Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Cell Pattern effect, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Backgrounds.
…Another effect that doesn't often get used in After Effects, produces cell patterns.…And cell patterns are simply organic, repeating patterns.…These can be incredibly useful to create tiled backgrounds.…Here's one that I like.…And I've used the colorama effect, to stylize it a bit.…Notice that the cells actually evolve and move.…Much like a colony of bees or…perhaps an extreme closeup under a microscope of an active culture.…Let's build this up over time.…I'll start with the initial pattern layer.…
Here it is, and on it I've applied the cell effect.…If you just type cell in over here, you'll find it here under Generate Cells.…Now this control, it's pretty cool.…It has lots of options and you can change them.…For example, let me take the first one off here and…just build this up from scratch, and you'll see a bubble pattern.…Of course, it's not moving yet but there is bubbles.…And you could try other patterns here.…Crystals, plates like tectonic plates and…as you see all of these here, each one takes on a slightly different look.…
- The role of backgrounds in video
- Achieving proper color and contrast
- Gathering source material
- Working with gradients
- Filtering and blending backgrounds
- Using patterned tiles
- Shooting background plates
- Stacking and blending footage
- Designing backgrounds with the effects in After Effects
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1. Background Essentials
2. Gathering Source Materials for Backgrounds
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6. Designing Backgrounds with After Effects
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