Ben Marriott shows how you can get a paper cutout stop motion look in After Effects using Shape Layers.
You can get that stop-motion look in After Effects without having to create your own animations. There are a few ways you could approach this, but one of the most popular and easiest techniques is still using paper cutouts as seen here from motion designer Ben Marriott who shows how smartly it’s done with just a few clicks!
Using Shape Layers and Wiggle Paths.
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to get an ever-changing edge. Just as if the shape was a different piece of paper in every shot! In After Effects, Marriott is using his wiggle paths effect and expression for time settings so that it changes with low frame rates – which makes those stop motion shots come out perfectly looking just like they’re supposed too.
Wiggle Position and Rotation.
All objects in the scene will need to be wiggled for position and rotation properties. Ben demonstrates how to set these expressions, so that animation fits together with one unified look “This versatile technique can use on any text or shapes,” Marriott says.
About Ben Marriott.
Ben Marriott is a freelance motion designer, illustrator and chihuahua owner who has worked on projects for the likes of Buck. He also runs his own animation studio called Ateco Animation Group which produces commercials as well asTVCs ( shortened from Television Commercial). His artyrights include webcomics like “The Choom Gang” or illustration work featured in magazines such him Juicy Chips Magazine !”