How To Animate A Pixel Stretch Effect In After Effects

ActionVFX shows how to create a pixel stretch effect with standard Ae tools.

This video effect is a lot more complicated than it seems. In this tutorial, author ActionVFX shows how to get that pixelated look in After Effects quickly with CC Scale Wipe!

Pixel Stretch Using CC Scale Wipe

One of the most overlooked effects in video editing, Scale Wipe can be used to create a pixel sorter-inspired look. This is perfect for those who want their videos to have more glitch than smoothness! You could also mix it with standard mirror and polar coordinates animations that will give your footage some cool animated glitches when scaled up or down depending on how much time you spend working on them before export.

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