Join Owen Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Saving and repurposing assets, part of Creating a Handmade Look in After Effects: 3 Compositing and Reusing Elements.
- I'll be going over saving multiple shape layers…into my project window as a single composition.…From the master edit timeline,…let's go ahead and double-click…to select scene 02 Paper & Star comp.…Now that it's open, I'm going to quickly…hit the spacebar to preview.…I really dig this tricolored punk rock shooting star…animation in the background, and I'd really like to save it…into my Assets folder in my project window…so I can easily find it later on,…but shape layers only exist in a composition,…not as Assets in the project window,…so I need to nest these three shape layers…into a composition of their own by pre-composing them.…
Now I have to be a little bit careful here,…because when I look at the three layers,…they're all parented to that brown bag texture background.…So I'm going to move my time indicator…all the way to the start of the composition.…I'll select Star Tail Blue, hold down shift,…and then select Tri Colored Star Drawing.…I'll go over to the parenting, click on it,…and make them all none.…The animation and the star hasn't moved a bit,…
Want to create the lo-fi mograph effects seen in this course? Check out Creating a Handmade Look in After Effects 02: Design and Animation.
- Saving animation presets
- Repurposing assets
- Compositing effects
- Creating custom vignettes
- Creating a grunge texture with a scanned image
- Adding imperfections to frames
- Exporting your animation