ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS: Forum Expressions Tutorials Creative Cloud

distort path in AE

COW Forums : Adobe After Effects

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Philipe Karlsson
distort path in AE
on Feb 19, 2012 at 4:17:16 pm


Im looking for a way of doing this with a shape of a star:
i been playing around with the distortion effects but i haven't got the result i want.

any input would be great!

Return to posts index

Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: distort path in AE
on Feb 20, 2012 at 3:01:34 am

This looks like a form of displacement. Have a look here for a Time Displacement tutorial.


Intensive AE & Mocha Training in Singapore and Malaysia
Adobe ACE/ACI (version 7) & Imagineer Systems Inc Approved Mocha Trainer

Return to posts index

Angie Taylor
Re: distort path in #AfterEffects
on Feb 20, 2012 at 11:16:02 am

Just to add to Roland's good suggestion to use Displacement Maps;

To make the star, to use as a displacement map, create a solid layer and then use the Star Mask tool to create a feathered mask. Precompose this and use it as your displacement map. to create the stripes I'd suggest using the Venetian Blinds transition effect on a yellow solid, though there are always dozens of ways to "skin a cat" in After Effects.

Hope this helps! :-)



Angie Taylor animation & illustration for television, film, web and devices
Twitter: theangietaylor
Linkedin: theangietaylor

Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2018 All Rights Reserved