How to Create a Fake Stop Motion Animation
In this tutorial we’ll share some secrets to creating a stop motion animation look in After Effects.
This After Effects tutorial will walk you through how we created and animated one of the scenes from the Polaroid Stop Motion After Effects template.
You can download the polaroid textures Photoshop file for free to follow along with the tutorial or use them in your own creations.
One extra tool we use in the video is The LoopMaker After Effects script that can be very useful for this tutorial. You certainly do not need to download it in order to watch the video. However, when we loop the polaroid textures instead of running the script you will need to copy and paste the polaroid layers so they repeat for at least 10 seconds in the timeline.
- Here are the very basic steps we used in the tutorial:
- Loop the frame textures with the LoopMaker script
- Create matte layers for our videos
- Create a 3D stack of photos
- Apply the wiggle expression to several layers
- Use the Wiggler to create randomized keyframes
- Use the Posterize Time effect to finish it all off
I’d love to see what you create after you watch this tutorial, feel free to share in the comments!
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