Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Wiggle Transform, part of After Effects Apprentice: 14 Shape Layers.
I've twirled up some of the components of my shape group, just to clean up my…Timeline panel, and we're going to explore one more shape effect, one called…Wiggle Transform. So that you can understand exactly what's going on underneath…the hood, we're going to start with a simpler shape than this repeated flower petal.…I'm going to go back to our original shape play. I've turned off the polystar…because it was very complex, and I've actually reduced the size of my rectangle,…just to make it a little easier to follow what's going on.…You can go ahead and create your own ellipse, rectangle, just some shape where you…can easily tell how it's rotating and how it's scaling.…
Let's say that I want this shape to automatically move around, scale, and rotate.…Well, as you may remember from earlier After Effects lessons, there are some…animation presets in the Behaviors categories that could wiggle the scale,…rotation, position, et cetera, of shapes.…However, this takes an entire layer after it's been rendered as pixels and then…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice.
- Drawing parametric shapes and pen paths
- Creating multiple shape groups
- Exploring Wiggle Paths and the Wiggle Transform effect
- Defining gradient fills
- Creating a swarm
- Blending multiple shapes into a texture
- Crafting and animating dotted and dashed lines
- Combining effects, layer styles, expressions, and the Brainstorm tool with shape layers
- Showing tips for stylizing sidebars
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Drawing Shapes
2. Multiple Shape Paths
Creating compound paths8m 14s
3. Shape Effects
4. Crosshair Exercise
5. Abstract Texture Exercise
6. Map Path Exercise
7. Animated Logo Exercise
8. Ray-Traced 3D and Shapes (CS6 only)
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