want to recreate this is …cause I want to animate the individual elements. …I could find a photograph of it, but then I wouldn't be able to animate the …individual elements. So, I have my layers here, which in the …final one, I'm going to put on a circular path.…
And the way that I do that is by selecting the Ellipse tool, and when it's …a Text Layer selected, and I draw with the Ellipse tool, so I'm just going to …draw a circle, it creates a mask. Okay, so with a layer selected, when you …draw with the Ellipse tool, it creates a mask. …And with Text Layers, that's great, because I can go into my Text Layer, and …I can go into my Path Options, and choose Mask One, as my path. …And reverse the path and now I can by animating the first margin I can start to …
- Working with audio
- Preparing source files
- Structuring your After Effects project
- Working with shapes and effects
- Optimizing performance
- Animating text
- Creating 3D animation
- Using expressions to create motion
- Rendering your final movie
Skill Level Appropriate for all
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1. Working with Audio
2. Preparing Source Files
3. Structuring Your After Effects Project
4. Working with Shapes
5. Working with Effects
6. Optimizing Performance
7. Animating Text
8. Creating 3D Animation
9. Using Expressions to Create Motion
10. Rendering Your Final Movie
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