Mastering After Effects Shape Layers
Originally Aired - Monday, April 17 | 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM PT
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After Effects shape layers are powerful, but can also be dense and unintuitive at times. This session will de-mystify some of the more advanced/lesser-known features of shape layers, showcasing ways to leverage their power in your everyday work.
In this session, you’ll learn:
- The internal structure and logic of shape layers
- How to combine shapes to build complexity, but with flexibility and control
- Using and applying operators like Trim Paths, Offset, Repeater and Wiggle Transform
- Creating complex looks on a single shape layer
- Using shape layers to create your own useful everyday presets
If you find the endless twirl-downs in a shape layer daunting, or often find yourself using 10 layers to create a couple simple shapes (and wishing there were a better way to do it), this session is for you. Ideal for any After Effects user looking to get more control of this commonly misunderstood feature.