Owen Lowery shows how to create a quirky and fun look that has the feel of old-school cutout and stop-motion animation in After Effects.
(chiming music) - [Voiceover] Howdy, I'm Owen Lowery, and it's my pleasure to introduce the band, Oh No Robots. (punk rock music) In the first course of this three-part series, we'll be using the Oh No Robots' live show opener to delve into techniques for designing and animating a handmade paper cutout DIY punk rock stop-motion style, all within Adobe After Effects. We'll start by discussing the limitations of this style, and how to use those limitations to reinforce the look and feel.
We'll work on designing shape and text elements, texturing, and really roughing things up for that handmade look. Oh, and you know we're going to make some robots dance. We'll be going over animation techniques to simulate that classic low-budget choppy stop-motion feel that floods our guts with childhood nostalgia. But that's enough talk. Let's rock this thing out.
Mograph artist Owen Lowery shows how to build the text and image elements, add texture, and then animate the graphics for a stop-motion look. The lessons demonstrate how versatile Adobe After Effects' tools can be when you stretch them beyond their traditional uses and employ some creative problem solving. Members are encouraged to experiment and adapt the techniques shown to other styles and projects.
- Adjusting composition settings
- Designing shape layers in a cutout style
- Creating a paper-like texture
- Building cutout type
- Animating elements for a stop motion look
- Adding imperfection and randomness with wiggle expressions