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We’ve been focusing on paths and strokes this week at AE Freemart. We’ll continue the theme with Evan Abrams’s Diverging Paths in Adobe After Effects tutorial on creating abstract, diverging paths and shapes in After Effects.
He says, “This technique is great for all kinds of transitional and moving scenes. Then we add in layers and levels of depth and context so we can really FEEL the movement.”
Download the Diverging Paths project files – For After Effects CC 17.0.2 and newer
Other Posts about Paths and Strokes
Free Thiic Stroke After Effects Plug-in from Plugin Everything
Plugin Everything is giving away Thicc Stroke, a variable-width stroke plugin for After Effects CS6 and up. Download it and use it for free!
Free Half Cap and Faux 3D Cap Expression
We have 2 related items here today: Ross Plaskow’s Half Cap and LimberTools Faux 3D Cap Expression. Download them both today!
We have 2 related items here today: Ross Plaskow’s Half Cap and LimberTools Faux 3D Cap Expression.
Ross Plaskow is a London animator with some really fun work on his Gum Road page.
Here’s a tutorial from Ross about how to create a Half Cap.
LimberTools created an expression based on the Half Cap, called Faux 3D Cap.
— Limber (@limbertools) September 10, 2019
Want more ideas for Paths in After Effects?
First, we posted this earlier this week: Free Thiic Stroke After Effects Plug-in from Plugin Everything.
Below, a few After Effects stroke tools that you may find useful.
Create glowing shapes and lines, then fly the camera through them
With Trapcode 3D Stroke, your logos, text, and paths take on lives of their own. Lines can glow, taper, and move in complex ways through 3D space, as a built-in camera lets you capture the action from any angle. 3D Stroke is broadcast TV’s secret weapon for animated logos and sophisticated write-on effects.
A simple, interactive stroke-based workflow to quickly and intuitively perform targeted adjustments
Instead of meticulously drawing exact masks, using inaccurate matte extractions or hand painting frame to frame, regions of interest are isolated by drawing a few simple and loose After Effects open or closed masks.
Matt Johnson explains how you can export high-quality videos for TikTok from Premiere Pro. He also has some presets if you don’t feel like watching the whole thing.
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