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Philipe Karlssondistort path in AE
by 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!

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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: distort path in AE
by 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.


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Angie TaylorRe: distort path in #AfterEffects
by 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! :-)



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