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Diego AntePath animation
by on Sep 22, 2016 at 8:49:26 pm


I want to know how can I animate wiggly paths like the following:

I'm not interested in the more complex animations inside of the path as I know it is made with ouroboros, but rather the up and down motion, as if it went up and down a hill.

Thank you for your help!

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Greg GeschRe: Path animation
by on Sep 22, 2016 at 10:29:28 pm

Hi, you could use the Wave Warp effect with a high Wave Width setting.

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Roei TzorefRe: Path animation
by on Sep 23, 2016 at 11:23:10 am

You could try to explore some scripts like


but I think this was probably very carefully keyframe animated in a traditional animation style with almost no automatic process (no plugins or effects). probably with Ae shapes, and I believe that other than the stroke gaps offset, this was all by the hands of a skillful keyframe artist taking the time to make the right timing and movement of the paths. like this guy:

Roei Tzoref
After Effects Artist & Instructor
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Diego AnteRe: Path animation
by on Sep 23, 2016 at 2:08:49 pm

Thank you both! I think the approach is through wave warp! yet still I'll be checking those links.

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