Repeating patterns with shape layers


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Repeating patterns with shape layers

Shape layers are one of the most underrated features in After Effects, if I do say so myself, because, really once you're comfortable with Bezier masks, there is no reason you shouldn't be working with shape layers. In this movie, I'm going to show you how to convert a mask path into a shape layer, and then create a transition out of repeating shapes of these snowflakes. Now, we're going to get specifically into building transitions a little bit later in this chapter. But for right now, I want you to understand how repeating shape layers function within After Effects.

So first thing, let's look at our composition. We have our Flakes comp, and in here there are two layers. Now if I check the source name here, you can see they both come from a Photoshop document. And if I highlight both layers and press M, you'll see that they both have masks. If you're not seeing the masks, like right now, you need to go to your View Options in the canvas and make sure that Masks...

Repeating patterns with shape layers
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Repeating patterns with shape layers provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ian Robinson as part of the After Effects: Principles of Motion Graphics

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