String Christmas Lights w/ AE & Illustrator
by Andrew Hoag on Nov 24, 2014 at 6:19:02 pm
Have a question regarding the setup for a seemingly simple task - string christmas lights around the border of a 1920x1080 composition with alternating flashing between red and green bulbs. I've already designed the bulbs in Illustrator but am looking for a simple way to set up the scene in After Effects. Would creating shape layers from my .AI vector art and using a repeater be the simplest way to create the border? I would like the bulbs to be connected on a single string as well, with some organic motion as if the lights are strung up by pins around the border and bounce gently as they fall on.