Join Owen Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Jerky motion with Motion Sketch, part of Creating a Handmade Look in After Effects: 1 Paper Cutout and Stop Motion.
- I'm in Chapter 7 07_02 ,…and I want to animate my text onscreen…but because I want it to have that…little bit of human touch to it,…I'm not going to set keyframes like I normally might…but instead I'll literally animate it by hand…using Motion Sketch.…I'll start by going up to my Window…and opening up Motion Sketch.…It opens in the same window as the Wiggler…so I'm just going to go ahead and close the Wiggler Panel…so I don't need to worry about it.…The current settings of Motion Sketch are a Capture speed…of 100% and a Smoothing at 1.…
That means as you capture and move something onscreen…it will capture it in real time…and it won't smooth it out at all.…I want to make sure to have Background checked…so I can see my background layer…and WireFrame checked so I can see the wire frame…of anything I'm moving.…Now, I need to actually have a property that I'm…animating with Motion Sketch,…so I'm going to go ahead and select the O layer…and hit P to bring up its position,…I'm going to select that position.…And now I'm going to move the O offscreen…
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