Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Radio Waves effect, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Backgrounds.
…An interesting effect inside of AfterEffects is called radio waves.…Now many of you are probably too old to remember the RKO Radio Pictures…announcement that used to run in front of old movies.…But essentially it was a radio tower with emitting waves that would repeat in…a pattern.…So the old-time AfterEffects users might actually remember when the radio tower was…on the box.…But what's happening here is that it's a repeating pattern and…at the fundamentals of animation, this is a core concept that's easy to build on.…
Let's take a look at what's happening.…Quite simply here, I have a shape and the shape layer is just a star.…But, by stylizing that a bit it could become something quite elaborate.…In this case, a repeating pattern and I get…all of these energy and waves and this evokes some of the things that I…remember from growing up with early video games.…If you're looking for sort of a retro feel, this is a fun type of background.…But how'd I make it?…Well, like this.…
By making a new layer, you can have a shape layer and…
- 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
Skill Level Beginner
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1. Background Essentials
2. Gathering Source Materials for Backgrounds
3. Working with Gradients
4. Designing Backgrounds with Photo Sources
5. Designing Backgrounds with Video Sources
6. Designing Backgrounds with After Effects
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