Introduction to the Repeater Effect in Adobe After Effects


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Repeater

Most shape effects control what happens during line segments of your original shape, for example, Zig Zag, Rounded Corners, Wiggle Paths, et cetera. However, an exception to this is the Repeater, so let's play around with that for a little bit. If you have access to the exercise files, open up the Comps 02-Repeater*starter. What I did here is I just used the Pen tool to create something that looks a bit like a flame, a bit like a flower petal, something organic.

You can go ahead and create your own shape. You'll see in this case I used the gradient fill instead of a solid-color fill. We'll play with the gradients just a little bit later on. Now effects like the Repeater are indeed sensitive to the rendering order of your shape layer. I personally find that quite often I like to repeat the result of the entire group, including its transformations. So rather than selecting a group, I'll just select the whole layer, Add > Repeater, and Repeater will now appear after the ent...

Repeater
Video duration: 6m 52s 2h 13m Intermediate Updated Dec 18, 2012

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Repeater provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 14: Shape Layers

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Video
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After Effects
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