I love Seth Eckerts stuff, and decided I'd have a go at recreating the first few opening seconds of this reel to get the wheels turning in my brain, as Im a bit stuck on inspiration...
In the opening bit, I think he uses shape layers to achieve this, but I cannot figure out how he has managed to randomize the effect of say ..the diagonal bars that appear after 1 second or so? Or the diamond shapes that pulsate out to form a solid shape.
The circular wipes I have figured out, as a combination of rotated layer shapes stroked with repeater and trim paths functions, but I cant get anywhere near the previous bits..
Is it possible that he is using somehitng other than just layer shapes? sometiling effect, or echospace?
Not an expert but decent enough to provide a few pointers -
1) Diagonal bars can be done with Repeaters and Wiggle Transform. Ensure that Wiggle Transform is applied after Repeater. Set Wiggles per Second to zero. Mess about with Wiggle's Position and Scale props.
I should add that oftentimes, it is best to create such an effect using individual Shape Contents/Layers as this provides more control.
2) The Diamonds Transition looks like a single layer effect that has been nested, duplicated, re-positioned and the in-points staggered.
Other tips -
1) Use the standard wipe transitions where applicable as these are much easier to set up.
2) creating a single instance of a layer and its transforms/effect and then duplicating, staggering in-points and off-setting positions are a routine for most of the 'busy' transitions that you see
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