Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with block patterns, part of After Effects Apprentice 07: Parenting.
Okay. That's one example of Fractal Noise.…I am going to turn that layer off for now, go back to the start of the…composition, and create a brand new solid to create a different Fractal Noise effect.…So I am going to call this fractal noise blocky.…It's the size of my composition.…And just to keep things clear I am going to change the name of my first…example to soft and change the name of my composition to something more…generic, like examples.…
Selected my blocky layer and I will apply Effect > Fractal Noise again.…This time I will try out different settings for Fractal Type and Noise Type.…You may remember when we played around with Noise Type there was one called…Block and this is a great head start for that very geometric square-base…pattern we saw earlier.…Now that I have got that basic noise type, I can try different fractal types to…see what sort of contrast do they give me.…Basic gives me some pretty sharp contrast here. Max gives me something that's…just very, very plain, very little detail. Cloudy gives me something that's very…
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.
- Preparing files
- Making parenting connections
- Arranging the frame and arm
- Using null objects
- Crafting anthropomorphic-style animations
- Avoiding problems with non-uniform scaling
- Animating Fractal Noise
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 11/20/2012. What changed?
A: We added new movies on using the exercise files that come with this course, and added an additional set of exercise files designed for After Effects CS6.