After Effects is undoubtedly one of the most popular video animation tools used nowadays, from movie animations to 3D character animations, and from TV visual effects, to gaming UI, this tool is incredibly versatile and offers various options for the user to create amazing things.
Quick question: Who doesn’t like animation? Imagine transforming a circle into a rectangle or a square into a star. You must be wondering, how’s that possible? Well, enters Morphing.
Morphing in After Effects is used for a seamless transition from one shape or graphics to another. Sounds cool, right? Do you want to know how to morph shapes in After Effects and create some fascinating effects? Well, morphing shapes in after effects is only a 12 simple step process.
Continue reading to learn how to use Morphing in After Effects to morph various shapes into each other using vector paths.
By the end of this article, you’ll find converting circles into squares as easy as strolling in a park. Ready? Let’s dive in!
12 steps to morphing shapes in After Effects
Morphing from one shape to another can prove especially useful while working with multiple shapes for a motion infographic or a logo reveal. And, did I tell you that it’s also incredibly easy to do so?
create a New Composition
Add a Background
create a Shape Layer
convert to Bezier Path
Illustrate Your Shapes
Add your First Keyframe
Paste your Shape on the Timeline
Paste your Second Shape
check your Animation
Pause the Animation
Complete the Loop
Well, that was really cool and incredibly easy, right? And the best part is you can create this type of animation with icons or logos as well. How? Simply use them as shapes and convert them to Bezier paths.
Watch this video to learn morphing shapes in after effects.
Remember, this is the most elementary form of shape morphing. Once you get the hang of morphing shapes in After Effects, you can follow these steps for more complex vectors or perhaps keyframe your path within after effects manually. Excited to achieve some incredible artwork and animation videos? Start morphing with after effects now!
Don’t worry about a little hard work because it will pay off well in the end. When it comes to morphing shapes in After Effects, you will surely have to put your head down and do some key-framing.
Of course, it may perhaps feel a little tiresome with all the back and forth processes; however, the final outcome is totally worth all the efforts.
And if you have any questions for us, do let us know.