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Pixel Transition
Pixel Transition
by Juan Amar on Nov 12, 2019 at 5:39:08 pm

Hello! I have been trying to do a pixel transition effect trying to emulate something I saw on a video but I cant get it to work.

Does anyone knows how to me make the pixel/block/square transition/effect in the following video?


I need it to make some animations for work, help would be really appreciated.

Re: Pixel Transition
by John Cuevas on Nov 12, 2019 at 6:47:19 pm

Multiple solids/shapes layers with a card wipe effect applied. Turn the back layer to off, transition width to 0 and a small "Timing Randomness"(change the Random Seed on each instance of the effect) to get the basics of the effect. Lastly you need some sort of gradient to get it to start from the center and move outwards. Then just play around with the rows and columns size until you reach the desired result. Check out this quick and dirty example project I made.

Used to be able to upload example files to the Cow, but I can't get that to work now---I made an example file you can download from Dropbox

Johnny Cuevas, Editor

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Re: Pixel Transition
by Juan Amar on Nov 12, 2019 at 7:10:50 pm

Wow thank you so much John! Perfectly explained and the example file is just what I was looking for. Thanks so much!

Re: Pixel Transition
by Richard Garabedain on Nov 14, 2019 at 5:45:40 pm

you can just start animating layers then throw a mosaic on top and you could get pretty close