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Adding Movement with the Ripple Effect

Lesson 50 from: Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Philip Ebiner

Adding Movement with the Ripple Effect

Lesson 50 from: Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Philip Ebiner

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50. Adding Movement with the Ripple Effect

Lessons

Class Trailer

Chapter 1: Introduction

1

Class Updates & My Favorite CC 2020 Updates

06:22

Chapter 2: After Effects Basics

2

Understand the After Effects Workspace

05:39
3

Starting a New Composition

08:15
4

CC 2018 Update - Starting a New Composition from Footage

01:55
5

Adding Media to Your Project and the Timeline

05:08
6

Using the Basic After Effects Tools

10:20
7

Create a Perfect Circle, Alignment, and Shape Colors

03:04
8

Working in the Timeline

10:59
9

Layer Properties

08:57
10

Quiz: After Effects Basics

Chapter 3: Animating with Keyframes

11

Animating in After Effects

07:35
12

Position, Scale, and Rotation Animations

05:17
13

Tips to Make Your Animations Look More Nautral

04:21
14

Using the Graph Editor

05:32
15

Challenge - Bouncing Ball

01:01
16

Solution - Bouncing Ball

13:00
17

Quiz: Animating with Keyframes

Chapter 4: Shapes and Solid Layers

18

Working with Solid Layers and the Ken Burns Effects

07:07
19

Working with Shape Layers, Strokes, and Paths

06:24
20

Adding Layer Styles like Drop Shadow, Bevel, and Gradients

03:44
21

Shape Effects - Trim Path Animations, Wiggle, and Zig Zag

05:54
22

Quiz: Shapes and Solid Layers

Chapter 5: Important After Effects Skills

23

Track Matte Animations - Make Layers Appear and Disappear

08:37
24

Using Pre-Compositions to Group Layers

05:34
25

Easily Reverse Complicated Animations

02:14
26

Playing with Time

05:54
27

Blend Modes

06:05
28

Stabilize Shaky Footage

04:04
29

CC 2018 Update - Previewing and Favoriting Fonts

00:46
30

CC 2019 Update - Responsive Design Time

03:36
31

CC 2019 Content Aware Fill

03:55
32

CC 2019 Create Motion Graphic Templates

08:37
33

Quiz: Important After Effects Skills

Chapter 6: Motion Graphics Projects

34

Intro to Motion Graphics Projects

00:53
35

Clean Lower Third

09:22
36

Logo Reveal Animation Bumper

13:25
37

Colorful Transition

16:59
38

Text with Mask Path Animation

10:05
39

Text Bubble Animation

13:39
40

Weather App 1

16:41
41

Weather App 2

08:21
42

Weather App 3

06:59
43

Quiz: Motion Graphics Projects

Chapter 7: Flat Animation Challenge

44

Flat Animation Challenge

02:47
45

Phil Designs his Flat Animation Scene

01:23
46

Animating Fireworks with the Repeater Effect

15:02

Chapter 8: Flat Animation Challenge

47

Removing Green Screen Background

06:46
48

Adding a Background that Matches the Foreground

07:55
49

Adding Motion to a Still Image with the Puppet Tool

06:26
50

Adding Movement with the Ripple Effect

06:07
51

Quiz: Flat Animation Challenge

Chapter 9: Green Screen (Chromakeying)

52

Intro to 3D

10:04
53

Swinging 3D Text Animation

12:11
54

Build Out Your 3D Composition

05:47
55

Animating Our 3D Scene

07:38
56

Create Stars in After Effects

05:11
57

Quiz: Green Screen (Chromakeying)

Chapter 10: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool

58

Using the Rotoscope Tool

06:55
59

Cleaning Up Your Edges

07:21
60

Finishing Our Rotobrush Animation

07:33
61

Quiz: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool

Chapter 11: Rotoscoping

62

Easy Screen Replacement with Masks

09:56
63

Replacing a Screen Version 2

13:49
64

Screen Replacement with Mocha

07:13
65

CC 2019 Update - Native Mocha AE Plugin

05:08
66

Quiz: Rotoscoping

Chapter 12: Screen Replacements

67

Using the Puppet Pin Tool

04:33
68

Animating Your Puppet Pins

03:04
69

Animated Blinking Eyes

08:21
70

Adding Perspective with Animated Clouds

07:10
71

CC 2018 Update - Advanced Puppet Pin Tool

02:08
72

Quiz: Screen Replacements

Chapter 13: Puppet Tool Animations

73

Applying Text Animation Presets

05:59
74

Create a Page Turn Effect with CC Page Turn

10:05
75

Radial and Linear Wipes

03:20
76

Color Correction in After Effects

03:33
77

CC 2019 Update - Selective Color Adjustments

03:25
78

Quiz: Puppet Tool Animations

Chapter 14: Motion Tracking

79

Motion Tracking Basics

09:51
80

Tracking Text and Visual Effects to Video Clip

06:21
81

Tracking Rotation and Scale

11:33
82

Adding Details to Our Text

04:04
83

Quiz: Motion Tracking

Chapter 15: Character Animations

84

Intro to Character Animations

01:31
85

Design Your Character

14:32
86

Rigging Your Character

02:50
87

Animating Our Character

09:55
88

Adding the Animated Background

09:12
89

Adding Details to Character Movement

06:46
90

Adding the Paper Cut Out Look

05:29
91

Quiz: Character Animations

Chapter 16: Exporting from After Effects

92

Exporting an H264 File from After Effects

07:03
93

Exporting from After Effects with a Transparent Background

04:03
94

Exporting from After Effects through Adobe Media Encoder

04:40
95

CC 2018 Update - Exporting an Animated GIF from Adobe Media Encoder

02:14
96

Create an Animated GIF from After Effects CC 2017

07:03

Chapter 17: After Effects Workflow & Tips

97

Audio Tips for After Effects

02:19
98

Working with Premiere Pro

05:54
99

Quiz: After Effects Workflow & Tips

Chapter 18: Expressions

100

Expressions Basics

07:24
101

Animate a Flickering Light with Expressions

17:35
102

Quiz: Expressions

Chapter 19: Conclusion

103

Conclusion

00:44

Final Quiz

104

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Adding Movement with the Ripple Effect

I wouldn't recommend using the puppet tool to add motion to this grassy area right here, it's just too small, too intricate, it's gonna look really warped. The puppet tool works up here because it's the leaves on a white background and so you're not warping that background. And so it looks pretty good. So for this grassy area, we're going to use what's called the ripple effect. So let's first turn off the leaves layer, duplicate the grassy hill layer. Call this grass, go to your effects and presets panel and type in ripple under distort. You have ripple not CC ripple pulse, but ripple drag that onto your grass layer. And the best way to visualize this effect and many effects is to take it to an extreme and then come back 1st. Let's set where the center of the ripple will be. So click this little target arrow right here next to center of ripple, then go over to your composition and just click anywhere around this grass. Then crank up the radius, You can start to see that the ripples go ...

out. Think of this as like rippling water then to really see how this looks, increase the wave height and even the wave with. So now you see what's actually happening. And if you play through this, you get this sort of water like ripple effect, we're going to use this effect, make the width and height really small so that it's just kind of making the leaves and the grass flutter in the background. So let's decrease the wave with two About eight or so, something like that, then let's decrease the wave height To like four or something. Now if we play through this let's just put our work area too like two seconds so we can see this, it looks a little bit unnatural. It's it's moving a little bit too fast right here. So let's decrease the wave speed to something like .5. Remember subtlety is the key with most things in after effects, especially with visual effects. Okay now with the playback you just see a little subtle motion of these leaves, especially if you look at these ones, let me zoom in even more. It's kind of hard for you to see because the quality is pixelated now but it's just if you're following along, hopefully you see just that little bit of motion if you want more motion or you want more exaggerated motion, you can make it faster with the wave speed or increase the wave height like. So the problem right now though is that we have this ripple that's affecting the entire image. So even the hills back here and this pole right here and you know the trees in the background, We don't want that. So we want to create a mask just around these leaves right here. So first I'm going to change the height back to five because I like that better then take our pen tool, make sure our grass layer is selected and then just click over our grassy layer like so okay so now if we play through this and if we turn off our back grassy hill layer, this is all that's being affected. And again it's probably a good idea to add a bit of feathering just so it blends in to the background a little bit better. Another thing I would want to do is actually add a mask around this little grassy area over here so we can create another mask. Just select the grass layer, add a little bit of a mask around these leaves over here like so press F. F. Again to make sure we have that mask feather. Now if we turn off grassy hill you'll see that we have these two spots selected but this ripple isn't really affecting this grass over here. So what we can do is duplicate this effect, suppress. Command d to duplicate it and then change where the center is for the second part. So click the little target area and then put it right in the middle, right there. So now if we play through this we get a little bit of motion for both parts of the grass. So if you're happy with your settings. Now we turn on all of our layers and then we play through render and play alright playing through this. You get a little bit of that motion in the trees. We could continue working on this, adding motion to these leaves over here but you get the idea for how you can make sort of a nonorganic photo, a still photo, have some motion and then of course adding our dog to it, looking like it's just sitting right there in the field. One quick tip for playback is if you want a full screen playback, just select the panel that you want to make, go full screen and then press the tilde button, which is the one next to the number one on most keyboards, right to the left of the one below the escape key. And that makes it full screen so you can play it back full screen. Alright. I hope you enjoyed this section. You're really learning some real world applications of what you can do and after Effects. I'd love to see your own compositions and see if you did anything differently. If you were able to do some things better than me or if you have any questions, of course, post them to the Q and a tab. Thanks so much for watching and we'll see you in another section

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