Join Owen Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Quick tip: Using CC RepeTile effect to extend a texture edge, part of Creating a Handmade Look in After Effects: 1 Paper Cutout and Stop Motion.
- In the chapter four folder 04-03…let's preview this animation…by hitting the space bar or ram previewing…if you're on an older version.…I'm a huge fan of using textures backgrounds…but I run into this pesky little problem all the time…the image is only so large…and if I'm animating it eventually it cuts off.…I can duplicate the layer, move it,…parent it to the original,…try to line it up so that the edges look seamless…but that's a real headache.…So, here's a simple way to extend a texture…without all that hassle.…
We got to pause playback by hitting the spacebar…and I'm going to line this up so I can actually…see where the texture cuts off in my timeline.…I'll go into the effects and presets search window…and I'll type in CC rep…There we go.…CC RepeTile.…I can click and drag and put this on the background layer…Immediately we don't see anything…but if we go up into the settings at the top left…you can see there's this expand right, expand left,…expand down, expand up.…
I'm going to go ahead and start expanding to the right…
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