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Shape Effects - Trim Path Animations, Wiggle, and Zig Zag

Lesson 21 from: Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Philip Ebiner

Shape Effects - Trim Path Animations, Wiggle, and Zig Zag

Lesson 21 from: Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Philip Ebiner

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21. Shape Effects - Trim Path Animations, Wiggle, and Zig Zag

Lessons

Class Trailer

Chapter 1: Introduction

1

Class Updates & My Favorite CC 2020 Updates

06:22

Chapter 2: After Effects Basics

2

Understand the After Effects Workspace

05:39
3

Starting a New Composition

08:15
4

CC 2018 Update - Starting a New Composition from Footage

01:55
5

Adding Media to Your Project and the Timeline

05:08
6

Using the Basic After Effects Tools

10:20
7

Create a Perfect Circle, Alignment, and Shape Colors

03:04
8

Working in the Timeline

10:59
9

Layer Properties

08:57
10

Quiz: After Effects Basics

Chapter 3: Animating with Keyframes

11

Animating in After Effects

07:35
12

Position, Scale, and Rotation Animations

05:17
13

Tips to Make Your Animations Look More Nautral

04:21
14

Using the Graph Editor

05:32
15

Challenge - Bouncing Ball

01:01
16

Solution - Bouncing Ball

13:00
17

Quiz: Animating with Keyframes

Chapter 4: Shapes and Solid Layers

18

Working with Solid Layers and the Ken Burns Effects

07:07
19

Working with Shape Layers, Strokes, and Paths

06:24
20

Adding Layer Styles like Drop Shadow, Bevel, and Gradients

03:44
21

Shape Effects - Trim Path Animations, Wiggle, and Zig Zag

05:54
22

Quiz: Shapes and Solid Layers

Chapter 5: Important After Effects Skills

23

Track Matte Animations - Make Layers Appear and Disappear

08:37
24

Using Pre-Compositions to Group Layers

05:34
25

Easily Reverse Complicated Animations

02:14
26

Playing with Time

05:54
27

Blend Modes

06:05
28

Stabilize Shaky Footage

04:04
29

CC 2018 Update - Previewing and Favoriting Fonts

00:46
30

CC 2019 Update - Responsive Design Time

03:36
31

CC 2019 Content Aware Fill

03:55
32

CC 2019 Create Motion Graphic Templates

08:37
33

Quiz: Important After Effects Skills

Chapter 6: Motion Graphics Projects

34

Intro to Motion Graphics Projects

00:53
35

Clean Lower Third

09:22
36

Logo Reveal Animation Bumper

13:25
37

Colorful Transition

16:59
38

Text with Mask Path Animation

10:05
39

Text Bubble Animation

13:39
40

Weather App 1

16:41
41

Weather App 2

08:21
42

Weather App 3

06:59
43

Quiz: Motion Graphics Projects

Chapter 7: Flat Animation Challenge

44

Flat Animation Challenge

02:47
45

Phil Designs his Flat Animation Scene

01:23
46

Animating Fireworks with the Repeater Effect

15:02

Chapter 8: Flat Animation Challenge

47

Removing Green Screen Background

06:46
48

Adding a Background that Matches the Foreground

07:55
49

Adding Motion to a Still Image with the Puppet Tool

06:26
50

Adding Movement with the Ripple Effect

06:07
51

Quiz: Flat Animation Challenge

Chapter 9: Green Screen (Chromakeying)

52

Intro to 3D

10:04
53

Swinging 3D Text Animation

12:11
54

Build Out Your 3D Composition

05:47
55

Animating Our 3D Scene

07:38
56

Create Stars in After Effects

05:11
57

Quiz: Green Screen (Chromakeying)

Chapter 10: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool

58

Using the Rotoscope Tool

06:55
59

Cleaning Up Your Edges

07:21
60

Finishing Our Rotobrush Animation

07:33
61

Quiz: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool

Chapter 11: Rotoscoping

62

Easy Screen Replacement with Masks

09:56
63

Replacing a Screen Version 2

13:49
64

Screen Replacement with Mocha

07:13
65

CC 2019 Update - Native Mocha AE Plugin

05:08
66

Quiz: Rotoscoping

Chapter 12: Screen Replacements

67

Using the Puppet Pin Tool

04:33
68

Animating Your Puppet Pins

03:04
69

Animated Blinking Eyes

08:21
70

Adding Perspective with Animated Clouds

07:10
71

CC 2018 Update - Advanced Puppet Pin Tool

02:08
72

Quiz: Screen Replacements

Chapter 13: Puppet Tool Animations

73

Applying Text Animation Presets

05:59
74

Create a Page Turn Effect with CC Page Turn

10:05
75

Radial and Linear Wipes

03:20
76

Color Correction in After Effects

03:33
77

CC 2019 Update - Selective Color Adjustments

03:25
78

Quiz: Puppet Tool Animations

Chapter 14: Motion Tracking

79

Motion Tracking Basics

09:51
80

Tracking Text and Visual Effects to Video Clip

06:21
81

Tracking Rotation and Scale

11:33
82

Adding Details to Our Text

04:04
83

Quiz: Motion Tracking

Chapter 15: Character Animations

84

Intro to Character Animations

01:31
85

Design Your Character

14:32
86

Rigging Your Character

02:50
87

Animating Our Character

09:55
88

Adding the Animated Background

09:12
89

Adding Details to Character Movement

06:46
90

Adding the Paper Cut Out Look

05:29
91

Quiz: Character Animations

Chapter 16: Exporting from After Effects

92

Exporting an H264 File from After Effects

07:03
93

Exporting from After Effects with a Transparent Background

04:03
94

Exporting from After Effects through Adobe Media Encoder

04:40
95

CC 2018 Update - Exporting an Animated GIF from Adobe Media Encoder

02:14
96

Create an Animated GIF from After Effects CC 2017

07:03

Chapter 17: After Effects Workflow & Tips

97

Audio Tips for After Effects

02:19
98

Working with Premiere Pro

05:54
99

Quiz: After Effects Workflow & Tips

Chapter 18: Expressions

100

Expressions Basics

07:24
101

Animate a Flickering Light with Expressions

17:35
102

Quiz: Expressions

Chapter 19: Conclusion

103

Conclusion

00:44

Final Quiz

104

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Shape Effects - Trim Path Animations, Wiggle, and Zig Zag

if you thought we were done with shape layers, well you're in for a surprise because there's a lot more that we can do with shape layers and that's under this add button, they're kind of these shape effects like I like to call them. So I've created this circle and I want you to do that right now. So go ahead and pause the video, do it and then I'll tell you how to do it. If you forget to pause the video created. Okay, let's go. So hopefully you created it. I just added this background and then with the shape layer, I created this circle using the shift click to create the perfect circle. And then I turned off the Phil and I have the stroke set. I can set at 25 awesome. So in our contents we have our lips which we've seen before. But we also have this add button. If we click that we see a bunch of different options, we have things that we've seen before, like fill and stroke. But there's also these ones down here. If I click wiggle past, looks what look what happens, it adds this animat...

ed sort of wiggle effect and we can go in here and make it even more wiggly by changing the size, we can change the details. So there's a lot more of them. We can change the points to that smooth instead of that sort of sharp edges and we can play through it. So you get this sort of organic wiggle to this shape layer and let me delete that will go past another one is this zigzag which is similar but it's not animated. So with the zig zag, I can go in here, we can create some zigzags. We can also animate these things. So if we want to sort of pow sort of look, can create more ridges, create sort of a gear type thing. That's pretty cool too. Now this doesn't change with time, it's not animated but it's just for style one that I love that I'm going to use a lot in this course and for a lot of my projects is trim paths, so go ahead and click add trim paths. Now, nothing happens when you do that. But what you'll notice is that when you drop down trim paths, you have the start and end percentage, click the end percentage and just drag and you can see that we have this circle growing on with their percentage. This is how you can come up with some really intricate animations. So say we animate this the end from zero Then to 1/2 to 100. Now we have this circle being drawn on and this will happen for any type of stroke or any shape that you create with the pen tool using the stroke. If it had a Phil let's just turn on a fill, you'll see what happens. I typically don't do this because it looks kind of funny, but maybe for one of your animations that you might, I want to use that but I typically turn the Phil off when I'm using trim paths, I'm going to easy ease these key frames, selecting them right clicking key frame assistant. Easy ease. So we get more of a little pop. Let's even go into our graph editor. Make sure we're on the speed graph. Select these key frames and drag them in to create more of that little pop action. Cool. That's pretty cool. And we can add some motion blur. Make it a little bit more organic. That's pretty cool. Okay, so that's cool. But let's make this really intricate, really fast. There's another thing in the add button called a group and that allows us to group multiple shapes or multiple effects into sort of a folder. So if I take the ellipse and drag into the group and I also take the trim paths into the group. Now those two things are combined and we can actually copy and paste this group right within this shape layer. So I can duplicate it by pressing command D. Or control C. Control V. To copy and paste on a pc. Let's open up group two and now let's go into our ellipse in group two. Under the transform properties for the ellipse and scale it down. Okay, so now we're scaling it down. We have two circles. Let's also play with the stroke of this one. So let's drop down the stroke. Let's make it even skinnier. So now if we play this, you can see that it's starting to get a little bit more interesting. Okay that's cool. Let's duplicate this group to again and then let's go into our lips one and actually let's make this a little bit bigger so into the transform ellipse one, make it a little bit bigger like so this looks kind of cool but let's reverse this animation. So let's delete these key frames. Now let's set the start to 100. So now we're going to animate the end from 100-0. So at this second point we're going to set a key frame for the end at 0%. Now let's go to zero frames and set this to 100%. So now it's animating on the opposite way like so group. So let's play through this pretty darn cool. And of course you can keep going keep animating, keep duplicating and that's how you get more intricate effects like this. We're going to continue on but we'll also be covering some of these other effects in future lessons and real world projects. Feel free to play around with them and just start creating your own motion graphics using things like the trim paths, animations

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