Join Owen Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Labeling and organizing shape contents, part of Creating a Handmade Look in After Effects 02: Design and Animation.
- I've got my rock and roll robot outline…looking good here in 02_02,…but all those stroke lines make quite a mess…in the layer contents below.…I'd like to know which line is which layer…to make it easier to select individual lines…and maybe even separate the two different colors out a bit.…So I'll take a few minutes to group and label…the shape contents so I know what's what…when I start animating later on.…First, I'll change the name of the shape layer…by selecting it and hitting Return.…I'll just name it Robot Outlines.…
Now under the shape contents, I can select each one of these…so I can see the outlines highlight of what part they are.…Shape 10 is the left arm, so I'll hit Return…and rename this Left Arm and then hit Return again.…Shape 9 is the mid left arm, so I'll hit Return,…rename it Mid Left Arm,…and hit Return again.…Shape 8 is the upper left arm.…So I'll hit Return, and name it Upper Left Arm,…and hit Return again.…
Now this is a lot of repetitive work,…so I'm going to zoom through this real quick…
Want to create another lo-fi mograph effect? Check out Creating a Handmade Look in After Effects 01: Paper Cutout and Stop Motion Styles.
- Using the Pen tool to create hand-drawn shapes
- Animating shape layers to look drawn on
- Giving a wiggle to drawn elements
- Customizing and animating handwritten fonts
- Looping animation with expressions
- Using the Paintbrush tool to create animated painted lines
- Adding texture to lines
- Creating write-on type